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Palace Diner

18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
+1 207-284-0015
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (31 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect fancy food in a diner... but this one is fun. Kind of a train carriage 12 seats at the bar and a very friendly boss. So you'll spend a good time which is the most important

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday morning (just after Labor Day) with our three year old. I read about the palace diner on a blog I follow and was expecting a line. To our surprise we only had to wait ten minutes. No kids menu but...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it is not the easiest place to find...in downtown Biddeford. Following GPS I drove past it the first time. Second pass I saw it in rear view mirror. Pouring rain...people waiting to be seated...and I wondered if the reality could match the hype. It...More

Thank Beachdeac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to get a seat, but diner is worth the wait. Music is 50 & 60's ! Diner is small & cozy, with outside tables. Breakfast choices are tasty with huge portions! Service is very good & atmosphere is fun . Sandwiches are highest stacking...More

Thank Hstrick102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast the morning after we had completed our first Ironman 70.3 triathlon. We were HUNGRY and the Palace was highly recommended. We were not disappointed: the place is charming, with only 20 or so seats at the counter,...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you have the patience to wait in line for a while for a seat (usually outside, take note in the winter), then this place is fantastic. The food is incredibly good. Worth the wait.

Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have been there four times this summer and will be back for more! Always worth the wait. They have about a dozen seats, so you likely will have to wait, but our longest wait was 25 minutes. The service is fantastic and the food...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to this Diner for years and years. So glad it reinvented itself as a fabulous eatery. Not your mom and dad's diner, but our mom and dad love it. Great service, amazing food, fun time sitting on stools at the counter,...More

1  Thank Sandy99
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Less than 20 seats, all at the counter in historic "Diner" tradition makes this place special and homey. Talking to the waitstaff, both of them, and seeing the kitchen crew working in back rather makes the patron a part of the whole scene. The food...More

1  Thank bobbrownson
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had to wait for around 45 minutes for a party of six (the restaurant only seats 15 people). Once inside, the staff are super friendly and the entire vibe is really cool. The music is good and the coffee is always topped up. The...More

Thank Pomds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Biddeford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-284-0015
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