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Bayside American Cafe

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98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
+1 207-774-0005
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (101 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (40 reviews)
“home fries” (36 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent. The menu was varied and interesting. I ordered a Classic Eggs Benedict and received a crab cake Eggs Benedict by accident, but it was terrific! This café is a bit pricey, but well worth...More

Thank 330janetla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because this restaurant is so popular, reservations are not accepted. My daughter found this restaurant online, so I took my family here to celebrate their mom's birthday. Although the wait to get a table was longer than usual (the balcony was closed as it was...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying, yes the wait was long to sit down, but I will recommend that you wait, it’s worth it!! Our server was awesome, explained everything and gave us tips on what to order! Breakfast was so good! I would go back...More

Thank Johnson_in_Training
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have rated this restaurant as very good if judging by the food alone. However, service was almost nonexistent. Original waitress disappeared after taking orders and never reappeared. An almost half-hour wait for the food ensued; not so much as a coffee warm-up was...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

The place is wonderful. It was worth to walk there from Old port area. Next time we are in Portland we will definitely have breakfast there. Cozy, has a lot of character and great service, excellent food. I had eggs benedict with lobster, my husband...More

Thank Oxana K
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Came twice with my wife for brunch. I loved both the lobster and crab cake eggs Benedict dishes. Do not leave without having at least one cinnamon roll pancake. Come prepared to wait and have a cup of coffee.

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were visiting Portland for the weekend and heard about Bayside through multiple recommendations. We parked a few blocks away, the place has mainly street parking. We walked in to the bustling Saturday brunch atmosphere and were greeted by the friendly host...More

Thank Elias Z
Reviewed February 20, 2018

This past weekend was myself and my boyfriend's first time in Portland. We had gotten tons of brewery and restaurant recommendations to go to for dinner but had never gotten any suggestions for a brunch spot. After some tripadvisor research we stumbled upon Bayside American...More

Thank CassieNoelle
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We were hre for Valentines Day breakfast and waited over 30 minutes. I never wait 30 minutes but I'm glad we did. The owner is one of the friendliest restauranteers we have ever met. The old building had wonderful atmosphere. Last but not least the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed January 20, 2018

We had a 20 minute wait but every server who walked by smiled and spoke...coffee was available self serve during the wait. Our host and waitress were very efficient and friendly, and she helped us choose when everything looked too delicious. We all loved our...More

Thank mayngrl
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Jennifer M
September 27, 2017|
Response from julesg0925 | Reviewed this property |
There are only 3 tables on the ground level, but the majority of tables are upstairs!
Chris V
April 26, 2015|
Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
This question must be about someplace else. This is a restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-0005
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