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Riverside Cafe

151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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Ranked #18 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very accommodating staff for a large party for breakfast. Great selection, and everyone was happy with their food. I had the tofu scramble (a little heavy on the turmeric), delicious home fries, and a huge side of fresh fruit that they subbed for the toast I didn't want. I'll definitely visit again!

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Delicious stop for breakfast on the way to Mount Desert Island. Buckwheat Blueberry Shortstack Pancakes were delicious and good coffee. Great small town feel with antique shops to explore afterwards. A nice, friendly spot to dine in.

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Three Rivers, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were staying at the Hampton Inn in Ellsworth and had resigned ourselves to eating at some chain for breakfast but we found Riverside Cafe and were so delighted we came back the next day. The decor, ambiance, food and staff were all wonderful. We have friends who are frequently in Bar Harbor and we've encouraged them to try the... More

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Western NC
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Based on our meal couldn't figure out why ratings/reviews were so poor - new management is the explanation. I had lunch / pastrami sandwich. Although in the smaller side, Very good and certainly plenty for 1. Hubby had breakfast, he was pleased, and Cinnamon - Raisin bread was so good we bought a loaf to go! Hostess brought a beverage... More

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Manchester UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dropped in for a light lunch. Service was prompt, but it took a while to seat us, despite the place being less than a third full. There was a decent menu to choose from and a decent breakfast menu too. We had a caesar salad and tuna salad. Both were large portions and very filling and tasty. Overall, there was... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

3 of us had lunch at The Riverside over the Labor Day weekend. Some of the food was delicious and some was not. The service was good. The atmosphere was fun and comfortable. The delicious dishes were the haddock sandwich, haddock chowder, and the vegetarian breakfast burrito. The chocolate cream pie and the salad were o.k. The beef stew was... More

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Millington, nj
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I used to love this place but the last couple times I've been there I just have been impressed. Can't pinpoint it just seems there's always something just not right (and that didn't used to be the case). Food often comes out cold and the butter on the toast does not taste real. May seem like I'm being picky but... More

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Troy, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We needed a place off Mt Desert Island and we found it in the old fashioned part of town. Our hostess got us our drinks and then we waited. When she got to us, our waitress explained two of four waitresses called in sick. We enjoyed the locals and travellers and artwork on bright walls then got eggs, toast and... More

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Sullivan, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place has changed hands a lot and so the service and quality has suffered. Of late, however, they seem to be pretty well under control. Good coffee and breakfasts but usually crowded out the door. That's a good sign that the locals like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was pleased to find Riverside Cafe open on my trip to Ellsworth this summer. I was last in Ellsworth 7 years ago. I found Riverside Cafe then. I was hoping it was still there. Hooray! It is. It still offered the same great service, super friendly staff and generous portions of good food that satisfied my big guy hunger.... More

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