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Downtown Diner

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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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  • 17
    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
occasional visitor

Have eaten there quite a few times for breakfast with relatives. Wait staff always pleasant and efficient. Quick turnaround from order to receipt of our meals (6 in the group). Very reasonably priced. A quaint place with no pressure. Will be back again soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Kenneth N
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Farmingdale
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Farmingdale
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Have eaten there quite a few times for breakfast with relatives. Wait staff always pleasant and efficient. Quick turnaround from order to receipt of our meals (6 in the group). Very reasonably priced. A quaint place with no pressure. Will be back again soon.

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Tallahassee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I found the place on this site. It's in downtown Augusta. If you go downtown, there is a free parking space along the river (for 2hrs), 2 blocks E of the restaurant .After taking a walk on Water St. I found this place @ #204. It's housed in a old (shoe?) store.The decor is a 50's ice cream store/ diner... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food and service at the Downtown Diner are both fantastic. The wait staff are friendly and have a great sense of humor. It is an extremely welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The food is delicious and home cooked. The portion sizes are good. We have eaten here several times without disappointment. We definitely recommend the Downtown Diner in Augusta, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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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