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Palace Diner

18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
+1 207-284-0015
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“potatoes” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Quaint, minimal seating (I think 13?), but they will take your name and the number in your party, and give you a shout out when seats are ready, plus they have hot coffee you can take outside while you're waiting. They will shift folks up...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Went this past weekend, it was packed and we had to wait about 5 min. We got burgers. They were cooked well and were decent. The fries were perfectly cooked and has great favor. They were better than the burger for sure!. My son got...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This interesting little rail cart was transformed into an awesome little diner. Cash only! If they don't have enough seats, you will have to wait inside (crowded) or outside (cold). Either way it's well worth the wait. Deluxe breakfast sandwich is awesome. The brown butter...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Yes it was a bit pricier than you would normally pay but the food is really good. The atmosphere is super retro kitchy. It is an old train dining car that has 1 long counter with about 18 stools. That's it - no other seating....More

Thank RVARAKSM
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Elevated diner food. Lemony pancakes, caramelized grapefruit, incredible corned beef hash, tuna sandwich beyond compare. And the potatoes......! Fabulous retro railcar setting. Excellent, friendly servers. Tandem coffee while you wait. Wear your fat pants.

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Second time and again it was great. Cute little place. Big portions and amazing quality. Breakfast and lunch only.

Thank Harley195
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Where else can you eat at a diner that is almost 100 years old? Nostalgic! And the oldest operational diner in Maine. Worth the visit. Wait was short, maybe 5 minutes to get in. Once inside, service is quick, nice friendly staff. You have got...More

Thank GVitag
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Tiny little place . Good food but a bit overpriced ( $5 for 3 slices of mediocre bacon, $11 for just pancakes ) Pancakes are amazing and the gentleman behind the counter was great. Cash only. Overall would go back but note not reasonably priced.

Thank sunshinedf
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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 12 September 2017 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

1  Thank Natalie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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