Moody's Diner

Moody's Diner

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Photo © Cheryl J. DalPozzal

Moody's Gift Shop

Moody's Gift Shop

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Moody's Motel & Cabins

Moody's Motel & Cabins

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Welcome to Moody's Diner!

In 1927, it looked as though Waldoboro, Maine might be getting some automobile traffic from folks headed north up US Route 1. It seemed like a good idea to build a couple of cabins to see if we could find any weary travelers looking for a clean, inexpensive place to stay the night.

Now, over eighty years later, we are very pleased to have served over a million people in our motel and diner. We have evolved from three cabins our first year, with no diner, to our present 18 cabins and rooms and a 104 seat diner that has become a national icon, featured in magazines and on television shows around the world.

In 1998, we added a small gift shop beside the diner and down the hill from the motel. In it, we offer a wide variety of items from Maine and New England, including our famous "I'm a Moody Person" shirt. On one wall of the diner we have photographs of people wearing our shirts in every corner of the globe.

Please explore our Web site and discover what makes Moody's Diner, Cabins and Gift Shop so special. And do come and visit us whenever you're in midcoast Maine. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we are fortunate to be able to live and work here.

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Sunday: 6 am to 9 pm
Monday-Thursday: 5 am to 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 am to 9:30 pm

news & Events

Moody's Diner was recently featured on "Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys" radio show. CLICK HERE to listen.

Fast forward to minute 54 to hear the interview with Dan Beck, one of the owners and the manager of Moody's Diner.

What's New At the Gift Shop?

Don't forget Moody's Gifts for Christmas!

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How Do I Find the Diner?

Moody's Diner
US Route 1
Waldoboro, Maine (Map)
Phone: 207-832-7785
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customer reviews

  • I've been a customer for 31 years (my whole life) and it's amazing that your food and prices are still soooo wicked good! Thanks (ME)

We've been coming here for almost 28 years and love to see the familiar, friendly faces of all your waitresses. It's a warm, lively place to eat good food & "see life" in the winter. Thanks (ME)


The pies draw you in and the food keeps you here! (ME)

  • Loved the food so much I wished I could have eaten more!! (ME)


Unbelievable meal & atmosphere. A 10 in every way! Thank you!! (NH)


Best Strawberry Rhubarb Pie I've ever had!


The food was absolutely delicious! I hope we come back for dinner! (CT)