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Palace Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
+1 207-284-0015
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wells, Maine
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the Palace Dinner, breakfast can be very, very good. I went to the dinner full of scepticism-- how could eggs, breakfast sandwiches and pancakes generate so many rave reviews. The dinner is as small, the service is as cheerful and the buzz is as happy as other reviewers have noted. And the food is just outstanding. We ordered deluxe... More 

Thank Susan K
Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to the Palace Diner was a delight. While visiting friends in Biddeford we treated ourselves to breakfast at this charming diner complete with 50's music on the radio. We got there after the morning crowds for a late breakfast and I ordered the lumberjack breakfast. Everything was cooked perfectly including fluffy pancakes and delicious potatoes. Thumbs up... More 

Thank JMR815
Biddeford, Maine
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast/ brunch at the palace. Only 16 seats so there may be a wait but the food is worth it! The hash is homemade and the best I have had. Great throwback background music. The staff is very friendly but not pushy. Its one of two diners of its type left in the US. Made in 1927. If your... More 

Thank tytram53
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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217 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to palace diner a few times now and can't wait until my next visit. A small place with about 12 bar stools, there can be a wait - but it's well worth it! It is also cash only FYI. The staff is incredibly friendly and efficient. The breakfast sandwich is delicious and comes with some of the best... More 

Thank 783m783
Biddeford, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a little gem. A little pricey, a lot tasty! Most of the items on the menu are very good. I often just get the potatoes and the grapefruit for breakfast. When I want to indulge I go for the Deluxe breakfast sandwich...just try it, you will understand. Coffee is delicious which is more than you can say for most... More 

Thank seawenchkisses
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palace Diner is an old school rail car diner with limited seating. The wait is 5-10 minutes. We tried buttermilk pancakes, and corned beef hash with eggs. The food was delicious. Since the portions are huge, I wish they offered half size options for those watching their calorie intake. The service is excellent with unlimited coffee refills. Cash only.

Thank MainelyContemporary
Biddeford, Maine
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is small and cash only, but those are the only hang ups, and I don't even consider them hang ups. Out of this world delicious. The deluxe breakfast sandwich is amazing, as is the French toast and fried chicken! Really it all is, but those are my stand outs.

Thank Kate M
Willimantic, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This place is amazing. The service and the food are both wonderful. I always get the home fries, which are delicious and the grilled banana bread..YUM

Thank MaryHiltz2121
Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A tiny restaurant so be prepared to wait outside if its busy. Clean venue, super enjoyable staff and unique atmosphere. A memorable experience. We went for breakfast. Deep fried baby reds were a unique twist and super tasty. I had a basic egg toast sausage and coffee breakfast and was completely satisfied. My cousin says the flap-jacks are delicious but... More 

Thank Kelly D
Scarborough, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I must confess that I have struggled with writing this review for fear of giving away a local treasure - but it's not a secret anymore. The Palace Diner is a true gem. An original diner with a menu that honors its heritage with some notable twists. The hotcakes and fried chicken, and hash and eggs - are not to... More 

Thank MrBuddy82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Biddeford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-284-0015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?