A1 Diner

Brief history lesson: back in the early 1900s, a man named Philip Duprey started the Worcester Lunch Car Company, which had the peculiar gig of just building “lunch cars” or diners. The company lasted 51 years, making over 600 in that time, including one that, since 1946, has sat in Gardiner, Maine. As you may’ve guessed from every other clue, that is now A 1, and though the scene inside does feel a bit like a time capsule, the food is very much up-to-date, and delicious (what other diners are regularly whipping up Korean vegetable pancakes with spicy green beans, huh?!?), though — being that it is Maine — we prefer to keep it simple with their light, crispy local blueberry pancakes. Luckily, the nostalgia comes free.


Dinner Menu

  • Asian Noodles


    with veggies & broth

  • Vegetables, Noodles & Tofu


    in fermented black bean sauce

  • Spicy Noodles


    with shrimp

  • Fries


    with gravy


Restaurant Features


  • Takeout
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Serves Alcohol


Location and Contact Information



3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2101


United States > Maine (ME) > Gardiner

Phone Number

+1 207-582-4804

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