Best American Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

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Best American Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

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Portland (Maine) Restaurants

David's Opus Ten
David's Opus Ten
(144)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Great food, David was terrific in greeting all tables. About a 3 hour experience, never felt rushed or that we waited too long between courses. Met a nice couple next to us. Highly recommended. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
(1021)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

In a city filled with incredible dining options, Hugo's still manages to stand out. An amazing experience start to finish with no complaints. More

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Emilitsa
Emilitsa
(577)
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine

The owner and staff are very personable and attentive. I took my husband here for his birthday, we had the souvlaki and moussaka for our main meal; both were amazing. We enjoyed a 3 spread for dipping and all were pretty tasty. We also enjoyed the dessert of citrus-infused jasmine rice with creme (forgot the actual name), which is delicious. More

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Evo - Portland Maine
Evo - Portland Maine
(496)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Friendly staff and all are knowledgeable about the food. Great tasting and looking meals. We had a great time. Thank you More

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Scales
Scales
(836)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Beautiful venue, fabulous food, staff was very conscious of our need to finish in time to get to a show but did not overly rush or hurry us. Well done! More

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Fore Street
Fore Street
(1619)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Whenever I come to Maine, I try to have dinner at Fore St. The food is excellent, fresh and creative. The service is great and the location is charming. More

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Petite Jacqueline
Petite Jacqueline
(1144)
$$$$
French | Portland, Maine

Fathers Day More

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David's Restaurant
David's Restaurant
(1906)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

This is our go-to restaurant for upscale dining. The service is friendly (sit at the Chef's bar!), and you're always assured amazing, fresh & locally sourced food! More

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Street and Co.
Street and Co.
(993)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Fabulous as always More

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Five Fifty-Five
Five Fifty-Five
(2299)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

From the drinks to the service to the five-course menu, everything was perfect. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly, especially because I have a mushroom allergy. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection. For an appetizer, I highly recommend the manchego cheese and asparagus salad. For an entree, the steak and the mussels were delicious! I highly recommend this place and we will be back on our next trip to Portland. More

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Blue Spoon
Blue Spoon
(620)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

We just dined at Blue Spoon for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent, our waitress was perfect, and the restaurant was small and lovely. More

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Solo Italiano
Solo Italiano
(811)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

Excellent service and meals....the Bronzino was outstanding as well as the pasta with pesto. All 4 in our party raved about their meals. More

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East Ender
East Ender
(450)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Great restaurant! Loved the scallops in the risotto dish and the gnocchi was amazing. Only criticism is that the risotto seemed slightly undercooked and under seasoned. Drinks and service were great. More

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The Corner Room
The Corner Room
(274)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

We traveled to Portland for an evening, and we are so glad we dined here. My far diavlo was spectacular. Perfect blend of spice and flavor. The lasagna, lamb and hanger steak all got glowing reviews as well. The fresh ingredients are key to this establishment. When in Portland, give this place a try! More

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Roma Portland
Roma Portland
(261)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

The Roma was even better than it was back in the day! Loved the atmosphere, staff and food!!! More

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Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
(100)
$$$$
Asian | Portland, Maine

place was great. we had a big group. no issues, they took really good care of us More

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Local 188
Local 188
(825)
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Spanish | Portland, Maine

Local 188, you need to have better cherries in your Manhattans! More

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Union
Union
(679)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

This was a great spot with a welcoming staff! Great for a special occasion! More

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TIQA
TIQA
(401)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

We've been to Tiqa a number of times and have not been disappointed. Exceptionally flavored, beautifully presented dishes in a cool modern atmosphere. The mezze app is a must! Our party had a variety of entres from lobster to tuna to kebabs. All excellent. More

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El Corazon
El Corazon
(28)
$$$$
Mexican | Portland, Maine

Great Friendly Service ❤️ More

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Otto - 225 Congress
Otto - 225 Congress
(15)
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Pizza Bar | Portland, Maine

So glad to find a yummy pizza place and not have to wait! More

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Pizzarino
Pizzarino
(9)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

Fantastic experience. The owner and staff were so welcoming, and the salad, pizzas and dessert were all amazing. This is where to eat pizza in Portland. More

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Vinland- Portland
Vinland- Portland
(332)
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Organic | Portland, Maine

Excellent restaurant across from the Art Museum with fantastic food, outstanding service, and immaculate restrooms. Highly recommended for those who are outside of the mediocre. More

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Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
(234)
$$$$
Irish | Portland, Maine

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fabulous. We sat upstairs overlooking the port. More

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Twenty Milk Street
Twenty Milk Street
(322)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

Wonderful food, wonderful service. John was outstanding and made our visit very enjoyable! Thank you, John! More

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The Grill Room & Bar
The Grill Room & Bar
(337)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Portland, Maine

My husband and I try to go to the grill room at least once a year. We have been going back about 8 years now. The staff is above and beyond the best. There is no comparison on the food. My husband gets the sirloin every time and is always happy with his meal. The steak is cooked to perfection. I will try either the seafood specials or one of the entrees. I have never been disappointed. Yes the Grill Room is a bit pricey but absolutely worth it. More

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Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood
Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood
(47)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Nice place in downtown. Food is quite good and wine priced are very reasonable despite this being a restaurant in a hotel. More

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Otto - Saco
Otto - Saco
(15)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Portland, Maine

I have loved Ottos for a while, from their slices to whole pizzas! More

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Little Tap House
Little Tap House
(9)
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Farm-to-table | Portland, Maine

We enjoyed are meal and the service was excellent. I would just suggest a few more options on the menu. Atmosphere was great for a gastro pub! More

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Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
(383)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Was a wonderful meal. Waitress was great as was food. More

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Chebeague Island Inn
Chebeague Island Inn
(220)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Delicious but cold as we were seated near the doorway More

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Maria's Restaurant
Maria's Restaurant
(27)
$$$$
Café | Portland, Maine

Overall we enjoyed our meal, I found it very basic food, nothing special. The service was great. More

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C2-Congress Squared Restaurant
C2-Congress Squared Restaurant
(160)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We had never eaten here before and ordered a few appetizers; they were all really good and bread was awesome! More

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Portland (Maine) Diners' Choice Winners

Portland (Maine)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Emilitsa
Emilitsa
(577)
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine

The owner and staff are very personable and attentive. I took my husband here for his birthday, we had the souvlaki and moussaka for our main meal; both were amazing. We enjoyed a 3 spread for dipping and all were pretty tasty. We also enjoyed the dessert of citrus-infused jasmine rice with creme (forgot the actual name), which is delicious. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
(1021)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

In a city filled with incredible dining options, Hugo's still manages to stand out. An amazing experience start to finish with no complaints. More

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Scales
Scales
(836)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Beautiful venue, fabulous food, staff was very conscious of our need to finish in time to get to a show but did not overly rush or hurry us. Well done! More

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Evo - Portland Maine
Evo - Portland Maine
(496)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Friendly staff and all are knowledgeable about the food. Great tasting and looking meals. We had a great time. Thank you More

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Fore Street
Fore Street
(1619)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Whenever I come to Maine, I try to have dinner at Fore St. The food is excellent, fresh and creative. The service is great and the location is charming. More

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David's Restaurant
David's Restaurant
(1906)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

This is our go-to restaurant for upscale dining. The service is friendly (sit at the Chef's bar!), and you're always assured amazing, fresh & locally sourced food! More

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Petite Jacqueline
Petite Jacqueline
(1144)
$$$$
French | Portland, Maine

Fathers Day More

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Street and Co.
Street and Co.
(993)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Fabulous as always More

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Five Fifty-Five
Five Fifty-Five
(2299)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

From the drinks to the service to the five-course menu, everything was perfect. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly, especially because I have a mushroom allergy. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection. For an appetizer, I highly recommend the manchego cheese and asparagus salad. For an entree, the steak and the mussels were delicious! I highly recommend this place and we will be back on our next trip to Portland. More

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Blue Spoon
Blue Spoon
(620)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

We just dined at Blue Spoon for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent, our waitress was perfect, and the restaurant was small and lovely. More

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Discover Portland

If you are going to visit Portland, Maine, make sure to plan your day around your meals so you can experience as many Down East restaurants as possible. In addition to the classic New England clam chowder, Portland is renowned for its fresh oyster bars. Competing with seafood fresh off the fishing boats, some of the best steakhouses in New England can be found in Portland. For the more adventurous diner, the international selections include French, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine. For a more casual dining experience, you can indulge in comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or Belgian fries fried in duck fat and made with local potatoes. Complete your meal with the perfect cocktail and a view of the water, and you'll be wondering how soon you can eat again.

Discover Portland

If you are going to visit Portland, Maine, make sure to plan your day around your meals so you can experience as many Down East restaurants as possible. In addition to the classic New England clam chowder, Portland is renowned for its fresh oyster bars. Competing with seafood fresh off the fishing boats, some of the best steakhouses in New England can be found in Portland. For the more adventurous diner, the international selections include French, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine. For a more casual dining experience, you can indulge in comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or Belgian fries fried in duck fat and made with local potatoes. Complete your meal with the perfect cocktail and a view of the water, and you'll be wondering how soon you can eat again.