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“Don't bother”
Review of Benny's

Benny's
Ranked #327 of 614 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Portland, Maine
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is just nasty. The fried clams were over priced and the worst I have EVER had. This place needs so much help. What they really need is a Bulldozer...stay away!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money here”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The side road Rte. 1A restaurant with the slogan "Famous Fried Claims" is a terrible place to eat. We stopped by seeing live lobsters shop near this restaurant. After seeing the live lobster shop, we walked in this place and thought we should try if they offered fresh seafood. We always love fried clams. We ordered fried clams and fish and ship that came with French Fry. The food were very greasy both clams and french fry. Clams were fresh, but not well cook and the oil was filled in the basket. When the server put the basket on the table, I told her that I could not eat this type of food. It was too greasy and french fry was too dark brown and soaked with oil. The oil must be so old. I tasted a few bites and threw food away.

The sitting area inside the building was also dirty. if you want to eat good seafood, drive few more minutes to Commercial street in Portland.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank MeKat513
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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“SOGGY MAYONAISE SOAKED LOBSTER ROLLS”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I cant speak for the rest of the menu but we thought the lobster rolls were probably the WORST we have ever had. There was so much mayo that it was just soggy, watery, mushy, soupy yuk.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank JWright2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worst Ever”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Fish not fresh, overcooked, restaurant DIRTY, never to return!!! Looking for some fresh Maine seafood. Read some reviews and wanted to try. It was without a doubt the worst fish and chips I have ever had!! Husband had clams that were very overcooked and not fresh. We have been all over Maine as well as New England visiting various fish and clam restaurants , this was bottom of the barrel!

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7 Thank Soundsss
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Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bennys Sucks”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Ate there today. Over cooked almost burned clams cooked in old oil.Will never eat there again and have eaten there a couple of times in the past.It has been going down hill for a couple of yr. Appears to have hit the bottom. STAY AWAY and go someplace else on Commercial St.

  • Visited August 2012
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