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The Kel-Mat Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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147 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-1345
+1 207-474-0200
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We called in for a quick bite as we passed through this small town. We were pleased to see a good selection of sandwiches, wraps etc and we enjoyed a lovely avocado and mozzarella sandwich. A lucky find.

Thank ferdymagellan
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food is delicious, the atmosphere is very casual. Located in a remodeled old Victorian, it has several cozy dining areas. You order at the counter and they bring your order to the table you choose. Kid friendly and fast. I had the taco wrap, it was tasty and not soggy. Also the cream of broccoli soup, hot and delicious.... More 

Thank maeganc2001
Waterville, Maine
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

When I ordered my Reuben panini, there was a line of people picking up their lunch orders. When my panini arrived at my table it was piled high with thin sliced corned beef.The sandwich was delicious. I chose the dining room with the fireplace.Each had its own charm. There is plenty of parking. Also a ramp to enter the restaurant.

Thank foodie1945
Wiscasset, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Quickly left our order at the counter then you have a choice of seating, leaving your assigned metal number card on your table. The cafe is in an older house, nicely maintained, with several tables in each room of the first floor. Food was delicious, service was timely. Pick up after yourself on the way out. Definitely recommended!

Thank A W
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You're really hungry, but you just can't eat another fried clam (or another fried anything). Go straight to the Kel-Mat Cafe, where delicious sandwiches and other good things are waiting to be made for you. The place itself is charming and comfortable, and the people taking orders at the counter are friendly and gracious. Wouldn't you rather wait a few... More 

Thank phylliseg
Skowhegan, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

...slow service at the counter. Called in for take out. Arrived to pick up and there was a line at the cash register with people ordering and asking questions etc. I could see my take out order sitting there on the shelf. They have two different cash registers but only one person taking orders and money, and that young person... More 

Thank Shronkedout
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It is a perfect casual place to have lunch. It has limited hours but is worth finding a time to visit. The kitchen is very clean and the food is always fresh.

Thank fredandrosie
Rockwood, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lunches made fresh, excellent offerings -- delicious! Wonderful setting in a restored older home. "Tasteful" decorating. We've eaten at Kel-Mat and also taken wraps to go. You must try this place, and you'll definitely make it a go-to spot.

Thank MooseheadAreaRentals
Hortense, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch here and had a good experience. I had the pastrami wrap and a bowl of cream of broccoli soup. The soup was hot and delicious. My wife had the grilled chicken wrap and really liked it. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is rustic and relaxed. The service was quick even during the... More 

Thank Joe C
Skowhegan, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great service, really good eats, and a lovely atmosphere in a restored home on Madison Avenue. The soup of the day is almost always a treat! Also can get a glass of wine or beer, which is an extra treat.

Thank N9525ZBjulie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-1345
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan
  • Phone Number: +1 207-474-0200
The Kel-Mat Café offers unique deli-style sandwiches, wraps and salads. Gluten free and vegetarian sandwiches are available as well. Our location is easy to find at 147 Madison Avenue in Skowhegan, Maine. There is plenty of parking and our entrance is handicapped accessible.

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