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Garofalo's Restaurant

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34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We are staying in the greater Portland area for a couple of days so we choose Huggins Beach Inn one of our favorite places to stay in New England, Had a great dinner last evening, food is excellent, service first class, quite private dining great date night with my beautiful wife of 35 years. Spoke with Bob the owner this... More 

Thank duganjo
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a small wedding reception of 30 people over Memorial Day weekend and everyone raved about the food all weekend long! The food, service and ambiance are highly recommended for any occasion! I cannot thank everyone enough at Higgins Beach Inn/Garofalo's restaurant for making our wedding reception exceptional!

Thank kristyleewaldron
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My fish tacos were absolutely perfect! Love the blend of flavors from the cole slaw, small diced tomato and onion and zing from the sauce. High ratings on the burgers and fries from my table as well.

Thank HigginsBeachTraveler
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I vacationed in maine two weeks and dined here 4 times. The food was amazing..the servers are young,energetic and fun. The Lobster pie is a must. The bar is busy and friendly. I loved it. Next year, God willing, I will return.

Thank Paul S
Lugano, Switzerland
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank James S
Hollis Center, Maine
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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 

1 Thank Lenvang
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank dJS123456
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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 

Thank HigginsBeachTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 207-883-6684

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