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Riverside Cafe

151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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Ranked #18 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
Western NC
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Based on our meal couldn't figure out why ratings/reviews were so poor - new management is the explanation. I had lunch / pastrami sandwich. Although in the smaller side, Very good and certainly plenty for 1. Hubby had breakfast, he was pleased, and Cinnamon - Raisin bread was so good we bought a loaf to go! Hostess brought a beverage... More

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Manchester UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dropped in for a light lunch. Service was prompt, but it took a while to seat us, despite the place being less than a third full. There was a decent menu to choose from and a decent breakfast menu too. We had a caesar salad and tuna salad. Both were large portions and very filling and tasty. Overall, there was... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

3 of us had lunch at The Riverside over the Labor Day weekend. Some of the food was delicious and some was not. The service was good. The atmosphere was fun and comfortable. The delicious dishes were the haddock sandwich, haddock chowder, and the vegetarian breakfast burrito. The chocolate cream pie and the salad were o.k. The beef stew was... More

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Millington, nj
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I used to love this place but the last couple times I've been there I just have been impressed. Can't pinpoint it just seems there's always something just not right (and that didn't used to be the case). Food often comes out cold and the butter on the toast does not taste real. May seem like I'm being picky but... More

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Troy, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We needed a place off Mt Desert Island and we found it in the old fashioned part of town. Our hostess got us our drinks and then we waited. When she got to us, our waitress explained two of four waitresses called in sick. We enjoyed the locals and travellers and artwork on bright walls then got eggs, toast and... More

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Sullivan, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place has changed hands a lot and so the service and quality has suffered. Of late, however, they seem to be pretty well under control. Good coffee and breakfasts but usually crowded out the door. That's a good sign that the locals like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was pleased to find Riverside Cafe open on my trip to Ellsworth this summer. I was last in Ellsworth 7 years ago. I found Riverside Cafe then. I was hoping it was still there. Hooray! It is. It still offered the same great service, super friendly staff and generous portions of good food that satisfied my big guy hunger.... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This cafe is large in size and can accommodate a large number of people. We stopped in for a quick bite on the way to Bar Harbor. The tuna and chicken salad sandwiches were better than anticipated. The service was very friendly and speedy. The chocolate chip cookie we ordered was very good and fresh. This place is casual. Prices... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Riverside Cafe is a great locals dining venue. My wife and I live in Trenton, Maine and work in Bar Harbor. We have dined at Riverside Cafe numerous times when when we are in Ellsworth. Portions are first-rate and generous. The staff is local and friendly. Checkout their cool artwork. Highly recommend.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Interesting menu with something for everyone. Consistently good coffee and food, attentive service, but get there early because they don't take reservations and it gets packed!

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