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Southgate Family Restaurant

American, Diner
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510 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1819
+1 207-442-8185
06:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat 05:00 - 14:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Right outside the South Gate of Bath Ironworks. Breakfast early and open the day. Short order breakfast and lunch. Soups, especially Chili, and Tuna sandwiches are great. Servers very good and friendly. Enjoy a bite with the folks who build the fleet that protects us!

Thank Peter E
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We found Southgate 4 years ago and just returned again! Still open, which was great to see and still delicious. Immediately upon arriving our server was asking if we wanted coffee... Moments later we had our coffee. We ordered the homemade hash with poached eggs and raisin toast. Hot and delicious. Coffee kept coming just at the right time. Unpretentious,... More 

1 Thank parmalat
Bath, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've been going here once a week for five years. A great breakfast joint hard on the south gate of BIW --hence the name I suppose. Great breakfast chow, excellent service, and always full of congenial locals as well as visitors to the city and the ship builders from across the street.

1 Thank pwm02176
West Bath, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place that feels like home. Try to get there between 7 and 8 in the morning to have your pick of tables. The food is truly home cooking with portions big enough to satisfy a hungry shipbuilder coming off the light shift. Everything is well prepared and service is quick and polite.

1 Thank jgknees
Vermont, USA
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357 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a popular spot with the locals and is open for breakfast and lunch. Typical diner food, good, but nothing special.

Thank VermontTeacher44
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Food was average and service was good. The restaurant's decor was a bit run down. Could benefit to freshen up furniture. I think that's why there aren't any pictures of inside except for sign.

Thank Jennifer O
Topsham, Maine
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Love the chicken nuggets and chicken salad! Yummy food, not a big place but you get good food, so it doesn't matter!

Thank Tina M
Portland, Maine
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I'm a big fan of the tuna melt and fries here I have had that almost every time I visit this place. Very home town feel to it quick service and a great price.

1 Thank den4rius
Phippsburg, Maine
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96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast location. Generous portions. Good, friendly service. Their lunch is also worth trying. Great specials like you would expect in a local diner.

1 Thank Maine-e-yak_007
Bath, Maine, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is our favorite place for breakfast. There are fancier places in the area, but none better. After a few visits, the servers call you by name, making you feel more than welcome. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced. It is a place to relax and feel at home.

1 Thank Stephaniegrace2244

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 11
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +1 207-442-8185
"The Best Breakfast In Town" We serve breakfast and lunch all day at affordable prices. Daily specials and gluten-free options. Family friendly environment and food. Come Join Us!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?