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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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07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but cute place. Parking can be challenging and get here early, but the food was worth it! The classic Benny was great and chocolate waffles were better. Our one waitress was a bit slow, but other than that it was great! We will be back!

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Thank Hairbear19
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait a while before we could get in, but it wasn't awful because you could have coffee while waiting which was a nice feature. The people were very nice, but the food...the food was INSANE! I had the lobster Benedict and it was like nothing I've ever had. My husband had the crab cake Benedict and that... More 

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Thank Judi D
Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined at Bayside American Cafe many times and have never been disappointed with the food. As everyone knows they have the best breakfast in town, which is evident by the long line to get in. We always go on Sunday morning when we're in no rush to get in and out. The menu offerings are unique and delicious. Highly... More 

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Thank Pamela J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my mom three days ago and had one of the best breakfasts of my life! My mom and I appreciate good food and travel a lot and we can honestly say this was the best eggs benedict we've ever had. My mom ordered the strawberry cream cheese french toast which was mouthwatering delicious. The food was so... More 

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Thank courtneyyyyx331
Portland, Maine
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Everything large and small is done well. Bayside American Cafe is only different from Bintliff's (former name) in name. Same owners, same amazing quality food, good coffee, good service. Ate there with a friend recently. Had eggs Florentine Benedict with bacon. Perfectly cooked eggs to order, toast perfectly golden, potatoes evenly and nicely cooked. Coffee refilled frequently. It's a treat... More 

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Thank MaineGlobeTrotters
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just had an awesome breakfast at Bayside! The bread is out of this world! I had the classic eggs/potatoes/bacon and it was delicious. Not to mention my mimosa was huge and strong! I definitely recommend It!

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Thank Laura P
Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We walked here from our Old Port hotel for breakfast because I had seen some good reviews. The numerous signs behind the restaurant about no loitering and no drug use should have been a clue as to what was coming. We took 2 steps into the cafe and immediately turned around and left. One man was passed out at a... More 

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Thank martha s
Mamaroneck, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Best corned beef hash I've ever eaten! Great menu, attentive service, nice unpretentious atmosphere.

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Thank John L
Saint Paul
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have had breakfast at the Bayside every morning that we are in town. The Eggs Benedict are my favorite. They are perfectly prepared and ever so delicious. The pancakes are also a very nice, sweet treat. Light and with blueberries... perfect. The omelets were also loved by all. Great service in a very nice restaurant with a homey feeling.

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Thank LChapie
Boston, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a great place for breakfast. No reservations are taken so must be willing to wait to be seated. The restaurant is in a small converted two story house with cozy warm new England feel. The host was pleasant and takes down your name on a clipboard. We had a seat on the second floor by the window. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?