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The Blue Bird Ranch Restaurant

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78 Main St, Machias, ME 04654
207-255-3351
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Pie on the East Coast

Went here only for the blue berry pie as per the locals suggestion and was not disappointed. Brought a pie back for a friend and she raved about how good it was and how amazing the blueberries were.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
raebray
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ellsworth, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Finding ourselves in Machias at lunch time means a stop at the Bluebird Ranch. We decided to try the small Pollock lunch. The fish was small but the serving was huge. It was fried perfectly with a great crunchy coating. Delicious white fish. I upgraded for a buck to sweet potato fries and the lunch special came with coleslaw. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were hoping to eat in Lebuc on the Canadian border but because we are visiting so early in the season nothing was open in Lebuc. We settled on The Blue Bird Ranch on the recommendation of the (American) border guy. The adults and oldest daughter had fried fish, fries, and cole slaw. The portions were great. I should have... More 

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Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

while the people were pleasant and the food came quickly to the table, the food was not really all that delicious. The server was not knowledgable about the menu items and the seafood I had seemed to have been heated up in a microwave. Had heard nice things about the restaurant but didn't see it on this particular visit.

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Livonia, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visiting from Michigan, stopped at this place while passing through when we saw all of the cars parked outside...usually a good sign. Breakfast is our favorite meal to eat out and this place served up one of the best we have ever had anywhere, and we travel extensively. Best and largest three egg omelet of my life. Great breakfast.

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went here only for the blue berry pie as per the locals suggestion and was not disappointed. Brought a pie back for a friend and she raved about how good it was and how amazing the blueberries were.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It had been awhile since we had eaten here. There is not that much to pick from with a major competitor just now rebuilding. Generally they have very good food here but, it seems to have gone downhill. What a shame. The food was way too spicy when it should not have been a spicy dish and the pie was... More 

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ATL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Food, servings and service are good BUT just not quite to the "write home about" level. We went there because the :place across the street burned.

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Whitefield, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When ever we are in the Macias area this is a go to place. Good food, good service and good atmosphere. Not fancy but a great place for great food at a reasonable price

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Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A typical local restaurant. Decent service and average menu for the area. Save room for pie. I wish they had fewer tv's scattered around. Very distracting to be able to see at least two different programs from any seat in the place.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ate breakfast and dinner here over the course of three days: Limp salads, weird grapefruit juice, and unmemorable menu. Order local fare when possible. The fish chowder and anadama toast with homemade blueberry jam were excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Main St, Machias, ME 04654
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Machias
  • Phone Number: 207-255-3351

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?