Best food in Portland

Check out the top food in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Boda
1. Boda
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85 local reviews
671 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 207-347-7557
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Ralph
Thai with a focus on street food, street cart fare. Yes, pad thai is there. But this is not another gas…
Jerome
$$. Only 2 blocks away! This is the top choice for Thai food in town. The trick is to put your name down at…
Nathaniel
An awesome combination of decor, music choices, and authentic Thailand "street" food. Definitely go if you're…
1. Boda
1. Boda
host-0host-1host-2
85 local reviews
671 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 207-347-7557
Ralph
Ralph
Thai with a focus on street food, street cart fare. Yes, pad thai is there. But this is not another gas station-turned restaurant. Try the…
Jerome
Jerome
$$. Only 2 blocks away! This is the top choice for Thai food in town. The trick is to put your name down at the odd hours and grab a drink…
Nathaniel
Nathaniel
An awesome combination of decor, music choices, and authentic Thailand "street" food. Definitely go if you're here on a Sunday night after…
2. Empire
2. Empire
host-0host-1host-2
59 local reviews
575 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 207-747-5063
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Kathleen
This place could go in several categories since the restaurant is excellent and they have live music upstairs…
Jason
Amazing dumplings and inventive fusion Chinese food. We like the Empire Egg roll (made with pastrami and…
Carolyn
Chinese food of the finest quality. Quite a special place. Not your ordinary Chinese restaurant. Order…
2. Empire
2. Empire
host-0host-1host-2
59 local reviews
575 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 207-747-5063
Kathleen
Kathleen
This place could go in several categories since the restaurant is excellent and they have live music upstairs. You can put your name in for…
Jason
Jason
Amazing dumplings and inventive fusion Chinese food. We like the Empire Egg roll (made with pastrami and cabbage), and the soup dumplings…
Carolyn
Carolyn
Chinese food of the finest quality. Quite a special place. Not your ordinary Chinese restaurant. Order garlic green beans- honey walnut…
3. Local 188
3. Local 188
host-0host-1host-2
85 local reviews
685 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 207-761-7909
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Gary
Very popular, very eclectic, very comfortable, very colorful, local favorite. The food (not the service)…
Chris
Love this place! It used to be a wig shop and Salvation Army-type place, and now it's this large, funky space…
Melissa
I thought it was a Union Hall for the longest time! It's really an established, well known local restaurant…
3. Local 188
3. Local 188
host-0host-1host-2
85 local reviews
685 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 207-761-7909
Gary
Gary
Very popular, very eclectic, very comfortable, very colorful, local favorite. The food (not the service) really sells this place. It is a…
Chris
Chris
Love this place! It used to be a wig shop and Salvation Army-type place, and now it's this large, funky space with a great wine and craft…
Melissa
Melissa
I thought it was a Union Hall for the longest time! It's really an established, well known local restaurant with a reputation for a collage…
4. Bayside Bowl
4. Bayside Bowl
host-0host-1host-2
55 local reviews
58 Alder Street, Portland
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 207-791-2695
Bowling alleyPoint of interestEstablishment
Matthew
Beautiful bowling alley built by a local billionaire. It's the classiest bowling alley I've ever seen. It has…
Carolyn
Bowling- in the hood. Upscale bowling- Roof top bar with airstream that service tacos- great view of the…
Ralph
Great bowling space, with squash courts soon to be added. Restaurant food is very good, and the bar serves up…
4. Bayside Bowl
4. Bayside Bowl
host-0host-1host-2
55 local reviews
58 Alder Street, Portland
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 207-791-2695
Matthew
Matthew
Beautiful bowling alley built by a local billionaire. It's the classiest bowling alley I've ever seen. It has bars, food, and a great…
Carolyn
Carolyn
Bowling- in the hood. Upscale bowling- Roof top bar with airstream that service tacos- great view of the city. Reputation for good…
Ralph
Ralph
Great bowling space, with squash courts soon to be added. Restaurant food is very good, and the bar serves up great drinks and a fine beer…
5. Frontier
5. Frontier
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
+1 207-725-5222
RestaurantMovie theaterBar
Marsha
Frontier has it all, a newly opened coffee shop with great drip coffee. A restaurant with awesome food, great…
Linda And Robert
Overlooks the Androscoggin River. In addition to a great restaurant there is a theater where you can bring…
Angie
This is a foodie's dream. Beautiful, locally sourced food, creative cocktail selection, and an independent…
5. Frontier
5. Frontier
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
+1 207-725-5222
Marsha
Marsha
Frontier has it all, a newly opened coffee shop with great drip coffee. A restaurant with awesome food, great atmosphere, good drinks. An…
Linda And Robert
Linda And Robert
Overlooks the Androscoggin River. In addition to a great restaurant there is a theater where you can bring your food to enjoy the movie,…
Angie
Angie
This is a foodie's dream. Beautiful, locally sourced food, creative cocktail selection, and an independent movie theater. What more could…
6. The Front Room
6. The Front Room
host-0host-1host-2
59 local reviews
73 Congress St, Portland
Open · Closes 2:30 PM
+1 207-773-3366
BarRestaurantFood
Patricia
Popular neighborhood restaurant and bar with great food and specialty drinks. Hang out for a while, and then…
Devin
Weekend brunch is a must try in the neighborhood, but their comfort food dinners never disappoint either. Also…
Marcella
Open 7 days a week. Tends to be a wait for Sunday brunches. Great variety of food. Something for everyone. …
6. The Front Room
6. The Front Room
host-0host-1host-2
59 local reviews
73 Congress St, Portland
Open · Closes 2:30 PM
+1 207-773-3366
Patricia
Patricia
Popular neighborhood restaurant and bar with great food and specialty drinks. Hang out for a while, and then walk a couple of blocks down to…
Devin
Devin
Weekend brunch is a must try in the neighborhood, but their comfort food dinners never disappoint either. Also a great little spot for happy…
Marcella
Marcella
Open 7 days a week. Tends to be a wait for Sunday brunches. Great variety of food. Something for everyone. Seats when everyone in party is…
7. Fort Williams Park
7. Fort Williams Park
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83 local reviews
1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth
+1 207-799-9574
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Bryn
Home of one of the most photographed lighthouses in the nation. This park is a must see! The views are…
Jim & Casha
...its awesome and its next door! Check out sun and/or moon rises. Alexa will tell you the times. Try the…
Cathy
The famous lighthouse Portland Head Light is here. Lovely walk on the cliff walk trail. Grab the #1 rated…
7. Fort Williams Park
7. Fort Williams Park
host-0host-1host-2
83 local reviews
1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth
+1 207-799-9574
Bryn
Bryn
Home of one of the most photographed lighthouses in the nation. This park is a must see! The views are breathtaking. Families with young…
Jim & Casha
Jim & Casha
...its awesome and its next door! Check out sun and/or moon rises. Alexa will tell you the times. Try the fantastic gourmet lobster rolls at…
Cathy
Cathy
The famous lighthouse Portland Head Light is here. Lovely walk on the cliff walk trail. Grab the #1 rated lobster roll at Bite into Maine…
8. Rising Tide Brewing Company
8. Rising Tide Brewing Company
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
103 Fox St, Portland
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 207-370-2337
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Tory & Allen
Fun, spacious hang out that usually has a food truck parked out front. Play some corn hole while enjoying a…
Michael
Best known and most beloved craft brewery in East Bayside - but not the only one, so if this is your thing,…
Ken
Cool space, great beer. Inexpensive flight samples. Friendly staff. Outdoor seating, and during the day,…
8. Rising Tide Brewing Company
8. Rising Tide Brewing Company
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
103 Fox St, Portland
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 207-370-2337
Tory & Allen
Tory & Allen
Fun, spacious hang out that usually has a food truck parked out front. Play some corn hole while enjoying a flight of their delicious beer…
Michael
Michael
Best known and most beloved craft brewery in East Bayside - but not the only one, so if this is your thing, make it your first but not your…
Ken
Ken
Cool space, great beer. Inexpensive flight samples. Friendly staff. Outdoor seating, and during the day, there's usually a food truck…
9. The Great Lost Bear
9. The Great Lost Bear
host-0host-1host-2
34 local reviews
540 Forest Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 207-772-0300
BarRestaurantFood
Maggie
Has been named one of the Top Ten Beer Bars in the country, and has received numerous 'top beer bar' notices…
Heidi
A favorite spot that hasn't changed much in all its decades. HUGE selection of craft beer on tap, and eclectic…
Lars
Walking distance - The Great Lost Bear $, not even 2 blocks away on Forest, just turn left at the Gas Station,…
9. The Great Lost Bear
9. The Great Lost Bear
host-0host-1host-2
34 local reviews
540 Forest Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 207-772-0300
Maggie
Maggie
Has been named one of the Top Ten Beer Bars in the country, and has received numerous 'top beer bar' notices from beer/industry trade…
Heidi
Heidi
A favorite spot that hasn't changed much in all its decades. HUGE selection of craft beer on tap, and eclectic menu. Busy, casual, and fun…
Lars
Lars
Walking distance - The Great Lost Bear $, not even 2 blocks away on Forest, just turn left at the Gas Station, famous for more than 100…
10. Davids 388 Restaurant
10. Davids 388 Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
388 Cottage Rd, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 207-347-7388
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Margaret
Within walking distance from the house, this is a great locals dinner spot. It's small inside so definitely…
Kristen
High end food, sister to Portland restaurant of the same name. This location has a neighborhood feel, but the…
Kathleen
Excellent restaurant for a date night or a group of adults (not a kid place). A little pricey but food is…
10. Davids 388 Restaurant
10. Davids 388 Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
388 Cottage Rd, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 207-347-7388
Margaret
Margaret
Within walking distance from the house, this is a great locals dinner spot. It's small inside so definitely make a reservation or call…
Kristen
Kristen
High end food, sister to Portland restaurant of the same name. This location has a neighborhood feel, but the same delicious food. …
Kathleen
Kathleen
Excellent restaurant for a date night or a group of adults (not a kid place). A little pricey but food is always amazing! You need a…
11. Pai Men Miyake
11. Pai Men Miyake
host-0host-1host-2
83 local reviews
188 State Street -200, Portland
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 207-541-9204
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Charles
Pai Men Miyake opened in September, 2010 as Masa Miyake’s second restaurant in Portland. Meaning “100 noodles”…
Dawn
Small and hip, this is one of three restaurants run by Miyake. Very good beer menu, outstanding food choices,…
Kara
One of the best restaurants in town and so close by! Incredible noodle bowls and pork bun is the best single…
11. Pai Men Miyake
11. Pai Men Miyake
host-0host-1host-2
83 local reviews
188 State Street -200, Portland
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 207-541-9204
Charles
Charles
Pai Men Miyake opened in September, 2010 as Masa Miyake’s second restaurant in Portland. Meaning “100 noodles” in Japanese, the focus is on…
Dawn
Dawn
Small and hip, this is one of three restaurants run by Miyake. Very good beer menu, outstanding food choices, you can order and order for…
Kara
Kara
One of the best restaurants in town and so close by! Incredible noodle bowls and pork bun is the best single food item in the City. Broad…
12. Blue Spoon
12. Blue Spoon
host-0host-1host-2
48 local reviews
89 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens in 27 minutes
+1 207-773-1116
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Kathy
We love the Spoon. Warm inviting friendly service, great comfort food prepared with attention and fresh local…
Rosalee + Toby
This sweet, tiny restaurant is simply lovely. Though it isn't the cheapest place around, the food is…
Sharon
Great local, eclectic menu and a fantastic wine-time (Mon-Sat from 4:30-6) with great specials on food and and…
12. Blue Spoon
12. Blue Spoon
host-0host-1host-2
48 local reviews
89 Congress St, Portland
Closed · Opens in 27 minutes
+1 207-773-1116
Kathy
Kathy
We love the Spoon. Warm inviting friendly service, great comfort food prepared with attention and fresh local ingredients. Cozy in winter,…
Rosalee + Toby
Rosalee + Toby
This sweet, tiny restaurant is simply lovely. Though it isn't the cheapest place around, the food is absolutely gorgeous, and they offer a…
Sharon
Sharon
Great local, eclectic menu and a fantastic wine-time (Mon-Sat from 4:30-6) with great specials on food and and wine. Outside patio seating…