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May 22, 2007 08:40 PM

one breakfast in portland

visiting portland, maine for only one day! any good casual breakfast places (child-friendly) as well as dinner?

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    1. Francisco's..... tight fit but if you can get in the breakfast is great.

        1. I had a bad experience at Becky's - cheddar turned out to be velveeta - so I don't go there anymore. Lots of people love it though. We love Bintliff's but you have to have the time (and large appetite for it).

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          1. re: lupaglupa

            I'm thinking Becky's might be even more crowded now that they were feature on TV Diner. Altho they are expanding so that might help.

            1. re: Joanie

              Yes, but I'm still voting for Becky's.

              1. re: Harp00n

                Becky's is well over rated, I get what offered there on a daily basis in multiple places in NYC, which means to me it's average.

                1. re: 512elm

                  Since Portland has less than 1% of NYC's population, ergo restaurants, this is something of an apples & oranges statement. What would your recommendations be for breakfast in lieu of Becky's or The Porthole?

            2. re: lupaglupa

              I second this. Bintliff's is really, really good. And their cocktails are great too. I think it's well worth the time to go there. It's not that the service is slow, more that there's limited seating. Mmmmm... I'm thinking about my next visit to Portland now.

            3. Artemisia...small menu, but delicious!