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Blue Spoon

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Cafe, Diner
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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
207-773-1116
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Neighborhood Treat

Blue Spoon is a small neighborhood restaurant in a lovely section of Portland that has spectacular views of the ocean. Four of us had lunch there recently. It's a informal sort of place with the kitchen in full view as you enter and find a spot in the small cluster of dining tables. Every dish we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This small place in the Munjoy Hill section of the city is worth a visit. The menu is more creative than one might expect from the exterior and we enjoyed the fried fish sandwich and the chicken panzanella salad--more greens than tomatoes in it, but still appropriate summer fare.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Blue Spoon is a small neighborhood restaurant in a lovely section of Portland that has spectacular views of the ocean. Four of us had lunch there recently. It's a informal sort of place with the kitchen in full view as you enter and find a spot in the small cluster of dining tables. Every dish we had was very good.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were here for brunch on a weekend so menu was limited. Mostly breakfast foods for brunch. Only lunch items choices are are a hamburger and a salad. We were here at 12:30 in the afternoon so would have liked more lunch choices. Pleasant to sit outside. Casual and away from the congestion of Old Port. A nice change for... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love Portland and don't get nearly enough time here. I ran across this restaurant while driving "over the hill" on my way to a place that now counts as second tier to Blue Spoon. I had consumed probably one too many scotches before arrival. Still, the greeting was, amongst the warmest and most genuine that I've experienced in a... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A friend was in town and treated me here to a belated birthday dinner. It was his first time here, though I had been twice before (once for dinner, once for Sunday brunch).... a couple of years ago. The restaurant is small and intimate with essentially one dining room, a very small bar area and a kitchen. There is nice... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Five of us ate here recently and we all thought the food tasty, creative, and well-prepared. Service was funky, friendly and pleasantly funny. The wines and drinks were just right -- and the prices made for a great value. Parking is on the street.

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Lynnfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food at this neighborhood gem is excellent. The wait staff are so helpful and provided us with recommendations for the rest of our weekend in Portland - thankfully they steered us away from the tourist traps.

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Lincolnville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Whenever we go to Portland, We chose to eat in this little restaurant. We have never been disappointed. Their menu is diverse and always has a fish dish. In addition, they are very accommodating when it comes to such things as "vegetarian", "gluten free" etc..

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In Portland recently on business and met up with friends at the Blue Spoon. Had a very pleasant experience. Service was quick and very pleasant. Food was very good. It was nice that there was the ability to pick portion size on some dishes. Would certainly go again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First visit, found the chicken over cooked and the sourdough bread extremely dry. Disappointing visit.

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Additional Information about Blue Spoon

Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
Phone Number: 207-773-1116
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: Cafe, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
    (Merrill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-773-1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?