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Purple Cow House of Pancakes

Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
207-453-1371
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Ranked #5 of 17 restaurants in Fairfield
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Winslow
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is dirty, and the food is awful. Maybe I should have stayed with simple diner fare, but tried the Eggs Benedict which were inedible. The staff is very unfriendly and inattentive. I never write reviews but tried this place based on positive ratings online, and want to save others the disappointment.

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Winslow, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

again the corned beef hash does not disappoint poached egg very good link sausage not so good. Service coffee atmosphere very good. Not sure if I got the homemade bread or toast or not. I will return for the corned beef hash

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Salem, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Purple Cow started out as a pleasant little restaurant that was always packed. So, they added on a "drive-through." Then they added on an extra room. Then they added on a bar and lounge. Then, to cover the complete corner, they bought the laundry and car wash next door. Now, everything there is Purple Cow. Seriously, I think you... More

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Winslow, Maine
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The place needs to be updated soon. It states it's open all day, it's not and should be corrected. The breakfast is good. Although my husband says the bacon and sausage of prepackaged, frozen. It's a locals spot.

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Brewer, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

I had American chop suey. It was cold in the middle. The portion was way to big. The server joined our conservations. The raspberry tea was too sweet. I would never eat there again.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I would like to start off by saying we travel the 201 corridor many times a year. This was a sad experience at best. Inconsistent. I have been previous and was able to eat. Nothing fancy or interesting. The service is disinterested in refills, special requests like mayo on the side. This trip was going ok until I tried breakfast.... More

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

On my way home from a business trip, I saw the sign for the Purple cow and was intrigued. I am so glad I pulled over. The food was very tasty and the amount of food was a great value. Our waitress was very nice. I will stop by again when I am in the area.

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Kennebunks, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

2 t'rys on a very RARE ribeye. Took a cheese burger instead finally. They tried to charge me for ribeye, I said I would pay for the cheeseburger. They said "not to come back ever". "I cost them money". I was on a family gathering. Waitress had the attitude they makes you nuts in a bad way. NEVER going back

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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went at nine one morning. Place was understaffed and the service was surly because of it. We waited a long time for menus, coffee, and our order to be taken. Since we were not in a hurry we just let it be. But when the food came out over 30 minutes later, one plate had cold pancakes on it... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Fried foods taste like rancid oil. Bland. Industrial taste. Bad pancakes. Slow service. Weird atmosphere. Unpleasant experience.

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