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The Maine Dining Room

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162 Main Street, Freeport, ME (Mallet Drive)
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our waitress forgot our coffee & lines were long for popovers/prime rib...
Our waitress forgot our coffee & lines were long for popovers/prime rib otherwise I would have given 5 stars for service/ambiance. This was our 2nd time. Celebrating my b'day weekend. We were here a year ago & absolutely loved it. The variety of food from lobsters, prime rib, eggs cooked in various ways, dansom plum champagne infused smoothie soup with creme with mint to the absolutely yummy chocolate decadence cake, blueberry pie & so many other desserts are only some of food served at this delicious Sunday brunch. We will definitely go there again next time we're in Freeport, Maine. It's in the Harraseeket Inn. I've had Sunday brunches at other 5 star hotels in USA including Hawaii, Europe, Japan & Canada but this brunch beats them all
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Couldn't be Better!

Not often do you eat at a restaurant that exceeds all your expectations, The Maine Dining Room does! We chose this restaurant because of its rating on TA. We knew we were in for a treat when we walked through the lovely gardens in the back. They had lost our reservations, but had room for us. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
June K
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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Fall River, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not often do you eat at a restaurant that exceeds all your expectations, The Maine Dining Room does! We chose this restaurant because of its rating on TA. We knew we were in for a treat when we walked through the lovely gardens in the back. They had lost our reservations, but had room for us. The wait staff was... More 

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had made the mistake to think we would find dinner accommodations for 9 on a busy Saturday night and were finding nothing but 1-1.5 hour waiting lines. We decided to try the dining room in the Harraseeket Inn and were thrilled that they were so willing to accommodate us despite being very busy! The meal was delicious and the... More 

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Dover
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very nice breakfast buffet included with the price of the room. Everything is fresh, coffee comes to your table in a carafe, the food is hot and replenished constantly. Great deal!

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Cranston, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We come to the Maine Dining Room several times a year and always find the meals exceptional. After reading the recent reviews we were concerned about our New Years Day reservation. We arrived, were seated and waited on in a timely manner our group ordered several items on the menu and we were not disappointed with the meals or table... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I made a reservation two months in advance for Christmas Eve dinner at the Maine Harvest Dining Room for my family and my father, who was visiting from Vienna, Austria. When we arrived on this year's cold, rainy Christmas Eve, the head waiter took us through two lovely, half-empty dining rooms with early American tables and chairs, one room with... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It has become an annual tradition to dine in the Maine Dining Room while we are in town over Sparkle Weekend. This will be our 5th year doing so and this year was SUCH a disappointment. The ambiance and sophistication of the past were certainly not present this year. We asked the VERY unfriendly hostess to dim the lights twice... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While the food at this restaurant was superb, the waiter was unresponsive, slow, unapologetic, and very unfriendly. What could have been a great experience was poor.

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Richmond, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Caesar salad is great. Prepared at table side, the "salad girl" was very good. The Waiter must have been napping while we waited for dinner.

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NJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Best meal ever! My husband and I had Chateau briand prepared tableside and it was excellent. We also had A fabulous dessert prepared tableside that consisted of crepes, strawberries flambe and vanilla ine cream. Really excellent. Our server Alicia wad exceptional.

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Hastings, ne, usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Quiet dinner with my wife. Very warm atmosphere with excellent service. The presentation complemented the wonderful tastes. Reservations seem to be a must. Ask for the table near the fireplace on a cold Maine evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 Main Street, Freeport, ME
    (Mallet Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Our waitress forgot our coffee & lines were long for popovers/prime rib otherwise I would have given 5 stars for service/ambiance. This was our 2nd time. Celebrating my b'day weekend. We were here a year ago & absolutely loved it. The variety of food from lobsters, prime rib, eggs cooked in various ways, dansom plum champagne infused smoothie soup with creme with mint to the absolutely yummy chocolate decadence cake, blueberry pie & so many other desserts are only some of food served at this delicious Sunday brunch. We will definitely go there again next time we're in Freeport, Maine. It's in the Harraseeket Inn. I've had Sunday brunches at other 5 star hotels in USA including Hawaii, Europe, Japan & Canada but this brunch beats them all
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?