The Crowd: mostly locals, the occasional colby/thomas college student who is tired of the dining halls. The Food: dirt cheap eggs, pancakes, what have you, all of decent quality. The baked goods are pretty good and, frankly, it's the best meal you can find at 4:45 a.m. in the oakland/waterville area. Note: all juices- including the "fresh" oj- are from mixes. The Atmosphere: clean but pretty low key- what do you want from a place that charges about two bucks for a stack of pancakes? The Bottom Line: not bad. Cheap, good, quick food: not much to complain about. Parking is easy and ample. Great for a hungover brunch.
Oh my. Early Bird knows how to do breakfast. Came here this past weekend on a visit to Maine and ate like kings. It was crazy packed on a Sunday morning (always a good sign) but we were seated in 15 minutes, no hassle. We ordered the grilled pumpkin muffin, cinnamon roll, fried eggs, hash browns, ham, bacon... everything we could stomach! And for so, so cheap. It was all delicious. I'm salivating just thinking about that pumpkin muffin and those hash browns. Will definitely be trying the ginormous pancakes next time!
One of my favorite places to go for breakfast. Fairly priced and the service is good and fast!
Man, I dream about these sandwiches when I'm not in Maine. And I don't think I've ever visited Maine and NOT eaten here. This is the place for Italian Sandwiches. YUMMM! The hubby also tried their Kennebec special - man, it just melted in your mouth. I'm hungry just thinking about it. Mmmmmmmm! The only downside - no place to sit and immediately enjoy. We usually end up driving to the park at the boat docking area and watch the birds while we eat. Then, we swing for a bit. Great way to stop and smell the roses, so to speak! :)
I don't care for the lobster rolls here because 1. Mayo and lettuce and 2. Sub roll, not top-split. HOWEVER my entire mayo and lettuce-loving family LOVES these things. They've been visiting this place for decades, I've listened to my dad wax poetic over these lobster rolls with my aunts over the phone on Christmas, and when we make our yearly pilgrimage to Maine each summer to visit extended family, build fires, roast marshmallows, jump off docks, and tell stories, these lobster rolls are always there. The ceremony is a strange one, to be sure, and it has changed some over the past decade. Used to be, my Aunty (say "on-tea", not "ant-y") Di would drive from Unity, fetch as many rolls as her fridge could hold, then stash them there in anticipation of her siblings' arrivals. The rolls would then be offered, as though they were a super secret surprise, to everyone coming through the door. "Hey! Look what we have in here (grown man leads other grown man to fridge and throws open door with a flourish and a huge grin)...LOBSTER ROLLS!" Now, each member of the family will receive no fewer than half-dozen redundant texts and phone calls prior to the feast regarding # of rolls required and whose sacred duty it will be to obtain them. Whole? Half? Will we want to snack on one later? Are we planning to eat one for breakfast the following day? Do we remember how good they are? And also how BIG? The lobster rolls are HUGE, packed with lobster, and this store is the real deal. It's an unassuming family owned corner store, much like the ones that used to dot the country but have been largely forced out by chains. Avoid the tourist traps and don't you DARE get a lobster roll from McDonald's!
Best lobster roll ever!!! Huge lots of claw meat and the roll is great!! No hot dog rolls here!!!