Maine Diners

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Palace Diner
Biddeford, ME
The Palace Diner was made by Pollard and installed in 1926. This is one of only two Pollards known to still exist. The other is the Riverside Diner in Bristol, NH. [map]

A-1 Diner
Gardiner, ME
The A-1 Diner is a Worcester (#790) from 1946 and has always been at this location. It is installed on 20-foot-tall stilts next to a bridge. The diner was originally owned by Eddie Heald, hence the "Heald's Diner" signs on the side of the diner. With a change in ownership, it became Wakefield's Diner. The diner became the A-1 when new owners took over and named the place after a piece of neon that they got in 1988. This A-1 sign, most likely from a Ford used car lot, is installed inside the diner. The diner still has the original dark wood inside. Just next door, the management also operates the A-1 To Go Community Market & Café, a specialty food market. For more, see this website. [map]

Miss Portland Diner
Portland, ME


The Miss Portland Diner is a Worcester (#818) from 1949. It was moved to a different location in Portland in 1964. The diner closed in 2004. When no buyers could be found, the diner was donated to the City. It was put in storage for many years. In late 2008, the diner was restored and reopened at a new location in town. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Moody's Diner: 1, 2 [map]

Farmington Diner [gone; in storage]

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