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Palace Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves the best breakfast/diner food I've ever had in America. The portions are huge and the service is very fast and attentive (the second my coffee mug was half empty, the waitress would fill it up). Usually there's a queue to get a seat, but the amazing food makes up for the wait.

Thank Eddy P
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Generous portions, small cozy place, friendly staff, wonderful food. There was no line when we went there, but I have seen it going around the corner. Definitely worth the wait.

1 Thank clabel1977
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an incredible breakfast at the Palace. The breakfast sandwich, french toast, pancakes, and chicken sandwich were all outstanding. This 90 year old diner has only 15 seats so be prepared for about a 15-20 minute wait. The staff is super friendly and even give you a cup of coffee for your walk while you are waiting for a... More 

Thank kennebunkport88
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, unique spin on standard fare but it'll cost you. Cool well preserved tin diner, comfy and cozy... but that means the wait can be long.

Thank Daniel P
Hartland, Vermont
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We waited for our turn at the small diner. I had an amazing burger. My husband did like his breakfast because it came already salted and he doesn't like salt but I thought my food was great. Free coffee while waiting is a nice touch.

Thank vermonter57282
Ellicott City, Maryland
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Look, this is not a traditional diner. Do not try to make comparisons to the imagine of what you think a diner is. Yes, it has the Rail Car setting, counter only seating and great coffee. But this is a high end breakfast location. Prices are higher here....you will not get your Denny's Grand Slam for $7.00. But you will... More 

Thank SigEpGov
Boston, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Small diner (you have to wait outside to get called for seating) that serves anything but small portions. Huge breakfast meals in a shoulder to shoulder seating arrangement that is utterly unique and fun. Best breakfast I have had in the area and never knew it was there for years. Go hungry, often and early to enjoy a true throwback... More 

Thank LShank2014
Saco, Maine
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A limited menu, but everything is great! Even the coffee comes from a specialized supplier. My favorite local place for breakfast.

Thank fortwilliams09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    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
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: 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?