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Purple Cow House of Pancakes

American, Diner
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Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
+1 207-453-1371
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Winthrop, Maine
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210 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We had been here many, many years ago and were by the amount of growth they have experience over the years. The original diner has been added onto many times, now featuring a drive through as well as a bar. We stopped on our way home from Bar Harbor and had breakfast. I love corned beef hash and noticed the... More 

Thank AnnieD39
Fairfield, Maine
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

good food /value priced /good service/ breakfast is best. has a small lunch counter if you prefer vs a table

Thank 59Lighthouse
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfasts. The pancakes are ginormous! Eggs Benedict was a hit. I had the corned beef hash which was excellent. So much food for the price and it's great quality diner favorites. Definitely will be back.

Thank lovemybicycle
Vienna, Virginia
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188 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Wow - this was an out an of the way lunch stop during our Maine roadtrip, but it was awesome! When these folks advertise pancakes - they mean pancakes the size of the frying pan. No little stack of flaps like at IHOP here - uh uh no! These were platter sized and the portions were so large they even... More 

Thank Christie R
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Big breakfast food! It was so good! Corn muffin is a must to try. You'd want to go to the retro section of Betty Boop collection.

Thank Anijela
Waterville, Maine
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been eating here for decades and with few exceptions, have found this to be the best value around. Food is good, staff is friendly and outgoing and prices are the best around. Purple Cow has the largest portions in the area. Have had breakfast there twice this week. Home fries are sometimes under cooked but on average are... More 

Thank 959clintonh
Howland, Maine
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600 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Let me start by saying our waiter was great. The rest of the staff was also great. Thats wear it ends .had Fisher men's platter .over cooked and the fries were burnt . The desert wasn't any better

Thank thedipman
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

You won't be disappointed if you stop here. BIG portions with excellent taste. We were looking for a place to eat breakfast on our way to New Hampshire. We will come back again

Thank Mwoodman81
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

went to the purple cow, May 30, had deep fried mushrooms, and a ruebun sandwich, with French fries, great meal, great service

Thank Beverly B
Dover, New Hampshire
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We stop in for breakfast and are never disappointed. The pancakes are huge, the food is good, service is fast and the prices are reasonable. We have also tried it for dinner and found the experience just as good. We were amazed and extremely happy when we pulled in 9:30 on Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend and the lot... More 

Thank Snonut800

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 207-453-1371

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