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Bintliff's American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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Ranked #23 of 530 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Camden, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

They had me at Huevos Rancheros. Great spot for brunch in Portland! Put your name in EARLY, go wander around and come back for your table. It is definitely worth the wait. The food was awesome, the portions were HUGE, and the wait staff was super friendly. Glad I was pointed in their direction. Yum!

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massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

A lovely meal and experience! The hash was just terrific and what a big portion....easily a splitter! The steak benedict was also delicious. Good food, really nice service, strong coffee, and very nice background music got the day off to a great start. We got there a bit after 8 on a rainy Saturday beating the crowd that seemed to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I really am falling in love with this small establishment! Great service, a variety of meal options, and portions that will leave you full. It's a small place, so either get there early on the weekends or be prepared to wait! Highly recommend the Louisiana Bayou Benedict or the granola crusted french toast.

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Falmouth, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Going for Sunday brunch at 2, great idea! Going for Sunday brunch at noon? Be sure to pack your patience. Long wait aside, finally being seated by the freezing cold entry aside, the food as always, did not disappoint. Delicious, creative vegan breakfast options are still not easy to find in this grand foodie city of ours. I appreciate restaurants... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My family had breakfast here recently while in Portland and this was a very pleasant surprise. My step-daughter recommended the place and I am glad we went. We waited a bit for a table but were able to serve ourselves coffee while we waited. The upstairs where we ate had all sorts of charm. The variety and quality of the... More

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Houlton, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Sandwiched in an "interesting" neighborhood, Bintliff's offers *interesting* and *yummy* breakfast/brunch options. Love the gabled second floor -- there's some sort of weird angle thing going on up there, but it's funky and cozy. Enjoyed the homemade corned beef (no unidentifiable ground-up stuff here!) and the Louisiana Benedict. Potatoes have a little much thyme for my taste, but the mix... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I came here with my girlfriend and another couple. The food was extraordinarily good! I had the eggs benedict creole style. It was a breakfast dream! I plan to come back to Portland and eat here once again. The service was great and the building was very New England.

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bangor maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We always like the food here and were not disappointed plus the 2 for 1 with our mpbn card is great. Unfortunately my food was not very hot and we did not see much of the waitress even though the restaurant was empty.

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Gorham, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I stopped into Bintliff's on a whim. I've always heard good things, but was still pleasantly surprised. My server(Myles) was very friendly and accommodating. Being my first time, I wanted to try a lot of the items on the menu, but due to time constraints. I had to settle with just an omelette. It also came with home fries and... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stopped in for lunch last Saturday while in town for some errands. Wow! I have no idea how we never found this great place before. Despite a bit of a wait (that was totally worth it), the whole experience was great!! We both had breakfast items off the menu and were thrilled. The menu looked interesting and there were... More

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