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Old Sep 12, 17, 5:13 am
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Portland ME food recommendation

We will be in Portland 9-22 - 9-26 and looking for local places to eat and in surrounding area, we will be driving around the state so any places to see and eat at?
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Old Sep 12, 17, 8:10 am
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Without knowing anything about what you like, I recommend McDonalds.
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Without knowing anything about what you like, I recommend McDonalds.

Out list of items of what we don't like is very short, and Im sure we would find something on the menu we like.
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Old Sep 12, 17, 9:22 am
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In that case, I recommend:

Eventide (seafood/raw bar/best lobster roll in town)
Scales (fancier seafood)
Duck Fat (fancy panini and fries)
Corner Room (Italian)
Blue Spoon (American - neighborhood joint)
Hugo (American/creative and gourmet)
Miyake (best Japanese restaurant in New England, methinks)


multitudes of other options
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
Without knowing anything about what you like, I recommend McDonalds.
Warning never read gfunkdave's responses while eating! I almost choked!

Breakfast Becky's
Lunch Gilbert's Chowder House
Dinner Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster in South Freeport
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
In that case, I recommend:

Eventide (seafood/raw bar/best lobster roll in town)
Scales (fancier seafood)
Duck Fat (fancy panini and fries)
Corner Room (Italian)
Blue Spoon (American - neighborhood joint)
Hugo (American/creative and gourmet)
Miyake (best Japanese restaurant in New England, methinks)


multitudes of other options
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Warning never read gfunkdave's responses while eating! I almost choked!

Breakfast Becky's
Lunch Gilbert's Chowder House
Dinner Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster in South Freeport
Thank guys but I'll leave the Japanese meals for my trips to LA.
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Eventide is a must-visit, but if you want to get a seat without waiting, show up for brunch/lunch as soon as they open. I would also recommend A Bite Into Maine, which has just as good (if not better) lobster rolls. It's a food truck located in Fort Williams near the lighthouse. If you are looking for something a bit more gastropub-like / trendy, I did enjoy my meal at Fore Street last time I visited.

On the simpler side, I am a very big fan of Otto Pizza...their pepperoni is excellent! (they also have a solid beer selection)
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Thank guys but I'll leave the Japanese meals for my trips to LA.
I didn't recommend a Japanese restaurant.
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Originally Posted by Analise View Post
I didn't recommend a Japanese restaurant.
No, you didn't gfunkdave did I just commented on both post at the same time. What about Day trips from Portland?
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No, you didn't gfunkdave did I just commented on both post at the same time. What about Day trips from Portland?
You asked for recommendations and gfunkdave gave you his time and opinion which is probably more valuable than those of us who are diehard visitors as he is a local. No need to be snarky.
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Thank guys but I'll leave the Japanese meals for my trips to LA.
You're missing out! Miyake really is outstanding (in a town of excellent restaurants).
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We just ate at eventide and it was a 2.5-3 hour wait around 1pm. Do check out the nearby breweries. Food at duck fat also good.
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
You're missing out! Miyake really is outstanding (in a town of excellent restaurants).
Fully agree - and I don't even know for sure if you're talking about Miyake or Pai Men Miyake.
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Originally Posted by Analise View Post
You asked for recommendations and gfunkdave gave you his time and opinion which is probably more valuable than those of us who are diehard visitors as he is a local. No need to be snarky.
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I didn't recommend a Japanese restaurant.
Originally Posted by Analise View Post
You asked for recommendations and gfunkdave gave you his time and opinion which is probably more valuable than those of us who are diehard visitors as he is a local. No need to be snarky.
Trust me I wasn't being snarky but I don't understand why you thought I said you recommended the Japanese restaurant. I appreciate all the recommendations people are giving me.

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