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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 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Small hectic Cafe. Serve your own coffee, fetch your own flatware and napkin and watch as servers race around. Two "firsts" for me here. Server asks the traditional, disinterested, "How is everything?" while not attempting to stop and make eye contact and never breaking stride on her way to another room. Also read a newspaper laying nearby and found a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Best grits I've had since leaving Texas!! Lovely breakfast, exactly right portions, and friendly staff. Fellow customers were super nice too. I was there in the off-season so might get crazy in the summer.

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Bora Bora
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We love Mama D's for breakfast, great specials (egg sandwich with pepper jack cheese, blueberry pancakes, as well as the usual eggs and bacon and homemade muffins. For lunch, expect a great homemade soups, and unique taste combinations for sandwiches (sometimes surprising) which all coalesce into a delicious culinary experience.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food is great and the atmosphere homey. Laurie (sp) and her staff are charming. It's at the head of the harbor. Don't miss it.

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Terrific coffee! Warm and friendly atmosphere. And the food is delicious. We have been going there for years, and we cannot wait to get back to Boothbay Harbor to enjoy their hospitality, as soon as things warm up.

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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Looking for a place with friendly faces, great food and a cozy place to sit? Look no further! We patronize this place a lot and are always happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have eaten at Mama D's multiple times. The food is made to order utilizing quality ingredients (local whenever possible ex: jams, sauces, in-season produce, maple syrup). It is not fast food as the kitchen is relatively small but it is always freshly made and hot. The latte's are excellent. Good service and a warm, homey atmosphere. Convenient location with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We like Mamma D's for breakfast or brunch. The breakfast food is really good. Lunch is okay. The baked goods are excellent as is the coffee which you get yourself up front. The service is okay, our waitress today was a little scattered and was conserving her words for another occasion, I think. That's pretty typical. No one greets when... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I had a veggie omelet, Vegetables taste like they frozen and throw in the microwave. A good omelet should have sauté veggie and spice up mildly. Prices way to high for something that was not made with care. atmosphere is nice. Would not go there again or suggest my friends to go there.

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

Dear just ok, Just read your mama D's review. And honestly was very surprised and sad to see how unhappy you were with my Cafè and our veggie omelett. Yes the veggies are sautéed and are never frozen, never! I would like to invite you back and I'll pick up the check for you and a guest to see if... More

Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Walking into Mama D's is like stepping into your favorite Aunt and Uncle's house. This was the best place we've stumbled upon in a very long time. My husband and I just moved to Maine from the south. We had no idea places in Booth Bay closed for the winter (silly of us, I know). I'm so thankful for the... More

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