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199 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4621
+1 207-774-2084
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible37%
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“fries” (12 reviews)
“lobster roll” (10 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
199 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4621
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had the lobster roll at this total run-down creepy creep festival of a restaurant. Not only was there NO tail meat, the claws were still frozen in the middle. This place is Gross (w a capital).

Thank danish75
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This terrible restaurant boasts "famous fried clams." Famous maybe, but not for the quality of food! The food was the worst we've ever seen at any establishment that charges money. Disgusting fried clams, fried chicken sandwich made of 3 frozen chicken nuggets in a bun,...More

Thank NHJimmy
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Always wanted to try the place but was extremely disappointed. Clams and fries were way undercooked and mushy. The burger was dripping with grease. We couldn't eat it. The service was invisible - no interaction, just took our money ($43) and brought the food without...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Whatever you do, don't order the clam chowder here. Extremely watery broth, 50% potatoes by volume and good luck finding the clams. And if you're looking for good fried clams, spend a few more dollars and go somewhere else. Theirs are far from the best...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My husband and I love to stop in little local places when we travel. Some of our best meals have been experienced in these places all over the world. Portland was booming so we drove out to Benny's. I had the Lobster roll and onion...More

Thank Blueyesriding
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Just stopped for dinner had the fried clam & Fried haddock dinners. Both meals came out very greasy & mushy. We love great seafood this isn't the place. Service was good.

Thank 18sunnydays
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I had the fried clamp basket, hubby had the fried scallop basket, plus we got a clam chowder. The fried clams had good flavor, and so did the scallops, just not a large serving, the clam chowder, the potatoes were hard. The fries appeared to...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Benny's is a funky roadside food stop for seafood. They have spruced up the outdoor seating areas but if you didn't see the before, you might not realize the after. I love this place. You order your food and pick a place to sit, you...More

Thank trishac12016
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This venue is a very popular spot within a reasonable walking distance from the cruise ship terminal. It can get crowed during the lunch period and only serves steamed lobster after 4:00PM during the week. Wonderful place to eat

Thank kirtap
Reviewed 7 September 2016

An open air deck, roadside stand, right on the way to Portland. Easy in and out. Well cooked steamed lobster and a wonderful lobster roll. Not a high end location however food was right on and priced just right. View of the bay. Local Maine...More

Thank RichC250
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4621
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2084
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