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204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
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Ranked #17 of 78 Restaurants in Augusta
Cuisines: American
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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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English first
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222 reviews 222 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were in the Augusta for the first time and after visiting the forts nearby we decided to grab a bite to eat. As we drove past the Downtown Diner we couldn't help but notice it was packed. Good enough recommendation for me so we went inside for lunch. After seeing what the others were eating I opted for french... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We tried eating here another couple of times for breakfast. There was no place to sit. As usual. Plus there's no actual waiting area - you're just packed in by the door. I suppose this means that the food is good, but it's also good at the Pancake House on Western Avenue and Lisa's on Bangor Street, and you can... More 

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New York City, New York, Usa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to Augusta to look at the architecture of the library, the congregational church, the Victorian homes, and the state house....all of which are magnificent. We found the diner at lunch time, and were really glad we did! 1st, they serve breakfast all day (which made me happy), next they had really good hamburgers (husband happy), coffee, salads, and... More 

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Islesboro, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Locally owned and run, traditional Maine meals. Nothing exciting, but run very well. Not many non meat eater options, and they do not use farm fresh eggs, but overall a decent little spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had lunch there yesterday. Very friendly staff and great food. I had the fish sandwich, which was excellent. This is a great casual place to eat in downtown Augusta, Maine.

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Hopewell, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Not the big shiny diner along the interstate, this place is in an old building in downtown, riverfront area of Maine's Capital city (Pretty sleepy on the rainy spring Sunday we were there) and I completely recommend it. Sunday's are breakfast only, and why would you want anything else. I had the "Maine Breakfast" - certainly nothing wrong with it,... More 

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Manchester, Maine, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very friendly staff. Delicious homemade muffins. The very best eggs benedict in town. They use slab ham, not shaved deli meat. Reasonable prices.

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Fairfield, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I've enjoyed several meals at the Downtown Diner and would heartily recommend. They make their own bread, serve breakfast all day and have great specials. The food tastes fresh, the fries are excellent and I especially enjoy the fish chowder and the reuben on rye. Our waitpersons are always friendly and fast. The tables are not too close for comfort... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Always such a treat to have breakfast or lunch at the Downtown Diner. Lunch favorites .. homemade soup & chicken salad sandwich on cinnamon bread. Prices are extremely affordable. When visiting the Augusta area, the Diner is a must stop (usually a couple times). Employees are warm & friendly.

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Camden, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

nice service and really clean which was nice but the food was not good at all,meat loaf was dry and not seasoned well at all club just ok fish chowder was good so that was the only highlight

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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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