When you’re in the great state of Maine, you want to eat lobster. In fact, you might even want it at every meal. Which is why you simply must visit the Maine Diner.
Since 1983, this little blue and white building along Route One in Wells, Maine has served a staggering 7 million customers and counting, because the Maine Diner is the best version of what a diner should be. It’s not fancy. It’s just down-home, honest-to-goodness, straight-forward, fresh and affordable food.
Brothers Myles and Dick Henry ran this place for decades. But now, long time manager Jim Macneill has taken the reins. And he’s changed absolutely nothing. Because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
“It’s just a great place for anyone to go. We have great food, we have great service. The staff here is just like a extended family. Half our customers we consider extended family because we see them all the time. It’s a happening place to be.”
The diner is open year round, but in the summer it’s absolutely mobbed. And believe it or not, this 90 seat spot can serve well over a thousand people on a busy day.
“Everything is made in house, all our desserts are fresh, we go through so much product (EDIT) nothing has an opportunity to go stale here.”
All the classic Maine foods are well represented.There’s Blueberry Pie and Blueberry Pancakes. Fried Clams and Seafood Chowder and lobster of course. Lots and lots of lobster.
“Everybody comes to Maine for lobster, it’s what they want. We get people walking in here, they’ve been here 6 days, they’ve eaten lobster 18 times.”
But no matter what you come here for, you’re sure to get a great meal, a great value, in place where the charming classic diner is still alive and well.
“You feel at home here. You never feel rushed. You can come here with your family, you can get out very inexpensively. And it’s a feel good place with feel good food.”