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White Cap Grille

164 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4752
207-899-1881
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Ranked #172 of 538 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are locally owned, managed and staffed. We are one of Portland's newest and finest dining values. Located in the heart of the Old Port, creatively fusing New England's freshest ingredients from local sources in a clean, comfortable setting featuring local beers, lively cocktails and contemporary cuisine.
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tennessee
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182 reviews 182 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I went to White Cap Grille on a week night with two co-workers around 6:30 pm. They have a fireplace which gives a nice atmosphere but it does not put out any heat. It was a brisk night and we tried to get out of the draft of the front door - it was self seating. To my knowledge there... More

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143 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Located in the historic Old Port neighborhood in Portland, Maine, The White Cap Grill serves very good food in an unique looking atmosphere. Decor here is modern and beautiful, service very good, price right and good food. My wife dined on Turkey Burger and I had The Peaks Island Rueben. The burger was good but the Rueben (named after an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This weekend my parents, my close friend, and I drove all the way from CT up to Portland, I have been to Portland before on another weekend trip, but I was here this time to your Maine Colleges. We loved the restaurant! It was much more inviting and less awkward to go in than "Duck Fat" a restaurant down the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There was 1 table In the while restaurant when we went in for lunch at 230. The hostess who seemed more interested in talking to the other staff than us. Sat us at a 2 top and I asked if we could have the booth. She refused to seat us there saying she's not allowed to seat any less than... More

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MichaelaMcVetty, Owner at White Cap Grille, responded to this review

First, let me thank you for taking the time to write a response- it's the only way we can make things better. We are currently training an entirely new host staff as all of our Summer hosts are now gone for the season. We try to explain to them the importance of "using the tables to their fullest", and by... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely, warm, sunny October day today, and decided to try the White Cap Grille for a change. We have so many good restaurants in Portland that we will never be able to get to all of them, but we are happy to try. With a friendly greeting, our waitress gave us a choice of sitting inside or... More

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Gray, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We ate at the White Cap Grille on a beautiful fall evening and decided to eat outside. We were immediately greeted with a smile and offered a choice of tables. It was fun to watch the people out and about on the streets of Portland while we had our drinks and waited for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised when we... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The White Cap Grille is located in downtown Portland, Maine and it offers a lot. Nice patio to watch humanity walk by, we dined inside this evening as enjoyed a very good dinner. I started with a add on Caesar salad and it was perfect in size and taste for about $2.50. Dinner was a grilled Hanger Steak with bourbon... More

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Portland, Maine
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132 reviews 132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Location is nice, two blocks away from Commercial Street, and if you pick the right seats you'll have a view of a little park catty-corner. Indoor or outdoor seating, tables and a few booths. Menu: build a burger (you'll end up at $11-12, most likely), sandwiches, salads, 5 desserts. Nice wine and beer lists (10 craft brews on draught!) and... More

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Oshawa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Staff were barely interested. Food was average, nothing special. The location is quite dull, likely due to where it is; not a lot of natural light. Washrooms located down dark, black steps are a bit difficult for older people, and is poorly singed. We liked that it was easy to get a table, as it was less than half full.

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New Brunswick
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Great meal, fast service. Ben, our server, was friendly and helpful. Just what we needed after a long drive

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Address: 164 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4752
Phone Number: 207-899-1881
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Contemporary

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