Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
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 waterfront as well as a good number of Portland tourists in search of a great big breakfast. Since we first wrote about this place in Gourmet magazine back in 1999, it has garnered much media attention (well deserved!) and clientele that includes traveling foodies.
Lunch is swell – the baked beans and franks are as classic a platter as you’ll find anywhere in New England; Italian sausage sandwiches are true heroes; and who can’t like a menu that lists peanut butter and bacon? But it’s breakfast that draws the crowds, starting well before dawn. Fresh muffins can be had merely toasted or, for those of wanton taste, split and buttered and cooked on the same grill where millions of orders of bacon and eggs have grilled, thus absorbing the luscious flavors of breakfast past. If you want toast, you get the uniquely Portland choice of white, wheat, rye, or Italian bread (that last one a tender ovoid loaf that toasts especially well)
The potato menu is a delight: your choice of homefries cooked plain, with onions, with green peppers, with cheese, or with all of the above. Eggs are expertly cooked and arrive glistening with butter and for those with very large appetites, Becky’s offers a “Titanic Omelet,” which is four eggs with bacon, ham, sausage, cheese, onions, and peppers.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|