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Bintliff's 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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  • 126
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 6
    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
My first time here

After being in Portland as long as I have it seems almost a crime to not have gone to certain places and Bintliff's is definitely one of them. I had a wonderful experience there. The staff was courteous and prompt. The ambiance was comforting. The coffee while we waited was free. The Bloody Mary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
David R
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Bangor, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our daughter wanted us to try this place because she had a good experience here during another visit. We waited about 30 minutes before getting in and they seated us at a table in the waiting area. There were people waiting for their tables standing right next to our table, where we were eating, with their rear-ends literally inches from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After being in Portland as long as I have it seems almost a crime to not have gone to certain places and Bintliff's is definitely one of them. I had a wonderful experience there. The staff was courteous and prompt. The ambiance was comforting. The coffee while we waited was free. The Bloody Mary and grapefruit mimosa we had were... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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155 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is the second time I've been to Bintliff's, both times it has been just okay. We were seated right away upstairs. It was very noisy and hard to hear conversation at times. The menu looks very interesting. We started with the Eggs Beurre Noir which were decent. We didn't like the sweet potato addition in the home fries though.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went to brunch for my birthday with a couple of friends. The wait was more than 45 minutes, so I wouldn't recommend going if you have other plans. But if you are in the mood for a leisurely weekend brunch, you won't be disappointed. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious.

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Portland, Maine
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228 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I came here recently on a weekday late morning with my sister and our friend Alex..... having been many times. "Lee" or "Leigh" was our server. We sat in the far booth along the back upstairs wall, offering a nice view of the room. It was bustling and a bit noisy but that's also what makes this place a fun... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

And I'm not kidding. Everything was the best, from the freshly squeezed juices, to the Tuscany bread, to the potatoes. Every bite of the Crab Benedict was heavenly and I'm a tough critic of any crab dish. The atmosphere is cozy and classy. We can't wait to go back with friends and family.

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Brunswick, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Trying to grab a bite before a trade show started last month, we stumbled upon this place. O.M.G. Was it just that we ordered the two most awesome things on the menu? I doubt it. Check out the real deal Hash and eggs and the cinnamon bun pancake! Super friendsly service to boot :)

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NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Oh this was a hell of a breakfast to have after a night of drinking. Those Eggs Benedict Flourentine were something else! They have their own take on French Toast which is quite tasty as well. Just be ready to eat, the slices are HUGE! The corned beef hash was not what we expected but it was good. The service... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We came in specifically for the homemade corned beef hash and we were not disappointed! The beef tastes incredible and the three potato hash is a really great complement (loved the sweet potatoes). I also got the fruit/yogurt/granola plate and found that to be delicious too. Everything tasted great.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I had the corned beef hash which was so good! The toast was amazing! My boys had the blueberry pancakes and they were so tasty. Fluffy and crisp! My husband had the huevos rancheros and loved them (large plate). The staff was so nice and working hard to make sure everyone was happy. The owner was taking names upon arrival... 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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