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Karen's Main Street Diner

439 Main St, Calais, ME 04619-1841
+1 207-454-0500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (7 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (2 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
439 Main St, Calais, ME 04619-1841
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

One of the few restaurants open the weekend we were in Calais. We sat and waited 15 minutes before being acknowledged. Bartender/waitress was preoccupied with something. 6 people at the bar all had drinks. We ordered, food is served and it was not good. Soup...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Karen has a pub right next door to her diner. I think it's newly opened since I didn't see it on TripAdvisor. We stopped in for lunch last week. It has that typical dark, pub atmosphere. She has her own brew. The service was fast...More

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Cozy comfort food in Diner for breakfast and lunch. Move to Karen's Pub for delightful happy hour experience with discounted drinks and assortment of appetizers, followed by good dinner menu. Daily specials and regular menu items provide a good assortment of offerings.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Have had breakfast here several times. Always outstanding but this time I had the french toast with bacon. Both were delicious. The bacon was different - not your standard bacon - and the French toast was thick and delicious n

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu and excellent food and service for Breakfast with good prices. Excellent size portions. Highly recommend and great seating options with excellent timely service and excellent food with many options and good breakfast specials.

Thank Eastportme
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Karen rocks! You should stop in and check the place out ! It's a good time bar ! Great bar snacks too

Thank Mark B B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

to have lunch. But great breakfast is available all day. A vinegar based BBQ pulled pork and haddock soup and lasagna were our choices. Plenty of other choices and friendly service!

Thank leonardc538
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Birthday lunch there with friends. Excellent burger and homemade chips. Great service. Highly recommend.

Thank Connie G
Reviewed 28 October 2016

There wasn't much choice of lunch in Calais when we stopped at Karen's cafe after our visit to St Croix near the Canada border. The food was good and good value-- fries and sandwiches were better than my choice of chowder which was a little...More

Thank AnnaMT
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely people with warm embraces. We never know how important is a kind word - we humans, but Karen's always does.

Thank eileenbwhite
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4 April 2016|
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Response from Joe W | Reviewed this property |
Left side is Breakfast & Lunch. Right side is a bar & grill, which opens later in the day. No brunch mimosas it would seem...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Main St, Calais, ME 04619-1841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +1 207-454-0500
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