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“Very good, but not great!”
Review of Maine Diner

Maine Diner
Ranked #6 of 71 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very good, but not great!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Visited the Maine Diner in late October, mostly because it had been featured on 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.' While it was good, I don't quite understand why it gets so many five-star reviews.

We were lucky to be seated very quickly, as my Dad uses a walker and there is really no place warm indoors to wait in the colder weather. I would hesitate to return there if anyone in my party had limited mobility, as the walkways tend to be narrow, and some of the seating is in a section where there is no ramp.

The food was good, and there certainly was a lot of it. My wife enjoyed the prize-winning seafood chowder very much. I opted for the clam-o-rama, which included clam chowder (good, but I've had better), belly clams (first time I've tried these, but I'm now a fan), clam strips (very good), and a clam cake (not particularly memorable, at least compared with the other clam items. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and no one had room for dessert!

The decor is very basic and the place could use a serous sprucing up. Service was prompt and attentive.

the food was good enough that I'd like to give the Main Diner another try.

  • Visited October 2012
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Shelton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yeah!!!Not that good!!!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is the third time that I tried the famous Maine Diner!!! Third time a charm...no not really!! Food did not have any flavor, place was dirty and overall not a very appealing...

  • Visited September 2012
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Maine
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Diner food thats average”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I feel that the Diner is existing partially on their long-term reputation. The lobster dishes are few and not that great. Atmosphere is okay ... booths and chairs are not made for guest comfort.

Visited April 2012
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ADefinate must”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Love this place. Good price for the amount of food. People are very busy there but take the time to sit and chat about all your concerns. This is a definate place to have some good home cooked food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Allison H
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Helena, Alabama
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food. Fun Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We found the Maine Diner based on the Food Network on the road app for iPhones. This was one of our favorite meal. We both had hot lobster rolls with seafood chowder.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank DGuthrie
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