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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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Reading, MA
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I was surprised and pleased - expected less and got more. It was uncrowded for a late dinner. Service was good, food was better than I expected. The desserts looked awesome, but we were full up from dinner so did not try any. There is a large scale model train running around the ceiling, which is awesome (OK, so I'm... More 

1 Thank zathras
Bangor, Maine
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307 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

A quick Wednesday evening dinner with my husband in a local spot nearby so we picked Governors on Broadway. We were seated right away, but it took forever for the waiter to have a minute to get to us. There seemed to only be 3 servers that night and it was busy, not crazy but likely 4-5 tables for each... More 

2 Thank Lo3rn
Orono, Maine
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

No longer fun and enjoyable ......food hasn't been prepared correctly......under cooked out of last two visits we had to send items back to be recooked or replaced.....staff seems like more training is needed.......slow to follow up on how food is done and on one visit wait staff never did follow up..... when she came over with the check and i... More 

1 Thank Stephen C
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Dear Stephen: I'm very sorry that we disappointed you on your recent visits. Is there any way you can email me some more details, like what you ordered and when you visited, so that we can try to fix the problem and also make it up to you? My email address is jclay@governorsrestaurant.com Thanks again for the feedback... Jason Governor's... More 

North Carolina
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

its a Maine tradition. This is a small chain only in Maine. One family owned. The food is good. The decor is unique and interesting the service is ok but they do get busy at times. I say take the family. And go for it. All. governor's in Maine will be at the same level. Yes you should eat here

Thank everett g
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

The service staff are just plain weird. The only time our waiter checked on us was when they were hoping we were finished and wanted to get us out the door. There was no line waiting to get in either. The food was just ok......not as 'homemade' as they advertise it to be.

Thank Roccfroluke
Richmond, Virginia
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Great all around experience for some truly local cuisine. Took my 2 sons there and was able to fill them up with the portions provided. Staff was awesome.

Thank Tim M
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154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I am a nice person until I'm hungry and you promise to bring me a roll right away while I wait for my meal and then you don't. We waited 15 min to get our drinks.. (I asked for my roll at the point and she said yes right away) 30 minutes later and 3 different trips by our table... More 

Thank Isabelle L
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

Its been a while since we had been here because its never a good experience when we go. (bad food, bad service, etc) I have a go gov card and since it was my birth month, they put $7 on the card. So I thought, why not try it again? We went for breakfast. They had value breakfasts and there... More 

Thank harvickfan-29
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

I'm not a regular here, and may have just visited on a bad night, but this is my experience: Stopped in at Govenor's Bangor a few days before Thanksgiving and received a lesson on how NOT to cook a turkey dinner :-( 1. Meat was under cooked and served near room temperature. 2. Meat was served in large chunks instead... More 

Thank David S
Bangor, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Governor's used to be a reliable, inexpensive place to take the family anytime but in the past year the Broadway location has become unworthy of a visit. The food was mediocre and cold, the service the same. We used to eat there frequently but our October visit will be our last,

Thank Tammy R

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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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?