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Cheap Eats at the Maine Diner, Wells, Maine

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Maine Diner, Wells, Maine (photo by Eric)

The Maine Diner in Wells, Maine, makes it easier for dining patrons to deal with the tough economy by offering many meals under $10 from its very large menu. Whether homemade mac and cheese, homemade crabmeat salad, fried clams strip roll, a burger, eggs florentine, almond encrusted french toast, the Maine Diner really keeps the prices down, and that’s a good thing for us customers on a budget.

Just as important as the price is that the Maine Diner holds to high culinary standards. We’ve always had great meals here, along with excellent service. It slogan “World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make” is certainly accurate as people from all over the world come to enjoy made-from-scratch food at this little diner not too far from some famous New England vacation destinations along the southern Maine coast like Wells, York Beach, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport..

If you’re feeling like you could splurge a little more, the Maine Diner goes well beyond the standard diner fare including an amazing lobster pie, a fried seafood platter, lobster mac and cheese, baked sea scallops, roast turkey dinner and a barbecue pulled pork platter.

If you have room at the end of the meal, be sure to order a homemade pie. They are absolutely delicious, especially the blueberry!

Like most classic diners with booths and counter space, the Maine Diner has a no-frills but pleasant and clean atmosphere with crowds of people at almost any time of the day. How crowded might you ask? Well, since its opening in 1983, the Maine Diner has served over six million customers! And many of those happy, we’re quite sure, with those low prices of mighty fine food.

The Maine Diner is located at 2265 Post Rd., Wells, Maine. Tel. (207) 646-4441

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