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151 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1903
+1 207-667-7220
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07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The Riverside is almost always 5-star worthy, as their food is delicious and service is almost always exemplary. We visit often while in town, but I have to say that there are rare occasions when service could be a little better. Some of their tables could be rearranged a little, too - the last time we were there we were... More 

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

So glad they are open weekends in the winter. Have been there a couple of times after the opera at the Grand Theater nearby. Riverside has delicious food, generous portions, good value, and excellent service. I recommend it highly.

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Thank fishhawk1
Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I'm 70 years old, have lived in six states, and have eaten breakfast at dozens of restaurants. The Riverside Cafe is without a doubt my all time favorite breakfast spot, heads and shoulders above most. First off I love the building! The main dining area is large with a high pressed tin ceiling with comfortable seating either in booths, at... More 

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Thank bikerhiker
Omaha, Nebraska
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I visit Ellsworth frequently to see our daughter and her family. Riverside is a must for breakfast every trip. The food is excellent and the prices reasonable. Good service.

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Thank Terry D
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had a wonderful dinner last evening. Everything from the salad to our prime rib and steak. The service was wonderful. Well done!!!

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Thank lorinda J
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Some might see the description of "plain old food" and take that as a negative, but that's how I view most diner-ish establishments that server comfort food. The Riverside does comfort food very well, but there are some twists. The last time we were there (for breakfast) I had Eggs Benedict that was amped up as: Crab Cakes Benedict. Fantastic!... More 

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Thank MarkInLamoine
Villa Park, Il
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great turkey club sandwich and omelets! Light,tasty pancakes. They make you feel like home there. Quick delicious meals.

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Thank Pat L
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food good, noise level unacceptable, waitress condescending. The noise level was the killer for me. Noise of banging dishes even though we moved was terrible. I will not return even though the food was good.

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Thank susiehoke
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

While vacationing on Mt. Desert Island, we I'd some antiquing in Ellsworth. We ate lunch at this restaurant and had an enjoyable meal. Several of us had their quiche which was delicious and their speciality smoothies were very tasty too. We did arrive close to closing, 2pm, which we felt the waitress was "quick" with us, but the good food... More 

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here before for dinner, but this time we were driving through at dinnertime. Since we don't eat meat on Fridays, I ordered the Vegetarian Jambalaya with a side of sauteed kale-- it was so good! Even my husband, who is not a vegetarian, kept taking forkfuls of my dinner! The flavors, spices and texture were just right, spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?