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Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
207-453-1371
Today
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Friendly Staff Good Food

Had a nice Breakfast here along with a nice waitress that was on top of things as it was very busy she didn’t miss a beat The Eggs Benedict I had was second to none. Loved this place glad I found it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
Hungry1958
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DOVER
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waterville, Maine
1 review
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Who could ask for anything more? Delicious. Friendly service. Homemade hash and dinner plate sized pancakes. A local favorite.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food is good, the atmosphere is inviting and the wait staff makes me sick. Talk about attitude and unfriendly, you have to see it to believe it.

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DOVER
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had a nice Breakfast here along with a nice waitress that was on top of things as it was very busy she didn’t miss a beat The Eggs Benedict I had was second to none. Loved this place glad I found it.

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Augusta, ME
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Unfortunately this place will never go out of business because the locals are used to eating swill and don't know any different, otherwise the locals just need this place to stay open if for no other reason, the jobs. The positive reviews on this site are written by employees and their family members. Purple Cow exists to see how long... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Although its a little off the beaten path, we were recommended by a local when we were in town looking for a place to eat. Although we arrived late in the evening, there were plenty of people.which continued to be a good sign. If there was any remaining doubt, it was gone as soon as I opened the menu and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great old fashion cooking! The entire place is themed from the 30's to the 60's! Great Atmosphere. Seat yourself, first come first served! The food was bountiful and delicious!

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Lisbon, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We decided to try the restaurant out. We were very disappointed. The omelet was not that great and had a weird taste to it. The home fries was kind of bland. They had no flavor to them. The coffee was luke warm and hardly tasted like coffee. Over all the food could have use some seasoning,without seasoning the food tasted... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We have a place in northern Maine and always stop in for breakfast at the Purple Cow on our way up. It is a favorite place for the locals. We always order the corned beef hash, which is delicious. The portions are huge. The service is friendly and fast. This is a great diner and well worth the short detour... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?