Portland Restaurants

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  • 1. Eventide Oyster Co.

    $ | Seafood

    Eventide is not just any old oyster bar. Not only do they have fresh and tasty oysters artfully prepared with novel accoutrements like kimchi...Read More

  • 2. Fore Street

    $$$ | American

    One of Maine's best chefs, Sam Hayward, opened this restaurant in a renovated warehouse on the edge of the Old Port in 1996. The menu changes...Read More

  • 3. Gelato Fiasco

    $ | Café

    Proper Italian gelato and sorbetto here comes in traditional flavors, as well as more offbeat varieties like molasses peppermint stick, Wild...Read More

  • 4. Local 188

    $$ | Spanish

    There's an infectious vibe at this eclectic, Spanish-inspired Arts District eatery, a foodie hot spot as well as a longtime local favorite....Read More

  • 5. Portland Pâtisserie and Grand Café

    $ | French

    This is the perfect spot for a quick, delicious bite any time of day, but early risers will be rewarded with a wider selection of pastries at...Read More

  • 6. BaoBao Dumpling House

    $ | Asian

    Situated in a historic town house with traditional Asian decor in Portland's quaint West End, this dumpling house serves deeply satisfying Asian...Read More

  • 7. Becky's Diner

    $ | American

    You won't find a more local or unfussy place—or one more abuzz with conversation at 4 am—than this waterfront institution way down on the end...Read More

  • 8. Duckfat

    $ | American

    Even in midafternoon, this small, hip sandwich shop in the Old Port is packed. The focus here is everyday farm-to-table fare: the signature...Read More

  • 9. Elevation Burger

    $ | Burger

    There's nothing like tucking into a nice, juicy burger; it's even better when you can do so with a clear conscience. Elevation Burger serves...Read More

  • 10. Five Fifty-Five

    $$$ | American

    Classic dishes are cleverly updated at this classy and very popular Congress Street spot. The menu changes seasonally to reflect ingredients...Read More

  • 11. Gilbert's Chowder House

    $$ | Seafood

    This is the real deal, as quintessential as Maine dining can be. Clam rakes and nautical charts hang from the walls of this unpretentious waterfront...Read More

  • 12. Home Catering Company

    $ | Deli

    Nestled in a former grocer's shop in Portland's West End, this deli has all the fixings you need for an impromptu picnic, a cozy night in, or...Read More

  • 13. Hugo's

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Serving the freshest local organic foods is a high priority at Hugo's, and your server is sure to know everything about their various purveyors...Read More

  • 14. Lolita

    $$$ | Spanish

    Perched on Munjoy Hill near the Portland Observatory, Lolita has a sophisticated bodega vibe, where wood-fired dishes like scallops with hazelnuts...Read More

  • 15. Tempo Dulu

    $$$$ | Asian

    Probably the only place in Maine that focuses exclusively on top-notch Southeast Asian cuisine, Tempo Dulu offers both three-course and tasting...Read More

  • 16. The Holy Donut

    $ | Café

    Even if you're a health freak, you'll love the doughnuts at this place. Sweet and savory all-natural, potato-based doughnuts are glazed in flavors...Read More

  • 17. The Honey Paw

    $ | Asian

    Come for the salty wontons, piping-hot broths, and wok-fried noodles; stay for the turntable music, the well-stocked cocktail bar, and the soft...Read More

  • 18. Union

    $$$ | American

    Located in the newly minted Press Hotel, Union Restaurant has a sophisticated (but not stuffy) air that is reflected in its menu, which focuses...Read More

  • 19. Walter's

    $$$ | Eclectic

    A fixture in the Old Port since the late 1980s, this relaxed, busy place with a chic modern interior is popular with suits and tourists alike...Read More

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