We got to Hot Suppa! at 9:40am on Saturday morning, and were told it would be a half hour wait. After half an hour passed, the hostess said that there was bar seating available, or we could continue to wait for regular booth or table seats. We opted to wait that extra 15 minutes.
There wasn't much to do while waiting. There's a gas station and convenience store across the street, and another restaurant Local 188 a few steps away, but no shops or anything.
Bloody Mary, $7.99: A superb Bloody Mary complete with green beans, a green pepper, and olive. This was definitely on the spicier side, so I couldn't take more than 2 sips at a time.
Corned Beef Hash, $10.95; +$1.50 for Hashbrown (or grits): The corned beef hash is made in house with shredded corned beef, carrot, potato, and onions. It's definitely very different from anywhere I've ever ordered this. The combination of textures was great, with more crisp pieces, as well as soft and tender parts. Dry and bland, the hashbrown was disappointing. I kept trying to add egg yolk from my poached eggs onto the potatoes to add some flavor. The slices of rye bread were slathered with more butter than I would ever be okay putting on myself, but the result was very tasty!
Note that these 2 restaurants are around a mile/15 minute walk from the downtown area. It worked out well for us because we stayed at Holiday Inn which was between the two.
703 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
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