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Purple Cow House of Pancakes

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Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937
+1 207-453-1371
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was packed. We came on a Sunday morning. There was a line at the door. There wasn't a single open table. My only observation was there isn't a sign or anyone telling you there is a sign up sheet. We finally figured we should ask someone because there was 20 people standing around the entrance and no one... More 

Thank hungryflip
Waterville, Maine
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, but staff does not care about their customers. Went through the drive thru this morning to get a few breakfast sandwiches for my wife and myself. Placed order, then waited 15 minutes at the window without anyone coming to check us out or anything. Finally decided to go in after 20 minutes to see what was going on... More 

Thank Josh G
purplecowmanager, Owner at Purple Cow House of Pancakes, responded to this review

Josh, We're sorry that your recent experience could not have been more positive. Your satisfaction is our number one priority, and we're disappointed to hear how long you had to wait in the drive thru. Would you mind sending us an email with more details so that we can look into this further? Please send any other information you can... More 

Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We were driving home from a weekend in Maine; we had gotten a late start due to a snowstorm, and were hangry. We knew we probably wouldn't make it to Portland and want to pay those prices and waste time looking for something. What to our wondering eyes should appear but a sign on Rte 295 advertising the Purple Cow... More 

Thank LogCabinMom1
Edwards, Colorado
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I came here one morning after an extensive night of drinking. The menu here is HUGE so you'll definitely find something you can eat, the food is diner style and greasy and good. It isn't outstanding but it is cheap and will set your hangover straight.

Thank Dman33405
Winthrop, Maine
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226 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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
14 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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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 181 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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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?