I really am surprised at some of the negative & unapealing reviews that some customers have made. In defense of this particular restaurant & it's wait staff, these negative reviews are a bit imature and not a good assessment of what may have actually happened. If your food was cold, ask the waiter/waitress to PLEASE warm it up. If the food was over cooked, ask to speak to the Manager, and politely inform him/her of the situation. ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING in life. I could continue, but you get the picture.
My wife & I eat at the Lewiston Governors on a regular basis, just us, or with friends, at any day or time of the week. We have never had a bad experience that was as intolerable as describe in previous negative comments. We have had a few situations we weren't pleased with, but with expressing our displeasure in a calm polite fashion, it was always corrected to our satisfaction. 99.9% of the time we eat there, the food and service is always top notch, and as good or better than the average restaurant. If your idea of service is to be waited on by a highly sophisticated wait staff, than you' re in the wrong place. They are regular people earning a living just like you. Before criticizing their personality, try being in their shoes, and putting up with fussy & very demanding customers, & on occasion, some disruptive children, where other customers can't enjoy a peaceful meal.
Governors is a family restaurant, with good home cooked meals, a great selection of foods, great desserts and pastries, great atmosphere, and for the most part, great service and attention to customers needs.
I might also mention that it's less than a mile off of Exit 80 on the Maine Pike, making it an easy off/on destination, with plenty of gas/diesel stations, & hotels in the area. These are things my wife and I look for when traveling to and from Florida.
Many locals keep coming back again and again, so they're doing something right....
Keep up the good work Governors, Lewiston.
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