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Riverside Cafe

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151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 147
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 22
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great brunch menu

Great Sunday brunch menu! Fresh squeezed juice is always a plus, good coffee drink options. It's an upscale diner experience in a small town. Make a reservation if going with 6 or more people or you might wait a while.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Bev S
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Ellsworth, Maine
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Sunday brunch menu! Fresh squeezed juice is always a plus, good coffee drink options. It's an upscale diner experience in a small town. Make a reservation if going with 6 or more people or you might wait a while.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

In the age where hospitality and customer service are in the process of becoming obsolete, I was very pleasantly surprised by my greeting and service provided by Maegin. I had a good meal with great service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The pastrami sandwich was well seasoned, tasty and was a wonderful injection to my palette. Fries are fries....right?... More 

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Baltimore, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Om the street parking. Open and airy inside, with lots of people. Gives the impression of being popular with locals. Omelet was hard - it had been held - but scrambled eggs with vegetables looked good. Oatmeal with blueberries was perfect.. Coffee was good. Service was good.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great food, wonderful people and prices! Clean and locally owned. They have wonderful breakfasts- something for everyone.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Great service with a smile. Real quiet the couple times we dropped in. My partner and I have various food restrictions between the two of us (vegan, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance). We were both able to give us both great food that left us very pleased. The waittress was knowledgeable and friendly while we asked questions. The vegan French toast... More 

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Margate, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Whenever we are in Ellsworth we look forward to going to this restaurant, love the menu and the never ending flow of coffee. Great staff...very friendly. I wished we had this restaurant here in Florida.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast on our way to Acadia. It was so delicious we ate here a second time. The blueberry coffee cake and fried ham that were the Sunday brunch special were to die for.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When in Maine at our camp we have breakfast near every day here. Great food and terrific service. Make us feel so special.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Owner is almost always on site. Only open for breakfast and lunch now. I recommend any of the quiches and the turkey club. The are both very nicely prepared with choice of sides. Service is quick and friendly.

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Really cute decor and good breakfast fair. Service was quick and friendly. We must have gotten there at the "right" time. Just after we were seated, a waiting list formed, but I don't think the wait was bad,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?