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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 136
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 22
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast and Lunch

When we return to Ellsworth each summer our first lunch stop is the Riverside Cafe. We had our first Lobster Roll of the season. It was large very little mayo and big chunks of lobster. Served with chips. The breakfast was as ordered including sausage patties that were as good as any I have had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
BobxxxxCindy
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North Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Readfield, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

the hostess was great, waitstaff vague, tired and unattentive, food average, kind of dirty atmosphere.

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Mt. Pleasant, MI
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Located in downtown Ellsworth, Riverside Cafe is only open until 2:00 pm - serving breakfast and lunch meals. The restaurant is popular with local folks and was quite busy upon our arrival. Food was plentiful and well prepared. Prices were very reasonable. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Ellsworth, Maine.

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Blackwell
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Generous portions, great variety, seating plentiful, bright, clean & cheery restaurant. Our family of 5 savored a hearty breakfast before heading to the airport. We all ordered something different & it was all delicious. The blueberry muffins were warm, moist & packed full of blueberries. Such a treat all the way around. If we ever get to return to Maine,... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been dining at the Riverside Cafe when vacationing in Maine for over 20 years. It is always a breakfast stop at the top of our list. This year it did not disappoint. Wonderful eggs Benedict and a delicious avocado, cheddar, bacon scramble. Delicious blueberry and raspberry muffins. Ask for them grilled! They also have top notch coffee which... More 

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Perdido Key, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had breakfast here this morning. Service was very good, nice menu with a mixture of items to choose from. Very clean looked very popular. Service was very prompt. I had the omlet with spinach mushrooms and swiss cheese served with home fries and homemsde rye toast. Very tastu. Priced resonablly.

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Farmington, Maine, USA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

These are the hardest working wait staff around. They are very attentive and hard working. The food is exceptional and a very good value. If you are ever in Ellsworth you must stop in here.

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Winterport, Maine
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is one of my favorite eateries in Maine. 75% of the menu is basically diner food with exceptional ingredients and preparation. Burgers, wraps, breakfast platters with Maine's best home fries, all at reasonable prices. Where they excel are in the specials of the day on the big chalk board. Wonderful soups, omlets and creative dishes fixed with whatever is... More 

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Biddeford, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

They were very interested and sympathetic that have eaten very narrowly for fourteen months in a macrobiotic diet. I chose their tofu scramble - a first for me. It had a little curry which is off my diet, but hey, I was on vacation. It came with toast & home fries, which my wife ate with gusto. The service was... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wow! Can't describe how Great breakfast was! Best home fries ever. Eggs perfect! And warm friendly service. Reasonable prices. What more could you want?

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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314 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When we return to Ellsworth each summer our first lunch stop is the Riverside Cafe. We had our first Lobster Roll of the season. It was large very little mayo and big chunks of lobster. Served with chips. The breakfast was as ordered including sausage patties that were as good as any I have had in the South. Breakfast is... More 

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Additional Information about Riverside Cafe

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

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?