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Garofalo's Restaurant

34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant near Higgins Beach appears casual and unassuming so we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. It was very close to our rental so we had a chance to eat there several times. The seafood risotto was full of seafood and was wonderfully creamy and delicious. Another seafood pasta dish was also very good. We also... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at a house down the street and ate breakfast here both days. The owners are so lovely and the food was delicious. The atmosphere is the best part- a perfect Maine Inn! Don't forget to say hi to Cash (the owners sweet golden retriever!).

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rochester ny
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ate at Garofalo's on 7/3/14. This was our 4th time at this restaurant and have had better experiences. Waitress was great and the chowder was excellent. My calamari was fantastic but then the issues. They served my wife her risotto (outstanding) but they brought me the wrong meal. I was told they were sorry and it would be about 5... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a chance to have both dinner and breakfast here. It's pre-season, so staff is still being trained and a bit slow, but the food is fantastic. The lobster eggs Benedict was the best lobster dish I had on this visit to Maine.

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Sanford, ME
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104 reviews 104 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stopped by this restaurant two weeks ago on a business dinner and was very pleased with the food, wonderful atmosphere and great service. Had a wonderful calamari appetizer with a hint of onion, wine and vinegar which was tender, flavorful and simple fabulous. I then had the seafood Seafood Pasta Aglio e Oilo with hand-made pasta that was just perfect.... More

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West Buxton, Maine
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The inn itself is very quaint. They have a number of alcoves for guests to hang at, or eat dinner. The bar is small, but adequate - they were serving free cheese & crackers and other munchies. The main dining room was pleasant - a large square, well decorated to go with the inn. We sat in the back and... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We rented a house down the street from this inn, and walked over for brunch. The first time, I had the lobster eggs benedict (picture), which was a highlight. The eggs were poached perfectly and the lobster meat was a great twist on the classic brunch dish. The second time, I ordered the italian scramble which was rather bland and... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We have come here for the last time. We first called for a reservation. They said they actually dont take reservations but they could put our name on the list. We arrived and checked in and was told it was a half hour wait. So we grabbed a drink at the bar. An hour later, we asked a rude and... More

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Camarillo, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We had brunch here as part of a wedding celebration, and whereas the restaurant was nice and cozy; the food was plain, unimaginative, and boring. The staff served scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, roasted potatoes, and an assortment of breads. The potatoes were cold and/or not fully cooked. The English muffins were over-toasted and hard. The coffee was just... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you live in southern Maine, you are missing something special if you haven't been to Garofalo's Restaurant at the Higgins Beach Inn. The Inn is in a quaint and quiet oceanfront neighborhood. The small beach is between two beautiful peninsulas: Cape Elizabeth and Prout's Neck. Plan an extra half hour or so before dinner to take a stroll on... More

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