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Sylvia's Cafe

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248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
+1 207-667-7014
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Bangor, Maine
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've liked this place for many years and go there almost weekly for breakfast. It's a friendly diner not a high end place but consistently good food, not greasy, and the price is right and serving size is awesome. Ells. has some great breakfast spots and this is one of them.

Thank Dew-it2it
Tel Aviv, Israel
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

they have many choices for your desired breakfast from full 10 different breakfast to choose to make your own combination. We had two of their combinations coffee, eggs your choice, 4 slices of bread and one side has also bacon on the plate. Nice service good experience.

Thank Movtal
Eastpoint, Florida
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015

My wife and friends recently had breakfast at Sylvia's Cafe and LOVED the food. Two of us had the lobster omelette which was terrific and the blueberry pancakes were tops, too. Well worth the visit.

Thank dockdog
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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233 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Sylvia's is open for breakfast and lunch. We stopped for breakfast on our way from Bar Harbor to Southern Maine. It's in a strip mall of sorts. Our dining companions looked to be mostly locals. Breakfast was fine. I had the eats and with grilled kielbasa. The kielbasa was mass market grade and the accompanying home fries were frozen. Everything... More 

Thank John Z
codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I just wanted to clarify a couple points. Our kielbasa is actually authentic smoked Polish kielbasa and is not available in any supermarkets. Our homefries are all hand cut Maine potatoes and we offer them grilled and seasoned or deep fried and unseasoned. We have never and never will serve a frozen potato be it homefies... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Just plain great breakfast, i recommend the burrito! Conveniently located right across the street from friend and friend, made the time pass quickly waiting for a motorcycle service

Thank Brian M
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We had the haddock pan seared sandwich with fish hanging out of the bun. Staff couldn't have been any nicer. Very plain interior and very reasonable prices.

Thank Bill M
Hancock, Maine
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Well ,I have been going their for a long time on Mondays. I love the food and the prices are hard to beat anywhere. Its real food , they make everything homemade . If your in town and you want a great meal, I highly recommend this café. Its just awesome.

Thank timmy t
Deerfield, Virginia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Home cooking, smiling waitresses, locals coming and going. Good omen, right? You bet! One of the best breakfasts we've had in ages! Eggs were light and fluffy, 4 large slices of bacon cooked crispy, but not hard, quite crispy homefries.....real potatoes. The coffee was hot and bold, and the cup was kept filled. Sorry we live so far away; we... More 

Thank lbhorne
Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2015

While touring around Ellsworth, we stopped here on a whim and had a wonderful lunch. Fast, friendly service and the menu has a good variety to choose from. Stop in, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Kellydax1956
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can spot a good restaurant by seeking out where the locals eat. I drove by this place very early one morning and noticed a bunch of contractor trucks outside. We returned for breakfast after leaving our hotel and the place was packed. Decent food and prices were reasonable. Great, hard working wait staff! Will definitely return!

Thank kbarber03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7014

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?