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Sylvia's Cafe

248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
+1 207-667-7014
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
04:30 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I am at Sylvia's several days a week all year. I have always had great food and the service has been nothing short of fantastic. The food is well prepared and the kitchen and line staff make sure that everything is clean. The person who...More

Thank mdislander2
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great food! Love the muffins and the clubs. The service is phenomenal and the place is well kept and always clean. Prices are great and the servers and cook are always welcoming with a smile on their faces! Would definitely recommend if you're looking for...More

Thank Trinity M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Let me just start by saying, I absolutely love Sylvia’s cafe!! I love the food, people, and the staff there and I am very proud to say that I am a regular customer and go there multiple times a week!! The owners take great pride...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I and many if our friends and family have eaten at Sylvia’s for years. The food is always great. Most of the staff are like family. The owners are hard working, friendly, professional people.

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

OK - where do I start? Let's start by talking about the taste of the food. For that, I would give Sylvia's a B+ even though I stopped ordering food there. It's a diner that basically does the same thing, over and over again so...More

Thank harryjohnson2014
codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

This review is given for the wrong place. We do not use aprons of any sort. Ever. Just to be clear. WE DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF APRON AT SYLVIA'S CAFE "MODIFIED" OR OTHERWISE IN OUR KITCHEN. We use gloves and hand washing and...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, very pleasant atmosphere. Direct view into the kitchen where they were preparing the food for the day by hand. Highly recommended.

Thank GreenA8
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Just looking for a stop along our route and found this gem in a strip shopping center. Butternut soup, crab club sandwich with onion rings were all great. Some of the best onion ever. Service was prompt and friendly. They even let me sample the...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

You know it's good when the locals hang out here! Food was great and our waitress very friendly. Glad we stopped.

Thank JLS092013
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A full house of hungry customers kept the wait-staff hopping, but no one seemed disappointed. I was surprised how quickly my order arrived. Must have some experienced cooks. One of those places where everyone seem to know everyone. Good food and great prices.

Thank 4bird1
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Very rude servers greeted us. Food was so so okay but not cooked the way I asked even though they advertise that they will do it your way. I'll never go backMore

Thank Elwood C
codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

So sorry to hear you felt a member of the staff was rude. I would like to hear more details about that. call the restaurant any time after 4am and ask for Taylor(owner). I would certainly like to listen to what you have to share....More

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4 October 2016|
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Response from codiem | Property representative |
I apologize for the untimely response to your question. I just noticed it today. while we do not have a vegan specific portion to our menu I am still confident we could be creative in coming up with a dish that would meet... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7014
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