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Sylvia's Cafe

248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
(207) 667-7014
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Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The reviews said this is where the locals eat, and they were right! My husband wanted blueberry pancakes on our trip to Maine, and Sylvia's was near where we were staying. It was delicious. While he enjoyed the blueberry pancakes, we both agreed that I got the better breakfast (French toast with homemade cinnamon raisin bread...YUM!).

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband always asks a local where they eat their breakfast, and Sylvia's was mentioned twice. It was located in a strip mall, and offered nothing fancy, but a good wholesome breakfast, which is exactly what we asked for. Lots of locals, which adds to the flavor of the place. Friendly waitstaff and good prices. They have a contest to... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sylvia's has been one of the best places in Ellsworth to eat for years! Consistently fresh food, with fast and friendly service, it's no wonder it has had so many excellent reviews. It's one of the few places in Ellsworth that INCLUDES COFFEE with their breakfast specials (which I like! Most places charge an EXTRA $2.00 for coffee). For the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sylvia's is the perfect place to eat to experience the real Maine. The place is very small and tucked into a strip center on the north side of Ellsworth. It isn't fancy at all. But there is a warmth and friendliness that you won't find in one of the fancier places. The place is packed with locals. It is the... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hungry? Limited budget? Don't want to pay for pretentiousness? Want a great breakfast all day? Try Sylvia's in Ellsworth, Maine. Ellsworth is about twenty miles from Acadia National Park, and as you pass through on your way to Mount Desert Island, do "detour" one mile on the road to Bangor, to a strip mall in which you'll find Sylvia's Cafe.... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sylvia’s is not what you’d call a tourist hot spot. It is where the locals go. We look for this type of restaurant and, when we found Sylvia’s on the north side of Ellsworth, we were not disappointed. It is a small, maybe 50-seat restaurant and it is always busy. The menu offers a full selection of breakfast and lunch... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Ate breakfast here almost every day and was not disappointed. Listen and watch the locals banter with the waitresses and enjoy the show. The pancakes and sausage never disappointed along with the bottomless coffee. A great place to start the day!

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Boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Four of us had breakfast here. Blueberry pancakes were great! Corned beef hash was ok but nothing special. Eggs were done well and the coffee was very good. Good inexpensive diner food!

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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

Sylvia's is the place the Locals go, so don't dress up and don't expect to find a table right away. The food is prepared individually and with flair. They actually stuck candles in my pancakes for my birthday. But, be warned; the waitress give as good as they get; one actually stashes a baseball bat for customers like me. Fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We live locally and come for breakfast several times a week. Everything is always hot and delicious! Especially their homemade muffins made daily! Service is fast snd friendly and the price is right. Enjoy!

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