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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 - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    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 breakfast!

We stopped in here after a trip to Bar Harbor. The breakfast was excellent and the waitress acted like she had known us for years. Try it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
jsnc2004
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Cary, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Cary, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped in here after a trip to Bar Harbor. The breakfast was excellent and the waitress acted like she had known us for years. Try it!

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On our way to Bar Harbor, we stopped at Sylvia's Cafe after reading the reviews in Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. My husband had the fried haddock sandwich, which he said was delicious. I had the pan cooked haddock. It was perfectly done. Both were served with fries and cole slaw. The price is extremely reasonable. The cafe is a... More 

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Chenoa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wonderful Belgian Waffles! The very best waffle I have ever eaten. Fast service and homemade foods. Very yummy breakfast.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This quaint little restaurant in Ellsworth was fantastic. The food was excellent. The best omelette my husband has ever had. Blueberry pancakes were moist and tasty. Couldn't wait to go back the next morning. The best meals we had during our visit to Bar Harbor, Maine. Compliments to the Chef! Staff was very friendly and welcoming, and service was quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Neat little cafe tucked away inside the Mill Mall. It was very busy around brunch time when we went so it was a little slow, but with free coffee and a full mug it wasn't so bad. The food came out hot and delicious. Little more home style feel than the Denny's down the road. They open really really early... More 

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Mass
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I really like this place. It's in a strip mall untouched by time. Lots of locals and very busy. Daughter got the Belgian waffle with maple syrup. I got scrambled with baked beans and biscuit. Eggs fresh baked beans homemade with lots of molasses. Light tasty biscuit and crispy home fries. Husband got eggs and hash and he liked it... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good little breakfast and lunch place, populated mostly by locals. Good breakfast food and cheerful wait staff. Didn't go for lunch but the menu looked good!

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Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good, honest food at good prices. Large selection of breakfast & lunch choices. Open at 4:30 weekdays & Saturday helps a working person.

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Bangor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

good prices, good service, down home cooking, can't really go wrong here, seat yourself, get some hot fresh ground coffee, look over the menu, and enjoy yourself some grub in your belly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a brunch there - I had biscuits and gravy - best I have ever had- gravy loaded with sausage, just the way I love it. Many of the breakfast/brunch choices looked delicious too!

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Additional Information about Sylvia's Cafe

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

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?