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Riverside Cafe

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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
~*Always FRESH produce and veggies!!*~

~The Riverside Cafe located in downtown Ellsworth ME, has wonderful staff (Holly, Vickey, Kim), outstanding food, and a great atmosphere filled happy customers. Some of my favorites on the menu are the fresh fruit, any of the burgers, or omelets! Also if your make it in on the weekend they have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jalysa
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

~The Riverside Cafe located in downtown Ellsworth ME, has wonderful staff (Holly, Vickey, Kim), outstanding food, and a great atmosphere filled happy customers. Some of my favorites on the menu are the fresh fruit, any of the burgers, or omelets! Also if your make it in on the weekend they have their famous stuffed French toast you can't live without!... More 

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Thank Jalysa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time I eat at the Riverside Cafe it is a wonderful experience. The food is great and the staff is friendly and accommodating. It's a great downtown atmosphere where all the locals gather. If you are lucky enough to get Holly as your server you will see a level of service above and beyond all with a sun-shiny attitude.... More 

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Thank stevedyndiuk
Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just not as good as it used to be. Atmosphere and service were good. Breakfast was just OK. Nothing really stood out . No attempt at special seasoning.

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Thank Bob D
Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing to exciting to write about but not the worst breakfast I have had. Sausage and Bacon are typical cafeteria style. Eggs Benedict is pretty decent. Coffee is good but the cups it's served in could be cleaner. Old building but kept clean. Service was good.

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Thank sarah_e_quinlan
Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We did just buy all new coffee cups because we had reached a point that we couldn't get all the stains out anymore. Not that they weren't "clean". I can't comment on the bacon and sausage as they are the best of the brand we buy and although the prices have skyrocketed, we have not... More 

Ellsworth, Maine
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Riverside continues to have great food at reasonable prices. Kimmy was our server and is exceptional, and one of our favorites. One recent change was to offer a large selection of really great specials, that used to be offered on Sunday only, on Saturday too. I recommend that you try some. Their regular menu is broad and excellent as... More 

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1 Thank Jim T
Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly and warm, start to finish. Our server, Kim, was excellent. Great breakfasts. Great conversation. Learned several interesting local facts.

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Thank Vinny C
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whether you like a hearty or light start to your day, Riverside has you covered. This is Ellsworth's morning spot and with a menu that includes both standard eggs, French toast and pancakes, but also lovely omelets, homemade granola, and a variety of Benedict style eggs, everyone finds something yummy. Service is terrific and we enjoy Holly's friendly smile every... More 

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1 Thank Linda F
Hancock, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So very happy to have Kim as a server! She is so helpful and attentive to making sure you have everything you need! So very happy with our service. Food was wonderful and we want to thank you Kim for a wonderful brunch!

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Thank ImOff2014
Perrysburg, Ohio
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are new to the Ellsworth community. We visited the Riverside Café this morning for breakfast. The restaurant is quite hospitable. The food was excellent. The wait staff, Kim was our waitress, was wonderful. We will definitely go to the Riverside Café again for breakfast and lunch. When our visitors come this spring and summer we will certainly take them... More 

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Thank Curtis M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Our waitress, Kim is delightful! The atmosphere is pleasing, soothing and entertaining. Love this place!!!

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Thank Bridget L

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?