Review by: Michael Stern

Moody’s has thrived since since it opened in 1935 because it serves good food at low prices and has remained as comfortable as an old slipper. Although it has grown over the years, evolving from a lunch wagon to a full-kitchen diner with counter, stools, and booths, and a 1994 facelift added even more seats, it remains an honest roadside diner that is a bastion of unadulterated Yankee cooking.

Corned beef hash, omelets with home fried potatoes, and blueberry muffins and blueberry pancakes are the choice morning dishes. At lunch and dinner there are stalwart diner meals of meat loaf, corned beef, and pork chops, as well as some items that have a more distinct New England flavor. Seafood chowder is terrific, as are franks and beans and Yankee pot roast. You can even enjoy that little-known Downeast delight, fried tripe, and top it off with a dish of warm Indian pudding. There’s an only-in-Maine meal for you!

To many travelers up the Maine coast, Moody’s is known as a pie stop. Some five dozen pies are made daily, and available round the clock. Fruit pies and cream pies are lovely to look at and to eat; long-time favorites include nursery-nice custard pie dusted with nutmeg, four-berry pie, blueberry pie, and a maple walnut pie that is known state-wide.

What To Eat


Indian Pudding

Fried Tripe

Boiled Dinner

Blueberry Pancakes

4 Berry Pie



Moody’s Recipes

Maple Walnut Pie


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