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Moody's Diner

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American, Diner
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US Route 1, Waldoboro, ME 04572
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Orange County CA
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted lobster roll and hubby wanted chicken. Food was ok added beer battered onion rings and coleslaw which i would recommend. Didn't care for coffee flavor. Rhubarb/strawberry pie was tart needed the ice cream. Hubby felt paying for diner experience and expensive at $50 for 2 with only 1 beverage not including tip.

Thank B J
Boothbay, Maine
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When driving rt 1 north from home alone i'll stop for coffee and pie at Moody's. Having breakfast and diner there several time with spouse we have learned our lessons. Poor quality, poor portions sometimes nasty servers. Locals of a certain age love it. Try the pies and drive on

Thank Fran M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just left there, and I had to write a review immediately. I had the hot turkey sandwich, and lemon meringue pie. It was delicious! The waitress was nice. I was fully satisfied with my visit. Definitely plan on returning.

Thank Mary L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot travel US 1 in midcoast Maine without stopping at Moody's Diner. I've lived in Maine for 20 years and albeit after several years of Sunday breakfasts the novelty has worn off but if you are passing through Waldoboro you have to eat at Moody's. To not do so is tantamount to going to China and not visiting the... More 

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St. George, Utah
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This diner is a true diner. Lots of gravy and large portions. Had the Sunday special roast pork and roast turkey smothered in gravy with stuffing and squash. Very good. My wife teared up and when I asked why she said it reminded her of her mom's cooking. Over heard the table next to us say this makes me ridiculously... More 

Thank Bill I
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moody's Diner is a good place to stop if you're driving Rte 1 in Maine. It's really just an average diner. But, when you're driving and driving (after dark) hoping to find anything edible and you come upon an "average diner", it's pretty darn good. Prices are low and portions are extra-large, so I wouldn't expect a lot of fresh... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's so sad to say "goodbye" to an old friend or, in this case, an old favorite. After eating here many times during our summer trips to Maine, we once again visited Moody's for lunch after a several year absence.It was the most disappointing meal of our trip with lackluster food (even for a diner) and perfunctory service. My fried... More 

Thank AHappyTraveler52
Dover, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a great diner for good food,always consistent.We have been coming here for years,there is a diverse menu with all the comfort food you would expect in an old time diner.

Thank T4349TOinfo
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is always sharing memories of traveling up to Camden and stopping at Moody's Diner. I finally got to experience what he has been talking about. Very cool place. A true diner serving everything from hot dogs with sauerkraut to lobster rolls. And the french fries, reminds me of the fries I enjoyed as a little girl.

Thank Anna D
Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family restaurant with ok food. If you like gravies you will probably like this place. Has been around for a long time. Very few places to eat in this area.

Thank lehn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Route 1, Waldoboro, ME 04572
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Waldoboro
  • Phone Number: 207-832-7785

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