Westbrook Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Westbrook

April 14, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States and a suburb of Portland. The population was 17,494 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.
Things to do in Westbrook

1. Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 207-772-8833
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 613 reviews

Back Bay Grill

Reviewed By John M - Scarborough, United States

For the first course we have Pemaquid Mussels with shallots, white wine, leek & chive cream, fine herbs and Maine Crab Cake with smoked paprika aioli, pickled red peppers, arugula. For the main course we both had Lavender Marinated Duck Breast with duck confit, braised radish, roasted cauliflower puree, melted leek. It was all served in a relax manner. The noise level was just enough so that it did not interfere with your conversation.

2. Bakers Bench

33 Brackett St, Westbrook, ME 04092-3302 Takeout, Seating American Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-856-7333
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 39 reviews

Bakers Bench

Reviewed By Rogerm213 - Westbrook, Maine

The pastries here are wonderful and the fresh baked bread are also fantastic. My favorite are the cream horns. Try one and you will not be disappointed.

3. China Villa Restaurant

910 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092-2824 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 207-854-8888
Excellent
43%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

We tried this take out and decided to eat in their small restaurant. It was quite crowded so we took that as a good sign that the food was good. We were not disappointed. Delicious Chinese Food. Wish we had one in Hudson, Florida.

Reviewed By James F - Portland, Maine

This was my second time here for take-out. I went mid-day on a weekday and ordered at the counter, food came up fast, service was just okay as the staff were cordial but not exactly friendly. I got the chicken with mushrooms in brown sauce, pork fried rice, and crab rangoon. The food quality is good and provided two meals for under $9.00. I would go back again.

4. Gorgeous Gelato

434 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4028 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Late Night SGD 3 - SGD 9 +1 207-699-4309
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Gorgeous Gelato

Portland's only authentic Italian gelato shop! Welcome to paradise !!

Reviewed By ME_Gardener6 - Portland, Maine

We've been going to Gorgeous Gelato since they opened & it is so much better than any other gelato in Portland. It's rich, creamy, and so fresh. There are so many sweet and fruity flavors to choose from. Being lactose intolerant, they always have a few non-dairy options.

5. Standard Baking Co.

75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4703 Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 26 +1 207-773-2112
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Standard Baking Co.

Artisanal, European breads and pastries for takeaway. Slow-fermented, hand-crafted breads and classic pastries with a local twist, carefully prepared by our small crew of skilled bakers. Breakfast pastries, cookies, traditional baguettes, naturally-leavened organic breads made with local grains, seasonal and daily specials. We also provide limited seating outdoors seasonally.

Reviewed By Jackie V - Wayne, New Jersey

This bakery is simply awesome! Went on Easter morning and it was running as efficiently as could be even with the lines of people and special orders. The assortment of baked goods to chose from is fantastic. Deliciousness!

6. Emilitsa

547 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3307 Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 43 +1 207-221-0245
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 692 reviews

Emilitsa

Emilitsa is a Greek restaurant located in the arts district of Portland, Maine and boasts a contemporary and casual atmosphere. Emilitsa brings a wide array of Mezethes (small plates), Megala Piata (large plates), and pristinely fresh seafood to the seacoast area. We honor the breadth of traditional cuisine from all regions of Greece. We prepare our Greek dishes with as many local, fresh, organic and natural ingredients as are available to us. We also accommodate those with food allergies.

Reviewed By Jim B - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States

Our son's in-laws in Chicago are Greeks by heritage and conviction, so we habe been treeted to their cuisine-- excellent at home and in their favorite restaurants, but mostly traditional and conventional. Emilitsa re-imagines many of those dishes, so they manage to surprise, and to delight in new ways. Service is friendly and professional, and it's a delight to be able converse with friends without cupping your ears or straining to hear. This is one of the favorite restaurants we recommend to friends when they visit Portland.

7. Phoever Maine Vietnamese Bar & Grill

100 Larrabee Rd, Westbrook, ME 04092-4783 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol Asian, Vietnamese Lunch, Dinner +1 207-887-9093
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Phoever Maine Vietnamese Bar & Grill

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine with a touch of Maine. Serving Vietnamese Classics such as PHO, Banh Mi, and Grill vermicelli and rice plates.

Reviewed By John G - Brunswick, Maine

Another solid entry in the Vietnamese category. This is our second visit to Phoever. The first was just OK. I have to say or second experience was much improved. We got there pretty early for dinner and the hostess and waitress was extremely friendly. She was explaining the menu. There was a drink special on our favorite beer. Appetizers were buy one get one free. We ordered the beef appetizer as well as spring rolls which were both excellent. The bowl of pho was solid. A bit limited in the side vegetables but they were happy to bring more when we asked. The scallion pancake with lettuce wraps were fantastic. There are a lot of good options now a days for good Vietnamese food. If you happen to be in Westbrook can't go wrong with this one.

8. Isa Bistro

79 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +1 207-808-8533
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Isa Bistro

Isa is a cozy neighborhood bistro serving an eclectic, yet seasonally driven menu. Open for lunch and dinner daily and closed Tuesday. We offer a brunch menu in addition to the lunch menu on Saturday and Sunday. Open all day.

Reviewed By suzinvt - Middlebury, Vermont

Eight of us dined here again, although it was my 1st visit. I am a vegetarian who also does not eat foods made of eggs, so I sometimes have very limited options dining out. That was the case, unfortunately, for me at Isa's. After viewing the menu the day before, I even had called ahead to explore options....but all their vegetarian entrees are made with eggs and they didn't offer to get creative for me. I ended up eating the Cheese Plate starter, a side of brussel sprouts and the Roasted Beet Salad for my main course, which was fortunately sizable and delicious. No dessert for me, not even ice cream.

However, the other 7 of us had wonderful dinners....fabulously chunky lobster chowder, steaks cooked just right with french fries and green beans, lasagna with freshly made egg noodles, and one said "the best ever" pork chop with Dijon mustard/butter sauce. Delicate Flan, liquer-infused Roasted Pear.

This little corner restaurant has lots of charm: black and white tiled floors, tin ceiling painted black, exposed brick walls, and the tables are nicely spaced. We had fine service and a wonderful dinner together. If my family wanted to return, I would be glad to...but unless the menu changes, my options would not increase.

9. The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

425 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4396 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Gluten Free Options Late Night SGD 3 - SGD 9 +1 207-699-4314
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 332 reviews

The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

Discover Portland's new dessert menu with 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto daily from a growing collection of more than 1,000 flavors. Try as many flavors as you wish and squeeze as many as you want into any dish. Full coffee and espresso bar available. Open Noon to 11 p.m. every day.

Reviewed By rbwriter - Dumont

and they were right! it's a don't miss spot in Maine. We waited for their opening at noon... were not disappointed. Amazing gelato.. even selections for the vegan among us. worth the wait and worth the trip!

10. The Frog and Turtle

3 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092-2201 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 207-591-4185
Excellent
40%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

The Frog and Turtle

What is a gastro pub?” Gastronomy is the study of preparing and consuming food. A pub is a neighborhood spot for affordable food and good times. When you combine the two you get a neighborhood spot with a focus on food prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Reviewed By Scott J - South Portland, United States

My first experience of this amazing restaurant was in a business setting. I DJ’d a private awards gala and was blown away.

The staff was friendly, accommodating and extremely courteous. As far as the food is concerned personally I never new that Westbrook had such a fine dining type restaurant as The Frog & Turtle.

James and crew worked to make the food unique, favorable and hot. They didn’t make the food hours before. I saw them make it right there on the spot.

I’d recommend the Frog & Turtle to anyone.

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