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“Eureka”
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Dairy Best
Cuisines: Diner
Description: This place is a GEM! Owner run (Betty) I stumbled on this thinking Clinton would be a food backwater. It is certainly a diner, but what a diner - the ladies are gentle people (with a tough side), the "broasted chicken" fantastic diner food, the potatoes real (sliced circular and broasted), and the desserts looked great (I'm off sugar). But the pent ultimate charm of the place is the owner - Betty. What a gem! Please put her business up on line so I can write a review. And thanks!!!Tom Myette
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Description: This place is a GEM! Owner run (Betty) I stumbled on this thinking Clinton would be a food backwater. It is certainly a diner, but what a diner - the ladies are gentle people (with a tough side), the "broasted chicken" fantastic diner food, the potatoes real (sliced circular and broasted), and the desserts looked great (I'm off sugar). But the pent ultimate charm of the place is the owner - Betty. What a gem! Please put her business up on line so I can write a review. And thanks!!!Tom Myette
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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“Eureka”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

I found this place when I refused to accept the mediocre offerings in the rest of the town. Don't expect fancy here - the place is simple - like 1969 drive in simple. The curtains have a coca cola pattern. The signs all hand written. And very clean with an open kitchen. When I entered the ladies at the front desk were personal, sincere and welcoming - but no pushovers - "beware the attack waitress" a sign said. They were sampling a buttermilk pie they had conjured up on a regular customer. He liked it, the cook thought it was "too sweet." By this simple exchange and what I saw so far, I immediately knew I'd won the food lottery. They said they specialized in "broasted chicken." Perfect. And as I sat in the place with my number card waiting the few patrons there (I was early) clearly knew I was "from away" and we chatted up the place and the town. Betty the owner came over and we talked about her dream of owning this place since she was a child, the way she came to owning it, and her plans for the future. Believe me, Betty is a charmer with an earnestness you cannot fake. The chicken was wonderful, so much so I ordered two more pieces. Betty told me her dream was to be recognized by the food network for her work, I agreed she deserved it. If you have any wonder about what is the best of America go to this place. You'll find lots of local color, and a sincerity that is all but lost in the rest of our modern world. And, you'll find the food is pretty darn good too.

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