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Elm Tree Diner

American, Diner
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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730
7:00 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JCW703
Novato, California, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Danielle B
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Beachsiders386
Hunt Valley
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Cgeck
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Patrick C
Newfoundland, Canada
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 Whatithoughttoo
Branson, Missouri
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Thank nyguy73
Houlton, Maine
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Carol B
Fredericton, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stop at this restaurant just about every time we are in Houlton. The food is not only excellent but very generous servings as well. Great service!!

Thank vallit

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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
Good for
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
  • 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?