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Palace Diner

18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
+1 207-284-0015
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (34 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This interesting little rail cart was transformed into an awesome little diner. Cash only! If they don't have enough seats, you will have to wait inside (crowded) or outside (cold). Either way it's well worth the wait. Deluxe breakfast sandwich is awesome. The brown butter...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Yes it was a bit pricier than you would normally pay but the food is really good. The atmosphere is super retro kitchy. It is an old train dining car that has 1 long counter with about 18 stools. That's it - no other seating....More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

Elevated diner food. Lemony pancakes, caramelized grapefruit, incredible corned beef hash, tuna sandwich beyond compare. And the potatoes......! Fabulous retro railcar setting. Excellent, friendly servers. Tandem coffee while you wait. Wear your fat pants.

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Second time and again it was great. Cute little place. Big portions and amazing quality. Breakfast and lunch only.

Thank Harley195
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Where else can you eat at a diner that is almost 100 years old? Nostalgic! And the oldest operational diner in Maine. Worth the visit. Wait was short, maybe 5 minutes to get in. Once inside, service is quick, nice friendly staff. You have got...More

Thank GVitag
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Tiny little place . Good food but a bit overpriced ( $5 for 3 slices of mediocre bacon, $11 for just pancakes ) Pancakes are amazing and the gentleman behind the counter was great. Cash only. Overall would go back but note not reasonably priced.

Thank sunshinedf
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Don't expect fancy food in a diner... but this one is fun. Kind of a train carriage 12 seats at the bar and a very friendly boss. So you'll spend a good time which is the most important

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Monday morning (just after Labor Day) with our three year old. I read about the palace diner on a blog I follow and was expecting a line. To our surprise we only had to wait ten minutes. No kids menu but...More

1  Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Well, it is not the easiest place to find...in downtown Biddeford. Following GPS I drove past it the first time. Second pass I saw it in rear view mirror. Pouring rain...people waiting to be seated...and I wondered if the reality could match the hype. It...More

1  Thank Beachdeac
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Hard to get a seat, but diner is worth the wait. Music is 50 & 60's ! Diner is small & cozy, with outside tables. Breakfast choices are tasty with huge portions! Service is very good & atmosphere is fun . Sandwiches are highest stacking...More

Thank Hstrick102
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Biddeford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-284-0015
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