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Cockpit Cafe

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199 Airport Rd, Sanford, ME 04073-2429
(207) 324-7332
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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New Hampshire
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place was really nicely appointed with any and everything to do with flying. Even the ceiling was painted like the sky. Large menu consisting of many choices. I'm always happy to see homemade toast on the menu, and they were serving it. Plus they had a Gluten Free menu. 6 of us were all very happy with our meals.... More 

Thank frequentdiner1948
Milford, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute place at small airport. Mostly locals. Delicious lobster benedict. Generous portions! Friendly waitstaff. Check hours - only open for breakfast and lunch. Cash only.

Thank Deborah L
Sanford, Maine
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very local following but being at the airport in Sanford (small airport where the Bush's flew in and out of) it has a certain ambiance . The food is a good value for the money. Staff polite but business like, but very accommodating. Would recommend for families with small children as the decor is aeronautical/military and the airport is busy... More 

Thank francesp44
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We (7 of us) went to try the breakfast here on the 4th of July. We were both hoping they were open (they were) and that the wait to seat 7 people was not going to "forever" (it was around 10 minutes- all very impressive). Everyone enjoyed their breakfast. The kids enjoyed seeing the planes and the adults enjoyed looking... More 

Thank riprocheleau
Hanover, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Good, friendly service and good food. Love flying there in the early AM for a quick breakfast. Excellent airport as well.

Thank BronxPilot
Lowell, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Aviation theme at the airport with neat stuff to look at while waiting. Most items were better than other breakfast places. Not the cheapest, but best non-buffet breakfast in recent memory. Excellent pancakes! Large but tasty, not thick or cake-like. Real good house-made hash, costs a bit more.

Thank mandmma
Waltham, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

There were a lot of people in there and we had about 1.25 hrs before they were going to close so we waited in line for breakfast. People move in and out at a moderate rate in here. We got the blueberry pancakes, Belgium waffle & home fries. The waffle got soft too fast so I think it should have... More 

Thank LEER2011
Sanford, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A very popular and busy cafe serving breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m. weekdays and only breakfast until noon on weekends. Lines are not unusual but the wait is not long, perhaps 15 to 20 minutes at most. The menu has a wide selection, portions are generous and prices are very reasonable. Service is very good and the food tasty... More 

Thank Ron V
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went out for breakfast here one morning. Food was pretty decent, quite like something you can make at home. What WAS excellent was the service. Despite having a five year old and a moderately fussy six month old, we were taken care of promptly and courteously. It isn't expensive, and it is neat to watch planes... More 

Thank MainiacGirl
Rochester, New York
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166 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a small little cafe right along the private airport. The food is excellent, nicely priced and the staff is very pleasant. You know how periodically you find a place where locals go but most travelers would miss- this is it! From what I understand be prepared to wait if you go to enjoy on the weekends. When I... More 

Thank James R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Airport Rd, Sanford, ME 04073-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: (207) 324-7332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?