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204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
207-623-9656
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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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  • 14
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  • 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
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Good food and plenty of it..maybe a little pricey for some breakfast selections..small area esp when there are alot of patrons

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So many people don't realize that bond brook pancake house didn't close, they just reopened under a new name in a new location. The same friendly staff and the same menu, so it feels just like you're old breakfast stomping grounds. I've never had a better pancake anywhere else and everything else on the menu is tasty too.

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East Winthrop, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Yes, there a some fine restaurants in Augusta, Maine to stop for breakfast, including Lisa's on Bangor Street and AHOP on Western Avenue. However, Downtown Diner on Water Street is not to be missed as breakfast is definitely superb, the waitresses (staff!) are awesome, the atmosphere is unique, and let's face it, it is worth the wait if the place... More 

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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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  • 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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