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643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
06:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Saint John, Canada
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294 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped for lunch on a Monday with my husband and mother. I ordered my favourite dish, the deep fried pickles. My husband jumped at the daily special of Angus Burger and fries for $5. My mother had the homemade soup and roll. She just order the cup size soup and it was a small bowl which was plenty big. It... More 

Thank Katrina W
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176 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I was visiting Bangor for work, and several locals said we had to try Governor's, as it's an institution. Don't expect fancy - it's super casual and very diner-esque. But the food is very good. I had the BLT with their homemade kettle chips, and everything was delicious. A fellow diner had the coffee milkshake and swore it was perfection.... More 

Thank GeorgiaGirl40
Ludington, Michigan
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320 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped in about lunch time but I think you could still order breakfast! It was all delicious, and the bakery goodies, well you can't just walk back out the door and not pick up something! The treats are awesome, some of them way too big for just one person so be sure to share!

Thank David W
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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350 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Bangor with my wife, we wanted to eat in but wanted chowder. Ended up doing take out with fish chowder, half and half seafood platter, both very good. Chowder was very thick, actually didn't have much broth. The platter was lightly fried, not over breaded or over cooked. And, my wife had Nightmare for dessert. All very good, we... More 

1 Thank M P
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Governors is an awesome restaurant! If you can't find,something you like on their extensive menu and daily specials I would be shocked. There is, plenty of comfort food of excellent quality and generous portions. Their French fries are the best around. Service is very good as,well. The prices are,some of the best around.

Thank frank c
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The special was a $9.00 haddock dinner, and it was LARGE. We decided to buy one, split it, and order a side salad. The waitress delivered the main course divided onto two plates, and they looked like normal-size dinners. Governor's appears to attract a lot of locals, and everyone was friendly.

Thank Robert E
Saint John, Canada
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146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had a late lunch and my husband and I decided to order a couple of dishes to share. We had 1 lb of boneless chicken wings and an order of deep fried pickles. Our food wasn't long coming and it was piping hot. The chicken wings, really chicken fingers, were so moist and tasty and the deep fried pickles were... More 

Thank Katrina W
Saint John, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Good food, large portions. Good prices, Home cooked meals. Large bakery items -- two immature males at the door seating people, acting silly -- other than that, a great restaurant.

Thank sloggie2016
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback... We'll pass it on to our team! More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several time while travelling through Maine... The last time we gisited was 2 summers ago. We have always loved the bkft buffet... But on Sat July 30... We were very disappointed. This buffet was minimal, the food was replenished & items were cold & hard ( pancakes) There was always a big selection of... More 

Thank Alison G
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Hi Alison: I'm very sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. I will certainly pass your feedback on to our Bangor team so that we can learn from it. I'd love to know what time you visited the restaurant so we can figure out what went wrong. I'd also love to send you a gift card to make up... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 2 young grandchildren to governor's for the breakfast buffet. We sat for quite some time without any acknowledgement from any one .After 2 other couples were waited on after us we got up and left. Thank you governors for that great customer service!!!

Thank Mwoodman81
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Hi Mwoodman81 - Thanks for your feedback. We're currently investigating to see what happened, but certainly something that should never happen! We're very sorry that we failed you. We'd love to know more about what day and time you visited - Could you email us at info@governorsrestaurant.com so we can try and make it up to you? Thanks again, Jason... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 947-3113
Full service restaurant & bakery serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert. We do catering, special orders, and breakfast all day. Governor's is family owned for over 50 years.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?