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Palace Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
+1 207-284-0015
08:00 - 14:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They whip up the best food around, whether you want eggs and potatoes, a chicken sandwich, or burger. I eat here regularly not just because the food is amazing but eating here is an experience! The best diner in AMERICA!!!!

Thank culinarymaster1989
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The palace diner is a tiny little diner on a side street easy to fine and perfect food. I have the worlds best banana bread and the palace potatoes are true perfection. It is very very tiny I think only about 15 seats so be prepared to wait but it is worth it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Milford, New Hampshire
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just to echo what others have said - Very friendly service, breakfast served all day, lunch options and terrific tasting - is there anything better? We both had the French Toast with a side of bacon. We split a double stack and a single stack so each had 1 1/2 pieces - more than enough. The bacon was served the... More 

Thank responsibletravel
Greater Portland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Outstanding Diner-visited for breakfast and the diner was having a Flapjack/Fried Chicken Breakfast special. WOW was it good Flapjacks were light and fluffy, Chicken was spot on, add Butter and Maple Syrup and it was perfect! Smaller diner counter service only, great diner atmosphere-the couple next to me ordered lunch and had a Tuna sandwich and a Burger piled high... More 

Thank jimmyo27
Biddeford, Maine, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stopped in for Sunday breakfast and had breakfast sandwich with palace potatoes- both were amazingly delicious. Timed it right so we did not have to wait for a seat. Not an extensive menu, but the items on the menu are wonderful. Service was friendly and efficient. Must try the grilled banana bread- to die for. I though $10 was pricey... More 

Thank Nicole P
Sanford, Maine
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

SPPF rating 10/10 SERVICE is always great at the palace. We had a short wait for a couple, larger groups may wait longer but worth it, PORTIONS fill the plates, PRICE some may find it to be a little high but the charm, location, staff and quality certainly makes up for it, FOOD say no more, you can't beat it,... More 

Thank daveh2004
Wells, Maine
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

At the Palace Dinner, breakfast can be very, very good. I went to the dinner full of scepticism-- how could eggs, breakfast sandwiches and pancakes generate so many rave reviews. The dinner is as small, the service is as cheerful and the buzz is as happy as other reviewers have noted. And the food is just outstanding. We ordered deluxe... More 

Thank Susan K
Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My first visit to the Palace Diner was a delight. While visiting friends in Biddeford we treated ourselves to breakfast at this charming diner complete with 50's music on the radio. We got there after the morning crowds for a late breakfast and I ordered the lumberjack breakfast. Everything was cooked perfectly including fluffy pancakes and delicious potatoes. Thumbs up... More 

Thank JMR815
Biddeford, Maine
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had breakfast/ brunch at the palace. Only 16 seats so there may be a wait but the food is worth it! The hash is homemade and the best I have had. Great throwback background music. The staff is very friendly but not pushy. Its one of two diners of its type left in the US. Made in 1927. If your... More 

Thank tytram53
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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229 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been to palace diner a few times now and can't wait until my next visit. A small place with about 12 bar stools, there can be a wait - but it's well worth it! It is also cash only FYI. The staff is incredibly friendly and efficient. The breakfast sandwich is delicious and comes with some of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Biddeford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-284-0015

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