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Duckfat

43 Middle St, Portland, ME
207 774 8080
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East Patchogue, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch after wading through the numerous Portland options. We were seated at the bar after a brief wait which was a bit tight - but it comes with the territory. Fries are a must and delicious. Not sure why some people have given them a bad review - but I guess they... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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477 reviews 477 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The food is amazing here... you have to try the milk shake... unbelievable... My biggest concern is the limited menu - but hopefully they can survive... We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it, but it's a bit of a one trick pony - I can't imagine we'd go back after trying it... hence the limited menu comment... if... More

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Murrieta, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Farm to table establishment, with most of the food and beverages sourced from locals. Fries are their big thing, but while they are good, I wouldn't rate them that high. Sandwiches are the primary staples, and once again good, I wouldn't return just for them. Had a local cider that tasted like yuck pickle juice. ++Staff was amazing and helpful.... More

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Indianapolis
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Belgian fries that are even better than usual because they are fried in duck fat. A small is all you need for 2 people. Other items on the menu looked very tasty and interesting, but we were just stopping by for the fries. Worth the time!

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Quechee, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I thought the food was great. Yes, space is tight but the staff handle it skillfully. Food comes out quickly, hot and beautiful. The fries are all that and the dipping sauces really special. Had a great summer salad and great ice tea.

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Chester County, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Tiny place, like eating shoulder to shoulder in a Manhattan deli... indifferent staff, average food soaked in gravy duckfat. Interesting but a one trick pony gimmick. eight to ten folks fill the dining room area, be prepared to wait.Crazy expensive considering portion size presented.. Mumford and Son soundtrack.. check.., fedora wearing cook, check...peasant skirt and Birkenstock wearing waitress? ..check... Hipster... More

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nj
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

People are flocking to Duckfat... We enjoyed the fries and milk shakes (shakes were on the thin side but excellent flavor...would have liked them to have been thicker) and the word wall was fun for creating poetry while we waited... expensive for what it is but the atmosphere and food were both excellent.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is yummy. Go here for the fries and shakes - it's why the owner opened this restaurant and as you may have guessed, it's namesake is based on the oil the fries are cooked in. Everything is excellent. Nice place for lunch or dinner - cozy casual. As with almost all Portland restaurants it's not very big. Between... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had the Duck con Feit sandwich here on a stop in with my girlfriend and it may have changed my sandwich experience forever. Not only was the savoriness of the duck so unbeleivable, the mix of cheese, pressed bread and green tomatoes made it something I wont soon forget. The fries come with dipping sauces of your choice to... More

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Connecticut
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149 reviews 149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A little out of the center of town but worth the stop. We both had the chicken salad which was a pressed pieces of chicken (looked like tofu) but it wasn't and had a bit of a smoky flavor. Along with lemon vinegar coleslaw and diced green tomatos and very hot halapenos. We also tried the frites with truffle ketchup.... More

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