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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” (90 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (37 reviews)
“home fries” (39 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
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Reviewed yesterday 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 5 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Love the outdoor patio seating. Coffee is great. Food is delicious and so many options. Server was awesome! You cannot go wrong here!

Thank Jackie V
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had a short wait but it was WELL worth it! The food here is more than amazing! I've had breakfast out for years and this is the chart topper. If you are in Portland.......eat here! Jim H. North Adams MA

Thank jim h
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Came here last year and the food was phenomenal. The hash was amazing, moist and flavorful. This time stringy and dry. Hollandaise sause not seasoned and very skimpy amount of it. Service was friendly, dont know if the wait would be worth it next time...More

Thank widgetman4ever
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Chose this restaurant because it was close to where we were, and convenient to drive to after viewing the Portland Head Lighthouse. We could not have been happier. This was a unique breakfast, because it dared to be different! SO many choices, and all of...More

Thank brendaflynn
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Small place so there was a wait. Lobster Eggs Benedict came with a large claw and small tail. Lobster and egg were well done however hollandaise was on the bland side. The corn beef is unsual however it tastes excellent. Drinks were strong and hit...More

Thank curry49ers
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Chris V
26 April 2015|
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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
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
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