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“Good Burger, local atmosphere”

Karen's Main Street Diner
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Calais
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I stopped here while vacationing one town over. We both had burgers. They were delicious. And the best part, the bun did not become soggy. It stayed firm until last bite. We were curious as to where Karen (yes she owns breakfast diner/pub) but didn't ask. We tried the haddock chowder which was mediocre. It needed more seasoning.
The pub side is small but comfortable and clean. There is a bar area which appeared to be filled with locals getting off work (we had a very late lunch or early dinner). It was inexpensive and good.
I would love to know the bun secret. The burger's were well seasoned and quite tasty.
They had an extensive beer and cocktail list and minimal wine list.
We did want to try for breakfast but did not get a chance. Parking is easy-street only. It has a quiet Main Street atmosphere which sits right across the street from the Calais Visitor Center.

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Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped here on our drive from Machias to Bangor for lunch. Street parking in this small town was easy. My husband ordered a crab roll which he liked a lot and I had the coconut shrimp, which was very dark brown, almost burnt. Maybe someone wasn't watching the fryer or maybe the shrimp had been previously cooked and cooked again. I sure don't know but it was a bit of a disappointment.

I had read that the restaurant was open "all day" for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but that wasn't exactly the situation. The hand written sign on the door said they closed after breakfast, opened for lunch until 2 p.m., then closed until dinner. At least we got there about 1:30 , still in time for lunch.

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Thank Barbara V
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Service was very efficient and friendly, and, our breakfast was delicious. Our pancakes were 1/2" thick and as big as the plate - outstanding! Eggs, sausage, and, bacon rounded out our meal. Try as we might, we couldn't clean our plates. Breakfast for two with tip for $17. We will be back the next time we're in the area.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Best shrimp around! Good fast service. Really nice owner who takes pride in being the place the locals recommend.

Thank Tracy04330
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

This has become our go to place for Sunday breakfast! Friendly waitress always the same one, Always steaming hot, Great value and always open. Just called this morning to see if they were open on Easter and yes they were.

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