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Elm Tree Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730-3012
+1 207-532-3777
05:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 05:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 05:30 - 21:00
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Lewiston, Maine
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at great price, well worth the stop to eat if you are passing near Houlton, Maine just about 3 miles south on highway 2A

Thank jonesda50
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We ate late so there was just one person serving all of tables. It was a little slow at first but the food was good

Thank Jasmine L
Linneus, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We've eaten here many times. Of late, it's only been for breakfast for whatever reason. The food is good, the portions are generous and the cost is reasonable. The atmosphere is congenial.

Thank Karen T
New Brunswick, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After carefully explaining the requirements for gluten free food due to celiac disease, this meal was a total fail. The waitress was either too busy, uneducated or not interested in the delivery of a safe meal. After the meal was delivered I tasted the potatoes and knew they were not real unprocessed mash potatoes. Upon asking to make sure they... More 

Thank Ann G
Woodstock, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I eat at the Elm Tree Diner at least once a week. I have never had a bad meal whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Good home cookin'; lots of it and very reasonable prices. The service is good regardless how busy they are! Well worth the drive across the border.

Thank David T
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome service great food and prices are very good ..we were very impressed with cleanliness of this small place with big hearts for bid appetites

Thank Cathy B
United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Wait staff was very professional and courteous. Waiting time for filling order was minimal in spite of requested alterations to the meal ordered.

Thank Q1546TSfrankh
New Brunswick, Canada
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Read a lot of good reviews & had to try it today while in Houlton. Humm...alright the good; The burgers were good & the sweet potato fries were great! The bad; The regular fries tasted & smelled as though they were deep-fried in oil previously used to fry seafood in. Although rare, some restaurants still keep to this practice :(... More 

Thank Darius S
Houlton, Maine
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Elm Tree Diner is well know in Houlton area. The food is very simply homemade fare that very good. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Daniel D
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the elm tree many times and have never had a bad meal. The Reuben sandwich with house made chips are excellent as is the cold salad plate .

Thank Lynne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Bangor St, Houlton, ME 04730-3012
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
  • Phone Number: +1 207-532-3777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?