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Moody's Diner

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American, Diner
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US Route 1, Waldoboro, ME 04572
+1 207-832-7785
05:00 - 21:00
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Sun 06:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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Gresham, Oregon
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy or pretentious about Moody's - just GREAT Down East food and deserts. Best to order seafood, New England boiled dinner or pot roast - however, do not forget a Whoopie Pie for desert - they are the best!!!

Thank Diveshack0674
Boothbay Harbor, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here more than once and keep coming back for more. The food, breakfast, lunch or dinner, is always homemade, delicious and very reasonably priced with generous servings. If you want go old fashioned cooking for the family, or just meeting up with a friend,this is a great place to eat. The desserts are excellent and include homemade... More 

Thank Trish B
Ashland, MA
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moody's used to be a wonderful diner where you could stop and get a cheap homemade meal. Not any more. I ordered a chef salad with chicken and it came with two packets of Ken's packaged salad dressing and the salad was awful. The chicken parmesan sub tasted like it came out of a jar of sauce. The cheese sausage... More 

Thank Notkidding335
South Portland, Maine
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Moody's is a fun place, not a great restaurant. I've certainly had better omelets and toast, but for diner fare it's fine. The homemade donuts are fantastic and the atmosphere is like a throw back Thursday. Convenient, right on Rte 1, and an icon in the midcoast area. A must stop if only for the fun walk down memory lane.

Rockland, Maine
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I stop in for breakfast. Eggs, bacon, toast, home fries, coffee and orange juice...consistently good. There is never an off morning. My only wish is that they served a richer, darker, more flavorful coffee. I sit in the corner of the bar reading the paper and listening to the conversations of old guys who probably can't recall a time when... More 

Thank astro005
New Hampshire
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stop here to or from Rockland Maine. There's usually a table or a place at the center. The food is average but plentiful. The main dishes come with wonderful biscuits, though the food itself sometimes lacks something. Stick to basics. Sometimes the fired fish is overcooked. The pies however are amazing. The selection is broad, all are homemade and... More 

Thank flygirlnh
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I have been doing to Moodys dinner since our honeymoon over 45 years ago. No matter what we have the food and service is always good. Price is fair and never a long wait to be seated. Nice to know some things stay the same.

Thank Susan H
western NY state
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went here twice in 2 days. Seated immediately and water brought. Menu is extensive, and portions are huge. The seafood platter can barely be lifted. Enough for 2 for sure! 3 kinds of soup, 15 kinds of pie. Start with dessert! Biscuits are excellent, and bought some to bring home. Sweet potato fries that are the best I have ever... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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607 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We always come here for breakfast when we stay in Brunswick - it is a drive of about 40 minutes but it is well worth it. Bacon, sausage, 2 eggs overeasy, white toast and coffee while my wife had the blueberry pancakes. Treated her to a special Moody's diner go mug which she unfortunately dropped the next day while walking... More 

Thank Dennis P
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Located on Route 1 (the classic north – south route on the east coast), Moody’s Diner captures the historical greatness of “diner eating in America”. Simply stated, this is an awesome place to dine. It is home cooking away from home. The menu choices are outstanding and the food served is food the way it is supposed to be, home... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Route 1, Waldoboro, ME 04572
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Waldoboro
  • Phone Number: +1 207-832-7785

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?