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11 Greasy Spoons That Eater Readers Love

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Earlier this week, Eater Maine rolled out its map of Maine's 10 Most Iconic Diners. These are the classic places that have garnered loads of local and, in many cases, national attention for their food and atmosphere. But that is by no means a comprehensive list of great diners in the state. A few weeks back, Eater asked you, the readers, for your favorite Greasy Spoons. We've compiled those recommendations, left in the comments or sent via the tipline, into a map.

Here are 11 spots that come highly recommended by readers. Some are off the beaten path, others are just sometimes overshadowed by more famous diners in town. But these places have their own devoted following, offer up some great dishes and are worth checking out. You guys said so.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Stone Dog Cafe

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862 Roosevelt Trail, Windham Mall
Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-3630
Writes a reader: "Best corned beef hash, best crab cake Benedict, best strawberry shortcake French toast. Have never had a bad meal here."

2. Guidi's Diner

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916 Main St
Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 854-2949
Cheap, good food, big portions, fast and friendly service. It's a favorite of the locals.

3. The Bayou Kitchen

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543 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 774-4935
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Recently expanded, this longtime Portland favorite offers a Cajun twist on diner fare.

4. Marcy's Diner

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47 Oak St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-9713
Re-opened a few months back, this spot comes highly recommended by several readers.

5. Hurricane's Cafe & Deli

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682 US Rt 202
Greene, ME 04236
(207) 846-3354
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Quoth a reader: "Breakfast skillet will feed two easy, gluten-free soups, award winning clam chowder."

6. Big G's Deli

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581 Benton Ave
Winslow, ME 04901
(207) 873-7808
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It began as a small sandwich shop, but now seats 200 and serves a large breakfast, lunch and supper menu seven days a week.

7. Flatlanda Diner

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224 Skowhegan Rd
Fairfield, ME 04937
(207) 238-9300
A reader writes: "They have fiddlehead omelets when fiddleheads are in season. The women who work there are crazy funny." (Oh, and if you have a photo of Flatlanda you'd like to share, please email maine@eater.com)

8. Deb's Diner

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1495 Atlantic Highway
Waldoboro, ME 04572
(207) 832-6144
One reader says this is the best diner in Waldoboro: "Deb does an amazing job. This is one of the best kept secrets of the midcoast. When everyone (from southern Maine) drives Rt. 1 to go to Moody's, they drive right past the best local diner every time."

9. Come Spring Cafe

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1422 Heald Highway
Union, ME 04862
(207) 785-2300
"Their Montreal steak and eggs breakfast (get the homemade bread toast) is great, plus all kinds of other classic greasy spoon fare," a reader writes in.

10. Rockland Cafe

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441 Main St
Rockland, ME
(207) 596-7556
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Here's what a reader had to say: "Locally famous. When those from away ask those who aren't where do you eat, this is the place that gets mentioned. The seafood platters are legendary, whoopie pies humungous."

11. Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-5960
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A reader writes, "(Owner) Lynn (Archer) got put on the map for her throwdown King of Clubs win vs Bobby Flay, but all those "Best Breakfast" awards were earned the hard way - by the locals saying she knows diner food. A great breakfast/lunch spot."

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1. Stone Dog Cafe

862 Roosevelt Trail, Windham Mall, Windham, ME 04062
Writes a reader: "Best corned beef hash, best crab cake Benedict, best strawberry shortcake French toast. Have never had a bad meal here."
862 Roosevelt Trail, Windham Mall
Windham, ME 04062

2. Guidi's Diner

916 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092
Cheap, good food, big portions, fast and friendly service. It's a favorite of the locals.
916 Main St
Westbrook, ME 04092

3. The Bayou Kitchen

543 Deering Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Recently expanded, this longtime Portland favorite offers a Cajun twist on diner fare.
543 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04103

4. Marcy's Diner

47 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101
Re-opened a few months back, this spot comes highly recommended by several readers.
47 Oak St
Portland, ME 04101

5. Hurricane's Cafe & Deli

682 US Rt 202, Greene, ME 04236
Quoth a reader: "Breakfast skillet will feed two easy, gluten-free soups, award winning clam chowder."
682 US Rt 202
Greene, ME 04236

6. Big G's Deli

581 Benton Ave, Winslow, ME 04901
It began as a small sandwich shop, but now seats 200 and serves a large breakfast, lunch and supper menu seven days a week.
581 Benton Ave
Winslow, ME 04901

7. Flatlanda Diner

224 Skowhegan Rd, Fairfield, ME 04937
A reader writes: "They have fiddlehead omelets when fiddleheads are in season. The women who work there are crazy funny." (Oh, and if you have a photo of Flatlanda you'd like to share, please email maine@eater.com)
224 Skowhegan Rd
Fairfield, ME 04937

8. Deb's Diner

1495 Atlantic Highway, Waldoboro, ME 04572
One reader says this is the best diner in Waldoboro: "Deb does an amazing job. This is one of the best kept secrets of the midcoast. When everyone (from southern Maine) drives Rt. 1 to go to Moody's, they drive right past the best local diner every time."
1495 Atlantic Highway
Waldoboro, ME 04572

9. Come Spring Cafe

1422 Heald Highway, Union, ME 04862
"Their Montreal steak and eggs breakfast (get the homemade bread toast) is great, plus all kinds of other classic greasy spoon fare," a reader writes in.
1422 Heald Highway
Union, ME 04862

10. Rockland Cafe

441 Main St, Rockland, ME
Here's what a reader had to say: "Locally famous. When those from away ask those who aren't where do you eat, this is the place that gets mentioned. The seafood platters are legendary, whoopie pies humungous."
441 Main St
Rockland, ME

11. Brass Compass Cafe

305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
A reader writes, "(Owner) Lynn (Archer) got put on the map for her throwdown King of Clubs win vs Bobby Flay, but all those "Best Breakfast" awards were earned the hard way - by the locals saying she knows diner food. A great breakfast/lunch spot."
305 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841

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