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The Back Burner

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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109 Main St, Brownfield, ME 04010-4702
+1 207-935-4444
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Hiram, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A really nice place to eat. Steak tips are to die for. Friendly staff and owner. They have specials plus their menu and the food that we have had is very good. The Shepard's Pie is delicious. There is a bar and they have trivia on Thursday nights.

Thank gaye2017
north branford, ct
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We had sandwiches and full dinners and they were all great. The service was good too. Definitely worth finding during your travels.

Thank suzi1967
Roxbury, Connecticut
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Small local place with a great bar and pretty good bar food. Service a little slow but worth the wait, laid back atmosphere.

Thank Carmine C
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a home close and while everyone else was heading to Fryeburg or Conway we firmly my! Because your best bet is to hit this place! Great options in and outside for seating good beers on tap. However the chicken kabob flatbread will take your breath away .. being from mass I wasn't expecting much but the... More 

1 Thank Joe D
Portsmouth, RI
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating at back burner tonight. Excellent beer & cocktails. Staff could not have been nicer. We had the haddock, pizza & onion rings. All delicious. Nicole behind the bar was attentive and professional. Everyone working there made you feel welcome. Sat at the bar and made some friends. We are only in the area once a... More 

Thank Kathleen B
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Back Burner is right on Main Street in Brownfield, can't miss it if you're driving through town. Presentation is friendly and extremely low-key, and place is popular with locals. Menu is decent enough - burgers, sandwiches, a variety of assorted entrees for those seeking something heartier. Not extensive, but a big enough selection to fit different moods. Food quality is... More 

Thank cjstaples
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I was up in brownfield for the weekend and was looking for a place to grab a quick bite for the family. We ordered the fish plate which was flavorless. The burgers weren't cooked or made the way I had ordered them. My meal came with "homemade" chips which I never received. My clam chowder was missing from my order... More 

Thank Kathryn B
KateRowe, Owner at The Back Burner, responded to this review

Oh no. I am so sorry to read how disappointed you were with your meals this past weekend. We are training a new lunch cook and I guess he is not ready. You should have been told that take out orders come with bags of chips not the homemade chips that are served warm in the restaurant; however the person... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Friendly service, good prices and comfort food galore. We had burgers cooked to order-nicely toasted buns and generous helping of onion rings. Beer selection is extensive.

Thank Linda N
Laconia, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

The Back Burner is in a small Maine town off a main route, but people have found it! We went for our first time with friends and were very pleasantly met by the owner of the restaurant who was our server. The food was delicious from appetizers, rolls, and salads through main courses to dessert. The offerings are diverse, and... More 

1 Thank GoldenMomNana
Conway, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We have been dinning a the Back Burner regularly for the past year and a half the food has been very good for the most part the usual restaurant hiccups but good none the less good and the service was always fair until recently. The last three times we were there we waited well over an hour for our meals... More 

Thank Rick B
KateRowe, Owner at The Back Burner, responded to this review

Rick B. I am truly sorry to see this posting. You were seated in the back dining room after a short wait on what was a record breaking night. When you sat at the bar last summer, we discussed how you always seem to come in on a busy weekend night during the busiest times and then complain about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main St, Brownfield, ME 04010-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Brownfield
  • Phone Number: +1 207-935-4444
Casual dining in the most cozy atmosphere

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