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“Beach bummed!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maine Diner

Maine Diner
Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beach bummed!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Compared to all other restaurants in the area, this place always seems to be packed. After waiting 30 minutes and starving for some good ol Maine dining, I hate to say, The Maine Diner disappointed. I had their mediocre seafood chowder and above average lobster pie. When the best thing I ate was French toast, it really says alot about their seafood. We also ordered a burger that was burnt to a crisp. Totally bumped and disappointed, we decided to get dessert elsewhere and order a better lobster roll as well. I am a huge Guy Fieri fan, but compared to other places that he has been to, I don't plan to revisit The Maine Diner. Womp womp.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Manchester
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

So disappointed, after a 40 minute wait and getting bitten numerous times outside by mosquitos waiting, because there was no room to wait inside, the meal was not good. The corn muffin and clam chowder were good (but not hot). Out of 6 family members no one was completely happy with their meals. The chocolate cream pie was not good but the blueberry pie wasn't bad. They ran out of chicken fingers and were not very prompt refilling our drinks (though they were really busy). The waitress was friendly but after waiting we got seated in a corner right next to the bathrooms, (which smelled) we asked to be moved but the hostess said she couldn't help us. Don't bother trying. Will not go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank krillManchester
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Keene, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gotta try the chowder!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We have been a number of times, had some okay meals and some very good ones. The Seafood Chowder is out of this world! And my husband was happy to see his favorite hot lobster roll on the menu, too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PattyH_66
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Warrensburg, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had seen the Maine Diner on the show Diners,Drive ins and dives, so we stopped for breakfast. The service was very good, and the breakfast was great. It came on a platter,and included two eggs,two bacon,two sausage and two huge blueberry pancakes plus toast. We couldn't hold another bite. We also thought the price was ok. WE will go back on our next trip back to Wells Maine.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael H
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Mississauga
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow. Oh Wow.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

I heard about this place on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, and figured I would check it out when in the area.

I ordered their signature dish - the lobster pie.

Oh wow. It was incredible. The buttery cracker crust enhanced the flavour of the plentiful lobster meat inside. Loved it!

Everyone else in my party thought their meals were great too, with dinners ranging from the lobster pie, to seafood chowder, to cod cakes, and so on....

A repeat visit is in order!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bratman7
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