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Purple Cow House of Pancakes

Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
207-453-1371
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Ranked #4 of 17 restaurants in Fairfield
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Perry, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Always make a point of eating at this restaurant when we come to Maine. It never fails on delivering good food, large portions and friendly wait staff. Never had a bad meal here from breakfast to lunch. Two of my favorites so far are the homemade hash...delish!...and the haddock...excellent!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food here tastes on par with the worst frozen food available. A few servers are enlightened to civilized conduct, however most staff(male and female) seem unable to understand how to gain & retain customers.

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Machias, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My mother and I were looking for a place to buy a simple hot dog, and we came across this restaurant. We loved the atmosphere which is very family oriented. Though we only ordered hot dogs and onions rings, we saw the menu and it was fantastic...such a variety of meals! Salads, steaks, sandwiches, you name it, it was on... More

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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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