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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Cafe

Riverside Cafe
Ranked #11 of 64 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bangor, Maine, United States
1 review
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

You really cannot beat the Riverside Cafe. Yeah you may need to wait a bit for a table and even your meal but it is WELL worth it. Omelettes are made fresh to order and are full of deliciousness, most beautiful omelettes I have ever seen. This is not your run of the mill joint, they come up with new exciting breakfast/lunch specials everyday and never cease to amaze. They truly care about their customers and I think that it shows.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Holly D
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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“Great breakfast spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Went here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon in mid-September. The line was long but they moved us in quickly. Our party of 4 fully expected to order lunch but that went out the window when we saw the breakfast menu, which is servered throughout the day. Since it was a Sunday the cafe had a limited lunch menu but more than made up for it with the extensive breakfast selection. We settled on lobster omelets and the sunday frittata special.
Be warned they serve very large portions. One omelet would serve two and it was stuffed with chunks of lobster meat. The frittata was layered as deep as a lasagna and topped with a cheese sauce. Flavorful bursts of cream, cheese and veggies in every bite.
Excellent experience and would go again. The baked goods are all homemede.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Moppet12
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Orland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cold Breakfast”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

With less than fifteen customers and five waitress staff one would think the food would at least be warm when it is served. Waitress never once came by to see if everything was alright.
Ordered a normal breakfast of a few eggs, bacon, homefries, and toast. Homefries were luke warm and everything else stone cold. Tried to flag down the waitress for ten minutes to get the bill. Thought the wife and I would give this place a try before going to a banquet here in a few weeks. If today was any indication of the service I think we will cancel out on the banquet.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Alan J
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“Indifferent service, undercooked food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

"Cappuccino" is advertised in the window. Turns out be run of the mill american coffee with slightly frothed milk, no cinnamon. Pancakes were raw batter inside.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Roninsword
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Harrison, New York
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“Great service, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We are a group of two adults and five kids, and we were seated pretty quickly. Our server was excellent. She talked to the kids and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The atmosphere is airy with high ceilings and wood flooring, but it is basically a diner. So don't go here expecting a fancy restaurant. This is Maine comfort at its best.

The kids mac n cheese and chicken fingers with fries. The fries are delicious! My friend ordered the lobster roll and she gave it a thumbs-up. I ate the lobster cake and it was great.

I saw a bad review on here about the bathrooms, but they were clean diner bathrooms. Nothing exciting to say about them, but nothing bad either.

This cafe is conveniently located right in town by antique stores and specialty shops.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Cassandra M
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