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Downtown Diner

204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
+1 207-623-9656
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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5:00 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for breakfast. It’s very good. Great service. It’s very small and if you have to wait, it’s either outside or in someone’s face. Hardly any standing room. I understand it’s a small restaurant, but I dislike waiting right next to someone’s table. I will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on Water Street in Maine's capital city...Augusta. Stopped in here with a friend for a quick breakfas, before conducting our business in Augusta. We actually had to wait about 5 minutes, as the Downtown Diner was full. We learned it is a very popular...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed with family in Augusta, and all meals were cooked in their home by a graduate of Johnson's & Wales Cooking University. Only one meal was "on the economy," and our superb chef family member took us to her favorite breakfast in Augusta, the...More

Thank CaptainDG
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast place - easy to find - line out the door, so you know it is good. Menu has everything!! And service great. Will come back!!

Thank rrawlins2017
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I adore the owners and they are always fun to visit. It is like going to someones house for a visit with many local patrons and yes regulars too. Oh, the food; homemade large portions and very well priced. I could eat hear for every...More

Thank Bethanie M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We love this local little restaurant in Augusta, we typically go for breakfast or an early lunch. They are not open late in the day, limited hours. Service is always great, but it can be busy and hard to get into sometimes - just shows...More

Thank MaineTwins97
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Good portions, decent price, NOT OPEN FOR DINNER, enjoy this place for a late breakfast or hearty lunch.

Thank Y9598WKfrankd
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Plain and simple high street diner (though we parked at the back) Welcoming, friendly staff. We tried a few breakfast/lunch dishes and all were good.

Thank David G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Best food in Downtown Augusta...Breakfast & Lunch You will like everything they have...I love the Raspberry Pancakes...YUM YUM!!!

Thank billbC4174QD
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We loved this place. We are on very special diets, and they easily adapted for our benefit. The cold food was cold, the hot food was hot, and the food had flavor. The view of the weirdos on the street (Sorry for the description, but...More

Thank bigdaddyhank
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-9656
Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.
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