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Sylvia's Cafe

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248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
(207) 667-7014
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Today
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Downeast food

great service, great food with good sized portions. Very friendly staff. A must try! Breakfast and lunches are delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
donna l
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

great service, great food with good sized portions. Very friendly staff. A must try! Breakfast and lunches are delicious!

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Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a local and great place to have breakfast and lunch. Taylor and Codie put on a great spread and you won't go away hungry. Service is always great and food plentiful.

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Bucksport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

my husband and I eat breakfast here almost every saturday the food is great the staff are friendly and always there to top off your coffee and make sure everything is ok!

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Maine
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love going to breakfast with friends here....locally owned and always a good meal! My favorite is the campfire pancakes and the cheesesteak omelet with home made toast! YUM! They also offer lunch and the prices are great!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Given previous reviews, or family stopped here specifically for the haddock sandwich. I had their pan sauteed haddock sandwich and I can't say it was any better than a fast food take out restaurant. The fish chowder was ok as well. Nothing special.

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codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We have changed they way we prepare our grilled haddock. I think the way we do it now is much better and more consistent. Hope you will try again sometime. We at Sylvia's want you to leave pleased with your experience and we encourage our customers to tell us when we miss the mark. We will... More 

Eddington, Maine
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Took the grandchildren to Sylvia's for a late breakfast and it was a great experience. Lots of food, well cooked, regular diner fare, look forward to also trying their famous haddock sandwich sometime. Great quick service, (grandson asked about the challenge breakfast and our waitress took the time to explain to him what it was all about.....he cant wait till... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Last meal before we left town for home after a week in Ellsworth. Would definitely return next trip! Good food, wait staff worked hard with good service.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I recently enjoyed a Haddock Sandwich at Sylvia's Cafe in Ellsworth Maine. I had heard from friends and neighbors that their Haddock sandwiches were awesome and it was so true. The haddock sandwiches at Sylvia's Cafe' in Ellsworth are the best ever!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Driving into Ellsworth from the Bangor airport, we had 2 carloads of hungry family members that had left other cities for flights in the wee hours of the morning to gather in Maine for a family reunion. For all of us, it had been too long since we had spent a lot of time in Ellsworth so we took a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On our way to Portland we stopped here for breakfast. These people know what they're doing and don't waste time. The eggs were cooked to perfection. They have a cook who knows how to cook. If you want to go to a place where they know the difference between sunny side up, over easy and medium eggs, this is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-7014

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?