It was a sunny Saturday, just a beautiful day, so I decided to take a ride to Portland, Maine. Portland has become quite the foodie mecca and has much to offer the food and wine aficianado. Though you could eat breakfast at home before venturing up to Portland, you might want to just leave early and have breakfast there. One excellent option is Becky's Diner.
Becky's Diner is a medium-sized restaurant with numerous tables as well as two long counters where you can sit. It is not fancy but does give that homey vibe. It is certainly popular as there was a wait to get a table, though there were a few openings available at the counter. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, they have a late-night take out window.
They have a lengthy breakfast menu with all of the usual selections including egg dish, omelets, pancakes, French toast, breakfast sandwiches and fruit bowls. Prices are reasonable, especially considering the quantity of food you receive.
I had to order the Lobster & Swiss Cheese Omelet (Market Price-$13.95 when I had it) which comes with home fries and choose of bread. I was amazed at how much lobster was inside of the omelet. It certainly seemed like all of the meat from an entire lobster. It was very tasty, with plenty of cheese, and the lobster was very good. Certainly an excellent way to start off the day. The home fries were also delicious, fried cubes with a nice crunch to the exterior but soft and fluffy inside. I also tried their French toast ($5.50) which was another winner, with some cinnamon flavor on it.
Service was very good and I do recommend you check this place out. Start off your trip to Portland with a hearty breakfast.
390 Commercial St.
Phone: (207) 773-7070