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Palace Diner

18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
+1 207-284-0015
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“potatoes” (37 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Down-to-earth folks serving tasty diner food with a punch! Everyone sits at the counter on old school stools...although I am an introvert, this is maine after all, so our family had conversations with the customers seated next to us, which only enhanced the experience. The...More

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious including the breakfast potatoes however the Breakfast sandwich on the menu was outstanding- the best that we’ve ever had! The diner is a traditional diner with bar stool seating only so I would not advocate going there with a large group! It...More

Thank LORI B
Reviewed May 3, 2018

A friend and I met my son here for a breakfast driving N on 95 and he coming from Portland. We arrived at 8:30 on a Saturday and they promptly made room for us as the counter. There are no tables and I would guess...More

Thank Maine_Traveler74
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Quaint, minimal seating (I think 13?), but they will take your name and the number in your party, and give you a shout out when seats are ready, plus they have hot coffee you can take outside while you're waiting. They will shift folks up...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Went this past weekend, it was packed and we had to wait about 5 min. We got burgers. They were cooked well and were decent. The fries were perfectly cooked and has great favor. They were better than the burger for sure!. My son got...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

This interesting little rail cart was transformed into an awesome little diner. Cash only! If they don't have enough seats, you will have to wait inside (crowded) or outside (cold). Either way it's well worth the wait. Deluxe breakfast sandwich is awesome. The brown butter...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Yes it was a bit pricier than you would normally pay but the food is really good. The atmosphere is super retro kitchy. It is an old train dining car that has 1 long counter with about 18 stools. That's it - no other seating....More

Reviewed December 5, 2017

Elevated diner food. Lemony pancakes, caramelized grapefruit, incredible corned beef hash, tuna sandwich beyond compare. And the potatoes......! Fabulous retro railcar setting. Excellent, friendly servers. Tandem coffee while you wait. Wear your fat pants.

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Second time and again it was great. Cute little place. Big portions and amazing quality. Breakfast and lunch only.

Thank Harley195
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Where else can you eat at a diner that is almost 100 years old? Nostalgic! And the oldest operational diner in Maine. Worth the visit. Wait was short, maybe 5 minutes to get in. Once inside, service is quick, nice friendly staff. You have got...More

Thank GVitag
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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