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Third Alarm Diner

American, Diner
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47 Washington St, Sanford, ME 04073-3040
+1 207-490-0557
05:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 20:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always had a good breakfast here this is the first time I came for a burger and perfect onion rings you can tell they care about their oil

Thank skiinxs2000
Huntington, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the jalapeno cheese burger because after all it's the 3rd Alarm Dinner. Very good beef cooked correctly to order, covered in peppers so much so they oozed out onto my plate. Wife had the grilled chicken caesar salad, she was very happy with the meal. Got out for under $25, friendly people, lots of locals.

Thank Jeff T
Sanford, Maine
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time there but not my last. Small, friendly atmosphere and the food was good and plenty of it.

Thank CaroleDearborn
New England
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My lovely wife and I have been by this establishment a lot. Always saying " we need to visit one of these days ". On a cold, winter's day after digging out and completing a series of visits around the area - hunger struck. Made our way to the Third Alarm Diner like a Dalmatian to the front seat of... More 

Thank gryphonskymaster
Lebanon, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

They have great service, a very homey atmosphere. The food is always great, and the prices are reasonable for what you get!

Thank cindynadeau868
New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the real thing--not a diner car but decorated with fun firehouse items and featuring a classic counter and cozy tables. Simple comfort food made with care.

Thank Aquaphile
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have only eaten here twice and had the same thing both times. Grilled Cheese Stack Burger, that's exactly what it sounds like. A burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches, I also added bacon to mine and had Cajun fries as my side. Delicious both times I've had it, I need to make this a more regular stop.

Thank Chipd67
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always a quickly served and delicious breakfast. Many of the typical eggs, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, etc and all are great. Had some homemade lasagna at a recent Sanford Chamber of Commerce event - it was delcious! Definitely worth a visit for breakfast or lunch.

Thank mainesully
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I found this diner quite by accident. Was looking for someplace to have lunch and noticed a small sign on route 202 advertising the diner. The place is small and decorated in a firehouse theme. The staff is very friendly and the service is very fast. I had the Rubin and I would highly recommend the fried pickles. They have... More 

Thank Tom S
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Sanford is a bit off the beaten track but not worth the journey . This diner is very small and decked out in fire/firehouse memorabilia making it quaint and quirky but very comfortable. The morning my husband and I stopped in for breakfast the place was very busy but service was fast and friendly. The food was excellent. I had... More 

Thank bleachedblack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Washington St, Sanford, ME 04073-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-490-0557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?