Hometown Cooking Served with a Smile
Deb’s Diner is a hometown, friendly favorite with both locals and visitors. Over the years Deb has developed strong relationships with her regular customers, who have been coming to see her for over 20 years.
Her customized omelets are a favorite with regular customers and each week Deb strives to create her newest omelet creation. Deb has added her signature Camp Breakfast to the menu. It is the same meal you would eat if you were at Deb’s own camp in Down East Maine. Deb’s Sausage Gravy and Biscuits is also considered a down home classic.
While Deb’s breakfast menu is outstanding (and served all day), she also offers a unique and inviting lunch menu. Special lunch items include the Mexican Chicken Wrap It Up, the Steak & Cheese Sandwich, and her signature Rowdy Reuben Burger with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye.
There are also the classics for both breakfast and lunch… Burrito Breakfast Wraps, Cabin Hash, and Baskets of Fried Chicken, Haddock, or Clams.
For some restaurant staffs, such a varied menu might be a challenge, but not at Deb’s Diner. Thankfully, she has a good team of employees, many of whom have worked with Deb faithfully for years.
Even if you don’t see her, Deb is always working on her latest idea and can usually be found not far from the diner. Deb spends most of her time working in the kitchen creating her famous baked goods and creative food specials. After all these years she still enjoys her regular customers and loves to meet new ones, so ask to say “hello” and chances are if she isn’t too busy she will show up with her cup of coffee and neighborly conversation.
And, remember Deb’s Diner is always willing to help with any of your cooking needs whether it is a pie, cake or muffins for the family or complete meals for any gathering.
Check out their Facebook page to see the daily specials.
Award Winning Biscuits at Deb’s Diner
Deb’s Diner is catching some national attention after its biscuits were recently ranked sixth in the country by Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.
Debbie Thibault, owner of the diner cooks up at least 12 to 15 dozen of her staple biscuits each week.
The biscuits go out with all the specials, all the baskets, and a lot go with chowders and soups, but the biggest draw is the weekend special of sausage gravy, replete with biscuits.
“I make sausage and gravy every weekend, and I have to make more, and more, and more,” Thibault said.
The recipe for the biscuits, adapted by Thibault, was previously tweaked by her mother from a McCall’s cookbook she had received as a wedding present.
Thibault had to share the recipe with the magazine in the evaluation process, along with other information and pictures of the diner.
Warned by the editor about the number of places in the running for the top 10, Thibault was by no means sure of making the cut.
“I didn’t know if we would get picked or not,” Thibault said.
Soon, though, Thibault found out the good news that Deb’s been selected, marking the first time the diner had been recognized in a big magazine and the only business selected out of the Northeastern United States.
“Deb’s Diner is the kind of place where relationships are developed over a plate of hearty biscuits smothered in sausage gravy,” the article said. “Just ask the regulars who have been going there for more than 20 years!”