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Maine Diner Garden

In the late 1940s, Socrates “Louie” Toton was the first owner of the Maine Diner. He had owned a diner in Boston and when he became of retirement age, Louis sold his Boston diner, moved to Maine and purchased the current plot of land that houses the Maine Diner and Remember the Maine Gift Shop. This would be his “retirement” project. Louis was an avid gardener, and the property came with a big patch of fertile land in the back. He closed the diner in the summertime so he could tend to his garden and set up a farm stand to sell his fresh fruits and vegetables.

To this day we still maintain the garden. During the summer we serve produce whose freshness is measured in minutes. The one-acre plot produces an abundance of broccoli, green peppers, zucchini, asparagus, carrots, summer squash, cucumbers, green and yellow beans, tomatoes, eggplant, beets and butternut squash. We pride ourselves on being one of few restaurants in town that serves its own fresh produce daily. A true Garden To Table restaurant. You can count on the very freshest and best ingredients going into every dish. We guarantee it.