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Downtown Diner

204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
+1 207-623-9656
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Diner, Cafe
204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we stopped for breakfast here on the way to Canada and we were not disappointed. Small friendly diner with great food and pleasant wait staff. Omelettes are made with eggs only (no milk) and very tasty. Will keep this diner...More

Thank MFurbs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE diner food. While traveling through Augusta we found the Downtown and we are glad we did. The menu makes it simple to order and the server adds her expertise as well. The food was DELICIOUS. The portions perfect and the tea...hot and even...More

Thank Fenway1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop in for a casual and delicious breakfast! This is where the locals enjoy breakfast and lunch, you may see the local boys in blue, City officials, local business owners, or just families enjoying a meal. Food is always great, served by cheerful and friendly...More

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch based on great reviews here. Not disappointed at all. My wife had eggs, corn beef hash and toast. It was delicious. The raisin toast was amazing. I had a lunch salad, 2 eggs, and raisin toast. Everything was cooked pefectly.

Thank Randi S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We arrived at the Downtown Diner at 1:30 PM. We parked out back and entered through the back door. There was a flight of stairs down into the restaurant. Inside the dining area, we were allowed to seat ourselves. We took a table in the...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had breakfast there. They had great biscuits and gravy. The server was friendly and kept the coffee coming.

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Do you remember all those great restaurants of the past like The Roseland (Riverside Drive, Augusta) and Ardido's (Augusta Airport) and my all time favorite, Foster's Restaurant (Old Granite Building, Downtown, Augusta) ????? Well, the Downtown Diner is like that, with the same "comfort food"...More

1  Thank Celeste B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have been eating at the Downtown Diner since they moved to this new location and before they moved when they were the Bond Brook Pancake House. We have never had a bad meal here or waitperson. It can be noisy with all of the...More

Thank Momof2inMaine
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Terrific breakfast menu served all day. Check their hours as the close at 2PM. Had the Chicken Club and it was very good. Chicken a little dry but the mayo made up for that. Fries were crisp and NOT salty (Thanks for that). Limited table...More

Thank NavyDallasite
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went out for breakfast. The Downtown Diner was good, fast and friendly. Watch out, they have giant pancakes.

Thank McGovWorks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-9656
Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.
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