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Karen's Main Street Diner

439 Main St, Calais, ME 04619-1841
+1 207-454-0500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“omelet” (3 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
439 Main St, Calais, ME 04619-1841
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We were driving from Prince Edward Island to Acadia National Park and stopped in Calais to eat, saw Karen's and went in. It was about 4pm and only a couple of other customers were there. The place isn't fancy, but it was the best fish...More

Thank Miniwheat
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Here is the deal, it was busy. Coffee refills were frequent. Food was good. From the time we placed the order to the time we received the food - slow. Not a quick place to go for breakfast. But the worst part was fighting the...More

Thank bethg362
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Love this place for simple but good Maine food especially the fish & chips. The taco salad is large, crisp and tasty too! The servers are very friendly and the prices are decent.

Thank Downeastmaine1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stopped through Calais and chose Karen's for breakfast. What a delightful place! The food is great, and the atmosphere is cozy. You absolutely must try the grilled Blueberry mufiin - the muffin picks up some subtle bacon/salt taste from the grill and it is...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast on our way south after leaving New Brunswick. The food is worth a stop here, but be prepared for a dining room that needs some spit and polish. It's noisy, and you may be served coffee in mugs that didn't make...More

Thank FJDriver
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We had lunch here the other day. Very nice place. The food was good along with the service. We will definitely come again.

Thank dlmoore305
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Calais, ME has a limited number of restaurants in the area. The good one's are extremely busy and that was the indication when we walked into Karen's Main Street Diner. It was very crowded and more arrived after we did. It appeared to be only...More

Thank DianeH7050
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The breakfast was very tasty, cooked as we requested. But the restaurant which is really a diner was a little run down and hot!!! Don't think the A/C was working that great. Karen was waitress, cook, cash, and clean up staff...and all with a smile...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We were in Calais to do "port of entry business" and found Karen's on Tripadvisor. We were not mislead. I got a reuben, my husband got a steak omelet from the extensive all-day breakfast menu. Neither of us sampled any of the large number of...More

Thank Eleanor Holmes W
Reviewed July 2, 2018

stopped for supper on our way thru and meal was satisfactory. i think the chef and the waitress were one of the same so service was a little lax but that may have been because it was a Monday evening and may be a slow...More

Thank Teresa B
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April 3, 2016|
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Response from Joe W | Reviewed this property |
Left side is Breakfast & Lunch. Right side is a bar & grill, which opens later in the day. No brunch mimosas it would seem...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Main St, Calais, ME 04619-1841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +1 207-454-0500
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