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Bayside American Cafe

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” (100 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (38 reviews)
“home fries” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
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Reviewed yesterday

We found this beautiful restaurant as we were driving through the neighborhood. The outside appearance sets it apart from everything else in the neighborhood. As we approached the restaurant I said to my wife, "I hope the inside looks as nice as the outside." As...More

Thank CaptainDG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait was 45 minutes - and it really was the full 45 minutes. But it was worth it. The staff is beyond friendly. The morning cocktails are excellent. We opted for Bloody Mary's. Their homemade mix is the perfect spicy/horseradish/tomato blend. We also tried...More

Thank MarisaEvon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the restaurant to see about a dozen people waiting for a table. We were told it would be an hour so, we put in our name and went to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow house and took a great tour! We came back...More

Thank potaracke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited this location due to the great reviews and they were so right. Luckily we visited during the week and we didn't have a wait. Lee was our server and she was so sweet and efficient....the food was absolutely delicious...I had corned beef hash...More

Thank travelbug02818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited an hour on Tuesday for breakfast. It is a neat casual diner type restaurant. There was a coffee bar you could get fresh coffee while you waited. We both ordered lobster benedict and thought it was ok. The eggs were not done enough...More

Thank Lovetravel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. A MUST visit while in Portland. There are no words for the cinnamon roll pancakes... Warning: I got two and could only polish off about 1/4 of the dish!

Thank Taylor E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go to the Bayside unless you have a lot of time. We went for breakfast on the Tuesday after Labor Day thinking it wouldn't be crowded - boy, were we wrong. After joining the line and maybe a 15 minute wait, we were asked...More

Thank Wallacks
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Try the Lobster Benedict and the cinnebun -style pancake. The bloody Mary's are delicious and they have great mimosa variations. The staff os pleasant and the ambiance is cozy. Enjoy!

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Was in town for a few days on business and happened to be staying down the street from Bayside American Cafe. Everyone kept saying we had to try it so after a failed attempt at getting a table we decided to wake up early the...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Heard lots of great thing about this place before going, and unlike many hyped places, this one didn't disappoint. Excellent food, friendly, helpful staff, good prices. The wait was about 20 minutes, but I've waited much longer for much less.

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Jennifer M
28 September 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
26 April 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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