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Boynton-McKay Food Co.

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30 Main St, Camden, ME 04843-1704
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little cafe has wonderfully prepared, fresh, organic food. The menu is particularly varied and refreshing in its creativity. The cafe provides multiple choices for those with allergies. It is my first choice for a cafe in Camden!

Thank AdventuresEscapes
Naples, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went for brunch. Silly me, there was a Lobster Benedict on the Special board and I ordered two with no questions. Two poached eggs per plate with some (not much) claw meat on an English muffin with hollandaise was over $40 for two people. No table service. The other meals were price appropriately and were OK. I... More 

Thank David G
Camden, Maine
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique breakfast/lunch experience. The menu offers an interesting array of meals. If you're looking for a change of pace with fresh food that isn't that far out there... try Boynton-McKay. You're sure to experience a hot, healthy meal!

Thank raptor86
washington, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No table service just step up to counter and place your order. Breakfast and lunch. I had soup and a grill cheese sandwich. fair prices and good plain food.

Thank William S
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice for breakfast while in Camden and enjoyed the food. You order and pay at the counter and then they bring the food out to you. I got the skillet breakfast #2 that is topped with scrambled eggs with homemade rye bread. My wife got the breakfast salad that was topped with a poached egg. Not expensive,... More 

Thank Steve H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ever wonder what would happen if someone really just nailed breakfast? I mean the food, the vibe, the decor, the service, everything. Exactly that is what you get at Boynton McKay. This is that cool place where the locals go because they know. It has been the magnetic center, the must hit Jones for breakfast in Camden, Maine since forever... More 

Thank seth s
Fleming Island, Florida
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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be the go-to place for breakfast in Camden. No more. My wife and I ate here on July 18th, and were disappointed in the food and no service. We used to eat here a lot in previous visits, under the prior owners, and had good experiences. Things have really changed, and not for the better. If you... More 

1 Thank John G
Camden, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Busy at times but worth it. Order at the back and find a table. Already been there twice this week for breakfast and lunch but going back!

Thank bobkoelling
Charleston, South Carolina
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309 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Has everything from newspapers to a deli and fresh meat to bakery and everything in between. Perfectly located at main intersection in heart of town. Perfect for us boaters!

Thank TravelerNorfolk
Princeton and Charlottesville
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We love the fact that foodie owners have taken over a Camden staple and made it into something worthy of a destination visit. It's still THE spot for breakfast or lunch, but now the food is inventive and just wholly a cut above the typical diner or counter joint. Well worth a stop.

1 Thank CavalierJCS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Main St, Camden, ME 04843-1704
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: 207-236-2465

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