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34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
207-883-6684
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food..but

We have never had a bad meal here! One of our favorite places. On our last visit for which we had reservations, we were told to pick any table we liked so chose one on the porch and were all settled when told we had to move as they had reserved that table. Service was less than desirable. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
linda401
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Scarborough, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed very good meals this summer on the porch and on the deck. Breakfast on the deck is a favorite and a great way to start a beach day. The Italian Benedict is an excellent variation on traditional eggs Benedict. Our dinner favorites include the Haddock Dinner, the Fish Tacos and the very tasty burger and great fries. Our... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We have never had a bad meal here! One of our favorite places. On our last visit for which we had reservations, we were told to pick any table we liked so chose one on the porch and were all settled when told we had to move as they had reserved that table. Service was less than desirable. The waitress... More 

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Montgomery
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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106 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 207-883-6684

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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