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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (37 reviews)
“home fries” (34 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
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 2 days ago

You cannot possibly make a bad choice for brunch here -- unless your choice is to go elsewhere. Everything from the coffee, to mimosas, to pancakes, to egg dishes is done right. I love the crab cakes Benedict with Louisiana hot sauce Hollandaise! It's so...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wait was 30 minutes which I’m totally fine with and understand. BUT their coffee is self serve and we had no cups to get any while we waited. Once seated we were told they were out of andouille, we were both going to get....More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting to Maine our last breakfast stop, well worth the wait we experienced. Staff was over the top friendly offered us coffee and water during our wait. Food was super good , Kudo to the recommendation from our waitress on the ingredients for my...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food here is excellent. Try the corned beef hash, so good. And they bake their own delicious bread. You will probably have to wait for a table but it’s worth the wait. Service is great and friendly too. Highly recommend this popular spot.

Thank Susesuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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