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643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Orono, Maine
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

No longer fun and enjoyable ......food hasn't been prepared correctly......under cooked out of last two visits we had to send items back to be recooked or replaced.....staff seems like more training is needed.......slow to follow up on how food is done and on one visit wait staff never did follow up..... when she came over with the check and i... More 

1 Thank Stephen C
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Dear Stephen: I'm very sorry that we disappointed you on your recent visits. Is there any way you can email me some more details, like what you ordered and when you visited, so that we can try to fix the problem and also make it up to you? My email address is jclay@governorsrestaurant.com Thanks again for the feedback... Jason Governor's... More 

North Carolina
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

its a Maine tradition. This is a small chain only in Maine. One family owned. The food is good. The decor is unique and interesting the service is ok but they do get busy at times. I say take the family. And go for it. All. governor's in Maine will be at the same level. Yes you should eat here

Thank everett g
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

The service staff are just plain weird. The only time our waiter checked on us was when they were hoping we were finished and wanted to get us out the door. There was no line waiting to get in either. The food was just ok......not as 'homemade' as they advertise it to be.

Thank Roccfroluke
Richmond, Virginia
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Great all around experience for some truly local cuisine. Took my 2 sons there and was able to fill them up with the portions provided. Staff was awesome.

Thank Tim M
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I am a nice person until I'm hungry and you promise to bring me a roll right away while I wait for my meal and then you don't. We waited 15 min to get our drinks.. (I asked for my roll at the point and she said yes right away) 30 minutes later and 3 different trips by our table... More 

Thank Isabelle L
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

Its been a while since we had been here because its never a good experience when we go. (bad food, bad service, etc) I have a go gov card and since it was my birth month, they put $7 on the card. So I thought, why not try it again? We went for breakfast. They had value breakfasts and there... More 

Thank harvickfan-29
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

I'm not a regular here, and may have just visited on a bad night, but this is my experience: Stopped in at Govenor's Bangor a few days before Thanksgiving and received a lesson on how NOT to cook a turkey dinner :-( 1. Meat was under cooked and served near room temperature. 2. Meat was served in large chunks instead... More 

Thank David S
Bangor, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Governor's used to be a reliable, inexpensive place to take the family anytime but in the past year the Broadway location has become unworthy of a visit. The food was mediocre and cold, the service the same. We used to eat there frequently but our October visit will be our last,

Thank Tammy R
DeBary, Florida
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

All the typical hearty comfort food that is expected at a diner, plus lobster rolls. Plenty fresh sugary deserts. Many juicy burger varieties and lots of fried food. It does not have overwhelming number of menu choices as a NY-NJ diner has, featuring hundred of items, but Governor's selections are good old fashion food.

Thank Douglas S
Dexter, Maine
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

We recently ate here one night on the way home. The food is good but very "plain". It is, I guess, home style. Not to say there is anything wrong with that, it was plentiful and tasty. It is a good value for the money and the staff was very pleasant and helpful.

1 Thank Rick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 947-3113
Full service restaurant & bakery serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert. We do catering, special orders, and breakfast all day. Governor's is family owned for over 50 years.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?