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A1 Diner

) #1 of 18 Restaurants in Gardiner €€ - €€€ American, , Soups
3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
+1 207-582-4804
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who is intrigued by the allure of an iconic diner, this place is worth a trip to Gardiner. Literally perched beside a bridge right in the center of town, the A-1 has an extensive menu full of the traditional and not so traditional...More

1  Thank circe64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came around two pm on a weekday and the restaurant was out of many items from chicken salad to desserts! I had a tuna plate with only a single scoop of runny mayonnaise tuna on a plate, with nary a pickle or tomato. Husband...More

Thank offthecuff2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accidently found this place and what a jewel! We were driving from Camden to Portland and happened to pass the A-1 Diner right about lunch time. It is a classic, old-time diner, but the food is not just burgers and fries. The food was excellent...More

1  Thank dianneky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast with family at this spot and it was perfection. The service was great, atmosphere reminds you of the good ole' days and the food is served quickly, hot and is very very delicious. I loved this place! Next time I'm in town I...More

1  Thank Travelbeach1
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Nothing out of this world but we were all fed with fairly reasonable prices and quick service for breakfast. Heard dinner is a little more adventurous and we would consider it in future years

Thank Babybluebus
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Despite the title of my review, I got the staple of every diner-- a meatloaf plate. But unlike most diners, the A-1 offers raman, bahn sandwiches and other non-conventional diner fare. I have two negative comments. The first is that they're a bit pricey. The...More

Thank BigTool
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Friends have recommended that stop and eat at A-1 Diner. From the outside, one would wonder about the service and quality of the food. When we have driven by, It is always busy and all the tables and stools are occupied at breakfast, lunch and...More

1  Thank Roe C
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service! The food is usually great as well but has been a bit of a let down the last three visits, it's missing seasonings, salt and love.

Thank vinalhaven
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This restaurant is literally in an old diner. But the food is very new and interesting. The offerings are unique and are styled from cultures around the world. Don't worry, they have old stand by's too.

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had never eaten here before and wanted to try some place new, so went there for lunch today. It's nice that it's and old railway car, but very small for dining. There are only 6 small tables and about 14 small round seats at...More

Thank Dale L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 207-582-4804
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