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Mary Ellen's Portuguese Bakery

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829 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540-3657
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The small bakery is one of the best ever. The pumpkin muffin may be the best ever eaten. Also known for their breakfasts. They are open at 5:00AM

Thank tosamike7425
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After searching for a solid early morning breakfast spot in Falmouth, Mary Ellen’s Portuguese Bakery had all of the requirements with amazing sounding food, opening very early and close to where we were staying. The location is a little obscured by the Dairy Queen which Mary Ellen’s shares the building. The restaurant space is an average size with a small... More 

Thank Paul T
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very hungry and Mary Ellen's hit the spot. Really liked the Portuguese bread - poached egg was done just right. Good prices and plenty of choices.

Thank footeslaf
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cash only dinner-bakery a bit off the tourist beat. Real people and really good food. What we ordered was excellent and the waitress was very nice and efficient. Lots of unusual dishes, but we did not try them. The french toast was great as were the pastries. This is not a fancy place--no designer coffees, etc.

Thank EpicuriousX
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I decided to come here for brunch. I ordered the 2 eggs scrambled, with grilled home fries and corned beef hash. I also ordered a lemon danish. After a reasonable wait, our meals came. The scrambled eggs were a large portion and were nice and fluffy. The corned beef was well prepared and very flavorful. The home... More 

Thank Sam W
Teaticket, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is the place the local tradesmen go for an early breakfast, Cheap fast service. Lunch selections are excellent too. The worker guys usually order some to go after breakfast. Friendly service especially from the boss Mary Ellen Great Portuguese style breads baked fresh by he dad every morning.

Thank Maurice T
Staten Island
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

It's a small place, but had a great breakfast. The breads were outrageous! We went on a Friday morning and we were seated immediately. Appears to be a destination on Sunday morning lol

Thank AnnesgStatenIsland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised and loved our brunch at Mary Ellen's! It's a small diner with delicious brunch options. The linguica and the Portuguese bread is delicious.

Thank Poonam S
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228 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Good breakfast place and lunch place for locals and visitors alike. No frills decor reminiscent of old time cafes. Basic foods for breakfast or lunch are the way to go, including a pastry selection from the display case. My favorite lunch selection is the Caciola with rice and beans. A buttered fresh Portuguese roll accompanies this dish. Yummy! Your wallet... More 

Thank Bob C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Great breakfast place , fresh pastries, awesome Eggs Benedict on a Portuguese muffin. Prices are reasonable, service is great. Enjoy!

Thank cma274747

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540-3657
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: 508-540-9696

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