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Appalachian Trail Cafe

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210 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462-1445
+1 207-723-6720
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hobart, Australia
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Came here for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the course of a few days in Millinocket. The staff were lovely, the food was fresh and always very hearty, and the atmosphere was wonderful. Great place to chat to hikers, meet people and enjoy a meal before or after an outdoor adventure. Highly recommend the breakfasts, too!

Thank Robyn996
Kennebunk, ME
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

You may meet some very interesting people here. It's popular with Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers. Food is good and hardy. Worth driving a little extra for this gem.

Thank abcguest
Sonoma, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopping at the Appalachian Trail Cafe was a real treat. We met and spoke to some of the hikers, young and older, and heard great stories. This is a very welcoming spot for the AT hikers and all who come to share a bit of the experience. I had the best salad I'd had in days on the road.

Thank Rover T
Camden, Maine
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Came here for a late lunch after a short hike in Baxter. Was a little crowded, but there were some open tables. However, after we ordered and got our drinks, our server basically ignored us. We were sitting for over an hour before we had to ask about our food. We were told 'oh it's coming, we're just really busy'.... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee, Usa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to grab breakfast before heading out to hike Mt Katahdin. We were able to get breakfast by 5:30am so we could make it to occupy our reserved parking at the trailhead by 7am. The eggs were cooked perfect. They have REAL fresh brewed tea (even sweetened). I've found fresh, brewed tea to be a rarity in Maine; mostly... More 

Thank Robin B
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a breakfast before hiking katahdin at 5 am. Great omelets and blueberry pancakes. It can get crowded on weekend, but service is great and friendly a definite place to stop in the area.

Thank Kara H
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Really a must stop if you have been hiking in Baxter State Park. Good food... good atmosphere. Lot of hikers go here. Not the fastest service but worth the wait.

Thank lucky2324
Rockland, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My wife and I ate breakfast at the AT Cafe on two separate mornings. Food was excellent, waitress was very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. Highly recommend the AT Cafe

Thank jrl261
Fredericton, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Great food, great service. Got a souvenier from the thrift shop upstairs. The omelets are devine and the haddock slides slide right down.

Thank Lysa W
Portland, Maine
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Quirky little cafe in town where we had lunch. Interesting mementos on the ceiling from thru-hikers which makes this restaurant feel connected to Katahdin. Good eats, quicky.

Thank Geri Lynn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462-1445
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket
  • Phone Number: +1 207-723-6720
A local favorite with a unique Appalachian Trail atmosphere and friendly staff. All your favorite breakfast foods and a few specialty dishes like the Millinocket Special. Home-made doughnuts, muffins and English muffins made daily. Our lunch menu has many options for all diets. We offer a local Maine farm grass-fed burger, all natural chicken, salads, specialty sandwiches, and everyone loves our Black Bean Burrito. Stop by and see why our motto is "Friends Gather Here...where the Trail meets the town".

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