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Scarlet Begonias

American, Eclectic
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212 Maine St Ste B, Brunswick, ME 04011-2047
(207) 721-0403
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Today
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch spot

Good food done in a simple but delicious...highly recommend everything on the menu. Great spot for a business lunch ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
Jim M
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Southern Maine
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to, limited menu. Pricing is a little on the high side and the food is average. During our visit, the service was very slow. We waited for over 45 minutes to receive our lunch even though there were only four other people in the restaurant. Hopefully the service is much faster at other times.

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Homer, Alaska, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While visiting Bowdoin College, we were referred to Scarlet Begonias for dinner and we enjoyed it very much. Service was warm and efficient, the food was beautifully prepared from obviously fresh ingredients, and the pricing was reasonable. I recommend the local lemonade.

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Gardiner, ME
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Pleasant and bright space, convenient to the train station and college, hospitable staff, but rather pricey for standard fare with nothing distinguishing to make it rise significantly above the usual pub menu. The plain, slim hamburger was local, clearly in the better taste, but not great value in size and with a scattering of ordinary chips and a super-thin pickle.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We tried the pizza for the first time, as in the past we've been in a rut with the wonderful Reuben Sandwich and the home-made soups. The pizza is as good as everything else, with a really strong herb presence. I ordered a reuben, and it was as good as ever. Very good corned beef, perfectly toasted bread, nice fresh... More 

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Mars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the place to go in town for a nice atmosphere and great food. They have their own unique take on Italian dishes. Go all out for the Hughes' dilemma: sausages, chicken and loads of garlic in red sauce over penne. Awesome! The sangria is superb. They have local beer and the wines change from time to time as... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been here a few times to eat and drink and each time has been exceptionally good. Always consistent with great portion sizes and courteous staff. Their pasta is to die for as well as their burger (notably, the Saber). Check them out. I choose this restaurant again and again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Scarlet Begonias started as a cozy neighborhood place. Food was prepared in sight of diners, and was a good and tasty value. Moving to a larger location has created a monster--mediocre food with none of the charm of the original location. My last (and I do mean last) visit was a disgusting nightmare. I ordered a Caesar salad. When it... More 

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Southern Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Good food done in a simple but delicious...highly recommend everything on the menu. Great spot for a business lunch ...

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I always say takeout in Brunswick is limited for choice and quality, but whenever I get it from Scarlet Begonia ' s I'm happy. The nightly seafood options on pasta is usually what I go for, and my recent choice was a good one. Four grilled gulf shrimp on fettucine with capers tomato and shiitake mushrooms. The lemon garlic sauce... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Awesome food. An unusual but delectable take on a tuna melt and seriously good grilled cheese and garlic bread.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 Maine St Ste B, Brunswick, ME 04011-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (207) 721-0403

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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