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Appalachian Trail Cafe

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210 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462-1445
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sevierville, United States
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant. I was in town to raft the Penobscot River and needed a good place for a hearty breakfast. I stumbled across the AT Cafe and couldn't have been happier. I had the Raspberry Pancakes and they were awesome. One pancake was undercooked, and they offered to take the pancake off the bill. I wasn't complaining, but... More 

Thank Matthew U
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eat here every year before and after kayaking trips up north. Great little place with AT charm. Plan to preorder their cinnamon rolls when back in August.

Thank Mike W
Presque Isle, Maine
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here for Breakfast every last morning of our Baxter State Park Summer trips. The special organic dark roast coffee paired with the home made bran date filled muffins- YUM! Super fair in prices and fair portion sizes, especially for the hungry hiker! The omelets are a hit as well! It is a small cafe, but they certainly make... More 

Thank simplyabundantlife
Lexington, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at the Appalachian Trail Café several times during my section-hike of Mt Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness in Maine. The food (especially breakfast) was outstanding and the perfect way to start any hike or outdoor activity. The staff was friendly and eager to share their extensive knowledge of the area.

Thank Oilman65
Khartoum, Sudan
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464 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a decent little diner, masquerading as a restaurant. The food isn't bad, but it isn't all that great either. I'm certain that, given most folks who eat here have been out on the AT for an extended time, they probably think they have died and gone to heaven.

Thank JCW703
New Hampshire
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here during a white water rafting trip. What an enjoyable meal! The gals got the Lobster Egg Scramble and the guys the 3 meat omelets. Food was excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. The owner/cook came out to see how we enjoyed everything. The cafe is AT themed with the ceiling panels signed by thru hikers from the... More 

Thank ksmoola1
Winterport, Maine
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two days trout fishing up in the park and ate breakfast at the AT Cafe. The food was hot, fresh and full of flavor and the added benefit of trail stories made it fun as well. The cafe is open early so you can have a good breakfast and have plenty of time to get to your activities.... More 

Thank ExplorersEspecial
Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town to climb Mt. Katahdin and stopped in this cafe for a meal. There we got the feel of the entire Appalachian trail that other walkers were hiking, so that was a lot of fun! Great food, and very kind servers who found ways to satisfy our need for gluten free food. We wished we had bought... More 

Thank MBmontreal
ATLodgeandCafe, Owner at Appalachian Trail Cafe, responded to this review

That's why we say, "at the AT Cafe the Trail meets the town." Thanks for stopping by. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Good Breakfast for Park Bound crowd. Good menu selection, I enjoyed the waffles. Lots of coffee. Locals like it. Best choice for a substantial morning meal. Clean Bathroom too.

Thank ReddiTugo
ATLodgeandCafe, Owner at Appalachian Trail Cafe, responded to this review

Open every day at 5:00 am. Thanks for stopping by. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my daughter after a morning of hiking. Seems to be a popular place with visitors and locals. Burgers were very good. Photos on the walls of Appalachian trail hikers very cool.

Thank baseballm0m03
ATLodgeandCafe, Owner at Appalachian Trail Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by. The burgers are come from a local Maine farm that are from grass fed beef...Glad you liked them! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 12077236720
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?