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Palace Diner

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18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
207-284-0015
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Limited menu but great food

The venerable diner under new ownership is gaining national recognition and is out front of a culinary boom in this former mill town. Banana bread was yummy as are the pancakes and grilled cheese. Only seating is on stools at the counter. An experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Moosegolf55
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Saco, Maine
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saco, Maine
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The venerable diner under new ownership is gaining national recognition and is out front of a culinary boom in this former mill town. Banana bread was yummy as are the pancakes and grilled cheese. Only seating is on stools at the counter. An experience!

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nyc
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had one of the best breakfasts that I've ever had here at Palace last Sunday morning. It was simple, but special. Ham and cheese omelet, done perfectly. Tandem coffee refilled as quickly as I could drink it. Brown butter banana bread (yes you read that right). Carmelized grapefruit. Husband had the bacon, egg and cheese with superb potatoes. Biddeford... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went here on a weekday night as we figured we would have a better shot at getting a seat. There are only a dozen or so seats in this Pollard type vintage dining car diner. Service was warm and inviting. I got the breakfast sandwich with Applegate bacon- natural and organic. The egg was baked as a scramble and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Impressed w/ the way they got people in and out of this place, it is extremely popular and I can see why: omelette was light and perfectly balanced w/ some strong contenders (Brussels sprouts and gorgonzola and red onion!) and the Palace potatoes are unique in my experience.

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Maine
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Waited a long time to visit this wonderfully vintage diner, kept away by the lack of seating but this time I was lucky and there were lots of available stools. The food was just right, with homemade toasted cinnamon bread, good coffee and nice, crunchy potatoes with the eggs. I will try it again, for lunch next time, and suggest... More 

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Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great breakfast. It's worth the possible wait. Good service. Nice people. Great food. Very cool space.

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Kittery, Maine
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The diner is small with 15 stools. Ordered the Challah bread french toast with maple syrup, and bacon as a side. The one slice of bread was thick and delicious, and light. Local bacon was good. Service was cordial and food arrived quite fast! Limited menu, and background music was local, but too loud for us.

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Biddeford, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been here a few times now and I have absolutely loved everything I have eaten from there. They have the best home fries I have had since the place I worked at in high school (which is closed now). The staff is great and super friendly. They do get super busy, so you may have to ask for more... More 

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Portland, Maine
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95 reviews 95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Palace Diner is a real throwback......yes, it is old, yes, cash only, yes, glorious oldies music in the background, yes, seating only at counter. Did we enjoy this ambiance???? Yes, yes, yes! We were greeted pleasantly and immediately offered delicious Tandem coffee. The menu was limited, but everything is prepared in a manner far surpassing "diner food" levels. I... More 

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Boston
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After reading reviews we were disappointed in the food, not the place. The diner is clean and all help were great. After I had already ordered, I saw the chef remove hash brown potatoes from deep frying. Oh my!!!!!! My eggs were done well but the English muffin was barely toasted. I guess we were allotted just one cup of... More 

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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: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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