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A1 Diner

3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
+1 207-582-4804
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“meatloaf” (13 reviews)
“fish tacos” (13 reviews)
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American, Diner, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The A-1 is very eclectic in its offerings...we stuck with the basic cheeseburgers with blue-cheese,( my husband had swiss cheese) with hand cut fries...perect!

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Saw this on the Diner's Drive ins and Dives show, so we went there on our vacation route. It was a diner, so that made it interestingly fun, on a bridge, in a cute town on the border of New Hampshire. But that's kind of...More

1  Thank RandL101
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A most eclectic diner. I think this was once a Pullman car. The Sunday brunch is superbly inventive, especially the New Orleans bourbon french toast. Dinner entre's have a decidely Middle Eastern character.

2  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was my first meal after a 48 hour fast for an appointment at the nearby VA hospital. It did not disappoint, pork chop, mashed potatoes, and peas - perfect simplicity well prepared along with a fresh baked biscuit. All in all a very good...More

2  Thank DJ-USA
Reviewed 26 October 2016

While traveling, we found ourselves near Gardiner at lunchtime.  After a quick peek at Trip Advisor, we decided upon A-1 Diner.  We were pleased with our decision.  Since we were in a diner, we chose to sit at the counter and order a burger and...More

2  Thank jen829
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This classic diner, located here in 1946 is a very popular eatery for both locals and tourists alike. Lines form outside for all three meals, so plan to be here in an off hour and you should get right in. The grill has been moved...More

2  Thank Tim O
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I have been driving by this place everyday while staying with my brother and had wanted to do Sunday brunch sometime. I just happened to be exploring Gardiner today and it didn't look busy so I stopped in even though it wasn't brunchtime. I ordered...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Well, it wasn't the A1 in 1954, but the classic diner hasn't physically changed one bit. It's been Heald's, then Wakefield's, now A-1. A-1 is an unusual combination of standard diner food, prepared very well, along with interesting, unusual gourmet or near-gourmet dishes as well....More

1  Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited on our trip to northern Maine. The diner is original which we loved. The food was just so so. I ordered corned beef hash as a side dish. It literally had 3 nickel sized pieces of corned beef, the remainder was potatoes and...More

Thank beebutter
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were hungry and I was searching on my phone. This place popped up and had good reviews. When we pulled up my family said "really Mom". It is not much to look at from the outside but inside is wonderful. It is like a...More

1  Thank CBN4959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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