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Duckfat

43 Middle St, Portland, ME
207 774 8080
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Ranked #12 of 531 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $11
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Amherst, Massachusetts
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198 reviews 198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Of course the Belgian fries and dipping sauces are excellent, even if you don't usually eat fries. What impressed me most were the exceptionally delicious soups. We had the parsnip soup and the tomato soup, and both were prepared to perfection, interesting and complex. What goes with a great bowl a soup? A great panini, of course. The panini sandwiches... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was a highly anticipated meal as I had wanted to eat at Duck Fat since I moved to Maine. The reviews and hype lived up to my expectations and I can't wait to return. I actually loved that the menu was small as it meant I wasn't overwhelmed-my husband ordered House Cured Ham and Cheese on Rye and I... More

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm not a big fan of french fries, but because I'd heard so much about them at Duck Fat, I had to give them a try here. Thank goodness I did. They come with an amazing selection of dips and are really wonderful. Now I can't remember what else we ate, only that it was quite delicious. The place is... More

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Durham, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've been to Duckfat a couple of times, and have yet to be disappointed. The atmosphere is busy, busy, busy, and the food is great. It's not a gourmet setting, and the place is usually busy, but it's fun food and very good. Get the fries!

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my first visit. The food was good. The fries were tasty, but very small. I mean the individual fries were about the length of my thumb nail. Must have got the bottom of the batch? I then had the meatloaf panini. It was good, but a little salty. The atmosphere was cool. The kitchen is the size of... More

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Page, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

All the right elements are there...however duck fat fell short of the hype. Everything was good but not great. While we appreciated all the hard work and consideration that goes into everything from the spreads and chutney to the slaws and pickled yummies - we were to our surprise disappointed. All these wonderful elements were missing that next level, pizzazz,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I own a restaurant and I know how hard it is to keep things consistent. This place is AWESOME! The staff is super friendly and obviously like working together. I already had dreams about the fries with an egg on top and duck gravy oh my god! This is definitely my new favorite when in Portland.

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miami, fl
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I read about this place on the internet and it sounded really good and they delivered, now I only had the fries and lentil soup but they were both delicious and this place is worthy of a visit. This location is very small as were most of the locations in Portland but again the fries alone make it worth it

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Portland for the first time last weekend and Duckfat was our first stop, due to our friend's recommendations. It is definitely a must-go. The poutine and sandwiches are delicious. Staff is super friendly and the place has a neat vibe. Great first meal in Portland - had some local beer on tap also!

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Portland, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The daily specials are always intriguing and delicious. We love the house salad and you can't go wrong with the fries. The space is small - so you're likely to make new friends - and the service has been consistently excellent. We usually eat here "off" hours (and in the winter) when it's not so crowded - but a peanut... More

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