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Crooked Mile

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8 Milk St, Portland, ME 04101-4115
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Friendly cafe with delicious fare.

The Crooked Mile Cafe on Milk Street in Old Port is a little gem of a place. Friendly staff, nice selection of breakfast, lunch and snack fare (soups, salads, sandwiches), great coffees, teas, etc. Closed weekends. Great spot to take a load off your feet and re-charge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The Crooked Mile Cafe on Milk Street in Old Port is a little gem of a place. Friendly staff, nice selection of breakfast, lunch and snack fare (soups, salads, sandwiches), great coffees, teas, etc. Closed weekends. Great spot to take a load off your feet and re-charge.

Thank Grillosgirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Found it by accident and blown away by everything. The salads were the freshest. Coffees were great. The staff were among the friendliest people encountered by wait staff. They answered all questions. Very reasonable and they make a special effort to accommodate patrons. They said that they were closed on the weekends (why??) so I could not make a return... More 

Thank S E
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were in a hurry and stopped in for breakfast - ordered 2 breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheese, and meat on a croissant. Simple, but so tasty and delicious! Cute corner restaurant with comfortable wood furnishings, and reasonably priced as well. Would definitely stop back!

Thank fairreviewinny
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a disappointment. Mistakenly thought I was going to get some sort of specialty sandwich when I ordered the turkey, cheddar, pesto for $8.10. For that kind of money, anywhere else in the City for a decent sandwich is probably an option - though I highly recommend The Works Bakery. Must be that scantily spread pesto that warrants the price... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in for an americano and breakfast sandwich. I got a microwaved egg on my breakfast sandwich and am pretty sure my americano was not made with espresso. Cool atmosphere but not impressed with the food/drink.

Thank knick30
Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Great local coffee shop where you get served in mugs and not paper cups! Great for a salad or sandwich. Also great breakfast sandwiches .

Thank Sheri R
Bristol, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Friendly staff, good sandwiches. Unfortunately, this location is closed on weekends. Would've loved to have had one of their sandwiches for the road today!

Thank rsm19699
Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Have been a faithful customer of The Crooked Mile in the Old Port for many years. The menu has shrunk, the prices have gone up and the quality of the food has gone down - unfortunately. For example: I had a garden salad with grilled chicken. There were probably about 3 small slices of chicken, and a whole lot of... More 

Thank Rene62056
Plymouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stayed at the Regency, and needed a place for a quick breakfast - we were directed to the Crooked Mile. It is such a diamond in the rough - great spot for a quick bite, or a coffee and a long chat! The food was very good, and the staff were attentive. If I lived in Portland - this... More 

Thank WhiteMtnsFolk
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've been here many times, though it has been awhile. On this occasion, I came here with a friend who was up visiting from Florida. We were looking for a quiet coffee spot to get off our feet and sit to have a cup of..... and warm up on a cool day. This was the perfect choice. It was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Milk St, Portland, ME 04101-4115
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-8708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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