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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Simply Delicious

On my last night in beautiful Portland, ME, I had the pleasure of eating at Duckfat. We arrived around 5:30 on a Tuesday evening and was able to beat the rush. Honestly, I would have waited in line if necessary. Try the delicious roasted cauliflower and zucchini salad! It is so much more than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Britt51
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On my last night in beautiful Portland, ME, I had the pleasure of eating at Duckfat. We arrived around 5:30 on a Tuesday evening and was able to beat the rush. Honestly, I would have waited in line if necessary. Try the delicious roasted cauliflower and zucchini salad! It is so much more than just cauliflower and zucchini. It has... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went on a busy Sunday in the Summer so waited a good 45 minutes to be seated. As a NYC native, I'm quite used to waiting and guess what? It was worth it. The Belgian style fries and the poutine were amazing and a must get. We all tries the duck confit paninis and were all equally impressed. Simply do... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is not an easy place to get a seat - it's smallish and it seems everybody wants to eat there! We sat "outside" in an enclosed area in front that was heated with big propane heaters - For a cold day in March in Portland it was very comfortable. The service is extremely friendly and professional. Their menu is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food here is fantastic. It's very popular and fills up quickly, so you'll probably have to wait, but it's worth it. The sandwiches are really good but the poutine and vanilla bean milkshakes are amazing.

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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have attempted to lunch at Duckfat for several months, and decided to "bite the bullet" and queue up for a recent lunch. Placing our name low on a very long list with an estimated wait time of 45 minutes, we finally were seated after about an hour and fifteen minues. Seating is very limited in the small interior and... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fries are outstanding,panini was perfect and a great vanilla gelato milkshake to boot.Worth the wait for this food for sure.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Tried the famous fries with 3 dipping sauces - very good! Then tried the donut holes with caramel sauce - the bomb; excellent! I wished I had time to stop back for those again on our trip, but next visit I will get them again and sample something else also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went for a late lunch and the wait was 40 minutes at 2:00 PM. We were on vacation so we decided we would wait. SO glad we did!! We had the amazing fries with horseradish mayo dip. Loved them! Also had the salted Carmel milkshake, so decadent! The final course,( I know! The most unhealthy lunch ever), were the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a long wait, but I live in a large city and so am accustomed to waiting for good things - plus it allowed us some time to walk around downtown! Each of us got different sodas, and all were excellent - plus, the milkshakes here are mind-blowing! One of the specials listed for the day was "duck in... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Simple and creative ingredients yield delicious food. Great! We were lucky on our 7/23/15 visit and had no wait. Fries,soup, and craft beer were all delicious.

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Additional Information about Duckfat

Address: 43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-774-8080
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Belgian, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?