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Elm Tree Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730-3012
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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All hours
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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Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
Khartoum, Sudan
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482 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Had a family lunch here- the portions were huge and they had something for everyone. Very much a family style, well, diner.

1 Thank JCW703
Novato, California, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

For when you don't want to drive to Grammys country inn. Dinner food at low prices, conveniently close to town

1 Thank Danielle B
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise while out touring Maine. The service was prompt and friendly. The menu was very extensive. We had the fried pickles tasty, homemade onion rings, homemade rolls and bread on the sandwiches and fresh cut fries. We had the turkey club on wheat, blt, and burger. All were good and very fresh. A good stop!

1 Thank Beachsiders386

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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 04730-3012
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
  • Phone Number: 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?