We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palace Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
207-284-0015
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Biddeford Breakfast

Great LITTLE diner. Probably the best place to eat breakfast in Southern Maine. The potatoes are "unbelievable."

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lilibet2751
,
Biddeford, Maine
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Biddeford, Maine
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great LITTLE diner. Probably the best place to eat breakfast in Southern Maine. The potatoes are "unbelievable."

Helpful?
Thank lilibet2751
Biddeford, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've always had a great meal. Love their homefries and tuna melt sandwiches! Although the sandwich is big enough to split between three people!

Helpful?
Thank HollyEvergreen55
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little gem hidden out of the way in my hometown. We stopped in early Sunday morning and it wasn't busy yet. There is just the bar to sit at, nice and cozy. Fresh ground coffee for every pot brewed!! So good!! The menu is simple and good. We had hash, not out of the can!! The breakfast... More 

Helpful?
Thank Allison G
Kennebunks, Maine
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been hearing about the Palace Diner for quite some time now. Pictures of crisp potatoes and stacks of buttery flapjacks crowd my Instagram feed weekly. I have felt left out, until this week. My friends and I decided on a whim to try the palace diner on Wednesday morning, and let me tell you it was one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank mainelymaria
jackson, wyoming
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Standing outside, 15 minutes before closing, I'm with my 80 yr. old mother and the place is full. We linger for a minute wondering if someone might be leaving right away. One of the owners sees us and comes out to encourage us to wait. "The rule is --- if you arrive before closing time, you're in." The food is... More 

Helpful?
Thank travelbitten54
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Carmelized grapefruit? This was the intriguing and delicious start of a fabulous brunch of challah french toast, strong flavorful coffee, and french fries right out of a state fair. Small menu of just what they do best - and speedy, cheerful service. Tiny - only 15 seats, so time your visit carefully. They only do breakfast and lunch but they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lizkayaker
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

One of my favorite brunch places of all time. Limited menu with wonderfully prepared food. Everything is fresh and the prices are unbeatable. You would have to be crazy not to go-this place is the best.

Helpful?
Thank Amber D
Biddeford, Maine
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This little dinner is exactly as it would have been in the 50's. It is very small, only seating at the counter. It makes up for its size in quality food. All homemade with a twist from tradtional dinner food. A bit pricey, but worth it!

Helpful?
Thank gayle512015
Maine
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went for a late breakfast this past Tuesday, and had plenty of space to seat our selfs... 16 stools only goes so far, so pick your visits with that in mind. Our server, Sean, was right on the money, and had coffee and water in front of us in no time at all. Food is cooked just on the other... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jeffrey W
Vermont
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Had a great pancake breakfast here recently. On the second visit, different chef apparently...Definitely worth a visit

Helpful?
1 Thank Runaway2

Travelers who viewed Palace Diner also viewed

 

Been to Palace Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Biddeford
  • Phone Number: 207-284-0015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palace Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?