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Bayside American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
+1 207-774-0005
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (85 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (36 reviews)
“home fries” (37 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place with good food - enjoyed my lobster frittata and the server was very friendly. The wait was very long - it would be nice to have call ahead seating as there wasn't a great place to wait or much to do in...More

Thank CoalOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good service and a wonderful setting -- much like an English pub. Easy to find of I-295. The burger I had was excellent. My wife, who's vegetarian, also enjoyed her meal.

Thank Ned Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one that I have found to be unparalleled in the breakfast realm. If you care about high quality ingredients with creative, whimsical dishes then this is your place. I have never been disappointed here and the wait is always worth it. For...More

Thank Corey D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were told it would be about 45 minutes to an hour wait. It ended up being 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once seated, we ordered as quickly as possible ( within 10 minutes ) and then waited almost another full hour for the food...More

Thank 365joane
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We tried their corned beef, smoked salmon and homemade bread which were absolutely delicious! The people working their are very welcoming. It was a great experience!

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is one of our go-to restaurants for brunch. We typically order Eggs Benedict (or a variation of it) along with a Bloody Mary. We are never disappointed. Be prepared for a wait in a small cramped space and the fact parking can be difficult....More

Thank Chlowe51
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Hash was great, as was the gentleman who greeted us at the door, who I assume was the owner. The coffee was unfortunately average and nearly burnt and most of the food was average in taste. Above average were the quantity of food and...More

Thank ArchesAndCaves
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Portland, I was impressed with its restaurant scene. Bayside American Cafe's breakfast/brunch set our first day in Portland off to an excellent start. On a weekend, expect a 25-35 min wait. But, believe me, you will be glad you waited....More

Thank culture-hip
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Best service in a very fun atmosphere with REALLY good food. I'm a regular and always have a topped-off coffee, wonderful toast and crunchy peanut butter. For eggs benedict fans, there's no better place to enjoy a variety of presnetations.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The service and waitstaff are fantastic! Their 3 potato home-fries are the best. Will certainly return.

Thank Cindy2222
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Chris V
We have reserved a double room and would like one with a river view and AC if possible. Are there any discounts for paying for the room now or in cash???
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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