Where to Eat in Portland, Maine

The number one question we get asked is “Where to Eat in Portland, Maine?” Odds are if you are coming to Portland you have heard about our amazing food scene and all our award-winning restaurants like Eventide, Fore Street, and Central Provisions.  All great restaurants that I tend to avoid in the summer because they are so hard to get a table at. So here are a few local favorites that are easier to get a table at.

Back Bay Grill-many long-time residents will tell you that this is their favorite restaurant in Portland 65 Portland Street 207.772.8833 www.backbaygrill.com

David’s-Another Portland icon. David’s has been in Portland in one form or another for over 25 years. Seasonally he operates David’s Opus Ten featuring a multi-course prix fixe menu. It is my favorite fine dining experience in Portland. 22 Monument Square 207.772.8833 www.davidsrestaurant.com

Isa- describes themselves asa cozy neighborhood bistro serving an eclectic yet seasonally driven menu. The dishes are influenced by the places we’ve been and the things we love.” A newcomer to the Portland food scene Isa has quickly become a favorite. 79 Portland Street 207.808.8533 www.isaportlandme.com

Another challenge in such a food-centric town is finding good casual fare.  here are a few casual places where you will often find us eating and drinking.

Bonobo great pizza with both traditional and eclectic toppings, Bonobo is comfortable neighboorhood spot in the west end. 46 Pine Street 207.347.8267 www.bonobopizza.com

Mash Tun in the heart of the old port, Mash Tun offers a great $6.00 grass-fed burger and a big selection of local and not so local craft beers. 29 Warf Street

Silly’s another Portland icon, Silly’s has a broad menu with good choices for vegetarians and vegans as well as super laid back vibe making it a great choice for families with younger kids and people who cannot agree what they want to eat. 40 Washington Av 207.772-0360 www.sillys.com.

There is something for everyone in Portland’s dining scene.