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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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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
Most recent review
Great Homemade Corned Beef Hash

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
ellastar99
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Buffalo, NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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374 reviews 374 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Harpswell, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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