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Riverside Cafe

151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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Ranked #16 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
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
North Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
Contributor
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had lunch here last week with friends. Great food quality and delicious! Wait staff was great, atmosphere was awesome. Love the historic building and high ceilings! Will definitely come again!

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We can't wait to see you and your family again! More

Galloway, New Jersey
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped in for A bite on Sunday. Nice selection of coffee drinks. I had the buckwheat pancakes. My wife had blueberry French toast, which was swimming in blueberries. My daughter had chocolate chip pancakes. All nice, but nothing too special. They were all nice, but nothing special.

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

Your right! We are not the Maui Princess but in no way are we the typical greasy spoon either. We do our best to provide great food at a reasonable price, exceptional service and a clean, comfortable atmosphere. I hope others will see the value and that we do have something special to offer considering the area. I would like... More

Westport, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Several visits later...This is just a place locals go to. It is not extraordinary. It is a simple place to grab a bite to eat, or have coffee. Breakfast is breakfast here. It isn't anything super special. It's just breakfast. Lunch is pretty much the same. There is nothing remarkable about it. Service is quick and decent. The food presentation... More

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