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Maine Diner

2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-4441
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster pie” (372 reviews)
“corn muffins” (162 reviews)
“finger food” (86 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
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Reviewed today

I really wanted to like this establishment. The staff are pleasant and attentive and as you know all the awards, it's got to be good. After eating there, I was left feeling disappointed. I ordered the famous Lobster Pie along with some stuffed mushroom caps....More

Thank Clayton C
Reviewed today

We ate here twice in two days after having this recommended to us by a friend. The food is nothing fancy but just great diner food. I recommend you come hungry! The omelets are large, as are the biscuits. The service is good--when you get...More

Thank dragonlady6167
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saw this on Triple D and had to stop. Nothing fancy but great service and outstanding chowder. Makes my mouth water thinking about it. Saw a lot of smiling faces and folks happy with home cooked fare. We'll be back. Yum.

Thank rivrman
Reviewed 2 days ago

We absolutely love the Maine Diner. Food is always great, service is the best. We come to Maine for vacation every October, and we make it our business to eat here. We have never yet been anything but extremely satisfied with our experiences there.

Thank wildzeb46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must eat here when visiting Maine! Good home cooked food and incredible service! Their blueberry pancakes are the best I’ve ever had. You must stop here when in Maine!

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I honestly think that this was one of my best meals in all of Maine… The Maine diner is wonderful… I had the haddock stuffed with crab meat and it was cross your eyes good,,, The staff was friendly and the service was great… I'm...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Maine Diner is a must on Route 1. Their seafood chowder is delicious along with their lobstah roll.. best corn muffins ever.. Bethany and Nanette such wonderful servers!!! We go everytime we are in Wells. Great gift shop and lots of parking.

Thank Marisa403
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is often too crowded for us and for good reason---the food and location are legendary in these parts. But, when we do not want to wait or eat on premise, we do takeout. The staff here is so accommodating and they have an...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friday is Lobster stew day.. Ya gotta get it. Seems like there is nearly a whole lobster in the delicious broth. Fran had the crab cakes made with real crab. The place is packed for a good reason.

Thank 421Chaz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a long time patron of the Diner, I can tell you that there is a reason people are willing to wait and stand in line for a table. The food is consistently good, the wait staff knowledgeable and friendly, and the portions are plentiful....More

Thank laurenzimm
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Lynn A
November 7, 2017|
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Response from Lynn A |
The Maine diner does have gift certificates and will issue them k re the ohine😊
Nancy G
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Travelleranddog | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they use boxed eggs. I think that many restaurants cannot make good scrambled eggs, because they make them on the grill and scrambled eggs need to be made in a frying pan to turn out right.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-4441
  • E-mail
Maine Diner has been a local institution since 1982, that has brought people from all over the country to experience good home cooking. They have been featured on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives on the Food Network as well as the Phantom Gourmet. They offer breakfast, lunch and Dinner with daily specials. So if you are heading into Maine or out of Maine,make the Maine Diner a stop along the way. We are conveniently located off the Maine turnpike Exit 19 coming from the south and Exit 25 if coming form the north
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