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Governor's Restaurant

643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401-3365
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Ranked #41 of 158 restaurants in Bangor
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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58 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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English first
Corinth, Maine
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We've owned a home outside of Bangor for seventeen years and recently went to a family dinner at Governor's for the first time since eating there maybe fifteen years ago. There are many somewhat middle-of-the-road dining options in Bangor; and I always thought of Governor's as one of those kind of boring places, albeit with a train running along a... More

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Moncton, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Hubby and I ate here instead of the continental breakfast offered at our hotel. We both got the omelets - I ordered 2 egg Mexican omelet. Really good, and filling. Even included toast and coffee. The coffee wasn't great, but hey, its a diner! Service was prompt and professional. Would go back.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to Governor's during our recent trip to Bangor. Please save room for desert- it's excellent! We went for dinner but I'd wager their breakfasts are fit for kings. Their baked goods (and rolls) were top notch. The staff were super friendly and the place is frequented by locals. The place could use some updating in the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

After a long day on the road we enjoyed a great meal and excellent service. My husband had chicken Marsala and I had liver. Both excellent choices. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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122 reviews 122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

First let me say I've eaten the Fisherman's Platter on several occasions at the Waterville & Old Town restaurants. The food has always been very good to excellent; I do prefer the Waterville place, but both are good.....HOWEVER, the Bangor restaurant's version of the seafood platter is AWFUL !!!... The seafood is fried in a batter SOOOO heavy & thick,... More

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Largo, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My family eats here quite a lot, both eat in and take out. It is a great value as the portions are generous. The desserts are awesome! I love the lemon pie. If you get take out the desserts are right in front of you- so tempting- while they get your order for you. If you do eat in make... More

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Oakville, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

After a long day on the room we needed a good meal. Sara served us quickly and efficiently and looked after all of our needs. My wife and I both had the broiled haddock - very tasty.

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Bangor, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Governor's is one of the few places you can count on to be kid-friendly and a very good value. The breads and desserts are well above standard restaurant fare. The portions of everything are extremely generous. If you go at peak meal times, you may have to wait (in front of a very tempting display of desserts), but it will... More

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Halifax, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Once again Governor's didn't disappoint. It's had a bit of a facelift since our last visit, which looks nice, but the caliber and quantity of the meals remains the same. Great value and an extensive menu, as well as the in-house bakery ... keep bringing us back.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice old fashioned restaurant, not much to look at other than the train that goes around the room. The food is ok nothing fancy. The staff was very friendly, and ready to serve you. Now the desserts is where it is. They have a ton of options so make sure you save space for dessert, you will not regret it!!

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