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Downtown Diner

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American, Diner, Cafe
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204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
+1 207-623-9656
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank mmalinowski
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Wayne M
Dover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Jason G
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

1 Thank Rebekah E
Chicago, United States
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Linda R
Naperville, Illinois
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175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

1 Thank Jaci1202
Cleveland, Tennessee, Usa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling thru Augusta and decided to stop here for lunch. I was sadly disappointed to arrive after 11am and hear that they only serve breakfast on Sunday's. I'm not a breakfast eater. Anyways, I was hungry so I decided to order the steak and cheese bowl. It was the daily special. My disappointment turned to sudden happiness. I... More 

1 Thank Robin B
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a late breakfast. Staff was friendly and gave us good service. The diner was clean and well equipped. The food was "meh" but not unpleasant. The bathroom was neat and clean.

Thank Fran C
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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245 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We have lived here for 20 years and never knew this place existed. What a find. Great food, nice staff and clean restaurant. Menu selections are wide ranging for breakfast and lunch. They take credit cards. Right on. Water Street. Front and back entrance. Might be a wait and it can be noisy. We will return. French toast, eggs, fruit... More 

1 Thank sadler8613
Augusta, Maine
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Always friendly staff & great food! Cinnamon french toast is soooooooo good! Everything I've tried has been good!

Thank Beth O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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.

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