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Mama D's Cafe Mercantile

50 Union St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3464
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Charlottesville, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

As soon as you walk in your greeted like a local (we're from away). Outstanding food in a super cozy atmosphere...exactly what we needed on a drizzly morning! Perfectly cooked eggs and delicious sweets. Best coffee in Boothbay Harbor!

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Boothbay, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I could talk about how this place makes you feel as if you've arrived, not at a restaurant, but a Home away from home. I could rave on and on about how their waitresses have been some of the best I've personally ever experienced (one PFA in particular). Indeed, I could even find a way to praise them for their... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Mama D's is a quaint little place with that hometown feel. So if you want really good food, from Raspberry waffles to Specialty sandwiches. This is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Lori and her staff are excellent cooks. When it is super busy allow yourself time to have a couple cups, of their delicious coffees from they're... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A go-to place for lazy weekend breakfasts or work lunches. The menu is full of delicious choices and there are always excellent specials, too! I especially love the Teacher's Pet, the Belgian waffles with real maple syrup, the tuna panini, and Lori's soups! BUT… so hard to choose! I would definitely recommend heading to Mama D's if you need a... More

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast the first morning we were in town and we were disappointed. Service was slow and the coffee wasn't very good. Don't get the real maple syrup. They charge you $2! Didn't realize it until the bill came. My husband ordered the breakfast sandwich with over hard egg and cheese. He egg was... More

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Lorri D, Owner at Mama D's Cafe Mercantile, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed. I wish if you had been displeased with the food you would have sent it back so we could correct it. We are extremely surprised by your displeasure with the coffee as it is organic and roasted right here in Maine, and the vast majority of our customers adore our coffee. The $2 charge... More

Ashburn, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's a quaint cafe but no view of the harbor - it's an old house with a VERY small kitchen and too few staff to serve the customers. We got there at 8:15 am; no one even checked in on us until 8:35; we ordered then waited and waited and waited. Finally, I got up at 8:45 and asked for... More

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Lorri D, Owner at Mama D's Cafe Mercantile, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're sorry you had a poor experience. I really don't know what to say to this one, we work hard to make sure food is done at the same time. Sometimes things go wrong and I hope you'll give us another try. More

East Kingston, NH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I gave this a 2 only because of the service. Very slow and unattentive. The servers were nice, but we had to wait a long time for everything. Food and atmosphere was great.

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Lorri D, Owner at Mama D's Cafe Mercantile, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry for your poor experience, we are currently in a "changing of the guard" having lost two strong servers who have returned to school and we are training a new server. When we are busy the kitchen can get backed up because we have limited space and only two people cooking. We hope... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

After hearing lots of recommendations, we went here for breakfast which was excellent. However, the owner could not have been ruder and made us feel extremely uncomfortable. The help seemed to be doing the best they could under what must be hard working conditions.

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Lorri D, Owner at Mama D's Cafe Mercantile, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed. As for the owner being rude, may I ask if you came back into the kitchen because the owner, myself, was cooking. I'm not sure who was rude to you but I'm sorry you had a poor experience. I hope you'll give us another try. More

Reisterstown
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had lunch at Mama D's. The vegetable soup was served very hot and was delicious with chunks of tomatoes and pieces of cheese. I had the roast beef wrap which was also very good. The wrap was accompanied by pickles, a small celery and carrot stick. Our service from our server was excellent. She was very attentive and friendly.... More

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Boston ,MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A friendly and welcoming place. The loaded blueberry Belgian waffles are GREAT! We've heard that they have live music on Wednesdays too! Too bad we missed it.

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