5 BEST Portland Maine Restaurants for Every Taste


Baharat is THE Portland Maine restaurant to get top-notch Mediterranean food. It started out as a food truck and still carries its origins as its inspiration — serving Mediterranean street food in a fun and casual setting. Menu favorites here include falafel, lamb kofta, and many signature cocktails. 


It should come as no surprise that Portland is the perfect place to get the freshest, most delicious seafood. Scales is a combination cocktail lounge and oyster bar located right on the harbor. You can enjoy your meal within actual sight of where it came from.  

The Highroller  Lobster Co.

The Highroller Lobster Co. started out as a food cart on the streets of Portland Maine in 2015. These days, it’s a full restaurant serving some of the most delicious seafood on the Maine coast — and that’s really saying something. The menu features unique specials, like lobster grilled cheese, lobster corn dogs, and whoopie pies. 

Hot Suppa

This cozy neighborhood eatery serves gourmet spins on classic comfort foods, such as burgers, hearty sandwiches, breakfast items, soups, and chowders. Make sure to order a mimosa or other breakfast cocktail while you’re here! 

Blue Spoon

Blue Spoon is both chef-owned and family-owned, making it truly stand out on the Portland Maine restaurants scene. The menu is locally-sourced but refined, featuring charcuterie, smoked fish, beef tartare, and gourmet burgers. It’s the perfect spot for romantic dates or enthusiastic foodies who love the finer things in life. 

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