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2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
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Ranked #11 of 62 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $18
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Maine Diner, conveniently located on Route 1 in Wells, is a quintessential diner experience. Diners always seem to have the best food and this is no exception. Service is friendly, portions are large, and prices are reasonable. I almost always have the lobster omelette, which I can never finish. They serve breakfast and lunch foods, so there's something for... More 

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Milford, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came here on a Saturday at the end of January, in a snow storm. There was no wait because of this, but the locals who sat nearby sounded incredulous about the fact that there was no wait even with the storm. Service was excellent while not being intrusive. Our server was prompt. The food was delivered... More 

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Western Mass.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We can't go to Maine without eating at the Maine Diner. Diners are known for great food and simple furnishings and this diner is one step above the rest. Our girls love the mac and cheese with cod fish cakes...love the corn bread! Very fast and friendly service! Large restaurant across the street and this small one fills its parking... More 

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Putnam, CT
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to the Maine Diner several times and it never disappoints. This time I tried the Lobster Pie. You have to try it! It is lobster meat in a casserole dish with bread crumbs. My husband had friend scallops. Both were awesome. We also ordered a clam cakes (people these are not traditional clam cakes/fritters that you get... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of our family traditions is that we get to choose where to eat as a family on our birthdays. For the past 4 years, I've chosen the Maine Diner. Seafood chowder is one of their specialties, and it is far and away the best I've ever had. Filled with scallops, shrimp, clams, and haddock, the creamy broth is not... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Dinner there was nothing to write home about - good, hearty, average diner fare with exceptional cornbread muffins. HOWEVER, the almond-encrusted french toast at breakfast was amazing. The waitresses were efficient and friendly. I plan to return again just for that yummy breakfast dish.

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Seabrook, NH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We drive by here all the time & there is always a wait...Decided to try it on New Years Day at 3:00pm....It was crowded with a wait for larger parties...But being a party of 2 we were seated immediately....Being from the area, we didn't want anything fish so we opted for cheese-burger clubs $10.95...Yummmm....perfect diner food...I order potatoe sald with... More 

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Worcester. MA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I both ordered the fishcake Benedict--a creation of the previous owner\chef. Wow! the combo works to perfection--Hollandaise sauce, English muffin, home fries and codfish cakes--my new favorite breakfast. The service was perfection, prompt, not rushed, attentive and an eye for details. For example, no need for more cream, you have plenty left--and the server was spot on... More 

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Stuyvesant, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I stopped in today and the parking lot was quite full. We were seated right away, and the waitress came right over. We had a late breakfast. Food was good, portions were good, service was fast and courteous. By the time we left there was a line. Very pleasant place, we will stop in again.

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San Anselmo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just go for the crab and lobster rolls. Well filled and very tasty. The chowder is good, but it is too thick (with flour/cornstarch?) Salad balances out a very good experience.

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Additional Information about Maine Diner

Address: 2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
Phone Number: 207-646-4441
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 18
Cuisine: American, Diner, Seafood

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