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Elm Tree Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
+1 207-532-3777
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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New Brunswick, Canada
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read a lot of good reviews & had to try it today while in Houlton. Humm...alright the good; The burgers were good & the sweet potato fries were great! The bad; The regular fries tasted & smelled as though they were deep-fried in oil previously used to fry seafood in. Although rare, some restaurants still keep to this practice :(... More 

Thank Darius S
Houlton, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Elm Tree Diner is well know in Houlton area. The food is very simply homemade fare that very good. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Daniel D
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the elm tree many times and have never had a bad meal. The Reuben sandwich with house made chips are excellent as is the cold salad plate .

Thank Lynne P
Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant in the past, but had forgotten how good the food was! Generous portions and friendly service, too. Everyone cleaned their plates! Looking forward to another visit the next time I am back home.

Thank Church4b
Keokuk, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A soccer team was eating the night we stopped, so it took over an hour to get our meal. Once it arrived, it was good, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

Thank TSK0031
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went here for lunch and dinner and the food was decent. Nothing spectacular but it was solid and hit the spot. We would come here again.

Thank nicoleb610
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244 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We found this restaurant when looking for a spot to eat in Houlton. We liked it so much that we ate there the next day on our drive home! Our first lunch included a bacon cheeseburger for me and a chicken parm sandwich for my husband. I got a small side of homemade fries with my burger and he got... More 

Thank NieSam
Brownville, Maine
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

A group of ten visited the Elm Tree and we're all pleased with the quality of the food, the waitress, the speed with which our meals were delivered. It was busy that day and the room was a bit noisy but everything else outweighed that.

Thank Susan W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

After waiting for 55 minutes for a meal at the highly-touted Grammys (only to determine that our order hadn't even been started yet ....and this with 40% of their tables empty) we drove back toward town and discovered the Elm Tree Diner. Excellent service and very good food. We even recognized two other couples there who had also become frustrated... More 

Thank BrandysRamblings
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I'm sure locals come here for comfort food, but . . . the time for serving a meal consisting of protein and potato and canned (or overcooked) vegetables has passed. (The fish was overcooked, too.) They have a large selection of baked goods, but neither the whoopie pie nor the date-filled molasses cookie were worth writing home about.

Thank Dad08

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
  • Phone Number: +1 207-532-3777

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