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Bintliff's American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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Ranked #42 of 540 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Small space Great food and coffee! We got there before the line started so not bad wait. The service was great unfortunately we were on the bottom floor and we were surrounded by people waiting for tables. It was worth it the Egg Nog French stoat was delicious and my daughter had the Vegetable home fries which was alike a... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

All the usuals -- eggs Benedict, pancakes, homefries, etc. -- are very good. The coffee is excellent. On weekends, expect a long line for brunch. The best place to sit is upstairs -- just a few seats downstairs and it's near the door and kitchen -- so not the best choice if anyone in your group has mobility issues.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place for a lazy Sunday brunch. Lobster fritata is highly recommended. Call ahead and reserve a spot as the wait can be looooooooong. Took us about 1hr to get seated.

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Jericho, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The veggie homefries are excellent (a great mix of veggies including baby spinach, tomato, summer squash, mushroom, onion, red bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini, tomato and cheese) served with 2 eggs and bread of choice. Today we were there at 7 am (a great early morning option) but have been there later to a full house. The dining room is upstairs... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There were three of us meeting at this sweet spot @ seven am. The time to go is early. Upstairs is charming and the atmosphere and music was quite pleasant. The menu is the most creative I've ever seen for a breakfast place. Usually, you don't get atmosphere early in the morning. The coffee is local along with many of... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great breakfast place! There was a wait which I believe is pretty standard but it was definitely worth the wait! We ordered a dark chocolate waffle and strawberries, egg scramble, and a bacon, cheddar, and chive pancake. Everything was delicious!

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Barre, Vermont, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

went on a sunday around 10:30 am, small place so be prepared to wait, maybe even outside. homemade bread is a must. had the french toast coated with granola and fresh strawberries, super yummy and filling. husband and friend had the classic, sausage on the spicey side but full of flavor. daughter had vegetarian, lots of grilled veggies. plenty of... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very good service, and expansive menu. Not my favorite pancakes, a bit cake like; my wife loved the chocolate Belgian waffles. Next time the scrambles (eggs) for me.

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Wells, Maine
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I finally made it here and was not disappointed. Husband and I both had the small corned beef hash with two eggs. The large chunks of meat and potatoes were delish! The toast was homemade and huge. We also tried a blueberry pancake and I ordered a slice of granola crusted french toast. Husband thought pancake was a little dense.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I ate breakfast here just about every morning of my trip. I strayed halfway through the week which was a mistake, and had to come back. The Lobster Benedict was awesome. The quality everyday was high and never failing. The service was exceptional and the coffee was even local(and great). What more could you ask for?

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Additional Information about Bintliff's American Cafe

Address: 98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
Phone Number: 207-774-0005
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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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