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Riverside Cafe

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151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm 70 years old, have lived in six states, and have eaten breakfast at dozens of restaurants. The Riverside Cafe is without a doubt my all time favorite breakfast spot, heads and shoulders above most. First off I love the building! The main dining area is large with a high pressed tin ceiling with comfortable seating either in booths, at... More 

Thank bikerhiker
Omaha, Nebraska
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I visit Ellsworth frequently to see our daughter and her family. Riverside is a must for breakfast every trip. The food is excellent and the prices reasonable. Good service.

Thank Terry D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had a wonderful dinner last evening. Everything from the salad to our prime rib and steak. The service was wonderful. Well done!!!

Thank lorinda J
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Some might see the description of "plain old food" and take that as a negative, but that's how I view most diner-ish establishments that server comfort food. The Riverside does comfort food very well, but there are some twists. The last time we were there (for breakfast) I had Eggs Benedict that was amped up as: Crab Cakes Benedict. Fantastic!... More 

Thank MarkInLamoine
Villa Park, Il
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great turkey club sandwich and omelets! Light,tasty pancakes. They make you feel like home there. Quick delicious meals.

Thank Pat L
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food good, noise level unacceptable, waitress condescending. The noise level was the killer for me. Noise of banging dishes even though we moved was terrible. I will not return even though the food was good.

Thank susiehoke
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

While vacationing on Mt. Desert Island, we I'd some antiquing in Ellsworth. We ate lunch at this restaurant and had an enjoyable meal. Several of us had their quiche which was delicious and their speciality smoothies were very tasty too. We did arrive close to closing, 2pm, which we felt the waitress was "quick" with us, but the good food... More 

Thank Jan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We've been here before for dinner, but this time we were driving through at dinnertime. Since we don't eat meat on Fridays, I ordered the Vegetarian Jambalaya with a side of sauteed kale-- it was so good! Even my husband, who is not a vegetarian, kept taking forkfuls of my dinner! The flavors, spices and texture were just right, spicy... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This turned out to be the perfect central meeting spot for a group of us to get together and have a bite to eat. I was greeted with a smile and with more than the perfunctory hello. A table was ready within 10 minutes of our arrival and our server was great. I had a plate from the breakfast menu:... More 

Thank NieSam
Ellsworth, Maine
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

After a three month hiatus of eating breakfast at the Riverside Café I took visitors from away from here there for two mornings in a row. We were not disappointed. The servers, Ashley and Sonya, were outstanding. The menu was simple, easy to read, and ample. The food was delicious. The value is great. And the blueberry pie is a... More 

Thank Curtis M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?