Fiddler's Green

★★★☆☆
  • 411 Main St

    Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

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  • 207-244-9416

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This charming restaurant is the epitome of fine Maine dining. Located in a picturesque old house right on the Harbor, it is owned and operated by a trained chef and his wife, who are dedicated to good food. They change the menu daily to suit what is available, using only the freshest natural organic ingredients. They have arguably the best wine cellar in Maine, and the service is impeccable. Not too large, so reservations highly recommended.

They have off street parking, and a good handicapped ramp (handy for my wife) We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Give it a try.

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★★★★★

This charming restaurant is the epitome of fine Maine dining. Located in a picturesque old house right on the Harbor, it is owned and operated by a trained chef and his wife, who are dedicated to good food. They change the menu daily to suit what is available, using only the freshest natural organic ingredients. They have arguably the best wine cellar in Maine, and the service is impeccable. Not too large, so reservations highly recommended.

They have off street parking, and a good handicapped ramp (handy for my wife) We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Give it a try.

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This is an adorable place in Southwest Harbor. The atmosphere is unique and the food is amazing. Prices are a bit high but well worth it.

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★★★★☆

This is an adorable place in Southwest Harbor. The atmosphere is unique and the food is amazing. Prices are a bit high but well worth it.

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We LOVE this place and make it a priority every time we go to Mt. Desert Island. Excellent food, decor and atmosphere, really nice staff, and not formal or pretentious in the least. Another plus is that you drive through the beautiful, picturesque little village of Somesville to get there.

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★★★★★

We LOVE this place and make it a priority every time we go to Mt. Desert Island. Excellent food, decor and atmosphere, really nice staff, and not formal or pretentious in the least. Another plus is that you drive through the beautiful, picturesque little village of Somesville to get there.

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My fiancee and I traveled to Mount Desert a year ago and stayed in Bar Harbor at the Bar Harbor Club to take in everything that Maine had to offer a couple hipsters from the big city. The second night of our stay our curiosity was piqued by the prospect of an unusual fusion restaurant located in the neighboring village of Southwest Harbor. Having experienced a wide array of dishes from New York we felt compelled to see what Maine's version of fusion entailed. We ignored the humble cosmetics of the structure and proceeded with an indelible curiosity reserved for foodies possessing high expectations of a dive that had collected quite a local following. Small and cramped as it was, we made due with the rude waitstaff that bustled by us and failed to notice my girl as her head collided with a fully loaded tray of dirty dishes! After we were seated and had recovered, I ordered the Thai shrimp curry and my fiancee ordered a Caesar salad for our aps, and for an entree I ordered the Sirloin with bleu cheese and my fiancee chose the Trout with couscous. The Thai shrimp was flat and lacked any interesting qualities besides the poorly executed rice ball that still had finger indents all over it. However, my girl's Caesar salad with anchovies was rather enjoyable with a good, homemade Caesar dressing blend and croutons. To our dining discontent, our waitress disappeared at this point and it wasn't until we flagged down a bus person that we found out the fate of our foodstuffs. Soon after, our "meals" were in front of us. My sirloin happened to be underdone and I had to wait further. Medium? That's a tough one? My fiancee's trout was rubbery and overseasoned and the couscous tasted as though it had escaped the clutches of a dirty microwave. In addition, my sweet potato fries were freshly plucked from a bag rather than homemade. We did not bother with dessert. Returning to Filddler's Green? We'll pass and stick to Bar Harbor.

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★☆☆☆☆

My fiancee and I traveled to Mount Desert a year ago and stayed in Bar Harbor at the Bar Harbor Club to take in everything that Maine had to offer a couple hipsters from the big city. The second night of our stay our curiosity was piqued by the prospect of an unusual fusion restaurant located in the neighboring village of Southwest Harbor. Having experienced a wide array of dishes from New York we felt compelled to see what Maine's version of fusion entailed. We ignored the humble cosmetics of the structure and proceeded with an indelible curiosity reserved for foodies possessing high expectations of a dive that had collected quite a local following. Small and cramped as it was, we made due with the rude waitstaff that bustled by us and failed to notice my girl as her head collided with a fully loaded tray of dirty dishes! After we were seated and had recovered, I ordered the Thai shrimp curry and my fiancee ordered a Caesar salad for our aps, and for an entree I ordered the Sirloin with bleu cheese and my fiancee chose the Trout with couscous. The Thai shrimp was flat and lacked any interesting qualities besides the poorly executed rice ball that still had finger indents all over it. However, my girl's Caesar salad with anchovies was rather enjoyable with a good, homemade Caesar dressing blend and croutons. To our dining discontent, our waitress disappeared at this point and it wasn't until we flagged down a bus person that we found out the fate of our foodstuffs. Soon after, our "meals" were in front of us. My sirloin happened to be underdone and I had to wait further. Medium? That's a tough one? My fiancee's trout was rubbery and overseasoned and the couscous tasted as though it had escaped the clutches of a dirty microwave. In addition, my sweet potato fries were freshly plucked from a bag rather than homemade. We did not bother with dessert. Returning to Filddler's Green? We'll pass and stick to Bar Harbor.

Pros: Excellent wine and beer selection, enjoyable barstaff

Cons: Food, service

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I had met the owner earlier in the day, so I was really looking forward to the meal. We started with the calamari. Now being on the ocean, I was expecting fresh calamari. What we got was perfectly rounded deep fried calamari, right out of the box from your local Krogers. The rest of the meal was much better than that, but still a little overpriced. This all took place last June 2007- so the details on my actual meal are sketchy, but I definitely remember the shock when the calamari came out.

Our waitress was horrible. We saw her once to take our order and then we had to seek her out to get our bill. We had to call other waiters over to our table for refills, etc. We even gave another waiter a big portion of our waitress's tip for being so helpful.

We will be returning to Southwest Harbor again this summer, but we will not revisit this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had met the owner earlier in the day, so I was really looking forward to the meal. We started with the calamari. Now being on the ocean, I was expecting fresh calamari. What we got was perfectly rounded deep fried calamari, right out of the box from your local Krogers. The rest of the meal was much better than that, but still a little overpriced. This all took place last June 2007- so the details on my actual meal are sketchy, but I definitely remember the shock when the calamari came out.

Our waitress was horrible. We saw her once to take our order and then we had to seek her out to get our bill. We had to call other waiters over to our table for refills, etc. We even gave another waiter a big portion of our waitress's tip for being so helpful.

We will be returning to Southwest Harbor again this summer, but we will not revisit this restaurant.

Pros: Good location, good parking

Cons: Bad service, overpriced, not local food

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This is the most overpriced restaurant in the area. The chef, not very personable even though he sometimes comes around to the table, overdoes most dishes. He should know that less is more. If the prices were 50% lower, I'd say this is an average restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the most overpriced restaurant in the area. The chef, not very personable even though he sometimes comes around to the table, overdoes most dishes. He should know that less is more. If the prices were 50% lower, I'd say this is an average restaurant.

 

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