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Reviewed 6 February 2021

My bacon cheeseburger on a pretzel bun ($10.99) was delicious, as were the French fries! My companion loved his Gruyere grilled cheese sandwich with caramelized onions, bacon and avocado. The mimosas were great and were made with fresh squeezed orange juice. This place is a...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2020

THE food here is really great. I always get the waffles for breakfast and my wife gets the eggs with hash. always great. I know you are shut for a short while while the work outside goes on. We will be back. For a local...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

My wife & I stopped for lunch before beginning a 4 day escape to Central Maine. When we arrived around 11:30 we were the only customers in the diner. A harsh reality of what the pandemic has caused throughout the 50 states. A year ago...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 May 2020

Went once and they messed up my simple breakfast.I never went back. Nothing remarkable here that I can see. Has been there as while but....

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Small on space, big on taste! Although the restaurant is small, they offer many choices. Friendly staff!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 19 January 2020

The A1 Diner is a good bet, if you want a good meal in a comfortable (typical diner) setting. The new owner has kept its reputation intact.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 17 October 2019

Service was amazing and friendly. I found this at the last minute and we were pleasantly surprised. The squash and ginger soup was like a hug for your mouth. It was substantive and fresh. The coffee was delicious for my very picky sister. 😁 The...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Food portions immense! Menu Diversity! This quaint lil silver diner offered many old & new dishes! The diner is not large in size but the portions are! We thought that perhaps the service was a little slow considering we had ordered just sandwiches. But NOT...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019

My husband and I stayed in Gardiner, ME at a wonderful B&B (The Stone Turret - great place) before getting our son at camp. The owner of the B&B confirmed that we would have a good experience at A1 Diner for dinner and we did!...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Yes, the A-1 Diner is a throwback. But don’t think you could find Fingerling Potato & Shrimp Hash or Egg-Topped Soba w/Asparagus & Prosciutto on a 1955 Sunday brunch menu in Maine. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes? All out when we sat down 2-3 hours before closing....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Yes, A1 Diner offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, A1 Diner offers delivery services.

  • A1 Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4