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“Very Disappointing”
Review of Riverside Cafe

Riverside Cafe
Ranked #10 of 68 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Had lunch at Riverside Cafe, very busy and long wait, figured it must be good with all the people there.
Service was pleasant.
Food was really awful.
Veggie burger tasted like breadcrumbs held together with oil.
Crabcakes were mostly breadcrumbs; crab flavor tasted like it was from a can.
'Special' lobster with cheese - some combinations were just not meant to be.

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1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

You really cannot beat the Riverside Cafe. Yeah you may need to wait a bit for a table and even your meal but it is WELL worth it. Omelettes are made fresh to order and are full of deliciousness, most beautiful omelettes I have ever seen. This is not your run of the mill joint, they come up with new exciting breakfast/lunch specials everyday and never cease to amaze. They truly care about their customers and I think that it shows.

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1  Thank Holly D
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Went here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon in mid-September. The line was long but they moved us in quickly. Our party of 4 fully expected to order lunch but that went out the window when we saw the breakfast menu, which is servered throughout the day. Since it was a Sunday the cafe had a limited lunch menu but more than made up for it with the extensive breakfast selection. We settled on lobster omelets and the sunday frittata special.
Be warned they serve very large portions. One omelet would serve two and it was stuffed with chunks of lobster meat. The frittata was layered as deep as a lasagna and topped with a cheese sauce. Flavorful bursts of cream, cheese and veggies in every bite.
Excellent experience and would go again. The baked goods are all homemede.

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1  Thank Moppet12
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

With less than fifteen customers and five waitress staff one would think the food would at least be warm when it is served. Waitress never once came by to see if everything was alright.
Ordered a normal breakfast of a few eggs, bacon, homefries, and toast. Homefries were luke warm and everything else stone cold. Tried to flag down the waitress for ten minutes to get the bill. Thought the wife and I would give this place a try before going to a banquet here in a few weeks. If today was any indication of the service I think we will cancel out on the banquet.

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1  Thank Alan J
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

"Cappuccino" is advertised in the window. Turns out be run of the mill american coffee with slightly frothed milk, no cinnamon. Pancakes were raw batter inside.

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2  Thank Roninsword
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