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Bayside American Cafe

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98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast!

This was some of the best corned beef hash I've ever eaten. Bit of a long wait for a table, but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Jim M
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River Edge, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This breakfast joint has huge hype (and line/wait). I cannot say it lived up to it. With a party of 6, there were only 2, maybe 3 orders I wish I had. The french toast is huge, but is barely battered, so it just like eating bread. Really, the inside was just soft bread with a french toast outside. My... More 

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River Edge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was some of the best corned beef hash I've ever eaten. Bit of a long wait for a table, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We have been lucky to find this Resturant for breakfast. Although we were a little confused this year with the name change. The service was a little slow, but they were down a server. Food did not disappoint. We have eaten here for the last 3 years on our stopover to where ever it is that we were heading. Make... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bayside American Cafe (Bintliff's) has a great breakfast. They have a limited number of tables so you will likely need to wait for a table. But they have coffee available which helps. We have been multiple times for breakfast and haven't been disappointed yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been going to Bayside (formerly Bintliffs) American Cafe for years. The homemade corned beef hash is my personal favorite. Big chunks of corned beef, with fresh homemade home fries (using a couple different kinds of potatoes). You won't be disappointed.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This restaurant is located in an out of the way part of town, but well worth the hike. Breakfast was really good, service was prompt, server was charming, ambiance was warm and inviting. I would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

One of the best breakfast/lunch I ate on the US East Coast ! The backyard is very nice to be seating in. A huge selection of Benedicts, Scrambles, Waffles, Pankakes, French toast.... and speciality coffees....the place to meet and to fill all the desire of taste buds. Noteworthy waiters and waitresses !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am big on breakfast. So I anytime I'm in a different city I make sure to find a good place for breakfast. Bayside American Cafe had some good old fashion "MASSIVE" pancakes. Banana Pecan with vermont maple syrup. Amazing!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Seemed like an old house turned into a small cafe. Which worked quite well with the theme of the place. Cozy inside. The food was so good. Plenty of choices with my favorite eggs Benedict. Also the hash brown potatoes were amazing. Had a back patio area to eat on which was nice in this weather. Everyone I was with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I'm very frugal with my stars, so a 4-star is a solid review. The food is fairly priced for the large portions they offer; the bread is thick and homemade; the menu is varied and fresh. We created the omelette and frittata and tried the veggie home fries with two cinnamon pancakes! All was delectable. We even ordered the rocket... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-774-0005

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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