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Riverside Cafe

151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“home fries” (23 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast, friendly service. Accommodating server. Good, simple food enjoyed by locals. Very reasonable prices. Be aware that no credit cards accepted.

Thank kernancross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had yet another great breakfast. We are never disappointed. The food is always a great value, and our server Miranda was awesome, she should get a raise.

Thank gcaron43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant. Clean, good food. I love their turkey club sandwiches. Good fried fish as well. Reasonably priced. Good service, although sometimes a little slow.

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed when I visited that the card option is still not up and running. Back in September, management stated on Trip Advisor that the card option would be back in a week or so. As of October 7th, it's still not back. Also,...More

Thank Robin o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't take any pleasure in giving a really negative review to a restaurant, but my meal was so bad that I feared getting ill later. The hamburger tasted nothing like any hamburger I've had before, and I don't mean that as a compliment. Despite...More

Thank pd2think
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent meal, clam chowder had a great flavor. Went for lunch and had a BLT sandwich. Great location on Main Street.

Thank GreenA8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Riverside on our way home from a stay in Bar Harbor on 9/25. The breakfast menu was traditional with a few twists (great homemade toasted bread), excellent coffee, and a very pleasant server (whose name we didn't get...sorry). Loved the quaint, classic...More

Thank MassachusettsTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Riverside. cafe for a Sunday buffet breakfast. The cafe offered table and counter seating. I ordered a berry baked french toast which was outstanding! The serving was quite huge. I took half of serving home; the leftovers lasted me two...More

Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well run, efficient eatery. I was greeted, seated and order taken quickly. I went to wash my hands and just upon returning, breakfast arrived. Corn beef hash is a favorite and the style here is great. It is a large portion also. Service is first...More

Thank 4bird1
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The Riverside Cafe has always been our go to breakfast place while in Ellsworth. But since they've stopped accepting debit and credit cards, it's no longer convenient. Any chance you'll bring back the card option?More

Thank Robin o
Riverside151, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Yes! We will be bringing back credit and debit card transactions. I had no choice but to halt them temporarily as the processing company we used changed hands and they kept losing transactions costing thousands per month. Setting up with a new processor takes some...More

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Response from Riverside151 | Property representative |
Check with the Grand, They are organizing the event. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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