We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Downtown Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$
American, Diner, Cafe
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
+1 207-623-9656
Today
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 87: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went out for breakfast. The Downtown Diner was good, fast and friendly. Watch out, they have giant pancakes.

Helpful?
Thank McGovWorks
Augusta, Maine
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yumm! I have never had a bad meal here! My favorite is the cinnamon french toast. The ladies are always friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Beth O
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm on a strict diet, and it was easy to order an acceptable breakfast ala carte from their wide variety of menu options.

Helpful?
Thank Opal144
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome French toast! Yummy! Will definitely return here soon. It can be a bit too crowded though so expect a wait on busy days.

Helpful?
Thank helena m
mmalinowski
Level Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

They make the best breakfast a person could ask for! You will never go wrong at this diner. They have been in the business a very long time and it shows. Eggs are always perfect, pancakes are crazy good and the service is always cheerful and friendly. Lunch is also excellent with a variety of sandwiches and wraps to choose... More 

Helpful?
Thank mmalinowski
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Wonderful place to have breakfast or lunch. Food was great, the price was better. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Focal point of the down town.

Helpful?
Thank Wayne M
Dover, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Six of us stopped in @ 1:00 on 31 Oct. Service was excellent! Food was good, reasonably priced with big portions, especially the breakfast plates. Parking on either side of restaurant! Pancakes and French Toast are huge

Helpful?
1 Thank Jason G
Level Contributor
51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive from Boston to Bangor. The lunch was very good and service friendly. The grilled cornbread was a real treat and our soups delicious.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rebekah E
Chicago, United States
Level Contributor
70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and quite frankly was expecting more. That being said, the service was TOP NOTCH! Our waitress could not have been nicer. The food was solid and satisfying.

Helpful?
Thank Linda R
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We stopped in the capital city to see the capitol building. We stumbled upon Downtown Diner. The special for the day was a large bowl of chili and cornbread for $8.99. The chili was very good, but the cornbread was the best any of us had ever had. They bake it in-house. The waitress recommended having it toasted and she... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jaci1202

Been to Downtown Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-9656
Description
Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Downtown Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?