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Maine Diner

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$$ - $$$
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2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
+1 207-646-4441
07:00 - 20:00
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Wells, Maine
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has become an iconic place. The food is fine but average and its reputation is a bit inflated. Service is friendly.

Thank Bob-in-Wells
Suffield, Connecticut
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came for diner twice and breakfast once over three days. Their lobster stew or pie is first rate as is all their seafood. All of their food is plentiful and delicious and served quickly at a fair price! Their deserts look great but we were too full to have any!

Thank Steve S
Johnson City, Tennessee
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Maine Diner twice during our week long visit to the area - although that probably wouldn't have been the case if not for the fact that it was "off-season" and many restaurants were closed. The service was efficient and friendly and the food did not disappoint. The mac and cheese was the best dish we tried,... More 

Thank JCseminole
Saratoga Springs, New York
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anytime my husband and I come to Southern Maine, we always stop at the Maine Diner. The food is always good and my favorite thing to get, is their corn muffins. You can go next door and buy the corn muffin mix to take home with you at the store Things Remembered. We always order something different to try at... More 

Thank weather1995_10
Westbrook, ME
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after wanting to visit for years, living just outside Portland. Upset that we took so long to get there. If you're a chowder fan - TRY THE SAMPLER! nothing we had was bad - all very good to outstanding! Great personalities and service too as we sat at the small lunch counter instead of a table. Make this... More 

Thank Phil S
Reading, Massachusetts
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390 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Kennebuckport. It is a very popular place for many good reasons. There are many selections on the menu that meet a wide variety of tastes. The prices are very reasonable and portions are good sized. The fried clam roll was the best we had had in years.

Thank JEM02882
Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited Maine Diner for a dinner as I had read their ad about Lobster Pie. My wife and I visited this establishment where the waitresses were very friendly. My Lobster Pie was very good and my wife's Turkey Dinner was okay. The price was right but we decided to try other restaurants in the area during our 3 night stay.

Thank BobbyZ29
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I visited Maine Diner during a weekend trip. I think this diner has the old school charm with great food served all day long. If you are lucky to get a table / seat, you should definitely try the lobster roll, seafood chowder and almost anything on the menu. I feel this place really epitomizes hearty food and doesn't waste... More 

Thank Kaustubh M
Toronto (Scarborough)
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We arrived at the start of lunch on Thursday December 8th and most people were eating breakfast - huge pancakes looked very good to my wife but we had come for lunch. it is a small traditional diner and unassuming but friendly. club and regular turkey sandwiches were uninspired but fairly cheap. I had the bowl of seafood chowder and... More 

Thank Big_glass
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I were in Wells Maine and had breakfast and dinner at the Maine Diner. WARNING: bring a big appetite for a huge size meal. Can't wait do come again.

Thank seasidejoe27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2265 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, ME 04090
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-4441

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