Dining Downtown

Portland hosts award-winning restaurants throughout the Old Port, Arts District and outlying neighborhoods. From amazing ethnic foods to classic New England offerings, Portland teems with talented chefs and restaurants that are guaranteed to satisfy every palate.

Amigos Mexican Restaurant

9 Dana St | 207-772-0772

Inspired Mexican fare, serving the Old Port for over 40 years. Happy Hour specials. Visit website.

Andy’s Old Port Pub

94 Commercial St | 207-874-2639

An authentic waterfront experience. Serving extraordinary pizza, seafood and pub fare. Live acoustic entertainment nightly. Visit website.

Anthony’s Cafe

142 Federal St. |

Anthony’s Italian Kitchen

151 Middle St | 207-774-8668

Italian Food Shop featuring 100 year old family recipes pizza, dinners, and sandwiches. Visit website.

Arabica Coffee

2 Free St. & 9 Commercial St. | 207-899-1833

Assortment of fine coffee, espresso and teas. Locally roasted coffee. Local toast and bagels every day. Visit website.

Armory Lounge

20 Milk St | 207-774-4200

Serving lunch and dinner, with classic pub favorites like fish and chips, burgers, jumbo shrimp cocktails, and our famous lobster croissant. Visit website

Artemisia Cafe

61 Pleasant St | 207-761-0135

Serving lunch, brunch, and dinner. Visit website 


51 Oak St | 207-253-5122

Experience the food of Eritrea. Beef, lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Beer and wine available. Visit website.

B. Good

15 Exchange St | 207-747-5355

Real food fast. Serving burgers, fries, salads and shakes made with locally sourced ingredients. Visit website.

Bao Bao Dumpling House

133 Spring St | 207-772-8400

Asian inspired comfort food, designed to satisfy both the midnight foodie, or discerning dinner diner. Visit website

Bar of Chocolate

38 Wharf St | 207-773-6667

Martini wine bar, specializing in desserts. Visit our Website or FaceBook

Bard Coffee

185 Middle St | 207-899-4788

Carefully sourced, roasted and prepared. Warm smiles and delicious coffee. Visit website.

baristas + bites

469 Fore St | 207-773-0800

Bakery/Cafe/Restaurant featuring from scratch breakfast, lunch, cupcakes, and pastries. GF/Vegan friendly! Visit website 

Beal’s Ice Cream

12 Moulton St | 207-828-1335

Locally made super premium ice cream. Serving the Old Port for over 20 years. Visit website.

Bibo’s Madd Apple Café

207-774-9698 | 207-774-9698

Intimate café serving fresh local ingredients creatively. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner. Visit website.

Big Sky Bread

28 Monument Sq | 207-228-2040

Whole wheat local bakery products. Breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies, sandwiches, soups and salads. Visit website.

Bill’s Pizza

177 Commercial St | 207-774-6166

Bill’s Pizza uses only the best ingredients including our triple-rise dough that’s made fresh daily! Visit website.

Binga’s Stadium

77 Free St | 207-699-4263

A fun, sports-themed restaurant. Serving house-smoked BBQ and famous wings. Visit website.

Black Tie Market & Bistro

1 Union St | 207-756-6230

Fun fare in a cozy café with patio. Takeout, eat-in and catering available. Visit website.


650A Congress St | 207-774-4111

Intimate live music venue with fine wines, craft beers and small plates. Visit website.

Blue Rooster

5 Dana St | 207-747-4157

Sandwiches, hot dogs, tater tots. Lunch and late night eats ’til 2am. A local legend. Visit website.


671 Congress St | 207-347-7557

Thai cuisine and grill bar. Dinner and late night menu. Full bar. Visit website.

Bonfire Country Bar

37 Wharf St | 207-780-9559

Serving great food until 10pm daily. Home of the Bacon Happy Hour. Visit website.

Bubble Maineia Tea Shop

15 Temple St | 207-773-9559

Authentic Taiwanese noodle and rice dishes, bubble tea, shakes, smoothie and more. Visit website.

Buck’s Naked BBQ

50 Wharf St | 207-773-7210

Authentic BBQ, hand-cut steaks and a lot more. Free Wi-Fi. Visit website.

Bull Feeney’s

375 Fore St | 207-773-7210

Irish out and restaurant dedicated to the immigrant families who built today’s Portland. Visit website.

Captain Sam’s Ice Cream

136 Commercial St | 207-619-7211

Handcrafted premium ice cream made fresh on-site. Family-owned and local. Visit website.

Casco Variety

94 Commercial St | 207-773-4299

Great selection of sandwiches, Maine microbrews, wines and other beverages. Best Turkey BLT around! Visit website.

Central Provisions

414 Fore St | 207-805-1085

Seasonal small plates with local beer, craft cocktails and eclectic wine. Visit website.

Cheese Louise

363 Fore St | 536-0257

Unique and delicious artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, local craft beer and fun cocktails! Family friendly and open late with a full bar! Visit website.

City Deli

1 City Center | 207-772-9620

Serving sandwiches, soups and hot specials with plenty of seating. Visit website.

Coffee By Design

620 Congress St | 207-772-5533

Voted by Zagat’s one of the 10 Coolest Independent Coffee Shops Across the US. Visit website.

Commercial Street Pub

129 Commercial St | 207-828-9944

Fun neighborhood pub serving as a local watering hole for many regular customers and visitors alike. Visit website.

Congress Bar & Grille

617 Congress St | 207-828-9944

Popular Downtown Bar & Grill serving creative American food and drinks in a casual, comfortable environment. Visit website.

Congress Squared

157 High St | 207-775-5411

Contemporary New England cuisine with unique spins on old classics for lunch or dinner. Visit website.

Daily Greens

28 Monument Sq | 207-747-4920

Portland’s only made to order salad bar with over 40 toppings. Weekly specials. Visit website.

David’s Restaurant

22 Monument Sq | 207-773-4340

Exciting flavors, elegant entrees and superb staff. Lunch, dinner and patio dining on Monument Square. Visit website.

DiMillo’s On the Water

25 Long Wharf | 207-772-2216

Longtime popular dining spot. Serving fresh local seafood with panoramic harbor views. Family owned and operated. Visit website.

Dobrá Tea

89 Exchange St | 207-210-6566

Tea house serving 100+ varieties of tea, desserts and light fare. Some gluten free/vegan. Visit website.

Dock Fore

336 Fore St | 207-772-8619

Located in Portland’s heart, one of the Old Port’s oldest establishments. Neighborhood prices. Visit website.

Downtown Lounge

606 Congress St | 207-773-1363

Lounge serving great food and drinks.

Dry Dock Restaurant & Tavern

84 Commercial St | 207-774-3550

Fresh seafood. Outside dining and raw bar.

Dunkin’ Donuts

1 City Center, First Fl | 207-774-7004

Serving coffee, bagels, doughnuts and other baked goods. Visit website.


28 Preble St | 207-761-2900

Dutch’s is a completely from scratch restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and freshly baked pastries. Visit website.

East End Cupcakes

426 Fore St | 207-228-3304

Gourmet cupcake café specializing in unique flavors and your childhood favorites! Visit website.

Elevation Burger

205 Commercial St | 207-775-6800

100% organic, grass-fed, free-range beef burgers and fresh fries cooked in heart-healthy Bernoulli Olive Oil. Visit website.


547 Congress St | 207-747-5063

Traditional Rustic Greek Cuisine, located in Portland’s downtown arts district. Visit website.

Empire Chinese Kitchen

575 Congress St | 207-747-5063

Chinese soul food and Dim Sum made fresh daily. Local & organic ingredients, full bar, entertainment. Visit website.

Eve’s at the Garden

468 Fore St | 207-775-9090

American cuisine attentively served in a casual but elegant setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patio seating. Visit website.

Evo Kitchen + Bar

443 Fore St | 207-358-7830

Celebrate flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. Featuring mezzas to create a unique dining experience.

Federal Spice

225 Federal St | 207-774-6404

Good & groovy wraps. Mon-Sat 11am-9pm.

Fit To Eat

65 Market St | 207-761-4441

Fresh baked bread, sandwiches, salads and soups. Visit website.

Five Fifty-Five

555 Congress St | 207-761-0555

High-end award-winning restaurant/lounge specializing in local, organic ingredients and elaborate wine list. Visit website.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

425 Fore St | 207-541-9275

Flavorful burgers and hand-cut fries. Visit website.

Flask Lounge

117 Spring St | 207-772-3122

Offering daily specials, live and local entertainment with DJs and bands of all genres. Visit website.

Flatbread Company

72 Commercial St | 207-772-8777

All natural pizza prepared from a wood-fired clay oven. Deck seating available. Visit website.

Foley’s Cakes

1 Monument Way | 207-773-2253

European-style bakery with freshly made bakery items on the premises. Visit website.

Fore Play Sports Pub

288 Fore St | 207-775-2717

Satellite sports, full menu, Wi-Fi, Happy Hour specials. Open 7 days. Visit website.

Fore Street Restaurant

288 Fore St | 207-775-2717

Offering peasant-style American food cooking in the heat of live fire-wood ovens. Visit website.

Fuji Restaurant

29 Exchange St | 207-773-2900

Sushi and Japanese Hibachi Steak House. Visit website.

Gelato Fiasco

425 Fore St | 207-699-4314

Discover 30 flavors of gelato and sorbet daily in the heart of the Old Port. Visit website.

Gilbert’s Chowder House

92 Commercial St | 207-253-6817

Fresh Maine Seafood, Award-Winning Chowders, Large Outside Patio. Visit website.

Golden Lotus

511 Congress St | 207-747-5322

Chinese cuisine & Dim Sum from a Canton kitchen. Open for lunch and dinner. Visit website.

Gorgeous Gelato

434 Fore St | 207-699-4309

The Only Authentic Italian Gelato Shop in Portland. Visit website.


15 Chestnut St | 207-828-4422

Full service restaurant and bar in a completed restored historic church. Visit website.

Granny’s Burritos

28 Monument Sq | 207-749-0951

Non-traditional Mexican! Burritos, quesadillas, nachos. Visit website.

Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro

608 Congress St | 207-347-3111

Classy yet casual, kid & carnivore friendly, creative cuisine without meat! Visit website.

Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub

396 Fore St | 207-772-2739

Maine’s original Brew Pub serving real ales & great pub fare in an authentic atmosphere. Visit website.

Hi Bombay

1 Pleasant St | 207-772-8767

Northern Indian cuisine. Serving chicken, lamb, vegetable & seafood (Halal meat available). Visit website.

Higher Grounds

45 Wharf St | 207-536-7550

Serving Maine’s finest coffee, light foods, and herbal remedies since 2017. Visit website.

India Palace

563 Congress St | 207-773-1444

Indian cuisine. Visit website.


28 Monument Sq | 207-939-0928

Portland’s only specialty soup shop. Creative, gourmet soups made with the finest local ingredients. Visit website.

Katahdin Restaurant

27 Forest Ave | 207-774-1740

Serving city’s finest by celebrated chef & owner. Organic ingredients from local farms & foragers. Visit website.

King of the Roll

675 Congress St | 207-828-8880

Serving Japanese food & sushi. Visit website.

Kushiya Benkay

653 Congress St | 207-619-7505

Japanese restaurant serving yakitori grill, sushi and more.  Late night menu. Rock’n Roll Night. Visit website.


188A State St | 207-899-3277

Eclectic beers & cocktails, high-end pub fare and brunch. Late night kitchen. Visit website.

Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

250 Commercial St | 207-221-8889

Maine’s only brewery/distillery/tasting room. Full bar & food menu. Waterfront. Visit website.

Little Lad’s Bakery

482 1/2 Congress St | 207-871-1636

Solving the national health care crisis one customer at a time. Money back guarantee. Visit website.

Little Tap House

106 High St | 207-518-9273

Good food and good beer. What else is there? Visit website.

Local Sprouts Cooperative

649 Congress St | 207-899-3529

Local Sprouts Café provides local and organic food, catering and learning programs. Visit website.

Love Kupcakes

28 Monument Sq | 207-749-1671

Love Kupcakes creates all natural, artisanal cupcakes. Also available in vegan or gluten free. Visit website.

Maine Squeeze Juice Café

28 Monument Sq | 207-772-0040

Smoothie & Juice Bar offering fresh fruit & veggie blends. Come grab a smoothie! Visit website.

Mainely Wraps

339 Fore St | 207-761-0240

Handcrafted sandwiches & hearty soups made fresh daily.  Also serving $5.00 special daily. Visit website.


64A Market St |

Old Port European style basement bar serving beer, wine, homemade cake, coffee, tea & vinyl. Visit website.

Marcy’s Diner

47 Oak St | 207-774-9713

Breakfast & lunch 7 days a week. Cash only! Homemade daily specials. Great Service! Visit website.

Market House Coffee

28 Monument Sq | 207-228-2025

Coffee shop on the second floor of Public Market House serving Rock City Coffee Roasters coffee! Visit website.

Market Street Eats

36 Market St | 207-773-3135

Fresh fast foods. Specialty wraps & sandwiches. Visit website.

Mathew’s Pub

133 Free St | 207-253-1812

Drinks & live entertainment. Visit website.

Mi Sen

630 Congress St | 207-747-4838

Noodle Bar/Thai Restaurant offering noodle soups and appetizers in small portions. Beers & Wines. Visit website.

Mister Bagel

539 Congress St | 207-774-8582

Bagels, coffee and deli sandwiches. Visit website.


468 Fore St | 207-871-9170

Unique Japanese fine dining. Sushi, “omakase” tasting and more. Open six days, lunch and dinner. Visit website.

MJ’s Wine Bar

1 City Center | 207-772-1400

Extensive wine & beer selections. Welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Patio & free parking. Visit website.

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

51 Exchange St | 207-210-3432

Named “Top 25 Ice Cream Shop in the US” by Food and Wine Magazine. Visit website.

Nosh Kitchen Bar

551 Congress St | 207-553-2227

Traditional culinary techniques of a NY style deli. Offers local, fresh, all-natural, sustainable products. Visit website.

Novare Res Bier Café

4 Canal Plaza | 207-761-2437

Bier Café. Great selection, huge outdoor deck. Visit website.

Old Port Candy Co.

422 Fore St | 207-772-0600

Award-winning fudge, Maine goodies (Blueberries & Lobster), nostalgia candy & chocolate-covered everything. Visit website.

Old Port Sandwich Shop

89 Market St | 207-773-9078

Full menu of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and fried food. Visit website.

Old Port Sea Grill

93 Commercial St | 207-879-6100

Only the freshest local seafood, simply prepared on our custom wood-grill. Visit website.

Old Port Slice Bar

420 Fore St | 207-899-3364

Hand tossed NY style pizza, subs, and more! Full bar & nightly specials. Open till 2am. Visit website.

Old Port Tavern Billiards

368 Fore St | 207-774-0444

Full lunch & dinner menu. Intimate upscale pool room with TVs for your favorite sporting events. Visit website.

Old Port Tavern Restaurant

11 Moulton St | 207-774-0444

Full lunch & dinner menu, serving 11am-9:30pm. Karaoke Sun-Thu. DJ, Dance music Fri & Sat. Visit website.

Olive Café

127 Commercial St | 207-772-6200

Casual Mediterranean American cuisine. Lunch, dinner, wine bar. Visit website.

Others! Fair Trade Coffee House

15 Monument Sq | 207-874-7411

Together…we’re changing the world through coffee…one cup at a time! Visit website.


576 Congress St | 207-773-7099

“Best pizza in New England” – Yankee Magazine. Try our signature mashed potato, bacon & scallion pie. Visit website.


468 Fore St | 207-774-3500

Traditional Italian eatery specializing in fresh homemade pasta & sauces. Visit website.

Pai Men Miyake

188B State St | 207-541-9204

Japanese inspired cuisine. Kitchen open 11:30 till midnight, 7 days. Lunch, dinner, bar, patio. Visit website.

Pat’s Pizza Old Port

30 Market St | 207-699-4455

Local neighborhood bar and casual family dining restaurant. Much more than pizza! Banquet space available. Visit website.

Pearl Tap House

446 Fore St | 207-523-9600

Home of the 99¢ draft! 10 HD TVs, free popcorn, and great drink specials daily. Visit website.


111 Middle St | 207-747-5307

Classic-Modern Southern Italian Cuisine, distinctive wine list, intimate atmosphere, creative desserts. Visit website.

Pom’s Thai Taste Restaurant & Noodle House

571 Congress St | 207-772-7999

Authentic Thai food. Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Kid’s menu. Visit website.

Port of Call Restaurant

88 Spring St | 207-775-2311

American cuisine & fresh seafood. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Open 7 days. Visit website.

Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

75 Market St | 207-747-4754

Craft cocktails and Scandinavian inspired food. Open 1pm-1am, 7 days a week. Visit website.

Portland Lobster Co.

180 Commercial St | 207-775-2112

Maine’s best lobster roll, lobster dinners, fried clams, beer & wine on our large deck! Dogs welcome. Visit website.

Public Market House

28 Monument Sq | 207-228-2056

Nine locally-owned businesses offering beer, wine, coffee, cheese, bread, sandwiches, soup, pizza & much more! Visit website.

Rí Rá

72 Commercial St | 207-761-4446

Authentic Irish Pub with an exceptional menu and view of Casco Bay. Visit website.

Rick’s Lobby Café

400 Congress St | 207-671-5776

Coffee, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hot & cold sandwiches, soup, chili & snacks. M-F 6:30am-2pm.


10 Cotton St | 207-774-6044

An upscale sports pub & grill with 30 TVs, serving lunch & dinner daily. Visit website.

Rosie’s Restaurant & Pub

330 Fore St | 207-772-5656

The Cheers of Portland! Best burgers, seafood and pub fare. Great drink specials daily. Visit website.


21 Forest Ave | 207-253-5311

Authentic Thai cuisine. Visit website.

Salads Etc.

1 City Center | 207-590-6279

Salad bar with fresh & innovative ingredients.


230 Commercial St | 207-772-1233

Japanese cuisine & sushi bar. Dining room, takeout & catering. Open 7 days. Visit website.

Shay’s Grill Pub

18 Monument Sq | 207-772-2626

Relaxed upscale pub. Burgers, entrees, appetizers & great beer on tap! Patio. Visit website.

Silver House Tavern

123 Commercial St | 207-879-8795

Local tavern open from 6am-1am. Karaoke nights Fri-Sat. Free Wi-Fi. Visit website.

Slab: Sicilian Street Food

25 Preble St | 207-245-3088

Sicilian street food, full bar, 20 draft lines, large patio, live music. Visit website.

Soakology Teahouse

511 Congress St | 207-879-7625

Our teahouse offers a wide variety of teas, artisanal treats, teaware, bath and body products! Visit website.


83 Exchange St | 207-772-7774

Lunch, dinner, bar & lounge. Visit website.

Spartan Grill Coffee & Gyros

24 Monument Sq | 207-699-5577

Portland’s best coffee, Greek gyros, lamb, chicken & falafels in the middle of Monument Square. Visit website.

Speckled Ax

567 Congress St | 207-660-3333

Wood roasted espresso, siphon and pour over coffee, infused milks, loose leaf tea, overall deliciousness. Visit website.

Standard Baking Company

75 Commercial St | 207-773-2112

Retail bread, pastry & baking. Mostly French style, open production, everything baked from scratch. Visit website.

Starbucks Coffee

145 Commercial St | 207-780-0100

Serving coffee, tea, espresso drinks & pastries in a comfortable setting. Visit website.

Street & Company

33 Wharf St | 207-775-0887

Mediterranean bistro style seafood restaurant serving dinner nightly. Bar & Lounge 5pm, Dining Room 5:30pm. Visit website.


498 Congress St | 207-774-4800

Subs, salads, chips, cookies & drinks. Party subs available. Visit website.

Sur Lie

11 & 13 Free St | 207-956-7350

Casual contemporary American tapas style restaurant, focusing on fine food, fine wine and craft cocktails. Visit website.

Sweetgrass Old Port

324 Fore St | 207-761-8446

Taste award-winning wines & spirits made in Maine. Take your favorites home with you. Visit website.

Taco Escobarr

548 Congress St | 207-541-9097

A local, laid-back, friendly taqueria specializing in authentic Mexican food, quality drinks and fun. Visit website.


88 Exchange St | 207-775-4259

Fine Indian Cuisine. Visit website.

The Bar of Chocolate Café

38 Wharf St | 207-773-6667

Martini wine bar, specializing in desserts. Visit website.

The Corner Room

110 Exchange St | 207-879-4747

Italian inspired, casual, affordable restaurant featuring homemade pastas, pizzas & a large all-Italian wine list. Visit website.

The Crooked Mile

8 Milk St | 207-774-2333

Old Port café featuring great coffee, espresso, soups, sandwiches, salads, Wi-Fi, outdoor seating. Visit website.

The Dogfish Bar & Grille

128 Free St | 207-772-5483

Great food, drink, music & service in a casual & unpretentious atmosphere. Visit website.

The Grill Room

84 Exchange St | 207-774-2333

Serving wood-grilled, local, naturally-raised meats & fish. Wood-fired pizzas. Full bar. Outside patio. Visit website.

The Holy Donut

7 Exchange St | 207-775-7776

We specialize in Maine potato donuts, top quality ingredients, creative flavors, made from scratch daily! Visit website.

The North Point

35 Silver St | 207-899-3778

Upscale yet relaxed bar & restaurant with old-fashioned cocktails, wines, beers on tap, delicious appetizers. Visit website.

The Thirsty Pig

37 Exchange St | 207-773-2469

Homemade saussages. Craft beers. Local & lovely. Visit website.

Three Dollar Dewey’s

241 Commercial St | 207-772-3310

Portland’s Original Alehouse. 36 Draft Beers & 42 Bottles. Reasonably Priced Pub Fare. Free Popcorn! Visit website.

Tic-Tac O

1 City Center | 207-773-8226

Mexican food served fast, fresh, healthy & homemade style. Mon-Sat, 11am-3pm. Plentiful seating. Catering.

Timber Steakhouse

106 Exchange St | 207-805-1469

Portland’s premier steakhouse, serving only 100% certified Angus beef, plus delicious seafood & desserts. Visit website.

Top of the East

157 High St | 207-775-5411

Breathtaking views from Portland’s only rooftop bar. Signature cocktails, fine wines, small plates & paninis. Visit website.

Twenty Milk Street

20 Milk St | 207-774-4200

Fine dining at the historic Armory hotel in the heart of the Old Port. Visit website.

Union Restaurant

390 Congress St | 207-808-8800

Hotel restaurant and bar by James Beard Award-winning chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier. Visit website.

Vena’s Fizz House

345 Fore St | 207-747-4901

Maine’s only mixology/cocktail store and natural made to order soda bar. Visit website.

Vignola / Cinque Terre

10 Dana St | 207-772-1330

Italian-inspired wine bar offering gourmet beer & delicious creative dishes. Visit website.


593 Congress St | 207-653-8617

World’s first restaurant serving 100% local food. Forging a Maine cuisine. Visit website.

Whip’s Right Time Café

477 Congress St | 207-761-8463

Full breakfast, lunch & catering. M-F, 7am-2pm. Visit website.

Wild Burrito

581 Congress St | 207-761-1600

Fresh burritos and burgers.

Works Bakery Cafe

15 Temple St | 207-979-2425

NY style bagels boiled & baked the old-fashioned way. Sandwiches, salads & baked goods. Visit website.


1 Danforth St | 207-780-0880

Sushi. Outdoor dining overlooking Japanese garden. Grilled lobster, seafood & steak entrees.