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1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
207-797-6924
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6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Drink

Samuel 's is a local bar and grill...with outside dining (in nice weather) as well. It is a true neighborhood venue...serving several appetizers, burgers, steaks, salads, potatoes and fries. They are known for their wings and their famous dirt wings. The menu is quite adequate with lots to choose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
BeeMelissa
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Portland, Maine
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I came into town to visit relatives, so in the afternoon we came to this place that an old classmate of mine owns. Everything is close together here, but they have positioned the tables well so that you can sit down and not feel crowded in. And they play 70's music at just enough volume so you... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Samuel 's is a local bar and grill...with outside dining (in nice weather) as well. It is a true neighborhood venue...serving several appetizers, burgers, steaks, salads, potatoes and fries. They are known for their wings and their famous dirt wings. The menu is quite adequate with lots to choose from...definitely something for everyone...even delicious pizza. The atmosphere and mood appeals... More 

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Bow, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

it reminds me of cheers but could use a a major remodel, but that might change the atmosphere. Always get the wings as they are great. Always make or try to make time to get there for a meal. p.s. even if your're not a pats, Celtics or bruins fan you can still go there

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Bow, New Hampshire
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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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West Haven, Connecticut
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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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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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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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Tallahassee, Florida
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-797-6924

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 am

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