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Elm Tree Diner

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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-3777
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5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great stop to replenish yourself

The service here is very good. The servers are friendly, helpful, and my food came out quickly. I ordered a lobster roll. It was one of the best I have had a restaurant. I ordered a dinner to bring home (spaghetti); it was pretty good for an $8 meal. There is a large selection of desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Fredericton, Canada
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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My family and I have been going to the Elm Tree Diner for 30plus years and--like anything--it has changed and lost some of its rustic charm. Four years ago, I visited and was very disappointed with food that was barely edible. For nostalgia's sake, I took my aunts there for dinner and it was a much improved! I had a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went there w/ a small group. It was after lunch time - quiet - waitress was somehow distracted. Took forever to place order..water glasses not filled...brought coffee but no milk. Not what I expected. Salad that I had - w/ cranberries/ pecans/ bacon was awful ! I ordered NO pecans - it was covered w/ tiny little pieces (no... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stopped into the elm tree after twenty years and have to say was what I expected mediocre food at mediocre prices. However it did not agree with me and I was in the bathroom within a half hour. Probably won't go back for breakfast anyway.

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Peru, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I was mot impressed a year ago so I tried it again and it was nice. Food was great but the service is incredibly slow. A good manager is needed.

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The service here is very good. The servers are friendly, helpful, and my food came out quickly. I ordered a lobster roll. It was one of the best I have had a restaurant. I ordered a dinner to bring home (spaghetti); it was pretty good for an $8 meal. There is a large selection of desserts. I chose the lemon... More 

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Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped here by chance while traveling. What a pleasant surprise! The food was homemade, satisfying and delicious! The hot turkey sandwich was amazing with thick cuts of tender turkey. And the price was great! So happy we stopped!

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Hodgdon, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped there for lunch. Had their steak sandwich on a delicious crusty bun. For a great price, it was packed with tender real steak, mushrooms, peppers, and onions!

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were in town for a few hours and decided to try the Elm Tree Diner. Generous and delicious Haystack Burger for me, and the Lobster Roll sandwich for my wife. Home cut fries were a hit with both of us. And a huge slice of mouth-watering Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie to complete the meal.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very good food, reasonable price. I had seafood, my traveling companion had salad. We also had wings and soup. All was good a reasonably priced.

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Fredericton
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
  • Phone Number: 207-532-3777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
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

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