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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Deliciously Healthy

We enjoyed a quiet meal as a couple and were impressed by both the locally sourced foods and fast (but not rushed) service. This is a special memory that will stand out from the other seafood-based eateries in the area. PS Don't miss the Seafood Melange!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We enjoyed a quiet meal as a couple and were impressed by both the locally sourced foods and fast (but not rushed) service. This is a special memory that will stand out from the other seafood-based eateries in the area. PS Don't miss the Seafood Melange!

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Alton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been to Freeport during June for the past three years. We wanted to eat somewhere we hadn't eaten before and found the Maine Dining Room when researching restaurants online (through Trip Advisor). We made reservations about a month prior to our visit to ensure we didn't have to wait in a long dinner line as many restaurants have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came back for supper here a second night, so good was our experience the first time. The chef came up with a delightful sauce (for a seafood entrée) to meet our dietary requirements-- that's rare! The ambience, wine, and meal preparation and presentation were all excellent.

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I return here again and again, and love inducting new devotees to this fine establishment. Never disappointed. Lovely ambiance, attentive staff, high standards for quality. Beautiful setting.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about The Maine Dining Room

Address: 162 Main Street, Freeport, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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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