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Riverside Cafe

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151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Camden, Maine
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193 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't breakfasted at the Riverside Cafe since it was located at the riverside. Driving up from the midcoast to spend the day at Acadia last week we stopped for breakfast last week. The place was mobbed but we got seated within five minutes by their attentive staff. An extensive menu with many delicious choices we opted for buckwheat pancakes and... More 

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Thank flyeroli
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Read the reviews about the Riverside so we decided to meet up for breakfast on a Friday morning. Eggs Benedict, eggs, home fries, and ham were orders. Both were amazing! You get a slab of ham as the side, eggs Benedict were done perfectly. Portions are generous, but not out of control like some places. We sat by the front... More 

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Thank Fishrwmn
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel manager suggested this was the best breakfast in town, absolutely Spot on Fantastic food but don't order a latte. Try their Omletes but I was temped by their Burger!

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Thank Maggie M
Belfast, Maine
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those a places were you have a hard time deciding between 5 or 6 things on the menu because they are all so good

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Thank Kathleen C
Maine
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast is always phenomenal! So many selections, awesome service, and friendly people all around. If you're in the area, you must stop by!

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Thank Marina J
Franklin, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Terrific homemade food - pleasant staff willing to make sure your group has a place to sit and quick service!

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Thank buddee4
Ellsworth, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Awesome homemade granola, omelets and anything with crab! You have to try the Spinach salad with crab! Desserts pie to cheesecake decadent with their expressions a treat! Tried the fried chicken and waffles with maple butter and Maine syrup!

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Thank jessicamE943MK
Pollock, Idaho
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went to the Riverside for breakfast several times while I was in Ellsworth last month. I'm vegetarian, so appreciated omelets and the Sunday special. The homefries were never greasy, and I remember an omelet with spinach oozing out..yum! Quantity was always plentiful.

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Thank Linda_H2O
Surry, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Really enjoy the Riverside. Great servers and food. If you like it prepared the way you like it ask and chances are you will be more than satisfied. For lunch I really enjoy their Club Sandwich. Dinner on Friday and Saturday I order their Rib Eye steak. I like it Medium and it couldn't be more perfect. For the cost... More 

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Thank SurryGent
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Came here while visiting Bar Harbor area, and was just what we wanted, and don't get in SWFL. Ordered breakfast items, and everything was well prepared, waitress perfect timing for taking order, keeping items filled up, and kept up with us the way she should. Very good atmosphere. Can't wait to have a reason to go in again, and again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?