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Riverside Cafe

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151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never had a bad experience here. Great home cooked food. Different and familiar items! Great mimosa and bloody Mary's Reasonably priced

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Thank Eileen N
Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time there went with 10 other people food was great waitstaff friendly would go again laughed a lot

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Thank Birdie2211
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just ate there--clam chowder was excellent, quiche and blueberry pie delicious - and our waitress. Emma, was absolutely the best!!

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Thank mstraveler129
Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a previous resident of Ellsworth I always enjoyed breakfast and lunch at the Riverside cafe. I've returned to the area for vacation and had an opportunity to have lunch with them and was not disappointed! Consistently good food, ample portions and friendly staff. My only regret is I could not return to enjoy their wonderful breakfasts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast twice last week at the Riverside Cafe while staying in Ellsworth. They have great omelets, generous portions, and a delicious fruit option instead of home fries. The blueberry pancakes were delicious! I was disappointed in the muffin one day because it seemed too soggy like it was not fresh... And it was toasted to warm it up,... More 

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Stanley Bridge, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very popular spot for locals and tourists. Great range of menu,basically good ol' home cooking. Very good service but be prepared to wait for a seat :)

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1 Thank Elaine A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for breakfast one morning while on our honeymoon. We had heard a lot of great things about this cafe, but it didn't really live up to the hype. My husband ordered a breakfast burrito which was very good. I ordered chocolate chip pecan French toast, which sounded amazing but turned out to not be... More 

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1 Thank Heather B
Blue Hill, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good solid lunch place. Regular American chow with a minor emphasis on Downeast things from the sea--crab, lobster etc. Excellent quiches, excellent burgers. Good service unless it's packed. Eat there, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Capnbob67
Oklahoma City, OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 8 for lunch. I ordered a crab roll which was good. It came with chips but we all asked if we could have fries instead. The server said yes. Turns out they charged us $1.50 additional for the fries. I would have ordered them anyway but would have appreciated the server telling us there was... More 

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Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I will certainly remind all the servers that anytime there is a potential up-charge the customer must be informed. This is SOP as should be with any restaurant and I will fix it immediately. I appreciate the heads up! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for the price and super kid friendly!! Also, nice atmosphere with great service. Seating at the front gives you a great view of the street while dining.

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Thank Brian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7220

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