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Bayside American Cafe

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98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
+1 207-774-0005
07:00 - 14:00
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Downeast Maine
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the new name for what was Bintliff's - the quality of the food has stayed the same. Service is excellent and the food is good quality and the menu is varied with lots of new and interesting meals to choose from. Only down side for me is tough parking and the need to climb stairs to the main... More 

Thank Downeastme
Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've only eaten at Bayside for breakfast, and due to the reported long lines on the weekend, never there for their brunch. But the outstanding thing about their regular breakfast menu, is that it's extensive -- a brunch menu every day of the week. It's a clubby and private atmosphere for a week day business breakfast, and I especially enjoy... More 

Thank ME_EATS_207
Orland Park, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous lobster Benedict. My husband had salmon Benedict. Both really tasty. Good coffee too. Our waiter was excellent. I would definitely go back here.

Thank Mary D
Falmouth, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wow, I've been the area for years but just finally ate at Bayside American Cafe. Really terrific. Ambiance is authentic, late 1800s feel with angled ceilings and dark wood. Leather bench/booth seats have lower backs than most , but it adds to the ambiance somehow. Everyone at the table was smiling ear-to-ear after their first bite. I had the Tuscany... More 

Thank Peter G
Nashua, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Small but cute place. Parking can be challenging and get here early, but the food was worth it! The classic Benny was great and chocolate waffles were better. Our one waitress was a bit slow, but other than that it was great! We will be back!

Thank Hairbear19
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had to wait a while before we could get in, but it wasn't awful because you could have coffee while waiting which was a nice feature. The people were very nice, but the food...the food was INSANE! I had the lobster Benedict and it was like nothing I've ever had. My husband had the crab cake Benedict and that... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've dined at Bayside American Cafe many times and have never been disappointed with the food. As everyone knows they have the best breakfast in town, which is evident by the long line to get in. We always go on Sunday morning when we're in no rush to get in and out. The menu offerings are unique and delicious. Highly... More 

Thank Pamela J
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with my mom three days ago and had one of the best breakfasts of my life! My mom and I appreciate good food and travel a lot and we can honestly say this was the best eggs benedict we've ever had. My mom ordered the strawberry cream cheese french toast which was mouthwatering delicious. The food was so... More 

Thank courtneyyyyx331
Portland, Maine
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Everything large and small is done well. Bayside American Cafe is only different from Bintliff's (former name) in name. Same owners, same amazing quality food, good coffee, good service. Ate there with a friend recently. Had eggs Florentine Benedict with bacon. Perfectly cooked eggs to order, toast perfectly golden, potatoes evenly and nicely cooked. Coffee refilled frequently. It's a treat... More 

Thank MaineGlobeTrotters
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just had an awesome breakfast at Bayside! The bread is out of this world! I had the classic eggs/potatoes/bacon and it was delicious. Not to mention my mimosa was huge and strong! I definitely recommend It!

Thank Laura P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?