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Appalachian Trail Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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210 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462-1445
12077236720
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5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Description: Closed for the season. See you next May.

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  • 18
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great cup of specialty coffee!

Stopped here the day after climbing Katahdin and had a couple of cups of hand spun specialty coffee. They have a nice collection of Mt Katahdin souvenirs upstairs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
matt0550
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here the day after climbing Katahdin and had a couple of cups of hand spun specialty coffee. They have a nice collection of Mt Katahdin souvenirs upstairs.

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Thank matt0550
Scarborough, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and a great atmosphere. Had a great time plan on going back . I would definitely recommend it

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Thank Stephen T
North Conway, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I've been to and through Millinocket many times, but have only had the chance to try the AT Cafe once. I realized just how much I have been missing and will make it a point to stop by on each trip to the trail! After getting a late start for camping, I decided to stop off and grab dinner (Yay... More 

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Thank slothspeed
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

cinnamon roll a must. extremely slow!!!!! not exaggerating..lots of hikers there to eat. if you on a time schedule do not go otherwise go enjoy. food good but bring a copy of War and Peace.

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Thank evangi
Woolwich, Maine
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Everyone familiar with the AT knows this little café in Millenocket. It is the iconic place to eat just after finishing the trail (thru hikers) or just before climbing Katahdin (all others). The interior décor is studded with AT lore and memorabilia, and successful thru hikers get to autograph the ceiling tiles. It also serves a very good breakfast (we... More 

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Thank Bob H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A great little breakfast place. A bit slow in service, but who's in a rush. It seemed very busy, but we went on a sunday.

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Thank Lee0506
Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Everyone goes to the AP, great food all day, fabulous donuts and bakery, desserts, jumbo sandwiches, popular breakfast eats, you always run into someone you know at the AP. The happening place to go. Many accolades about all the Ap trail hikers that finish the Mt Katahdin part of the trail are all over the Cafe.

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Thank Mainer47
Phoenix, United States
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I've been here twice and both times were great. This time we had the corned beef hash with homemade English muffins that were pretty amazing. Lots of good breakfast choices and friendly service, in this case from Nancy, who happened to have waited on us the night before at another restaurant! SMALL TOWN! Great place to go early before you... More 

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Thank Jill S
Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

It's the hangout for those involved with the AT! These folks opened at 5 in the morning and had a bag lunch for us to take to the Trail End so we could be there to meet my brother as he finished his hike! Great place, hardy food and wonderful service!

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Thank ColoradoJim1942
Etna, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Was in town and the reviews were good to we went here. Food was great. Fresh breaded mushroom and homemade dessert. There were a bunch of people in there from off the AT talking about when they summitted or were going to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462-1445
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket
  • Phone Number: 12077236720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

Closed for the season. See you next May.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?