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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
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Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Houlton
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife and I make it to Houlton about once a month and get to try a new place each trip. Last trip, we stopped by the Elm Tree Diner. My wife got the chicken salad with walnuts, cranberries, and bacon. The helping was generous, well priced and loaded with toppings. Another dressing might have been preferrable, but that could... More 

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Hampden, Maine
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I would eat at the Elm Tree Diner each year as a child when we traveled for basketball to Houlton. The food was always hot and tasted great. I was able to revisit this summer with my children. The diner was as busy as I remember and the food was very good.

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Houlton, Maine
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We really like eating here and have even ordered take out. While eating in we haven't had any issues and for the most part haven't had any issues. But...if we place a take out order, I get charged completely different. The same meal has cost between $8 and $12. There needs to be some sort of consistency. At least it... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I visit The Elm Tree whenever I am in Houlton, Maine. ( the last town on 95 before entering Canada). I would recommend staying with the homecooked options. I had their Chicken Caesar Salad. The chicken was not flavorful. They do bake wonderful homemade bread so I was surprised they used boxed croutons for the salad. The rooms can be... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

the wife, and I eat here every Sunday morning. The service is good we have had times where I thought we had to wait for service a little longer than need be. Other times they are quite quick in taking orders, and delivering you're meal. We also eat here when the wife or I do not feel like cooking that... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

All home cooked "down Maine" meals. Friendly service. AN EXTENSIVE MENU. You won't want to miss the desserts--Ate too much? Not to worry. Plenty of choices for take home fresh made desserts!

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85 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I decided to give Elm Tree a try after several bad meals years ago. Happily it has improved since then. To me the food was simple diner food adequately prepared with a decent portion but nothing out of the ordinary. I had the hamburger plate (which ishard to mess up) but it was cooked as requested, the mashjed potatoes were... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When you walk in, the place is clean and decorated in charming seasonal style. The place was pretty full when we got there, so the service was a bit on the slow side. When the food came, it was pretty average. Portion sized were pretty good.

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Houlton, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here for breakfast-basic but served very quickly,nice and hot.For dinner the fish in an egg sauce(listed somewhat differently on the menu)was very bland-almost flavorless.That said,this area still thinks and wishes Ike was President so they're fine with that.Stick with the basics.You'll be fine.Waitresses are prompt and friendly.

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Calais, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lunch here was a great break during a driving trip. We were greeted and seated immediately. My wife said she enjoyed the best Rueben sandwich she's ever eaten -- and that's really saying something if you've ever had a Reuben at The Brothers in Danvers, Mass. My BLT also was very good, but the Elm Tree's homemade onion rings deserve... More 

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Additional Information about Elm Tree Diner

Address: 146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
Phone Number: 207-532-3777
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Diner

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