We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bayside American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
+1 207-774-0005
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (94 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (40 reviews)
“home fries” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (356)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For high-quality brunch-ing, Head to the Bayside! You will wait, and wait on a Sunday, but coffee is there and you will NOT regret waiting 30-60 minutes. I will never drink another Bloody Mary again after being turned on to the Bloody Maria served there....More

Thank maineiak07
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Second time here and it is AMAZING! Highlights include, the hash, crab cakes Benedict (omg) and you must get a cinnamon bun pancake to share - or not:) The service is also outstanding. This is one of those restaurants where the experience stays with you...More

Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Root Vegetable Special with 2 eggs, Eggs Benedict and Pumpkin Pancakes. All the dishes were absolutely delicious, but we definitely ordered too much as we left half the pancakes. The portions are large. I’ve had the Corned Beef Hash before and its enough...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. We had Vegetable Eggs Benedict and French Toast. No complaints other than the wait which was worth it.

Thank Dan717
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Ate here for brunch. Everything was delicious, environment was welcoming, staff was super friendly :)

Thank MEChipSB
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

we were here for a couple of days from connecticut. not really sure what to do or what to eat (fun fact, most things in portland are closed sunday-tuesday which was the length of our trip... duly noted for next time). on our way out,...More

Thank rstar11
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The owner Joe provides a warm welcome upon entering his restaurant. What a great start to a meal. Our server was engaging and our food was delicious. From the food we saw around us, you can't go wrong when ordering from the menu. We loved...More

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Wow! The staff are so friendly, and the atmosphere is perfect. Their homemade corned beef hash is delicious. The portions are huge, so I was full even with a half portion. I saw someone order the pancakes and watched that enormous plate go by. I...More

Thank JonasonKeeton
Reviewed 3 November 2017

If you ever have a craving for Eggs benedict of any kind, this is the one and only place to visit. I came here with my friend for lunch today and we both ordered the same thing, the Bajou Eggs Benedict, which consisted of two...More

Thank nicks60610
Reviewed 21 October 2017

You cannot possibly make a bad choice for brunch here -- unless your choice is to go elsewhere. Everything from the coffee, to mimosas, to pancakes, to egg dishes is done right. I love the crab cakes Benedict with Louisiana hot sauce Hollandaise! It's so...More

Thank Martin B
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Portland
The Westin Portland Harborview
1,122 reviews
.35 km away
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
1,151 reviews
.61 km away
The Francis
27 reviews
.62 km away
The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
777 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Back Bay Grill
601 reviews
.11 km away
675 reviews
.39 km away
Isa Bistro
149 reviews
.08 km away
Five Fifty Five
705 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Portland Museum of Art
1,249 reviews
.48 km away
Wadsworth-Longfellow House
219 reviews
.44 km away
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
200 reviews
.47 km away
Portland Stage
34 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jennifer M
28 September 2017|
Response from julesg0925 | Reviewed this property |
There are only 3 tables on the ground level, but the majority of tables are upstairs!
Chris V
26 April 2015|
Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
This question must be about someplace else. This is a restaurant.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-0005
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing