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Dolly's Restaurant

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Frenchville Rd., Madawaska, ME
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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful Acadian lunch of chicken stew and plowed. Ployes are a bread substitute, served warm with butter, molasses, maple syrup or cretins. Best service. A little piece of the northern Aroostook culture.

Thank Deborah T
Hamilton, Canada
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604 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Whenever we travel between Ontario and Nova Scotia we make sure to cross the boarder and eat at Dolly's. The food is home-style and generous in portions. It is also very reasonably priced. The restaurant is clean and the service is prompt and friendly. When we cross the boarder we tell we are eating at Dolly's and we always get... More 

Thank trainfan2000
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This small, qaint restaurant has great food and friendly service. Easy to find with plenty of parking.

Thank Ken W
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful breakfast with local atmosphere. Pancakes were very delicious. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank Dwight H
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a lovely little diner right on the main highway. I went because I heard the ployes - a Maine specialty in the form of a buckwheat pancake - were the best here. As I've never had them anywhere else, I can't say they're the best around, but I will say they were absolutely delicious! And inexpensive! I also... More 

Thank Leslie E
Rockwall, Texas
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153 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a classic Maine diner; what you see is what you get - sassy staff, Maine attitude and no frills, good food. Like most small places, everyone seems to know everyone else, so being from Texas, we were step children of the place, quickly learning, "We've NEVER had unsweet tea." Salads were crisp yet unadorned, hamburger steak was pretty... More 

Thank Drroady
Manlius NY
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this restaurant! Service is always excellent as is the food!! When I go back home to the valley, this is a must go to place!!

Thank Vhockeymom18
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A small, diner-type place that serves local favorites and the usual burgers, salads, etc. If you're visiting from out of town, be prepared to get the "once over" from the locals as you enter!

Thank rockwell121
Biddeford, Maine
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

came to Madawaska to visit family and had a second dinner at Dolly's. The food and portions are plenty. The dinner was excellent along with the price. This a small but good restaurant so if your in the area a must stop for dinner.

Thank jim b
Naples, Florida
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938 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Remember fondly when I lived in Madawaska (1947-1959). Moved away to go to boarding school, university, and finally start a life journey of my own. Over the years, after marriage and kids my wife and I would return with family to spend Christmas holidays with "Nana". Chicken stew and ployes was one of the "comfort meals" Mom always made sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frenchville Rd., Madawaska, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Madawaska

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?