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Bayside American Cafe

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98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast; friendly staff

A great local restaurant for delicious, HUGE breakfast plates. Tons of options. Everything was delicious. Had a lot of very fun and interesting options. Under order because the portions are huge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Sacramento, California
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454 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great local restaurant for delicious, HUGE breakfast plates. Tons of options. Everything was delicious. Had a lot of very fun and interesting options. Under order because the portions are huge.

Thank traveller2332
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast, brunch. We had breakfast Saturday morning, with a wait time of around 20 mins. Small cozy place with breakfast galore. Blueberry pancakes were soft fluffy and just perfect, maple syrup was extra though. Their crabcakes were nothing but crab, soft succulent and delicious with a slight proper crust. Their home fries were well seasoned and perfectly... More 

Thank SPD1234
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by family who are huge fans of Bintliffs, their suggestions were spot on. We enjoyed a weekday late morning breakfast after driving up from CT and were seated immediately in a booth in the upstairs dining room. Service was attentive and efficient. We enjoyed Bloody Mary's to kick off our 3 day getaway road trip and they were great.... More 

Thank kktraveler
Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No wonder people stand in line for this place... the food is amazing! Clever food combinations, beautiful plating, and oh my stars, the food is excellent. This is something you don't want to miss.

Thank TCTexas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was awesome. Even though they were extremely busy they gave us coffee as we waited for a table. The food was incredible! We went to Bayside twice in two days! Defiantly worth it!

Thank Matt and Manda B
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only say good things about one of my favorite places in Portland. If you haven't been, you're missing out on one of the best brunches anywhere. REALLY good food, VERY nice/friendly/efficient/fun staff, and great coffee to boot. Can't go wrong here.

Thank Martin B
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A long wait packed like sardines in the entryway. Once seated the service was excellent, but the food was not up to par. Eggs Benedict with barely any hollandaise, and what was there was not very flavorful. Served over overcooked poached eggs, and bland home fries.

Thank Steve B
Bonita Springs, Florida
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406 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Read about this restaurant out here on Trip Advisor. My husband had a waffle and I had lobster eggs benedict. Delightful, with a superb hollandaise. Service was great. Coffee was tasty. Restaurant is cute. Put breakfast here on your "must do" list.

Thank Spoonball
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Wow! My husband and I really enjoyed our brunch. Wait staff was great and one had great curly hair. We had wonderful Cocktails and fabulous food. Wait was well worth it.

Thank mary l
Topsham, Maine
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Unbelievable food! Wonderful service! Can't wait to go back! A bit of a wait but oh so worth it. Waffles to die for and the eggs Benedict?? Made you want to lick yer eyebrow. Will now be our go to place!!

Thank Keyeye

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic


Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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