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Bintliff's American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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Ranked #21 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Windham, Maine, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is literally amazing! We waited for 45 minutes to get a table and it was totally worth it! We had specialty cocktails which were very good! Then we both got eggs benedict which were toooooo die for!! One was called the Louisiana Bayou, which was cajun and delicious. The other was the Florentine which had spinach and tomatoes... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the second time my wife and I ate here. It was wonderful the first time and this time was no exception! This time we sat outside in the warm sun under a huge Japanese maple tree. Our waiter was great and the food was wonderful. We shared an omelet and a pancake special. We will be back for... More

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very good food, nice atmosphere, clean. Service a little slow. Prices fair to a little pricey. There were four of us, we all had coffee or drinks and a breakfast plate of regular waffles, chocolate waffles, and pecan waffles, a side of sausages, and one of us had the spicy eggs Benedict with spicy sausage and it cost $60 with... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you love a good breakfast, do not miss this place! The mushroom and caper scramble is divine! My Mom had the eggs benedict, and said it was the best ever (and that means a lot, coming from a food snob). The atmosphere is also quite charming, and the service is stellar.

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Brooklyn, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I did not know eggs could be so good.Lobster Frittata was outstanding.wish i had ordered it,I had the lobster benedict,also amazing.we waite an hour,but it was worth it.we put our name on the list & ventured out on congress street to check the local vinateg shops by the time we came back it was our turn.Go early if you dont... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped by mid-morning on a Thursday, so were seated immediately. Loved the older, quaint New England feel of the place. I ordered the pulled pork hash and eggs, my wife the veggie fries. Both of us were impressed with the service, the quality and the portions. Neither of us finsihed our meal, and we skipped lunch as we were... More

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