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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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4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

A small restaurant that offers good food at a reasonable price. The owners do the cooking and make sure everything is done right

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ellsworth, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Dining on a budget
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Ellsworth, Maine
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small restaurant that offers good food at a reasonable price. The owners do the cooking and make sure everything is done right

Thank jdcon
Blue Hill, Maine
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sylvia's is always hopping, but there always seems to be a table or two available. Its a great place to go and get a basic breakfast when you want more than fast-food or Dennys. The specials are awesome. My favorite every fall are the pumpkin pancakes.

Thank Nutbrownmama
Ellsworth, Maine
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live near Sylvia's Cafe and go to breakfast about once a week. Everyone knows everyone else and it is such a friendly place with so many choices on the menu. Great for lunch too

Thank Irene W
Courtenay, Canada
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287 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dropped in for lunch and the cafe was very busy so we knew it had to be good! Friendly and prompt service with lots of items on the menu. I had the Reuben and it was very good. Home style cooking at its best!

Thank Smoltman
Bangor, Maine
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've liked this place for many years and go there almost weekly for breakfast. It's a friendly diner not a high end place but consistently good food, not greasy, and the price is right and serving size is awesome. Ells. has some great breakfast spots and this is one of them.

Thank Dew-it2it
Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

they have many choices for your desired breakfast from full 10 different breakfast to choose to make your own combination. We had two of their combinations coffee, eggs your choice, 4 slices of bread and one side has also bacon on the plate. Nice service good experience.

Thank Movtal
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My wife and friends recently had breakfast at Sylvia's Cafe and LOVED the food. Two of us had the lobster omelette which was terrific and the blueberry pancakes were tops, too. Well worth the visit.

Thank dockdog
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Sylvia's is open for breakfast and lunch. We stopped for breakfast on our way from Bar Harbor to Southern Maine. It's in a strip mall of sorts. Our dining companions looked to be mostly locals. Breakfast was fine. I had the eats and with grilled kielbasa. The kielbasa was mass market grade and the accompanying home fries were frozen. Everything... More 

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

Thanks for the review. I just wanted to clarify a couple points. Our kielbasa is actually authentic smoked Polish kielbasa and is not available in any supermarkets. Our homefries are all hand cut Maine potatoes and we offer them grilled and seasoned or deep fried and unseasoned. We have never and never will serve a frozen potato be it homefies... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Just plain great breakfast, i recommend the burrito! Conveniently located right across the street from friend and friend, made the time pass quickly waiting for a motorcycle service

Thank Brian M
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had the haddock pan seared sandwich with fish hanging out of the bun. Staff couldn't have been any nicer. Very plain interior and very reasonable prices.

Thank Bill M

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm

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