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Becky's

390 Commercial St., Portland, ME - (207) 773-7070
It's breakfast that draws the crowds, starting well before dawn. The potato menu is a delight: your choice of homefries cooked plain, or with onions, green peppers, or cheese. Eggs are expertly cooked; for those with large appetites, Becky's offers a "Titanic Omelet," which is four eggs with bacon, ham, sausage, cheese, onions, and peppers.
82% Approval Rating (23 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fruit Bowl
Hot Turkey Plate
Blueberry Cake
Haddock Chowder
Muffin
Titanic Omelet
Peanut Butter & Bacon Sandwich
Whoopie Pie Cake
Pot Roast Supper
Omelet

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Becky's boasts that it is open 362-1/2 days a year, every day except Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the second half of Christmas Eve. The last time we stopped in, every seat in the house was occupied with a clientele that includes men and women who work on or near the ..."   [Read More]
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Karin Hagan
November 13, 2007
"Becky's looks like a nothing place somewhere between the tourists' Old Port section and the shipping and fishing area. Like so many of the best places, it doesn't look like you'd really want to go there. But you do. It's where the locals eat, and we know why. Huge ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

390 Commercial St., Portland, ME
(207) 773-7070

http://www.beckysdiner.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The fruit bowl with yogurt and granola is a shockingly salubrious diner dish. Becky said that her food suppliers are always trying to convince her to switch to canned fruit cocktail and avoid the fuss and labor of actually cutting pieces of fruit. She declines because, she said, the canned stuff 'all tastes like grapefruit juice.' In Becky's fruit cocktail, each fruit tastes like what it is.
"The fruit bowl with yogurt and granola is a shockingly salubrious diner dish. Becky said that her food suppliers are always trying to convince her to switch to canned fruit cocktail and avoid the fuss and labor of actually cutting pieces of fruit. She declines because, she said, the canned stuff 'all tastes like grapefruit juice.' In Becky's fruit cocktail, each fruit tastes like what it is."
Michael Stern





Becky's always has about a half-dozen cakes for dessert. One of the best, and a flavor unique to Maine, is Whoopie Pie Cake, which is a chocolate & cream sensation.
"Becky's always has about a half-dozen cakes for dessert. One of the best, and a flavor unique to Maine, is Whoopie Pie Cake, which is a chocolate & cream sensation. "
Michael Stern


Split and grilled with plenty of butter is the best way to enjoy Becky's excellent muffins. This one, of course, is the Maine classic, blueberry.
"Split and grilled with plenty of butter is the best way to enjoy Becky's excellent muffins. This one, of course, is the Maine classic, blueberry."
Michael Stern


Even though my loyalty will always be to pies, that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a great piece of cake. And Becky's makes a great piece of blueberry cake, topped with cream cheese frosting!
"Even though my loyalty will always be to pies, that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a great piece of cake. And Becky's makes a great piece of blueberry cake, topped with cream cheese frosting!"
Cliff Strutz


The freshly baked warm muffin are a highlight of any breakfast at Becky's.  This one is cranberry orange.
"The freshly baked warm muffin are a highlight of any breakfast at Becky's. This one is cranberry orange."
Cliff Strutz


You won't be seeing this pot roast supper on the cover of a glamorous cooking magazine. It is rather homely. But ooo-eee, is it ever good. The pot roast is fallapart tender, the potatoes are full-flavored, the carrots are al dente, and the onions have plenty of snap. In some ways this is a classic Yankee image of the time-honored boiled dinner.
"You won't be seeing this pot roast supper on the cover of a glamorous cooking magazine. It is rather homely. But ooo-eee, is it ever good. The pot roast is fallapart tender, the potatoes are full-flavored, the carrots are al dente, and the onions have plenty of snap. In some ways this is a classic Yankee image of the time-honored boiled dinner."
Michael Stern


Here's a cup of haddock chowder. It is ridiculously full of sweet fish, tender hunks of potato and lots of bacon. You really can eat it with a fork.
"Here's a cup of haddock chowder. It is ridiculously full of sweet fish, tender hunks of potato and lots of bacon. You really can eat it with a fork."
Michael Stern


A close view of the peanut butter and bacon sandwich only hints at how rich and satisfying it is. This one is made on thick slices of Italian toast, the only way to go! In the background are Becky's excellent homefries.
"A close view of the peanut butter and bacon sandwich only hints at how rich and satisfying it is. This one is made on thick slices of Italian toast, the only way to go! In the background are Becky's excellent homefries."
Michael Stern


Well seasoned home fries come on the side of this Italian sausage and Swiss omelet.
"Well seasoned home fries come on the side of this Italian sausage and Swiss omelet."
Cliff Strutz


Thanksgiving supper can be had 363 days a year at Becky's, where turkeys are roasted daily.
"Thanksgiving supper can be had 363 days a year at Becky's, where turkeys are roasted daily."
Michael Stern


A mighty, mighty meal, the titanic omelet costs three dollars more than any other omelet, but it contains all three breakfast meats, plus cheese, onions, and peppers. That's Italian toast on top and homefries in the background.
"A mighty, mighty meal, the titanic omelet costs three dollars more than any other omelet, but it contains all three breakfast meats, plus cheese, onions, and peppers. That's Italian toast on top and homefries in the background."
Michael Stern


A view of Becky's early in the breakfast hour. This photo was taken in 2005, before the diner expanded.
"A view of Becky's early in the breakfast hour. This photo was taken in 2005, before the diner expanded."
Michael Stern


What Roadfood traveler could not love a diner that is open from 4am to 9pm every day of the year except Christmas and Thanksgiving?
"What Roadfood traveler could not love a diner that is open from 4am to 9pm every day of the year except Christmas and Thanksgiving?"
Michael Stern


Becky's on Hobson's Wharf: serving Portland early birds since 1991
"Becky's on Hobson's Wharf: serving Portland early birds since 1991"
Michael Stern



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