Waterville, ME

The Governor's Restaurant & Bakery in Waterville, Maine

Stephen L Dalton

The Governor’s Dessert Menu.By the author.

About the Governor's Restaurant in Waterville

Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery is located in Waterville, ME, and several other locations throughout Maine.

After 24 May 2021, there are no restrictions on indoor dining at the Governor’s. No mandatory mask, no seating limits, or party restrictions. That means more fun for everyone. However, we do ask that if you are not vaccinated or showing symptoms, wear a mask to protect others and order to go. It’s always wise to follow the Maine CDC guidelines.

New rewards server & gift cards

If you haven’t ordered for a while, we transitioned to a new rewards server, so log in and update your number here to receive points.

Likewise, if you haven’t gotten dad a Father’s Day gift, you can buy him a delicious meal with a Governor’s gift card here. Don’t worry about being late; we’ll email it to dad within minutes of your order.

About the Waterville restaurant

Betty Fletcher Lincoln & Gary Lincoln, the A team, manage the Waterville restaurant. They’re currently hiring, so If you want to work at one of Maine’s best restaurants as a prep-cook, cook, or dishwasher, contact them today.

The Governor’s Restaurant for breakfast

Nowhere else but the Governor’s can you get “The Capital” for breakfast. Not Snow or Coin’s Capital, but the Governor’s Capital with two eggs any style, three strips of bacon, three sausage links, or ham, home fries, and the Governor’s signature toast.

But my favorite is the Hash Smash, with two eggs any style over our corned beef hash, a grilled English muffin liberally smothered with Hollandaise sauce, and a generous helping of home fries. It’s literally about all I can eat.

Of course, you could always customize your breakfast by adding pancakes, an omelet, any way you like it. Lots of gooey cheese? Yes, American, Mozzarella, Swiss, Cheddar, or Feta, whatever you please. You could have it with mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomato, olives, and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage for a little bit extra.

Thomas the Tank Engine comes to the Governor’s

Bacon cheeseburger.Photo by JeffreyW from Flickr

The Governor’s Restaurant for lunch

I sometimes order a double meat lobster roll with onion rings and a bowl of New England clam chowder. Their clam chowder is a creamy, rich rendered salt pork stock with diced potatoes and sauteed onions — but only when I’m wicked hungry.

A club sandwich with pickle and fries.Photo by LexnGer from Flickr

Maybe you want a lighter lunch? The Governor’s Club Sandwich has lots of bacon, tomato, lettuce, mayo, and either turkey or ham. I prefer turkey. Add onion rings or fires to your club for a little extra or go a la carte.

Throwback Thursday

A special message on YouTube from “the Governor” Leith Wadleigh.

Various pies.By Maria Orlova from Pexels.

Pie day 2015

Head to the Governor’s for a relaxing dinner

Many customers want one of the Governor’s Blue-Plate Specials. You could get three cheeseburger sliders, a Red hot dog and cheeseburger, two red hot dogs, or two cheeseburgers, with an ice-cold Pepsi product and fries.

But, what gets my mouth watering every time I go to the Governor’s is the New York-Style Reuben. OMG! Corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, layered think on marbled rye. This fresh deli sandwich is served with your choice of crinkle-cut fries, onion rings, coleslaw, sweet potato waffle-style fries, or the chef’s choice of vegetables. Some of these might have an additional charge; check the menu.

I have such a difficult time choosing; I look at the menu before I go. You might also like one of the Maine craft beers they carry. Did you know Maine has more microbreweries per capita than any other state?

Plus, there are five other locations to serve you around Maine — Old Town |Lewiston | Bangor | Ellsworth | Presque Isle.

Thursday Family Night

Thursday night is usually children’s night from 4 to 8 pm with a half-price discount from the kid’s menu for dine-in meals. Ask the wait staff or check online to make sure before you go.

The Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville is open from 6:30 am to 9 pm daily.

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Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Top Writer in Virtual Reality, Sports, Short Story, Design, and Creativity. I especially like writing about design and home improvements.


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