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42 Court Street, Somerset Grist Mill, Skowhegan, ME 04976
207-474-0708
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Attached to the Skowhegan Farmer's Market and open when they are...
Attached to the Skowhegan Farmer's Market and open when they are - Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overall great place to go

I dined at the pickup cafe twice during my stay in the area. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and I love the concept of fresh, local food and drinks. The menu was varied and inventive without being at all pretentious. Culinarily the best thing that's happened to that town on my opinion. But the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I dined at the pickup cafe twice during my stay in the area. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and I love the concept of fresh, local food and drinks. The menu was varied and inventive without being at all pretentious. Culinarily the best thing that's happened to that town on my opinion. But the overall vibe of the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I took my family to eat here. The service was speedy and friendly. We didn't wait long for our food which was delicious. It was very fresh and cooked to perfection. We couldn't have been happier.

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winslow, ME
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having been a working chef most of my life, I can appreciate the little things that make a simple restaurant into a jewel. The menu is on the small side, but reflects a wide range of expertise, and available products. The menu also morphs from day to day, week to week. It's easy for a restaurant to discover a hit... More 

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Maine
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27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A restaurant that is also a CSA and helps local farmers. Very cool setting. Friendly staff. Incredibly tasty breakfast.. I had the Corned Beef and vegies. Could use a sign on the road.

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Providence, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Delightful eatery in a town devoid of many choices. Everything was fresh and delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed our drinks then decided to stay for dinner. Glad we did. We had the dumplings, soup of the day, hamburger and fish tacos. Everything was exceptional. We especially loved the carrot cake with cardamom and lemon glass. Nice selection of local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great food; great service. So glad we passed through! Fresh ingredients. Fit for foodies! Took awhile to get our entrees but it was withy the wait for sure. Six of us all loved everything we ordered.

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Skowhegan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went here for the first time with some friends and was very impressed with the menu. The burgers are great with fresh local beef. They also have local and state beers and wine. It isn't huge but the food is great.

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Madison
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24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We come here often for breakfast and for dinner. The service is always very friendly and personable, and the food is really good. It's wonderful to have this place in Skowhegan, where upscale food is to hard to come. We love the corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy and the eggs benedict I had this morning (in the picture) were... More 

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maine
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Our starters were good, great Empenatas, the pork for a main course was served cold. The side of rice was not cooked , crunch,it is not that hard to cook rice. Unless hard rice was part of the dish?

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Skowhegan, Maine
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great addition to the Skowhegan food scene. They use locally-sourced food whenever possible, from farmers you know. The ambience is rustic - a former jail garage! - but the service is friendly. The food prep is very good by those who care about what you are eating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Court Street, Somerset Grist Mill, Skowhegan, ME 04976
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan
  • Phone Number: 207-474-0708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Attached to the Skowhegan Farmer's Market and open when they are - Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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