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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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Hours:
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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  • 125
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 22
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Holly & Kimmy made us want to vist the Riverside again the next day

The Best part of the Riverside is the "All-Day Breakfast"& lunch menu starting at 11:00am. The Blackboard Specials are a Must-try value Their "Cole-Slaw" is AWESOME! "Fast Friendly Service" The wait staff REALLY makes your visit SPECIAL!, You want a window seat, you got it! You want a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Greg B
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Orland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

a lot of options for vegetarians. Food is great and plenty of it. We try to eat here at least once a month. Good prices. A great little maine restaurant

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Riverside Cafe is a must visit restaurant for anyone traveling to or living Down East. They are primarily open for breakfast and lunch although in the summer they have been known to open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. My favorite thing on the menu is the crab roll. Local, fresh crab with only a hint of mayonnaise...it... More 

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Mariaville, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

By far the best tasting freshest Maine crab meat I have eaten and the portions were extremely generous. I also have to mention the delicious blueberry pie I had for dessert was the perfect touch to a great meal!

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Riverside Cafe is a go-to staple for breakfast and lunch in Ellsworth! Fresh, hearty, over-sized plates of goodness! Like many locals I chow down here at least once a week and send all my AirBNB guests to the Riverside. Well lit, inviting brick and booths, great prices and great food. Many a time I've heard the smiling servers sharing their... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Best breakfast ever. The bagles are world class and the service is better. For 3 people we spent around 20 bucks and were totally satisfied and on tol of that free coffee refills.

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PEI
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Driving along an economically-distressed downtown street, one doesn't expect to encounter a gem like this. The blackboard specials would make a big-city restaurant blush. Great variety and originality: something for everyone. The seating area is roomy and clean, giving you the option of sitting at tables, in booths, or at a bar, and the staff is down-home terrific. My next... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Best part of the Riverside is the "All-Day Breakfast"& lunch menu starting at 11:00am. The Blackboard Specials are a Must-try value Their "Cole-Slaw" is AWESOME! "Fast Friendly Service" The wait staff REALLY makes your visit SPECIAL!, You want a window seat, you got it! You want a booth, you got it! the Wait staff is always making sure your... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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142 reviews 142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?