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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast!

Fast & Friendly Service! Good Food, Good Value! I can recommend this eatery for anyone in the Ellsworth area looking for a good breakfast!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Scott S
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Wonderland, Maine, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wonderland, Maine, United States
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Fast & Friendly Service! Good Food, Good Value! I can recommend this eatery for anyone in the Ellsworth area looking for a good breakfast!

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Penobscot, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I often eat here when I am in Ellsworth. Being vegetarian, I am sometime limited in my restaurant choices but it is easy when I'm in Ellsworth. They have great, filling breakfasts, regardless of your diet needs. My girlfriend has a gluten allergy and there are always choices for her as well, including gluten free toast with breakfast. Fresh squeezed... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food is good, presented nicely and service good---will go back. Wonderful country atmosphere. Appreciate the vegetarian choices.

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Trenton, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

they use fresh crab it was so good and I like that you can sub out for fresh fruit my server was very nice and fast great breakfast

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Bangor, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After a long week of working and cooking, it's nice to go out to eat. What I liked best was the option of fresh fruit!

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Surry, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day and the Riverside Cafe featured Corned Beef and Cabbage. I am not an expert on Corned Beef and Cabbage, but have eaten my fair share, This meal by far was the best corned beaf and cabbage I have ever eaten, The BEST. The plate was filled with two large slices of Corned Beef, with perfectly... More 

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Camden, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were told that The Riverside Cafe was the locals favorite place to eat! We were not dissapointed! Awesome food, cappuccinos and smoothies with very reasonable prices! The service was great and I loved the atmosphere of the place! They also have homemade desserts! I got a homemade brownie to go and it was the best brownie I've ever had!... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A year (or so) ago I shared a disappointed review with regarding the Riverside Café. The management and cooking staff had changed and it had gone from a wonderful experience to a seriously terrible one. I am happy to say that former management is back and with them is returning head chef Randy Palmer. The food is once again excellent... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went there on a recent trip to Ellsworth. We stood at the door for almost ten minutes before anybody talked to us. we would have sat down but the sign said please wait to be seated. We waited and waited. finally somebody came and put us at a table right next to the door which was freezing. gusts of... More 

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

I do apologize you had to wait, also that it was a cold day and air was blowing in. Unfortunately there is not much I can do about it. As to the cold food, the server you had is no longer with us. Our servers must place priority on running the food as soon as we prepare it and further,... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

have eaten here many times for breakfast and lunch. Just wish they were open for Dinner. The service is very good and food is delicious! Reasonable prices. Family friendly.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?