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Riverside Cafe

151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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Ranked #17 of 56 restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to Riverside for about 6 years. The service has steadily gone down. In fact, we have started eating at the other breakfast places, but keep thinking that we will give Riverside one more try. We tried to eat at Riverside on Sunday the 27th of July. We waited in line behind a large group. The hostess/waitresses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I would eat breakfast at the Riverside everyday if I could. Unfortunately, that is not always possible, since I am busy flying Biplanes for Acadia Air Tours when the weather is good. But if it is raining you can bet I will be there for breakfast! No better place for excellent food and great value.

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Sterling Heights
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I made a wrong turn and ended up in this little downtown area, but it looked so quaint we decided to stop and walk around. Very cool shops in the neighborhood. We were getting hungry, so we stopped in at the Riverside Cafe for breakfast. They had a large, inspired selection for breakfast....so much so that I wished we had... More

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My caretaker and I had breakfast there this morning, I took him there last year and as a breakfast aficionado he wanted to take me this year. Lots of choices from blueberry stuffed french toast (more blueberries than you can imagine) to a selection of daily quiches, hashes, Eggs Benedict, and of course all the normal fare. Service can be... More

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Margate, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had the best omelet EVER the other day. I have eaten there many times and have always loved everything I have had but this omelet has to be told about. It was an asparagus, bacon and mozzeralla omelet. The serving size was enough for two people and I have to say I ate the whole thing. Earlier that week... More

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New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The best breakfast ever! Our server was phenomenal.and would go back in a heart beat! Now I want to go to lunch there. The best! Abby is our server! The staff was exceptional! A great find on our vacation. The place was spotless and had homemade pies, the specials menu was heavenly.

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Mount Desert
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We used to go to Riverside all the time, following a change in managment where we had heard questionable things we hadn't retuned in quite some time, but this morning my boyfriend just HAD to have banana buckwheat pancakes so we thought we would give it another shot. I had low expectations and high hopes, unfortunately it was worse than... More

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! I will address all these issues immediately! I thought all the staff were on point with how important each order is to have exactly right. The re-training will have to continue! More

Ellsworth, Maine
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went for a hearty breakfast-ended up with moldy toast- sucked. Might have been decent at one point- it's not now

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

I see you visited last December. I did have a team managing for awhile that just didn't work out. Needless to say I'm back full time and hope you will try us again. I expect everyone to share the same care and concern for quality that I do. More

Twinsburg, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant was packed but poorly run, unorganized, open tables with a line out the door and greeted by no one. Saw only one couple get seated. A local couple pushes past the line to seat themselves at the bar. After 10 minutes of standing there we walked out the door.

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

Yes it was a difficult day for all. Thousands out of power in the area looking for somewhere to eat and short staffed because of trees down. Not the usual day and unlike most restaurants, in ours you can see if there is an open table. I sure hope you will try us again when there is no hurricane remnants... More

Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Bar Harbor. Nice, unique place in a quaint looking downtown area. Waitress was friendly. Our breakfast was great, filling & good for the price. You can also view paintings & stained glass crafts being sold by artists here.

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