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A1 Diner

3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
+1 207-582-4804
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatloaf” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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American, Diner, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a quick bite to eat here. Both of us had the Bleu cheese burger. Good flavor to burger, Bleu cheese very good served on pretzel bun, which we both liked. Chocolate chunk toffee cookie was excellent.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples in for a mid AM Saturday breakfast - pleased to pop in and get an immediate booth. Coffee was tasty and hot and refills kept coming. Amazing menu, diner fare with a kick-up. Several of us had the breakfast sandwich - came with...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for dinner. Everything is made from scratch and mostly sourced locally, what more would you want! I had the fish tacos and my husband had the special meatloaf with blue cheese. Our meal was delicious and very nice size portions. And upon leaving,...More

1  Thank 66gardengirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We'd heard about the A-1 Diner from relatives in Maine who just happened to see it featured on some cooking show. And it is an old-time trolley-style diner: a long counter on one side, booths on the other. The waitress can fill you in on...More

1  Thank hus4154
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We came based on the Triple D recommendation. We we're hoping to have what Guy F. got on the show...but the items weren't on the menu, must have been a special! Anyway, after being sad the items we went for weren't on the menu we...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Best fried chicken ever. Great liver and onions, lovely server, and charming old dinner. We drove about 15 miles out of our way based on the knowledge that Guy Fieri had been there. Totally worth the trip.

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

For anyone who is intrigued by the allure of an iconic diner, this place is worth a trip to Gardiner. Literally perched beside a bridge right in the center of town, the A-1 has an extensive menu full of the traditional and not so traditional...More

1  Thank circe64
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We came around two pm on a weekday and the restaurant was out of many items from chicken salad to desserts! I had a tuna plate with only a single scoop of runny mayonnaise tuna on a plate, with nary a pickle or tomato. Husband...More

Thank offthecuff2010
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Accidently found this place and what a jewel! We were driving from Camden to Portland and happened to pass the A-1 Diner right about lunch time. It is a classic, old-time diner, but the food is not just burgers and fries. The food was excellent...More

1  Thank dianneky
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had breakfast with family at this spot and it was perfection. The service was great, atmosphere reminds you of the good ole' days and the food is served quickly, hot and is very very delicious. I loved this place! Next time I'm in town I...More

1  Thank Travelbeach1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 207-582-4804
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