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744 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106-5402
207-761-3900
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simply delicious, and great service.

Quality ingredients cooked in an open kitchen with care by a friendly staff. The food never disappoints, nothing fancy, but good and filling. You really can't miss here. Their pastrami at lunch is perfect and their omelets can't be beat. Good value for good old fashioned food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Quality ingredients cooked in an open kitchen with care by a friendly staff. The food never disappoints, nothing fancy, but good and filling. You really can't miss here. Their pastrami at lunch is perfect and their omelets can't be beat. Good value for good old fashioned food.

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Simple Simons is, well, simple. It's a no-frills, Mom and Pop, breakfast/lunch spot. They don't have a vast selection or any pretentious "foodie" offerings but what they do, they do perfectly. We had great coffee, bacon, eggs and home fries (red potatoes nice and crispy) and omelettes. The bacon was crunchy, the eggs were fried to my exacting specifications, and... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've passed Simple Simon's many times and have always overlooked it, so when a business partner took me there, I was surprised. I ordered the veggie sub and was delighted when I took my first bite. The bread was toasty, the cheese perfectly melted, the veggies overflowing, and just the right amount of pepper on top. Definitely wanna try the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A friend and I played hookie on hitting the gym recently, and decided to go to breakfast instead. I'd always known about Simple Simon's, but had not been until now. It is located in "car land" on Route 1 in So. Portland, and housed within a salt box style small building. There is nothing remarkable or memorable about the décor,... More 

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VEAZIE ME
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a small place offering breakfast and lunch only. The breakfast menu gives you complete control of your order by letting you have 1, 2, 3 eggs, pancakes etc so you can select exactly what to order. The food was served promptly and was very good. The restaurant is owned and operated by a husband and wife team who... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had breakfast. Perfectly fine - just nothing that wowed me. Eggs were good, home fries are not the crispy style, bacon was a bit salty, boyfriend liked his pancakes. Laid back atmosphere.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast and had a good but average meal. They used to have a sign out that they had the best home fries in the state, and that's what brought us in the door. They were good, though they could have used a bit of seasoning. The carmelized onions added a lot of flavor, but they needed... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not the largest breakfast place we have ever been to with about 10-11 tables, but a real charm and down home character to this place. The food, eggs, bacon, wheat toast, blueberry pancakes and coffee were great and the service was really good. Prices were very reasonable and if we come back to the area again on vacation this place... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We live in the area and go here often. Very friendly staff/service. Hot, quick, fresh breakfast. Reasonably priced. Serve breakfast and lunch. We have only been there for breakfast, but they also serve lunch. Considering their breakfasts, I would guess lunch is great, too. AND....very clean..spotless. Rather small..probably 45-50 seats, but worth the stop.

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great food, awsome service! Not fancy but quick and satisfying. Good for family or a quick bite before a flight.

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Additional Information about Simple Simon's

Address: 744 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106-5402
Phone Number: 207-761-3900
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 744 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106-5402
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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