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Sylvia's Cafe

248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
+1 207-667-7014
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (20 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On our way to Mount Desert Island, we made a last stop on the mainland at Sylvia's for some lunch. My wife and I split a bowl of Haddock Chowder and a Reuben Sandwich. Great food and fast service.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, good food, great service... what more can I say? Lots of seating so, even though the place can be very busy, there's seldom a wait.

Thank Roger D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in a hurry, we would suggest you not stop here in a Sunday morning. It took over an hour just to have the normal breakfast of 2 eggs, home fries, bacon, and coffee. All was good, of course, but geez, we really...More

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codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ughhh! That should never happen. I apologize. I am going to address that and I promise it will NEVER happen again. There are 5 or 6 sanitizer solution stations available for staff at all times during operation and no need for such a transgression. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sylvia's is usually busy, but I have never seen a line out the door. They handled it with ease. Advised of the wait and got to us as quickly as they could. A cooked meal takes time. Loved my omelet and toast.

Thank offislandmom
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I don't go to diners often, so I can't compare it to much else, but the food was tasty and seemed fresh. Things were on the greasy side and service was brusque. Lunch took a solid two hours (kitchen backed up?). It's located inside a...More

Thank 54austin
codiem, Owner at Sylvia's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review. I am glad you found the food to be tasty and fresh. In most cases parties of 4 or less are sat and served within 20 to 30 minutes at the very most. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We made plans for breakfast our last day on our Maine vacation which was too bad, we would have returned several times, even for lunch! Bright, noisy, perfect family casual diner type place. The breakfast food was well made, large portions, and a great price....More

Thank upnorthsnowbird
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food is great, the place is always clean, and the wait staff is friendly and efficient. I am not one of the "locals', but eat there often when in Ellsworth. It has a wonderful small country type feel to it, within a small city....More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Sylvia's is a good option for breakfast. The menu is a typical diner type fare so it's nothing unusual but if you want a diner style breakfast this is a good choice.

Thank Phylis M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I am at Sylvia's several days a week all year. I have always had great food and the service has been nothing short of fantastic. The food is well prepared and the kitchen and line staff make sure that everything is clean. The person who...More

Thank mdislander2
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great food! Love the muffins and the clubs. The service is phenomenal and the place is well kept and always clean. Prices are great and the servers and cook are always welcoming with a smile on their faces! Would definitely recommend if you're looking for...More

Thank Trinity M
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5 October 2016|
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Response from codiem | Property representative |
I apologize for the untimely response to your question. I just noticed it today. while we do not have a vegan specific portion to our menu I am still confident we could be creative in coming up with a dish that would meet... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7014
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