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The place we planned to have lunch in Southwest Harbor was closed so we went to Drydock Cafe. What luck! The chowder and the squash soups were excellent, and the turkey sandwich was delicious. Lots of locals were there, not just tourists.
I thoroughly enjoyed the two nights I spent at the Drydock in early October, 2019. Room was spotless and delightfully quiet. Bed was very comfy, about which I'm fussy as I have a history of back trouble. There is an elegant funkiness to the Drydock, which has a sort of 1920's vibe to it and its decor. It is not trying to be the Marriott, which is something I loved about it. It's true that there's no front desk and few employees in sight -- but that just adds to its quiet, laid back coziness. I'm trying to think of a complaint and the best I can do is that the shower water temp control was hard to figure out. Once I did so (not THAT hard) it was a nice & good shower. The stall is small and a bit slippery and could use a better floor mat and/or an old geezer bar for one to grab hold of. Minor issue and I would definitely stay at the Drydock again should I return to MDI.
My husband got the mussels and I got the quesadilla and we both really enjoyed our meals. The portions were big and the service was great, too. It has been tough to find good vegetarian options, but this place had a few of them. The homemade bread was delicious.
We just happened to be in town and stopped here for lunch. Very nice people, we both had the fish sandwich which was fresh Haddock. It was delicious. Nice menu with plenty of choices. Quaint facility right on the Main Street.
My husband and I stopped here for lunch and I had an amazing sandwich and he had the pan seared haddock. I felt bad that there was only one waitress running around. I felt the place should have been staffed a bit better. People who were waiting to be seated just walked out. Glad we got in tho.
Best meal during our stay in Acadia! Our starter was the Maine Blue Mussels, best we've had since staying in Cinque Terre. My husband had the scallops Southwest Harbor. Prepared perfectly. I had Annie's Pasta, prepared with extra large shrimp, it was also excellent. Our waitress was Elly, she was very knowledgeable about the dishes and very helpful in our selections. We would highly reccomend this restaurant.
We had a wonderful stay at Cafe Drydock and Inn while we visited Acadia National Park. It's on the quieter side of the island; Southwest Harbor is a much smaller town than Bar Harbor, but only at most a 30 min drive from anywhere on the island. We were in the Flying Mountain suite, which looked newly renovated. Lots of space, and a great place to relax after a busy day of hiking. It was great to have a kitchen so we could easily eat breakfast and pack a picnic lunch to allow more time in the park the rest of the day. In-suite laundry was also very handy to cut down on the amount of clothes we needed to pack. We were up on the third floor, so didn't get any of the restaurant noise that some other reviewers have commented on. There are a couple of restaurants, a drug store, and a small grocery store within a couple of blocks, not to mention ice cream right across the street. Only a few downsides: the water pressure/temperature in the shower fluctuates a lot, the tub is raised up a few inches which makes getting in and out a little precarious for children and people with mobility issues, and the blinds provide privacy but don't block much light (I actually rather like the latter, but my husband can't stand sunlight first thing in the morning). Staff was very responsive to anything we asked for. If we make it back to Acadia, we'd definitely stay again (with a sleeping mask for my husband)!
Ate in the restaurant two nights in a row. The food was terrific. Everything we ordered was delivered hot. The first night our service was over the top wonderful. The young lady who served had impeccable manners and timing. The second night, the young man who served us was struggling to keep up with his tables. The food was great both nights, but second night, the service was not good at all. We back a third night hoping to have the same server as the first night but she was not there. The silver lining in this cloud was we went elsewhere and had a terrific meal with good service.
Come here a few times a year, I get it that sometimes prices need to go up but not damn. I suggest ordering from the kids menu as we did, or saving your money and driving off the island to go literally anywhere. You're foods good, but not that good calm down, you're not a 5 star restaurant. Also, I don't know what highschool youd Tony waitress just graduated from but at one point I thought she would forget the glass with my water, as she forgot every other thing we asked for.
We stayed at the Inn this past week and were very happy with the warm welcome by the host couple. The room was cute, clean and beautifully decorated. We had a problem with the TV and they went out of their way to immediately fix it. We would definitely recommend it to others.
Located within a leisurely stroll of Wendell Gilley Museum, Cafe Drydock & Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of Acadia National Park. This 3-star inn has 9 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
The 9 recently renovated rooms feature kitchens. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and ironing boards.
Cafe Drydock & Inn features WiFi in public areas and an ATM. If you drive, take advantage of free parking.