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Elm Tree Diner

146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-3777
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Ranked #9 of 25 restaurants in Houlton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Oct 26, 2013
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Sydney, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

tiny lil cafe or bistro if you will at back of their great shop!!!!...Excellent fresh food...quiche is top notch...great salads!...looking for a great lunch...this is the place to go!!!

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Brownville, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The servings are huge! The food is delicious! The service is excellent! Prices are reasonable. Lots of homemade entrees and desserts. We will eat there again when we are in the area. We didn't have to wait long for our food. It was served hot off the "grill."

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Brasd'or
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nothing much offered in restaurants in Houlton....The courtyard cafe is excellent....much to our disappointment....it is now closed until 3pm!....What....no one eats lunch in Houlton??....Go figure!....We were advised to go outside town 10 minutes to The Elm Tree Cafe!....It was very busy...very clean, and the food very good! We took a bit to finally get served....but ok because the staff were... More

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Bangor
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This restaurant has been in Houlton for as long as I can remember. I've had great meals and some not so great meals. It is a traditional diner. Recent updates to the inside make it look nice. Last time I was there the service was really lacking unfortunately. They had a lot of teenagers working with seemingly no management watching... More

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Red Bank, NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Ordered the fresh whole fried clams. Way too much batter and not enough clam. It was a complete waste of calories. A glass of water would have been more satisfying. After picking the clams out of the batter, I was left with a pile of batter nearly the size of the original order. The fresh cut french fries were okay,... More

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Wicklow, NB
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The food was great once we got it, but we waited a long time to be waited on. The waitresses were plentiful, but they did not seem to be concerned that we had been sitting there 15 minutes. We had the all you could eat fish. We had to send our potatoes back to be warmed up as they were... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We enjoy eating here, family friendly and the food is always good. The service lately has been slow and we had to wait quite a while for out food, but still worth the wait for the price and selections. Family friendly.

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Moncton, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ate here on a Sunday nite, lot full, lots of locals. Like to avoid chain restaurants as much as possible when traveling. Read the reviews here first so knew what to expect. LOTS of choices on the menu. Very basic food - think institutional cafeteria quality. Won't knock your socks off but not too pricey. Personally, I'd pare the menu... More

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Auburn, Maine, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Worst Breakfast Ever!!! I sat at the front counter and it was at least 10-15 minutes before someone came to take my order. The waitress spoke no more than two words to me the entire time I was there. I ordered the 2 eggs with Corned Beef Hash. The Hash was so salty I could only eat two mouthfuls. The... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Elm Tree has been there as long as I can remember. The food is always good with a wide selection and plenty of it. When I return to Houlton, this is always one of my stops. Just ask anyone for directions..

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