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Elm Tree Diner

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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-3777
Today
5:30 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Down Home Good Spot for Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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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Houlton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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BEVERLY HILLS
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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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Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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