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151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
cold food, terrible service

I went there on a recent trip to Ellsworth. We stood at the door for almost ten minutes before anybody talked to us. we would have sat down but the sign said please wait to be seated. We waited and waited. finally somebody came and put us at a table right next to the door which was freezing. gusts... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
JulieD024
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Scarborough, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Scarborough, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went there on a recent trip to Ellsworth. We stood at the door for almost ten minutes before anybody talked to us. we would have sat down but the sign said please wait to be seated. We waited and waited. finally somebody came and put us at a table right next to the door which was freezing. gusts of... More 

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

I do apologize you had to wait, also that it was a cold day and air was blowing in. Unfortunately there is not much I can do about it. As to the cold food, the server you had is no longer with us. Our servers must place priority on running the food as soon as we prepare it and further,... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

have eaten here many times for breakfast and lunch. Just wish they were open for Dinner. The service is very good and food is delicious! Reasonable prices. Family friendly.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Riverside Cafe continues to be my favorite and regular breakfast place. Their lunches are great too. Their breakfast menu is comprehensive. Their daily specials are varied and equal with their regular selections. Today's server was Holly, who is excellent. She meets my criteria for an excellent server, proficient and pleasant.

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Machias, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a fantastic place to eat! The seating could be a little more comfortable, but the food is wonderful. Everything is made with natural ingredients...The quiches are served as thick slices, and I've never had any quiche served this way or as delicious at any restaurant. Have had the crab cakes, and they are to die for. Have also... More 

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Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Have been going here for years....always love going with friends and they always have several specials to choose from! Sometimes you can even get lobster benedict! And they have awesome sweets to choose from...great wait staff! Will continue to enjoy this place for many years to come!

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Los Olivos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We recently visited Ellsworth Maine for a few days and after eating at the Riverside on the first day, returned every day thereafter. We loved the menu, were greeted warmly and found a wealth of friendly faces and great food. Highly recommended for a perfect start to your day.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

When you walk in to this place you get the feeling that its been here forever and that everyone there besides you is a local. The place has its own local character and the food is good and dependable. On our third trip there I had a crab cheddar melt and it was delicious. Fresh crab meat, cheddar chesse on... More 

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Surry, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

What a change. We ate in the restaurant six days a week for eight years then ownership occurred. It went from the best breakfast in town to don't walk in. We quit going because of the food, cleanliness, and general lack of good service. Today that has all changed. The food has returned to quality standards and every effort is... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Riverside Cafe does not disappoint. The servers go out of their way to make you feel welcome and are always quick to offer coffee. Daily changing breakfast and lunch specials are always a hit and the brunch menu on Sundays is one of a kind. The Oat Bake is truly amazing and not something that you can get anywhere else... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The riverside cafe has a diverse menu: feel like a cheeseburger? spaghetti and meatballs? quiche? how about a steak? or a salad with lobster or crab on it? Their daily specials are always unique and exciting. My favorite thing to get at the riverside cafe is one of their omelettes. I absolutely love their breakfast. They also have a decent... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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