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Bintliff's American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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Ranked #56 of 536 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Vieques, PR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is enormously popular as a brunch spot. When we arrived on a Monday at 10:45 am, we were told there was a 45 minute wait. Fortunately, when we returned at 1 pm, we were seated immediately. We went for only one reason. To have their wonderful fish chowder. OMG! It was outstanding, with haddock, scallops, thyme, sage and... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great atmosphere, excellent breakfast, attentive wait staff. My favorite place in portland for breakfast food. Avoid the weekend crowds.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Friendly staff, interesting atmosphere and great food. We ate there on a Saturday morning and waited about 30 minutes. Others waited longer and there's not much waiting area inside. We had a lovely morning to wait outside, but the area is very....hmmm....colorful. It was hard to walk a 2 year old around there!

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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

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

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
123 helpful votes 123 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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