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151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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Ranked #15 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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Machias, Maine
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
41 helpful votes 41 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 restaurant reviews
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
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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Have never had a bad thing a Riverside...this time it was the best! The haddock sandwich was perfect! Juicy and cooked to perfection. Best haddock sandwich ever! Love their cole slaw also...great specials...too involved in my lunch to notice what others got but my overly fussy friend got the fish chowder and actually really liked it...and raved! Every time in... More 

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Bar Harbor
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We are so pleased that the Riverside is doing a great job once again. The greatest change is that the owner (Leon) is always there and running the kitchen. It will again be one of our favorite restaurants in Ellsworth. Much of the original staff are still there..Kimmie, Kyle, Holly, and Vicky. One excellent addition is Chantel. The service is... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. It is more like a coffee shop. There is counter seating, tables and booths. Service was good and a homey feel. We had great clam chowder and crab cakes. No room left for desert. I have been here several times and the food has always been good. Great coffee. This is a place where the... More 

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Additional Information about Riverside Cafe

Address: 151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
Phone Number: +1 207-667-7220
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
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
Cuisine: American

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