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“Fun atmosphere...good food...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ricky's Diner

Ricky's Diner
257 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009
(207) 647-2499
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Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Bridgton
Cuisines: American
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Harrison, Maine
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere...good food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I went here for breakfast. The atmosphere is retro diner which is fun. The service was good, the food was good. Very large menu. Something for everyone. Nice owners.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Cape May, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“We sat down and realized we had stumbled on a local favorite.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nothing fancy a folks. Plain old Maine charm and humor run amuck at this street side diner with a fifties drive in feel. Great breakfast. A everything scratch made. Eggs Benedict and hash and eggs were the orders for the day. Service with a smile, local chat, everyone on a first name basis more coffee, good coffee at that, than you could ever ask for.

Prices were more than fair. Service was great, food was really, really good. What more could you ask for? Now, will they know my name next time? Well see. Cheers.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gorham, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Bright & friendly atmosphere meets good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The good thing about Ricky's is that there's something on the menu that works for most diners' tastes. It was our first time eating there as we passed through Bridgton, so I can't speak to the quality of many different menu selections, but was impressed with the variety. When they say they offer breakfast all day, they don't just mean a few options. There's also an extensive sandwich menu. I gravitated toward the homemade soups and pies, which were very good. May have to come back another time to try the signature Grapenut Custard impressively prepared by the 82-year old cook:)
The diner interior is clean, colorful, spacious and bright, with seating available near the big front windows, at colorful formica tables, or in booths. It wasn't crowded when we were there and we were served promptly. Juke box wasn't playing, but is a fun added feature.
Seemed to be mostly locals eating there, and the waitstaff provided friendly service. Bridgton's lucky to have a diner that's open long hours to offer comfort food when that's what you're looking for!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“I Love a Good Diner...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Love the diner feel for this place, with the juke box kicking out 60s tunes and the ecclectic furnishings. Haddock Chowder was good. Looking around, the breakfasts look good, too. We had good service; the place was only about 1/2 full. It's a DINER ... don't go expecting anything more than that.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgton, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have been in Bridgton for a while and had never tried Ricky's, I am glad you were open Labor Day. We enjoyed a really good meal and great service. Thanks!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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