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Maine Diner

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2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-4441
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07:00 - 20:00
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South Portland, Maine
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Despite the line waiting for a table, we were disappointed: chicken pot pie was mushy, as if taken from the freezer and not microwaved long enough. Butternut squash was cold. Server was supportive: reduced price of pot pie. They may be living on past laurels!

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Thank Peterk0331
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Maine Diner is a place that all tourist want to go! The food is consistently good - there is usually a wait as it is small and crowded. We had clam cakes and chowder and the clams were scarce! They usually have daily specials and all-day breakfast. Worth a try if you just want good old Maine food.

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Upstate NY
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I find it difficult to rate this restaurant. I had the lobster pie and found it to be delicious. Hubby, on the other hand, had an omelette and was not at all satisfied. It was very crowded at lunch time, but service was fast, efficient, and friendly. Prices were a little high, I thought.

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The restaurant was over crowded, the food was not good, and the wait staff was terrible. They never came to the table to refill beverages. Does NOT live up to the hype.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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233 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Had been here before but not for years, glad I returned. Had a short wait at noon on a holiday weekend, but worth the wait. Service was good and friendly. I have the cod fish cakes as I wanted to try something different, they came with homemade baked beans and everything was very good. My wife had the seafood casserole... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We have been to Maine a few times but knew nothing about this restaurant until my neighbor told me. It's about a 20 minute drive from Kennebunkport. Oh my gosh, amazing!! We went at an off time, 11:00 AM, so we only had about a 15 minute wait. So worth the wait, and I would say that even if we... More 

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Naples, Florida
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Our friends have been telling us about the Maine Diner for years. We finally made it up to Maine and madw a stop in Wells for this Diner. Well, it was fabulous. We had lobster pie, lobster rolls and onion rings. We didn't come up for air, the food was wonderful.

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Thank Bastet317
Virginia
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We've eaten there many times and every time is good. In fact, I was stopping there for meals before Triple D's Guy Fieri was in long pants. The service is efficient and friendly. The food is well done. I always get some variation on lobster - from lobster rolls to lobster pie. Both the clam chowder and seafood chowder are... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

It is a diner at it best. Great comfort food, fast service. If you have to wait, it is really worth it.

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Diners and dives did not lie ! Ate there twice while visiting in wells this week with friends, lunch for lobster rolls was fantastic! Indian pudding was interesting. Went after church and was not as good. The cod cake benedicts were too salty and eggs overlooked . Hash was ok. The pancakes were good but you had to pay extra... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-4441

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