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Garofalo's Restaurant

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34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
+1 207-883-6684
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Drummondville, Canada
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A friend took us there for breakfast. The place is beautiful, the service is great and the food awesome. This is a located a couple steps from Higgins Beach. We will visit again for sure!!

Thank Maikazach
New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I ate in the restaurant a couple of times in this Italian seafood restaurant. The food and service were consistently good. On the second night that I ate there in the back patio, there was live musical entertainment.

Thank JAK922
Fort Worth, Texas
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We are staying in the greater Portland area for a couple of days so we choose Huggins Beach Inn one of our favorite places to stay in New England, Had a great dinner last evening, food is excellent, service first class, quite private dining great date night with my beautiful wife of 35 years. Spoke with Bob the owner this... More 

Thank duganjo
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a small wedding reception of 30 people over Memorial Day weekend and everyone raved about the food all weekend long! The food, service and ambiance are highly recommended for any occasion! I cannot thank everyone enough at Higgins Beach Inn/Garofalo's restaurant for making our wedding reception exceptional!

Thank kristyleewaldron
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

My fish tacos were absolutely perfect! Love the blend of flavors from the cole slaw, small diced tomato and onion and zing from the sauce. High ratings on the burgers and fries from my table as well.

Thank HigginsBeachTraveler
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

I vacationed in maine two weeks and dined here 4 times. The food was amazing..the servers are young,energetic and fun. The Lobster pie is a must. The bar is busy and friendly. I loved it. Next year, God willing, I will return.

Thank Paul S
Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Charming appearance inside though outside was buggy and drab; however, the food was well below par. I went with eleven family members, we waited a long time with our numbers considered. The main flavor for entrees was missing and/or replaced with sugar. Main ingredients for seafood entrees were missing seafood. We are particularly upset because we live 100 yards away.... More 

1 Thank James S
Hollis Center, Maine
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We decided to try a new place for Saturday night dinner 0n August 1st . We chose Garofalo's and were seated on the porch. We were offered two menu's a Lounge menu and a Regular one .The service was excellent but the main course was a bit slow, how ever when they arrived it was understandable how much time the... More 

1 Thank Lenvang
Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The Higgins Beach Inn, where Garafalo's is located, is a charming throwback. It probably looks very similar to the way it looked in 1980 - in some ways that is charming. Garafalo's is a white tablecloth restaurant, located in the Inn, with both indoor and outdoor seating. We ate there twice during our stay in a private house in Higgins... More 

1 Thank lplsally
Portland, Maine
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

It has a wonderful location just off Higgins Beach. We had reservations and we're hoping to sit on the deck. It was a little cool so the deck was closed and they sat us inside. This must have caused some internal confusion because it was a significant amount of time before we were approached by a server (20-25 minutes maybe).... More 

2 Thank SPlum B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 207-883-6684

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