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Duckfat

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Belgian, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen
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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-8080
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that has it all: classic Belgian fries...
Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that has it all: classic Belgian fries made with local Maine potatoes fried in duck fat, panini, soups, salads, charcuterie, sodas and milkshakes all made in house. Add a killer beer and wine list and you have Duckfat, a fun and unique dining destination in Portland, Maine.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A not-so-hidden gem in Portland's Old Port

This has become a Portland right of passage for foodie tourists, as you will probably already be aware if you are reading this review. They have been written up in nearly every foodie magazine, been on umpteen shows, news programs etc, and their food lives up to the hype. Do NOT leave this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
CindyFW
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This has become a Portland right of passage for foodie tourists, as you will probably already be aware if you are reading this review. They have been written up in nearly every foodie magazine, been on umpteen shows, news programs etc, and their food lives up to the hype. Do NOT leave this restaurant (IF you can get in the... More 

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westwood ma
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an off-beat very interesting small place with darn good food. Sure it's busy but that means it must be good. Nice drinksks. Everybody looks happy. Busy all day and lots of action here enjoying dinner and lunch. I live in town and I like the place

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great unique sandwiches, delicious duck fat fried fries, and fantastic milkshakes! We are also fans of the pouting made with locally sourced pine land farms cheese curds. It's small and can get crowded but it's worth the wait!

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A different approach to food. From the fries cooked in duck fat, to the buttermilk in the milk shakes. Healthy and delicious paninis, all while sitting outside enjoying the fresh air. Be prepared to wait, as this restaurant is very popular for lunch. We waited about 20 minutes and then were seated and enjoyed the overall atmosphere of Duckfat. The... More 

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Chaplin, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very little seating, no reservations, and delicious food means a considerable wait. But the wait is worth it! The food was extraordinary. Everything surpassed expectations and we had high expectations to start. Even the donuts made with duckfat were superb. My only critique is that the seating is tight, and we were outside on a tiny bench/table shared with other... More 

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Saco, Maine, United States
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Great milk shakes, great fries. However the sandwich I had was a bit too dry for my liking. I got the house smoked brisket. The fries are comparable to nosh. In fact I like the bacon dusted ones at Nosh a bit better. The staff was friendly enough, and the wait was not too bad. They have a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The duckfat fries were just fine, but the milkshake, the panini, the smoked duck salad and the 100 year old recipe soda were exceptional! It's a very popular place and serving was kind of slow.

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful lunch at Duckfat. Fabulous fries, poutine and paninis as well as milk shakes and fresh sodas. Took a long nap after this meal.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Duck Fat is one of those places that you must go to and that everyone will love. Great food, locally sourced, and innovative. Get the duck fat fries with gravy....to die. And I can't leave Portland without having their vanilla shake....so simple, but the best you have ever had!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to this place based on an article about the best Fries in each state. I have to say, the fries at Duckfat were awesome. You order the fries as an appetizer with a sauce of your choice. There is no standard ketchup, instead there is a Truffle Ketchup, which is light and fluffy. The garlic mayo sauce was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen

Description

Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that has it all: classic Belgian fries made with local Maine potatoes fried in duck fat, panini, soups, salads, charcuterie, sodas and milkshakes all made in house. Add a killer beer and wine list and you have Duckfat, a fun and unique dining destination in Portland, Maine.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?