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Sylvia's Cafe

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248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
+1 207-667-7014
04:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon 04:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 04:30 - 15:00
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Ellsworth, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great place for breakfast, local gathering place for family and friends for weekend breakfast. Lots of parking.

Thank Aileen Y
Syracuse, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Sylvia's Cafe are located in a strip mall so was not the easiest place to find, but it was worth looking for it. The menu options are extensive for breakfast and lunch. (They may be open for dinner, but we were there for lunch.) It was very busy, but that did not impact our service. The food was served in... More 

Thank 123JP45678
Fredonia, New York
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a great local restaurant. We were driving in the Bar Harbor area and found this place from an internet search. We were not disappointed. A good crowd of local patrons is always a good sign that the food is good. Lots of menu choices and generous portions with a non-stop cup of hot coffee...what's not to like.

Thank SamJan1972
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We ate at Sylvia's for the first time last week. It's great. Friendly, competent staff, and food prepared exactly as ordered. I had asked for hash browns to be crispy and they are cubed, not sliced, so it didn't look like they would be crispy when they arrived, but they were wonderful. My sausage and cheese omelette was perfect. I'm... More 

Thank Irene S
Yorktown Heights, New York
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate here one morning. My husband had their French toast and I had an egg white omelette. The coffee was good and your mug never was empty.

Thank Maureen P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My standby while in Ellsworth for a hearty breakfast or lunch. Standard breakfast fare well done and ample,pumpkin pancakes a seasonal treat and my lunch fave Sylvia's Slam a fried haddock sandwich with B L T and cheese add ons served with a pile of fries, everything I saw looked good and they have some gluten free options

Thank iroam m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Fun local cafe with good food, service and owners! Best fresh haddock sandwich!!! Wish they were open for dinner too but they already work so hard!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Waverly fl
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was very good. Sylvia ' s makes their own hash. None of the canned stuff. It is nice and crispy. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast. Pancakes were good too. They have an all you can eat challenge. It looks doable, just not sure about that biscuit. It was huge.

Thank cheapfisherman
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you didn't know where this place was, you'd drive by it. The crowd is 90% locals, and the food is very good and prices are reasonable. I had the 2 pancakes, sausage and home fries special and added blueberries to the pancakes and got a bowl of baked beans. The baked beans were home made and excellent. I highly... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Based on TA ratings, we found this strip mall location. Small facility with wall murals depicting local outdoor activities. Wait time since the cafe was very busy. Friendly, prompt service. Usual Maine breakfast options, which includes the Hibernator-a really, really big breakfast. Coffee is included with breakfast options. Breakfast is served all day. Recommend you find this cafe and enjoy.

Thank PheSugarLand_Texas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fast food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 15:00
04:30 - 15:00
04:30 - 15:00
04:30 - 15:00
04:30 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?