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A1 Diner

3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
+1 207-582-4804
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatloaf” (14 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
“calamari” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really cool. Old school diner with great food & atmosphere. It was visited by Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and lived up to the reputation. I had a pastrami sandwich that was one of the best I have ever had. We enjoyed the...More

1  Thank leftygolfer1
Reviewed 21 February 2018

At first it seemed like your basic diner menu options, but then I took a look at the specials menu and was pleasantly surprised. The server gladly referred to recipe cars when I asked about ingredients and happily answered my questions and made recommendations. Food...More

1  Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The ambience alone is worth a visit, but even more important, the food is outstanding. Try the lamb stew, pie, pudding, salad or even a a Po'boy; it's all good, excellent coffee, too. I stop every time on my visits to my brother Down East.

1  Thank Nancytp
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I grew up in NJ, and NJ is full of Diners. I had heard of the A1 but i love about an hour away so I have not had the opportunity to eat there. Now that i have i have to say, I really like...More

Thank frando89
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The A-1 Diner is a favorite of the local community. The diner looks like an old trolley car and the ;interior is in keeping with the theme. The place is quite small and the staff is quite friendly. You will get the old standards one...More

1  Thank Marsha C
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Had a quick bite to eat here. Both of us had the Bleu cheese burger. Good flavor to burger, Bleu cheese very good served on pretzel bun, which we both liked. Chocolate chunk toffee cookie was excellent.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Two couples in for a mid AM Saturday breakfast - pleased to pop in and get an immediate booth. Coffee was tasty and hot and refills kept coming. Amazing menu, diner fare with a kick-up. Several of us had the breakfast sandwich - came with...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great place for dinner. Everything is made from scratch and mostly sourced locally, what more would you want! I had the fish tacos and my husband had the special meatloaf with blue cheese. Our meal was delicious and very nice size portions. And upon leaving,...More

1  Thank 66gardengirl
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We'd heard about the A-1 Diner from relatives in Maine who just happened to see it featured on some cooking show. And it is an old-time trolley-style diner: a long counter on one side, booths on the other. The waitress can fill you in on...More

1  Thank hus4154
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We came based on the Triple D recommendation. We we're hoping to have what Guy F. got on the show...but the items weren't on the menu, must have been a special! Anyway, after being sad the items we went for weren't on the menu we...More

1  Thank coupons4summers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 207-582-4804
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