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Scarlet Begonias

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212 Maine St Ste B, Brunswick, ME 04011-2047
(207) 721-0403
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First and last visit to this place. The decor is quite bizarre. It looks like each wall was decorated by someone else. All holidays are represented with trashy glitz. Beach balls, inflatable baseballs, flags, Christmas lights, historic magazines in frames along with farming and 4H photos. The grilled shrimp skewer special was too salty and sour to eat. The waitress... More 

Thank Joanne P
Suffield, Connecticut
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The restaurant is well appointed and the menu is quite interesting. Unfortunately the service was lackluster and the food was only OK. We waited nearly 45 minutes to be waited on, and our meals took over half an hour to come to the table. The restaurant was not that busy - it just seemed that they didn't have their act... More 

Thank AnneMarie B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Scarlet Begonias is a hidden gem. Makes you feel like you are out somewhere fancy even though the prices are good and you can be in jeans and a t-shirt.

Thank turtleprz
Imperial, Missouri
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196 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I don't know how my wife found this place while I was driving, but I'm glad she did. Very relaxed servers, like they were your friends. Food was good too. Ordered the specialty garlic cheese bread for an appetizer- HUGE chunks of garlic cloves, be warned. Opted for the mushroom and Swiss burger... holy cow I think there were two... More 

Thank Aaron B
Bangor, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

For my Mom's birthday, we usually go for ethnic food, but this year she wanted to try Scarlet Begonia's. Four people, and nobody liked their meal. I got a Cobb Salad--a high pile of uncut romaine lettuce leaves, with a sprinkle of miniscule bacon bits, some chunks of blue cheese, a tiny grilled chicken breast, and a bunch of diced... More 

1 Thank gwendolina24
Mount Kisco, New York
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Dinner with family led everyone to order something different. The pasta was a mound of tastiness that could not be finished. The burger looked good and the review of it was too. Got a pizza, and it was the cause for my 'average' rating: I expected more cheese than what I got and the tomatoes were kind of pale. I... More 

Thank Riversbend
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Scarlet Begonia's offers moderately priced, tasty pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Friendly for families. Very friendly service. Good beer selections. The decor and ambiance are informal and a bit "random" (is there a theme?). But the people are nice and the pizza is the best in town.

Thank SecretPollyanna
Portland, Maine
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Someone said, "Hey let's get dinner" and we settled on Scarlet Begonias. Settled is right. It took forever to get our drinks order (a couple of beers, very complicated). Then when food came it came for half the table and the others waited. And waited. And waited. When that food came some was fine but one dish was, incredibly, overcooked... More 

Thank Mike C
Downeast, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

A really great menu and excellent, friendly service. A play on the Grateful Dead's song, Sugar Magnolia, the menu reflects the Dead on the menu. The American Beauty burger is my favorite. They are always accommodating to adjusting your meal to your needs and likes

Thank Downeaster99
Harpswell, Maine
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This restaurant was better in its heyday.... smaller and cozier. It is now extremely noisy in its larger surroundings. Food is good, not great. I had to dig out my ear plugs. The noise has to escalate if you are to hear your dinner companions. I couldn't wait to get out.

Thank DeniseAmethyst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Maine St Ste B, Brunswick, ME 04011-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (207) 721-0403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?