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Purple Cow House of Pancakes

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Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
207-453-1371
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5:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in the area!

A great family restaurant with some of the best waitstaff you will find. The food is varied and plentiful, and the prices are reasonable. Plan on getting there early as this place fills up FAST, and yes sometimes it does take a little longer to get your meal(when the place is packed), but the wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
cld1022
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Maine
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Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A great family restaurant with some of the best waitstaff you will find. The food is varied and plentiful, and the prices are reasonable. Plan on getting there early as this place fills up FAST, and yes sometimes it does take a little longer to get your meal(when the place is packed), but the wait is worth it. The waitstaff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Huge portions, good prices, friendly folks. Muffins were excellent, potatoes good, and blueberry pancakes most excellent

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stopped for an Ice Cream Cone and a Frappe, it took 15 minutes and there were no other customers. Ice cream was good though, so...

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purplecowmanager, Owner at Purple Cow House of Pancakes, responded to this review

Hello pssunrisefl, We apologize for the slightly extended wait you experienced when ordering your menu items. Please know that we will be looking into the matter immediately as we would like it to not be a daily occurrence. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the ice-cream and we hope that you had liked it enough to return soon! More 

Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

During our travel from Bar Habor to the White Mountains we left the highway and made a stop at the "Purple Cow" for breakfast. Really a good choice! The interieur is simple (American diner) but the service was very kind and the pancakes were incredible big and good! Will never forget the encouraging words of the staff: "Believe in you,... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It was right off the highway on the way to Bangor so we stopped to try it. It was clean and lightly decorated with ads huge menu signs and some antique stuff. The menu is huge,like a big city diner with breakfast all day.and every other kind of food thrown in.The pork ribs were surprisingly good. Very meaty, fall off... More 

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Portland, Maine
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Terrible from the time I approached the counter window. The customer service was lacking, tried to order a kiddie cone soft serve chocolate and I was told they only served kiddies in vanilla? I never heard of such a thing, so I ordered a small instead waited over 15 minutes for my chocolate ice cream cone, then they forgot to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was good but don't be sucked into getting a smoothie. They are slushies... We waited a very long time for our drive through order and found out at the window that they could not actually fill the order as they had run out of one of the items.

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Fairfield, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My family are regulars here. unfortunately, the Purple Cow is extremely hit or miss service wise, and today was one of those days. it wasnt super busy. It really depends on who the server is, as there are a handful of great servers, and then there is the owner, who is a horrible server. Not pleasant at all, and incredibly... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We waited over 30 minutes for our breakfast order. We ordered coffee prior to placing our order. After 30 minutes, coffee had still not arrived, and we left. While waiting, my dining partner visited the ladies room, to say it was not clean would be an understatement. To sum it up, bad service and not clean.

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You got to try this at least once. This place is unique when it comes to pancake. Wide selection of pancakes with opinion, chocolate, different fruit..... I am sure you will find a few things on the menu that you will enjoy and come back for more. Combine this with excellent service, large portions and a nice aroma throughout the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 207-453-1371
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?