There’s no finer food than at the Route 2 Diner!

Wow…this place is a true hidden gem.  It is well worth the drive from Sunday River (20 minutes) and a great way to fuel up before skiing or hiking all day.  We make sure we go there at least once on every trip now.  Seriously home made food…the bread, the hash, the soups, the pies, everything.  I am in love with their reuben omelet and farmers hash.  They have several different kinds of hash…the farmers has cabbage and carrots in it.  They have tons of savory and sweet items on their menu and special board.  Lobster benedict was on the board this week along with strawberry cheesecake stuffed French toast.  We’ve never had lunch here but the menu looks fantastic…lots of different burgers with different types of meat including buffalo.  They also have a baked goods counter.  We always get a massive breakfast for cheap and take home a loaf of oatmeal bread (divine) and some whoopie pies.  This is one of those hole in the walls that the locals frequent.  It’s ridiculously good.


So, what are you waiting for?  Get in your car and head to the Route 2 Diner!! The breakfast menu offers an endless variety of waffles, pancakes, French toast, omelets, egg dishes, homemade corn beef hash (traditional, farmer’s and red flannel) and, of course, the famous “Route 2 Pile Ups” of which there are a number of choices—western, Mexican, benedict, steak, and garden.


For lunch you will also find a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads and award winning soups, chowders and chili. Plus, you can order Thai, Indian and Greek cuisine, and prime rib is served on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Route 2 Diner is proud to serve local produce, beef, bison and fresh baked goods made daily in our kitchen, including a variety of breads—white, oat, wheat, cinnamon raison, English muffin, and rye.


Stop by today!


Mon. – Thurs.    7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fri. and Sat.       7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (dinner is served 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Sunday    7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


1371 Route 2, Rumford Center, Maine



Owner and Head Chef:  Erin Hall