We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401-3365
06:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 105: English reviews
Eagle, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Govenor's is offering specials all summer long. We went on a Monday in June and got $3.00 Burger and fries. There were 9 of us in the party and this special saved us a lot of money. They offer different specials each day. This location is always busy so it is best to go slightly before or after typical meal... More 

Thank Jay R
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
163 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Went there for dinner one night. The place was really crowded as they had a burger special (which they actually ran out of when we were there). We were seated fast and got drinks fast. But the service to get the food was very slow (probably because of the burger special which it looked like alot of people were go... More 

Thank jeff77664
Orono, Maine
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I returned to Governor's to see if things changed...... after a longer than normal wait a waitress finally came over and said she would be with us shortly......I ordered breakfast ......eggs over med. bacon home fries white toast.....sandy ordered scrambled eggs home fries with cheese on her egg and white toast......we both had coffee......when the meal came out my eggs... More 

1 Thank Stephen C
Jason C, Public Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Hi Steven: I'm very sorry that you had a disappointing experience with us. Could you please email me at jclay@governorsrestaurant.com so that I could look into your credit card information? We certainly aren't looking to double charge anyone! More 

Reading, MA
Level Contributor
42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I was surprised and pleased - expected less and got more. It was uncrowded for a late dinner. Service was good, food was better than I expected. The desserts looked awesome, but we were full up from dinner so did not try any. There is a large scale model train running around the ceiling, which is awesome (OK, so I'm... More 

1 Thank zathras
Bangor, Maine
Level Contributor
311 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A quick Wednesday evening dinner with my husband in a local spot nearby so we picked Governors on Broadway. We were seated right away, but it took forever for the waiter to have a minute to get to us. There seemed to only be 3 servers that night and it was busy, not crazy but likely 4-5 tables for each... More 

2 Thank Lo3rn
Orono, Maine
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

No longer fun and enjoyable ......food hasn't been prepared correctly......under cooked out of last two visits we had to send items back to be recooked or replaced.....staff seems like more training is needed.......slow to follow up on how food is done and on one visit wait staff never did follow up..... when she came over with the check and i... More 

1 Thank Stephen C
Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Governor's, responded to this review

Dear Stephen: I'm very sorry that we disappointed you on your recent visits. Is there any way you can email me some more details, like what you ordered and when you visited, so that we can try to fix the problem and also make it up to you? My email address is jclay@governorsrestaurant.com Thanks again for the feedback... Jason Governor's... More 

North Carolina
Level Contributor
94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

its a Maine tradition. This is a small chain only in Maine. One family owned. The food is good. The decor is unique and interesting the service is ok but they do get busy at times. I say take the family. And go for it. All. governor's in Maine will be at the same level. Yes you should eat here

Thank everett g
Level Contributor
54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The service staff are just plain weird. The only time our waiter checked on us was when they were hoping we were finished and wanted to get us out the door. There was no line waiting to get in either. The food was just ok......not as 'homemade' as they advertise it to be.

Thank Roccfroluke
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Great all around experience for some truly local cuisine. Took my 2 sons there and was able to fill them up with the portions provided. Staff was awesome.

Thank Tim M
Level Contributor
154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I am a nice person until I'm hungry and you promise to bring me a roll right away while I wait for my meal and then you don't. We waited 15 min to get our drinks.. (I asked for my roll at the point and she said yes right away) 30 minutes later and 3 different trips by our table... More 

Thank Isabelle L

Travellers who viewed Governor's also viewed


Been to Governor's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401-3365
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 947-3113
Full service restaurant & bakery serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert. We do catering, special orders, and breakfast all day. Governor's is family owned for over 50 years.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Governor's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?