This Portland institution resides in a squat concrete building at the not-so-quaint end of the waterfront. It’s been written up in Gourmet magazine, but that’s where the comparison to “fine dining” ends; this is a diner, Maine-style, complete with drop ceilings, fluorescent lights, and scruffy counters, booths, and tables. It opens early (4am) for the local fishermen grabbing a cup of joe and some eggs before heading out onto (or in from) the water; later in the day, it attracts high school kids, businessmen, and just about everyone else. The menu is extensive, offering what you’d expect: sandwiches, fried haddock, corn dogs, tuna melts, and milky bowls of chowder with just-caught fish. It’s notable for its breakfasts, including more than a dozen omelets, eggs any way you want ‘em, pancakes, French toast, and five types of home fries.
Portland ME › Restaurant
390 Commercial St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily 4am–9pm (until 10pm in summer) Phone 207/773-7070 Prices Breakfast items $5–$11; lunch and dinner items $4–$17 Cuisine Type Diner Web site Becky's Diner
Map390 Commercial St. Portland ME
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