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Garofalo's Restaurant

34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
207-883-6684
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Ranked #28 of 78 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
West Buxton, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Raymond
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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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Scarborough, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wonderful place. High end food and service within a cozy atmosphere. We go every year and enjoy a stroll along the ocean after our dinner. Always a wonderful night!

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Lake Grove, NY
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36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We have been to this quaint spot before. This time our food was better than ever! We had risotto and Seabass entrees with a sauted pear dessert--quite nice. The wine list is adequate but uninspired. The service was enthusiastic.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We had an outstanding meal at Garofalo's! The food was absolutely delicious, and they were able to make a delicious meal for our child with several severe food allergies. This place is definitely on our must-do list whenever we are in the Scarborough area. Highly recommend

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natrona heights, pa (slightly north of pittsburgh)
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We met a friend who was staying upstairs at the Higgins Beaxh inn...our food and service were excellent and there was a cute bar and comfy couch area as well. Very friendly place and surprisingly good fish tacos!

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Scarborough, Maine, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Took my wonderful mother and grandmother out to a mother days breakfast...it was terrible...buffet was full of out of the box scrambled eggs, cold bacon and sausage along with dry pastries...the manager was very rude and 18 per person (worth about 4.95)...To top if off my grandmother swallowed enough coffee grounds at the end her cup to grow hair on... More

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