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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
Closed now
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Hunt Valley
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The manager at our hotel recommend this restaurant and we are glad that we went. Our server, Haven, was very attentive even though she was busy. The salad was fresh. The rolls were home made and warm and the rest of the meal was just a should. There was a good variety of things to choose from on the menu.... More 

1 Thank Cgeck
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a small diner popular with the locals, the lobster quice is very good as well as the blueberry cobbler.

1 Thank Patrick C
Newfoundland, Canada
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We went there for dinner because of its rating and other contributors. We asked of they had decafe tea and were told they did not even though the menu stated that they served it. The food was average as deep fried food usually is. The servings are ample although there was too many fries. If you are a person who... More 

Thank Joan H
Branson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I was traveling through this part of Maine, and wanted to check out a local place. Someone recommended Elm Tree Diner, and from the moment I walked in, I felt optimistic about the lunch to come. The setting is basic, like a diner should be. The food is excellent, especially the lobster roll and sweet potato fries I had! Also... More 

1 Thank nyguy73
Houlton, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Back to good food. I would not have said this 2 years ago. Good home cooked food. Back to the days of older owners. Good servings.

1 Thank Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, 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 04730-3012
  • 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?