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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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Bangor, Maine
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222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in at the Governor's on Broadway in Bangor for a late lunch. We enjoyed our lunch. The food was well prepared. The best part was the attentiveness of the waitress. She made the difference between an average lunch and a very good or nice lunch.

Thank wrpupkis
Deer Isle, Maine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I go to Governor's maybe 4 times a year, simply because of location. I would go more often. The food is always really good. It doesn't matter which one you go to, they all have consistently good food. The setting is always nice and relaxed. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, you really can't ever go wrong with Governor's. I... More 

Thank Henry B
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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179 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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332 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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359 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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294 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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
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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, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?