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Benny's

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199 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-2084
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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 can get it to go if you want. Gaze across the street to the river... More 

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Thank trishac12016
Ottawa
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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

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Thank kirtap
Mt Olive NJ
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 potatoes, hand cut.

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Thank RichC250
Hampton, Virginia
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stopped at this restaurant for lobster rolls and fried scallops. The food was excellent! There are tables outside with a view of the water.

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Thank emailadamscj
Portland, Maine
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We waited nearly an hour for clams and onion rings to go. It was the middle of the afternoon and didn't appear to be busy. The clams were not great. The batter tasted a little weird and they had the flavor of being cooked in dirty oil. The onion rings were disgusting and inedible. The batter was both thick and... More 

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Thank Touristinmyownstate
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered 2 ch burgers at 2pm. We are the only people here and are still waiting for our food and it is now 3pm. This better be the best burger Ive ever had

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Omaha, Nebraska
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Fish was kind of bland, but the shrimp was better (and plentiful) and the scallops were nice and sweet - also plentiful. A super causal environment. It was decent.

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Thank NikD34
Magnolia, Texas, United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Normally not open Saturday and Sunday, we got lucky today. With the Old Port festival going on, Benny's was open. Had a quick lobster roll. Very tasty. Not too wet, bun toasted just right. And we'll priced. Lady next to us had the scallops, fried, looked good as well. Nice seating on the patio overlooking the water.

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Thank AngelPC
Portland, Maine
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

What a nice surprise Benny's Restaurant is. I tried it for the first time a few days ago and was very pleased. The fish and chips was fabulous! The fish was moist and tasty and the hand cut fries addictive. My friendly waitress even brought out some of their home made potato salad to try and that was yummy. I... More 

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Thank KatiesDaddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious!! Friendly staff, nice location on the waterfront. I completely enjoyez sitting on the deck. Fried clam basket was just what I was hoping for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?