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Downtown Diner

204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
+1 207-623-9656
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (4 reviews)
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5:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This little hole in the wall on main street (Well, actually, Water St.) in Augusta is a wonderful return to the days of local diners where you stopped in for a cup of coffee, a hearty, reasonably priced breakfast or lunch, maybe to read your...More

Thank Augusta_MEJRTlover
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We just relocated to Maine and are trying out local eateries to find out Go To places...I read great reviews for here so tried it out. The reviews do not lie! The food is wonderful, the folks who run the place are so welcoming! Even...More

1  Thank jillkelly777
Reviewed 30 January 2018

It is a bright, modern space, with friendly (if a bit distracted) service. My wife ordered the chicken Caesar wrap and found it was delivered with no dressing and too much chicken (very little lettuce). She asked and received dressing, but that shouldn't be needed....More

Thank dsaroff
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Excellent breakfast spot, much better than some of the other options in the area. Great staff and excellent food. Noticed they had lunch options also, we will be back to try those out.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

On a friends recommendation on the Downtown Dinner for breakfast I went and gave it a try. So I went into the dinner right near the Kenebec river in downtown Augusta and sat down at the counter and immediately was given a menu and my...More

1  Thank Tom T
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast. It’s very good. Great service. It’s very small and if you have to wait, it’s either outside or in someone’s face. Hardly any standing room. I understand it’s a small restaurant, but I dislike waiting right next to someone’s table. I will...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Located on Water Street in Maine's capital city...Augusta. Stopped in here with a friend for a quick breakfas, before conducting our business in Augusta. We actually had to wait about 5 minutes, as the Downtown Diner was full. We learned it is a very popular...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stayed with family in Augusta, and all meals were cooked in their home by a graduate of Johnson's & Wales Cooking University. Only one meal was "on the economy," and our superb chef family member took us to her favorite breakfast in Augusta, the...More

Thank CaptainDG
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast place - easy to find - line out the door, so you know it is good. Menu has everything!! And service great. Will come back!!

Thank rrawlins2017
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I adore the owners and they are always fun to visit. It is like going to someones house for a visit with many local patrons and yes regulars too. Oh, the food; homemade large portions and very well priced. I could eat hear for every...More

Thank Bethanie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-9656
Was formerly the Bond Brook Pancake House, Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME. Owners had an opportunity to move into a restored, historic building in the heart of the downtown business district. Even managed to preserve a stained-glass storefront-wide window advertising a shoe store which occupied the site in the original building. Specializes in breakfast and lunch, opening at 5:30 or 6:00 most mornings and closing at 2:00. Numerous breakfast combination plates available whenever they're open. Soup-and-sandwich specials daily featuring their home-made soups and chowders. Simple, straight-forward seating, reasonablle prices, and a staff that can be as fun or formal as you like. Real favorite with "the locals", the local electric and telephone line crews, and downtown office workers. Would suggest Trip Advisor discontinue Bond Brook Pancake House listing -- business no longer exists and rental property where they used to be is now vacant.
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