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Bayside American Cafe

98 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2829
+1 207-774-0005
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (102 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (41 reviews)
“home fries” (36 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 1 week ago via mobile

Leigh (Lee) our server was amazing. She made it her point for us to have a great experience. All of her suggestions with the food we ordered were on point. My favorite was the Bayou Egg Benedict, so different and delicious. If you ever come...More

Thank mygringas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The worst part was having to make a decision about what to order!!! There were so many delicious options! Four of us all ordered different meals and we all left incredibly full and happy. (Be careful about ordering pancakes as a little "side." They're the...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent. The menu was varied and interesting. I ordered a Classic Eggs Benedict and received a crab cake Eggs Benedict by accident, but it was terrific! This café is a bit pricey, but well worth...More

Thank 330janetla
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Because this restaurant is so popular, reservations are not accepted. My daughter found this restaurant online, so I took my family here to celebrate their mom's birthday. Although the wait to get a table was longer than usual (the balcony was closed as it was...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying, yes the wait was long to sit down, but I will recommend that you wait, it’s worth it!! Our server was awesome, explained everything and gave us tips on what to order! Breakfast was so good! I would go back...More

Thank Johnson_in_Training
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I would have rated this restaurant as very good if judging by the food alone. However, service was almost nonexistent. Original waitress disappeared after taking orders and never reappeared. An almost half-hour wait for the food ensued; not so much as a coffee warm-up was...More

1  Thank critiquer862
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The place is wonderful. It was worth to walk there from Old port area. Next time we are in Portland we will definitely have breakfast there. Cozy, has a lot of character and great service, excellent food. I had eggs benedict with lobster, my husband...More

Thank Oxana K
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Came twice with my wife for brunch. I loved both the lobster and crab cake eggs Benedict dishes. Do not leave without having at least one cinnamon roll pancake. Come prepared to wait and have a cup of coffee.

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were visiting Portland for the weekend and heard about Bayside through multiple recommendations. We parked a few blocks away, the place has mainly street parking. We walked in to the bustling Saturday brunch atmosphere and were greeted by the friendly host...More

Thank Elias Z
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This past weekend was myself and my boyfriend's first time in Portland. We had gotten tons of brewery and restaurant recommendations to go to for dinner but had never gotten any suggestions for a brunch spot. After some tripadvisor research we stumbled upon Bayside American...More

Thank CassieNoelle
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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, Local cuisine, 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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