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Downtown Diner

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American, Diner, Cafe
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204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
+1 207-623-9656
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 14:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Central Maine
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating at the Downtown Diner since they moved to this new location and before they moved when they were the Bond Brook Pancake House. We have never had a bad meal here or waitperson. It can be noisy with all of the conversations and high ceilings but not a reflection of the food and staff. Food always... More 

Thank Momof2inMaine
Dallas, Texas
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Terrific breakfast menu served all day. Check their hours as the close at 2PM. Had the Chicken Club and it was very good. Chicken a little dry but the mayo made up for that. Fries were crisp and NOT salty (Thanks for that). Limited table space so if you have a crowd be prepared to split up. Chocolate chip cookies... More 

Thank NavyDallasite
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went out for breakfast. The Downtown Diner was good, fast and friendly. Watch out, they have giant pancakes.

Thank McGovWorks
Augusta, Maine
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Yumm! I have never had a bad meal here! My favorite is the cinnamon french toast. The ladies are always friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

Thank Beth O
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I'm on a strict diet, and it was easy to order an acceptable breakfast ala carte from their wide variety of menu options.

Thank Opal144
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Awesome French toast! Yummy! Will definitely return here soon. It can be a bit too crowded though so expect a wait on busy days.

Thank helena m
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

They make the best breakfast a person could ask for! You will never go wrong at this diner. They have been in the business a very long time and it shows. Eggs are always perfect, pancakes are crazy good and the service is always cheerful and friendly. Lunch is also excellent with a variety of sandwiches and wraps to choose... More 

Thank mmalinowski
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Wonderful place to have breakfast or lunch. Food was great, the price was better. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Focal point of the down town.

Thank Wayne M
Dover, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Six of us stopped in @ 1:00 on 31 Oct. Service was excellent! Food was good, reasonably priced with big portions, especially the breakfast plates. Parking on either side of restaurant! Pancakes and French Toast are huge

1 Thank Jason G
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive from Boston to Bangor. The lunch was very good and service friendly. The grilled cornbread was a real treat and our soups delicious.

1 Thank Rebekah E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-9656
Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.

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