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Samuel's Bar & Grill

1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
207-797-6924
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Ranked #214 of 534 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Feb 27, 2014
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Bow, New Hampshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

limited menu but it's ALL good and reasonable. Parking is a challenge. Understand this is a down to earth local bar (beer joint). you go there for the atmosphere and people. Well worth the visit

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New Haven, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

When I visit my hometown, this place is must-do! My fiance, who isn't from Maine, also enjoys it. Overall - great drink selection at (very) reasonable prices. Excellent food, both upper end of typical bar fare (try the dirty wings!) and the dinners (which are 2 for 1 on Saturday nights, I think?). Overall, great specials everyday - check it... More

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Bow, New Hampshire
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58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

always like to go there when in Portland for a lunch. food is good service is good. drinks are good. this is your neighborhood watering hole, go there for the atmosphere, if you're into this kind of place its great

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Deturmend
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's like the smaller town version of Cheers without all the shiny wood and brass! Everyone is super nice, good food values, great atmosphere. Locals gather around the bar, but they are welcoming to guests. Have 2 for 1 pizza nights and wing nights, frequent and long happy hours.

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Orono, Maine
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Local go-to... Great food--Excellent Drinks--Fair Prices. Go EARLY if you want a seat. It fills quick and stays full. Try whatever the chef has on special but the Rustler Steak and Calamari are favorites. The beer is always fresh and cold and the crowd is very friendly... Must try for visitors--Locals already got this memo.

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Great Prices. Great service. The owner is a great guy. Food is good. The place to go after a day at work to relax! Would recommend to anyone out there in Portland. Also, they serve food until 1AM! Can't find that in many other places around town.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

In this economy, it is nice to find a place that is so much fun, has fabulous food, and incredibly low prices on beer. The biggest problem with this place is that I might stay there too long, drink and eat too much, and then say something to someone that I shouldn't. All in all, just an extraordinarily good neighborhood... More

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Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

I love Samuels. But there was one incident that made me never want to go back. My friends and I went for a beer, and when it came time to get our bill the waitress over charged us. She had clearly made a mistake, and refused to admit it, telling us that if we weren't going to pay for the... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

and old favorite local bar.

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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2006

Samuel's is a neighborhood bar, with a wonderful secret. On certain nights their "specials" menu takes up an entire sheet and is comprised of some of the best pasta dishes in Portland.

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