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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
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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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Surry, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 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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Mobile, Alabama
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great restaurant for breakfast or lunch ... they do not serve dinner. Closes at 2 pm. Very good food, not overly expensive. Friendly staff. Hard to park on Main Street, but parking available around back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 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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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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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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