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Bintliff's American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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Ranked #46 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We ate here with three adults and one toddler. We were put on the waiting list and told them we wanted to sit outside if it wasn't much longer of a wait. When we were taken to our table upstairs the host tried to put us by the bar and even told us that it was a high traffic area... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I went with my family to eat here and each one of us got a different dish. My mother loved her omelette, but her toast was completely burnt! My dish (scrambled eggs with mushroom and home fries) was way too salty. I had to stop eating after a while because I couldn't take it anymore. In addition, my sister's meal... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews 200 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great breakfast, Pecan Bacon Pancakes to die for, Cornbeef Hash, but the Louisiana Bayou Benedict is my favorite. Great Bloody Mary's, Fun Atmosphere with a southern flare in culinary. This is one my top two breakfast spots in Portland a must stop! Loved our waitress had to wait about 45 minutes to get in so prepare.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A party of two adults and two children came for a brunch. The guy who was putting names in a list looked at me as if I should not be there. We waited outside for half hour and another half an hour inside. As soon as we sat, we ordered. I ordered lobster Benedict. The waiter came and told me... More

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Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

DO NOT EAT AT BINTLIFF'S. I have been a frequent customer at this restaurant, I have taken friends from out of state here, and celebrated my birthday over brunch. But today I vow to never set foot in it again. This morning we decided to get brunch there, upon arriving and giving our names to be put on the waiting... More

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Hartford, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The atmosphere was nice. We went for breakfast after reading the rave reviews and ordered scrambled eggs that came with home fries and toast. The sever was friendly and accommodating, but the food took a very long time despite the fact that the restaurant was not crowded. I did not care for the spices on my eggs and potatoes, though... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family of four had breakfast here. Unbelievably good! The bennies were fantastic as we're the waffles and pancakes. Probably the best eggs Benedict I've ever had.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ya. I went indulgent. My partner and I had 2 lobster benedict's. Or as I like to call it, lobster benny. It came with a trio of potato hash, the sweet potato was the best they were covered in herbs and roasted perfectly. Lobster plucked apart, eggs draped over it with hollandaise on top of a grilled english muffin. I... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Rarely does quantity of food (not necessarily a goal for me when dining out) and quality of food align, but it does so beautifully at Bintliff's. This is go-to spot for breakfast/brunch among locals in Portland. Don't let the odd location near Deering Oaks and odd facade deter you from this exceptional fresh and filling breakfast spot. The wait for... More

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Concierge recommended this place for an "excellent" breakfast. He MUST get a kick back. The menu sounds so yummy but the food does not deliver. Pretty processed ingredients- some Velveeta type cheese in my burrito and WAY too much. My husband barely touched his french toast choices. Just not good.

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