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204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
207-623-9656
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME...
Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Breakfast Diner

A typical locals breakfast spot, has a variety of favorites that you can expect from such a place. We had blueberry pancakes, sausage and gravy, bacon and eggs, and the coffee. All was exactly what we wanted and the coffee was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Karry T
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Farmingdale, Maine
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Farmingdale, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A typical locals breakfast spot, has a variety of favorites that you can expect from such a place. We had blueberry pancakes, sausage and gravy, bacon and eggs, and the coffee. All was exactly what we wanted and the coffee was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Friendly staff, good solid food excellent desserts. Muffins on the grill. I always feel welcomed here.

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Augusta, Maine, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is the same crowd from Bond Brook Pancake on Civic Center Drive. It was a time warp when I walked in, as I recognized three (3) of the same wait-staff and they were all working at the time. Well, someone must have pooled their resources or simply struck gold or SOMETHING because DT Diner is a biiiiiiig improvement over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The kind of breakfast place you want to return to again and again. The food, the setting and most of all the people are worth the trip every time!

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Windsor, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good service and tasty "diner" style cooking. Good menu with lots of choices...pie is highly recommended!

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Hallowell, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Three stars is an average--the benedicts would get a 5 and the coffee a 1. Now, I like strong coffee, and that's the reason for the low mark--very weak. But the food is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I love going to this diner, the people are great there the price is just right my wife and I go there a lot to eat good location. Been there with friends to such a family restaurant good staff ......

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When traveling I try to find a diner that measures up to Mikes place. I have been all over N.E. And haven't found one that even comes close. Went to Mothers in New Orleans. Isn't even in the top ten compared to here. Food is great and the service is better. They make you feel welcome and like you're family.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Once I found out about this little diner and after I tried it for the first time, I came back everyday for a week straight until my business trip in Augusta was over. But whenever I'm back in Augusta, I'll be sure to stop by for breakfast again. One of my favorite things was the thick "texas toast" made from... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a special place in the heart of Augusta. Great food, friendly service, and a charming atmosphere :-) We especially love the Sunday morning brunch. Most importantly, we love supporting a local business that is committed to downtown!

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Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
Phone Number: 207-623-9656
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: 207-623-9656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.

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