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Bintliff's American Cafe

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98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
207-774-0005
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Great Service

I came here recently on a weekday late morning with my sister and our friend Alex..... having been many times. "Lee" or "Leigh" was our server. We sat in the far booth along the back upstairs wall, offering a nice view of the room. It was bustling and a bit noisy but that's also what makes this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
James F
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Maine
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250 reviews 250 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I came here recently on a weekday late morning with my sister and our friend Alex..... having been many times. "Lee" or "Leigh" was our server. We sat in the far booth along the back upstairs wall, offering a nice view of the room. It was bustling and a bit noisy but that's also what makes this place a fun... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

And I'm not kidding. Everything was the best, from the freshly squeezed juices, to the Tuscany bread, to the potatoes. Every bite of the Crab Benedict was heavenly and I'm a tough critic of any crab dish. The atmosphere is cozy and classy. We can't wait to go back with friends and family.

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Brunswick, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Trying to grab a bite before a trade show started last month, we stumbled upon this place. O.M.G. Was it just that we ordered the two most awesome things on the menu? I doubt it. Check out the real deal Hash and eggs and the cinnamon bun pancake! Super friendsly service to boot :)

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NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Oh this was a hell of a breakfast to have after a night of drinking. Those Eggs Benedict Flourentine were something else! They have their own take on French Toast which is quite tasty as well. Just be ready to eat, the slices are HUGE! The corned beef hash was not what we expected but it was good. The service... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We came in specifically for the homemade corned beef hash and we were not disappointed! The beef tastes incredible and the three potato hash is a really great complement (loved the sweet potatoes). I also got the fruit/yogurt/granola plate and found that to be delicious too. Everything tasted great.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I had the corned beef hash which was so good! The toast was amazing! My boys had the blueberry pancakes and they were so tasty. Fluffy and crisp! My husband had the huevos rancheros and loved them (large plate). The staff was so nice and working hard to make sure everyone was happy. The owner was taking names upon arrival... More 

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Massachusetts
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is one of those places where I would like to try everything on the menu! Creative menu of breakfast omelets and breakfast "sweets" (pancakes and waffles). I settled for a lobster frittata and my husband had the Louisiana Eggs Benedict. Both were terrific, and they come with a generous serving of the 3-potato home fries. The omelet came with... More 

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Maine, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped for breakfast here every time we have had a night out in Portland. Good prices, quality food and friendly staff. Only downside is the cramped waiting space when they are busy. The coffee while you wait is a nice touch. They serve a nice breakfast selection along with lunch options during all open hours, we went for... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Yum! We walked right in and ate a morning feast. I don't know many other places in Portland for breakfast, but I don't think I need worry - no reason to look any further. Sat upstairs, a bit drafty right next to the window, but the coffee and eggs kept us warm. Vegetable benedict - off the chart.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?