Where to eat Bar food in South Portland: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 7, 2019 Franklyn Hardiman

Best Bar restaurants nearby. Discover the best Bar food in South Portland. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Bar restaurants near you.. South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,002. Known for its working waterfront, South Portland is situated on Portland Harbor and overlooks the skyline of Portland and the islands of Casco Bay. Due to South Portland's close proximity to air, marine, rail, and highway transportation options, the city has become a center for retail and industry in the region.
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10. The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661 American, Bar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Television, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 207-773-3366 http://www.thefrontroomrestaurant.com/
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4 based on 376 reviews

The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

If you’re looking for a great brunch spot in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Front Room offers a variety of affordable dishes that the entire family will love. Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses

Reviewed By Joseph V

My wife, son and fiance stopped in on a referral from some of our son's friends. It is a very cozy, open kitchen setting that smelled terrific even from the street. They have a good selection of local craft beers, drinks and food specials. For appetizers we ordered a Cornbread Pan, Caesar Salad, Arugula and Beet Salad, and Deviled Eggs. All of which were excellent. For dinner my wife ordered a blue plate special which was medalions of Pork Tenderloin with Bacon and Cheddar Red mashed. It was all cooked perfectly but was to salty for her taste and she likes salt. Her son ordered the Short Rib special which was perfect. His fiance ordered the Carbonara which she loved. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie which is served in a roasting hot cast iron skillet. The presentation was great. However the home made pie crust was about 3/4 burned which I had to scrape off. Frankly I was suprised they served it that burnt. But everyone else was eating and I didn't want to have to wait another half hour for another pot pie, or replacement meal. After cooling the filling a bit I took my first taste. It was thick, creamy, rich in flavor but a little heavy and over powered with Rosemary. As I worked my way into the filling I noticed very little chicken. The few pieces I did find were white meat and very tender. But there was really no more then 3 to 4 fork fulls. Our waiter was marginal at best. He forgot drinks and had to be reminded to bring them. He admitted having forgotten one of our orders and returned to the table to review what we ordered. Thats not really a bad thing, except about 10 minutes had gone by before he realized he only placed 3 orders for a table of 4. Perhaps thats why we waited 45 minutes to be served. But everything was freshly prepared. Lastly he presented us with another tables bill. He was seemingly a nice guy and pleasant enough, but way off the mark that night. Because of these items, to salty, burnt pie crust, sparse chicken, overpowered Rosemary, spotty service, I can only say the food was very good as an average, and really the service was just average. Great place with great ambiance. OK parking if you're willing to walk a few blocks. My wife and I would like to give it another chance. But not an overall excellent experience.

9. Blyth & Burrows

26 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5020 Bar, Seafood, American Dinner, Drinks Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi [email protected] +1 207-613-9070 https://www.blythandburrows.com/
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5 based on 54 reviews

Blyth & Burrows

"At Blyth & Burrows in Portland, Maine, we pride ourselves on the knowledge and craft of the cocktail experience. Our team is made up of veterans of the hospitality industry and our bartenders have dedicated their careers to being on the bar stage- going

Reviewed By piphiangel80

Great atmosphere. We had noticed the bar walking by and decided to go back for a drink. I'm so glad we did. The service was friendly, and the wide variety of complex drinks was amazing. I tried two cocktails and two small plates which were both amazing. Can't wait to go back.

8. Andy's Old Port Pub

94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4738 American, Bar, Seafood, Pub Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 207-650-9833 http://www.andysoldportpub.com
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4 based on 385 reviews

Andy's Old Port Pub

Serving Outstanding Pub Fare from 11AM – 10:30PM Daily Andy’s Old Port Pub is a waterfront watering hole frequented by tourists, islanders, fishermen, music lovers and locals. A tricky little Pub to find. Andy’s menu includes the freshest of fish & chips;

Reviewed By on_to_the_next_pl

Their sign out front says they have the best lobster rolls. I disagree with that statement but they were pretty good. I have had much better but they were decent. A little tough and not all that tasty but ok. A little better than just average but a little less than very good. Sorry we tried! Thank you for trying Andy's Old Port Pub. And thank you for the four stars even though we didn't live up to your expectations. Andy's uses only the most tender knuckle and claw meat - and only Maine lobster - on real butter-grilled rolls. Ours are traditional Maine lobster rolls - so don't compare us to the restaurants using fancy buns and herbs. The fancy buns and herbs are lobster creations - and the are also delicious - but they're not the traditional Maine lobster roll. Thank you again for stopping in.

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7. East Ender

47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213 American, Bar, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 207-879-7669 http://eastenderportland.com
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4 based on 330 reviews

East Ender

The East Ender offers new American food with bold New England flavors. Chefs Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy . We source products from local farmers and purveyors. Quality local ingredients allow East Ender to create a menu from scratch and present it in an ap

Reviewed By kathy g

So glad the hotel we stayed at recommended East Ender Restaurant. It was exactly what we needed. They took our reservation for 4 and made it easy to reconfirm or cancel if needed. The food was outstanding, very fresh with great subtle flavors. Each of us got something different from cheeseburgers cooked to order, fried haddock that was fresh and crispy (best one had in Portland), salads and chicken sandwich. We were able to change the food that accompanied the main dishes and to order dishes for the table to share. We ordered extra french fries (which were better than Duck Fat's) brussels sprouts (which were liked by all) and a delicious Asian cole slaw to share for the table. Service was friendly and the food came quickly. Loved the upstairs dining area with a view out the sunny large windows. My party loved the choices in beers, too. The food just felt delicious and healthy at the same time. Liked the location, too.

Where to Eat in South Portland: The Best Restaurants and Bars

6. J's Oyster

5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713 American, Bar, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront +1 207-772-4828 http://www.jsoysterportland.com/
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4 based on 2027 reviews

J's Oyster

Reviewed By Twotrainsrunning

Warm and welcoming, crowed and congenial, this is the place for buckets of steamers and a platter of lobster. Try not to come during prime time when the wait could be lengthy. We joined the convivial diners at 5:20 pm and were seated about 10 minutes later. Server was delightful. Huge bucket of steamers (and that was the medium size), 1.25 lobster with corn and more steamers, piping hot and plentiful. Just the type of destination you will find mid Maine but you don't need to drive. Wonderful meal in a perfect setting. Hidden from the tourist crowd, you will need to hunt for this find.

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5. Little Tap House

106 High St, Portland, ME 04101-3815 American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub Brunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 207-747-4089 http://www.littletaphouse.com/
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4 based on 266 reviews

Little Tap House

Little Tap House is a craftbeer gastropub with a farm-to-table menu offering an ever changing seasonally inspired menu. Opened in March of 2013 by a mother - daughter team; Lee Goyette and Brianna Jaro have transformed the space at 106 High Street into a

Reviewed By NHjo

Just got a spicy Bloody Mary and no food, since I didn't feel like having brunch. The drink was very good. I looked over the menu and saw that their house burger is $17, with $1.00 extra for cheese, and no sides except for housemade 'chips' -- that's the most expensive burger I've seen yet, at least in the Portsmouth to Portland corridor. Maybe it's worth it. They have a really nice selection of Maine craft drafts and some nice cocktails. Cozy and classy atmosphere, good service.

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4. The Thirsty Pig

37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009 American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Live Music +1 207-773-2469 http://thirstypigportland.com/
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4 based on 279 reviews

Beer and Sausage. The two things we do best. Paring our house-made sausages with the best Maine-made beer we can find.

Reviewed By TomJ83

Went on a busy Saturday lunch time, simple ordering system, delicious hot dogs and great beers. Couldn't be better!

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3. Novare Res Bier Cafe

4 Canal Plz Ste 1, Portland, ME 04101-4594 Bar, Pub Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service 207-761-2437 http://novareresbiercafe.com/
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4 based on 263 reviews

Novare Res Bier Cafe

Reviewed By Karen C

If you want to try different beers, especially German, with a huge selection, you need to stop by. It is off the beaten path and has mostly picnic tables for seating inside as well as outside when the weather is nice. The food menu is limited but the pretzels were delicious as was the grilled cheese. The banh mi sandwich was just OK as was their bratwurst. It has a cellar vibe and great local place to stop in for a drink.

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2. The North Point

35 Silver St Near the corner of Milk St., behind the Crooked Mile., Portland, ME 04101-4132 Bar, American, Wine Bar Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 207-899-3778 http://www.northpointportland.com
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4 based on 225 reviews

The North Point

A visually exciting, warm, upscale dining and drinking experience, without attitude or pretension. Just delicious, top quality, beautifully presented cuisine, delicious cocktails, excellent wines by the glass or bottle - all very affordable, ten taps feat

Reviewed By Hello420

What a hidden gem. We created our own cheese/meat board and it was AMAZING! The waitress was so helpful and helped curb our board - we went a bit crazy with so many options. No gluten free crackers but who needed them with so much cheese to choose from. The seating was fun and casual and the atmosphere was uplifting. A hidden and unassuming gem. Check it out for sure.So very happy you found us, and that you found plenty of food to enjoy! Just a note for anyone else reading: we do have 100% corn (gluten free) chips which we can substitute for bread points! We're always looking for other gluten free options for crackers and the like, feel free to let us know of any "winners"!Thank you again, we're always happy to hear how happy we've made our guests! See you next time!-dan

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1. Vena's Fizz House

345 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4112 Bar Drinks Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 207-747-4901 http://www.venasfizzhouse.com
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4 based on 264 reviews

Vena's Fizz House

Reviewed By CaraMHutchins

We had been years ago and decided to stop back in for some gifts. The owner was so helpful and even handwrite a recipe for a dark and stormy cocktail. We purchased the ingredients and just prepared it at home. It's absolutely delicious. Be sure to find some time to shop and drink at Vena's!

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