Pat's Pizza

11 Mill Street, Orono, 04473

I-95 Exit 191, Maine


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Pat's Pizza - Opened in 1931 and still churning out 700 pizzas a night, this 2nd generation family business, now with 19 locations, is famous in Maine. Orono is their original location, with its original formica counters and slate foot rests.

The thin, soft, light crust melts in your mouth,and the toppings are put on evenly so that there's a taste in every bite. With 35 toppings like: specially made pepperoni, pine nuts, hotdog, kielbasa, zesty olives or eggplant, there is a pizza just for you!

The Pat's Combo is the most popular one with pepperoni, mushrooms, and Cotto Salami on it. Wash it down with Pat's own brand of sodas: strawberry, root beer, orange, grape, cream or Stan and Sandra's favorite - raspberry Lime Rickey, or try the local Moxie brand, made in Maine. There's a counter with stools where you can slurp an ice cream soda, milkshake or float, and the Tap Room downstairs offers alcoholic beverages. Pat's Pizza offers calzones, spaghetti and meatballs, sub sandwiches, wraps and a Maine favorite red skin hot dogs too.

C.D. "Pat" Farnsworth opened Farnsworth's Cafe in Orono, Maine in July 1931. Pat's dream was backed by $175, long hours and hard work. Because of his efforts, Pat saw the cafe, which originally sold ice cream and confections, become a full service restaurant. In 1953 Pat added pizza to his menu. The fresh dough pizza, topped with a special sauce developed by Pat and his wife Fran, was an instant success. Pat's change in the menu transformed Farnsworth Cafe into Pat's Pizza. Over the years Pat's Pizza has become a favorite of University of Maine students. In fact, it has been said that an education at the University is not complete without a Pat's Pizza.

Today, Pat's Pizza is enjoyed not only in Orono, but also in 19 other locations throughout the State. Pat's Pizza also offers breakfast (in some locations), pasta dishes, sub sandwiches and salads. Stop by the Orono location and enjoy the Tap Room with large screen televisions, a stone fireplace and their very own Pat's Lager Beer.

Everyone loves pizza, so what are you waiting for - head right off the exit - they'll be happy to see you.

Sun-Thurs 7 AM 'til 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday 7 AM 'til 1 AM
Hours vary per location