The Olde Mill Diner is a pleasant, welcoming little place situated in an older white and red farmhouse, that leaves one with reveries of summer s spent at their grandparents, the front adorned with a wild garden. As you enter, that sense of warmth is only accented by the overwhelming aromas of freshly cooked food, warm bread, and the tantalizing image of fresh pies left on a shelf conveniently just inside the entrance, almost guaranteeing you ll be getting dessert. The owner obviously takes pride in finding warm, welcoming, and friendly wait staff who take pride in their own job, and add to the comfortable down-home atmosphere. I have been going to the Olde Mill since it opened, and for years it was the weekly gathering point for my friends and I, and oft recommended to visiting family and friends. It is meant to be a family friendly, quiet atmosphere, and whether I am sitting alone working on a drawing, reading a book, or trying to relax with a friend, it is a pleasant environment. I do recommend it to the weary family looking for a taste of Maine after a long road trip, passing through, or on the occasional visit, the wait staff and owner will treat you like family, the locals will offer you a smile, and the food will leave you warm. Plus, they make the BEST pancakes anywhere, often cooked by the owner herself (possibly one of the best breakfast/pastry cooks in the area!).
I had heard so much about this place and how good it was. Food good.. nothing special. Service non exsistent. Most unfriendly place I ve ever eaten in. We had to request our silverware and butter for our yeast roll--roll was big---and the attitude we got for asking was down right inhospitable.
my husband and I eat here at least once a month if not more. we really enjoy all the food too hard to choose a favorite. the yeast rolls are awesome, fresh out of the oven. the desserts are excellent usually due to extr large portions we have to take our desserts home. even our 5 year old grandson loves to come to this resteraunt.
We eat at the Olde Mill at least once a week and we have NEVER had a bad meal. My husband loves the Haddack Nuggets, Sheperds Pie, American Chop Suey and the best Corn bread and yeast rolls. I love the Meatloaf, the best Ruben Sandwich and the pies and muffins are the best. Got to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.. The servings are huge and when you order the spagehtti it is enough for 3 people.
We are local and I have to say we had an awesome impression of this restaurant until today. We actually would recommend and bring company when they were in town. Today's experience changed all of that! We had a party of 9, had been there for about an hour, though waited about 4o minutes to get our food, they were busy, we were enjoying our company. We were mostly done, 2 of our party ordered dessert and they had just finished taking their last bites and another waitress, comes up and asked us to leave if we are done they had another large party coming. Now I have NEVER been asked to leave...so we left and we will NEVER return. As we walked out there were 3 empty tables in the other room and only a party of 6 waiting. NOT busy as they said...so no worries...we will not busy your restaurant again and you can be sure we will not be recommending your business to any out of town guests either.
This is a place for good solid food in a traditional, no frills, hearty regular folks style. Not gourmet or adventurous, decidedly, but they excel at meat and potatoes. The fried seafood isn't great due to a batter that isn't quite as good as the best in Maine, but it is certainly respectable. The pies and desserts look scrumptuous and the home made, not too processed, not from frozen cooking is healthy compared to chains. The place is always packed with locals who seek just plain good comfort food American style.