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Sylvia's Cafe

248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
+1 207-667-7014
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (20 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (3 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed our first breakfast at Sylvia's so much that we had to eat there again. we loved all the food we ordered but the highlight for all us was the corned beef hash. Just really awesome, tasty, fresh meat

Thank Ruby D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off here whilst on our self-drive tour around New England. We were just aching for a stop-off, a comfort break and a coffee. Very quaint place, loved the jukebox (which was playing!), the coffee was a bit dodgy, but it was hot and quite...More

Thank platpeeps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Mount Desert Island, we made a last stop on the mainland at Sylvia's for some lunch. My wife and I split a bowl of Haddock Chowder and a Reuben Sandwich. Great food and fast service.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find, good food, great service... what more can I say? Lots of seating so, even though the place can be very busy, there's seldom a wait.

Thank Roger D
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in a hurry, we would suggest you not stop here in a Sunday morning. It took over an hour just to have the normal breakfast of 2 eggs, home fries, bacon, and coffee. All was good, of course, but geez, we really...More

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codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Ughhh! That should never happen. I apologize. I am going to address that and I promise it will NEVER happen again. There are 5 or 6 sanitizer solution stations available for staff at all times during operation and no need for such a transgression. I...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Sylvia's is usually busy, but I have never seen a line out the door. They handled it with ease. Advised of the wait and got to us as quickly as they could. A cooked meal takes time. Loved my omelet and toast.

Thank offislandmom
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I don't go to diners often, so I can't compare it to much else, but the food was tasty and seemed fresh. Things were on the greasy side and service was brusque. Lunch took a solid two hours (kitchen backed up?). It's located inside a...More

Thank 54austin
codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review. I am glad you found the food to be tasty and fresh. In most cases parties of 4 or less are sat and served within 20 to 30 minutes at the very most. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We made plans for breakfast our last day on our Maine vacation which was too bad, we would have returned several times, even for lunch! Bright, noisy, perfect family casual diner type place. The breakfast food was well made, large portions, and a great price....More

Thank upnorthsnowbird
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food is great, the place is always clean, and the wait staff is friendly and efficient. I am not one of the "locals', but eat there often when in Ellsworth. It has a wonderful small country type feel to it, within a small city....More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Sylvia's is a good option for breakfast. The menu is a typical diner type fare so it's nothing unusual but if you want a diner style breakfast this is a good choice.

Thank Phylis M
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hospitality04609
5 October 2016|
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Response from codiem | Property representative |
I apologize for the untimely response to your question. I just noticed it today. while we do not have a vegan specific portion to our menu I am still confident we could be creative in coming up with a dish that would meet... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7014
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