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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner with charming servers

The Higgins Beach Inn, where Garafalo's is located, is a charming throwback. It probably looks very similar to the way it looked in 1980 - in some ways that is charming. Garafalo's is a white tablecloth restaurant, located in the Inn, with both indoor and outdoor seating. We ate there twice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Lugano, Switzerland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Charming appearance inside though outside was buggy and drab; however, the food was well below par. I went with eleven family members, we waited a long time with our numbers considered. The main flavor for entrees was missing and/or replaced with sugar. Main ingredients for seafood entrees were missing seafood. We are particularly upset because we live 100 yards away.... More 

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Hollis Center, Maine
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We decided to try a new place for Saturday night dinner 0n August 1st . We chose Garofalo's and were seated on the porch. We were offered two menu's a Lounge menu and a Regular one .The service was excellent but the main course was a bit slow, how ever when they arrived it was understandable how much time the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Higgins Beach Inn, where Garafalo's is located, is a charming throwback. It probably looks very similar to the way it looked in 1980 - in some ways that is charming. Garafalo's is a white tablecloth restaurant, located in the Inn, with both indoor and outdoor seating. We ate there twice during our stay in a private house in Higgins... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

It has a wonderful location just off Higgins Beach. We had reservations and we're hoping to sit on the deck. It was a little cool so the deck was closed and they sat us inside. This must have caused some internal confusion because it was a significant amount of time before we were approached by a server (20-25 minutes maybe).... More 

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We sat on the porch, a little crowded but comfortable. The first mistake was when telling us about the specials she didn't mention being out of the veal dishes. We found out when we ordered. She said they had been out of veal since yesterday (well go get some) It was I guess interesting to hear the same exact thing... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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