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Maine Grind

192 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME
207-667-0011
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Ranked #26 of 56 restaurants in Ellsworth
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had lunch here and found the atmosphere to be very trendy and casual. The waitress was great and laid back- felt like talking with a friend. The draft beers were a nice addition to the drink list rather than just coffees. The sandwiches we ordered were good, a little dry and could use a little more pizazz. The place was... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were hungry, needed lunch and stumbled in with no idea what to expect...on the 4th of July no less. Liked the look and feel of the place, sort of "college town" liberal vibe/birkenstocks kind of place. Eclectic menu that features greek style food. Sort of something for everyone including hard liquor and specialty coffee. Owner was sweet person and... More

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Camarillo, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stopped in for some coffee on a very busy afternoon. Wait was long, but the vibe was cool. Everyone seemed very nice. Nice way to warm up on a cold summer day.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Visit was in off season, but business was brisk. Real comfortable atmosphere, good food, fair prices. Will be back.

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Eustis, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

loved the atmosphere here, visited for a quick coffee and pastry the staff had great recommendations and were knowledgeable about both the products and the town.

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Islesboro, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was my first visit and I am flat bread pizza freak so I decided to test out their pizza. They have many options and varieties to choose from so you can create at will. 10" pizza was not overly seasoned, fresh, hot and served in a timely manner. Service was pleasant and knowledgeable. So, on the pizza front, I... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Had such a great lunch/service on one day we went back the next day for lunch, meal was delicious but the service was lacking even though we had the same server. She was not friendly and almost unpleasant???? We wondered if she considered our tip was not sufficient the day before therefore we deserved a lesser service. It certainly wasn't... More

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Cary H, Owner at Maine Grind, responded to this review

So sorry for your your unpleasant service on your second trip. We work hard to have good service, I don't know if your server was having a rough day, or something entirely different. We discourage our servers from checking tips, it's really the volume that makes a difference in the end, not the individual tip. I appreciate you taking the... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had coffee and bagels this morning. Staff was friendly, food was good. Prices were reasonable for a coffee shop. Overall a good place for coffee and bagels.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We just wanted some eggs and an English muffin. Rudeness right from the beginning. So impressed with themselves and totally lacking in customer service. We ordered one Lubec and one Penobscot. No wraps please. We sat where we could see the cooking area. Piles of fry pans. Only order was ours. 15 minutes later nothing. Finally delivered to our table... More

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Cary H, Owner at Maine Grind, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had such an awful experience at The Maine Grind for breakfast. I appreciate you writing the review so that I can address what happened. My sincere apologies for your terrible breakfast experience. More

Princeton, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Maine Grind is an important place if you're that far north: (1) Internet cafe, (2) in the evenings, lovely sit-down restaurant with table service, (3) sales outlet for local crafters. It does all three things well. I went basically for Internet access (staying with friends who didn't have it at their home). good coffee and the occasional snack. Staff... More

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