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“Good But Not That Good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hot Suppa

Hot Suppa
703 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
207-871-5005
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Ranked #14 of 425 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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“Good But Not That Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We ate lunch today at Hot Suppa based largely on the recommendations in Trip Advisor. The wait at 1:00 pm was only 10-15 minutes. We were greeted promptly and the service was friendly and very good. Our order was taken quickly and the food arrived piping hot and in a reasonable time.

I ordered corned beef hash with poached eggs which at $11.95 was a bit costly. Portion size was large and tasty but the beef was fatty. Grits were good and the poached eggs were done correctly. Toast had much too much butter.

My wife ordered a BLT with fried green tomatoes. While it tasted good the amount of mayonnaise was so overwhelming that my wife gave up trying to scrape it off and finally just got rid of the lettuce and bread.

Will we return? Maybe, but we will be careful with instructions about butter and mayonnaise.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

What a great place for breakfast. I loved the fact they had more options than you typical breakfast menu. I had a Mediterranean omelette that was fantastic. Good coffee too!

Visited August 2013
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Boston, MA
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Read about this place in an article where local Portland chefs picked their favorites. Went for lunch and loved it. Pretty storefront, small dining room, nice staff, good prices and excellent food. I had their mac n cheese, my husband the corned beef and eggs off the breakfast menu and raved about them. Perfectly cooked eggs, great toast and homemade, house favorite corned beef. We'd go back with the kids or with friends for dinner.

Visited July 2013
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Great Way to Start the Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Don't be fooled by the name---Hot Suppa is a great place for breakfast! The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was outstanding as was the corned beef hash. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Great little place with lots of charm, not far from the downtown. Street parking is a bit tricky but doable. We stayed in Portland for three days and this was the best meal we had, bar none.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went there for breakfast. Great food! It is a tiny restaurant, nicely put together and very clean. It is well attended by the local residents. You may have to wait, but it is worth it. It has a back patio in the back yard, however, I did not find it inviting. It may work fine for some other people as the patio was totally occupied. It has a great selection of dishes and uses fresh produce. Dishes are priced well. Friendly staff.

Visited July 2013
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