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The Green Elephant

608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
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Ranked #8 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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English first
Cape Ann, MA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

So glad that I brought my family here for a late lunch. What a find. Fresh, flavorful and tasty food. We started with edamame and spring rolls for the kids and some chive dumplings for us. Our plates were licked clean. We followed that up with pad Thai for the kids and hot & sour soup and Penang curry for... More 

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222 reviews 222 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ended up in the Green elephant last friday night and all 5 of us were glad we did! Three of us had a curry dish (excellent) and the other two had noodle dishes. The food was cooked to perfection, the service excellent, and I loved the atmosphere of the place. There were couples and families of all ages and... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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213 reviews 213 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
1,130 helpful votes 1,130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Superb meal all around – so much so that we returned the next night for our second dinner. After all, we were only spending two nights in Portland and didn't want to fool around with potential culinary mediocrity. Green Elephant clearly prides itself on being a high quality vegan restaurant with well-prepared dishes that even a cave man would enjoy.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wonderful food..I'm not vegetarian ... flavorful food nice variety, attractive setting, his wine..I'll be back

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We also dined here for our 30th Anniversary. Congrats John M! We are not vegans or vegetarians but were more satisfied than many a meal at an over priced steak house. I want the last 30 years back. I had no idea vegetarian food could be this good. Fresh and flavorful. Comfort food without the guilt. Organic wines. Reasonably priced.... More 

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Bethel, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food at this place makes me feel good. It's well prepared, delicious, healthy food. Prices are good too. I'm a return customer!! The only negative is the parking situation! You might have to walk a bit because it's at a busy intersection and they have no lot of their own that I know of. It's so worth the walk.

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went here for our 30th Anniversary and it was superb. Wait staff was very good, wine & tea very good, food was amazing. Highly recommend this whether you are a vegan or not, I am not & thought the food was 5 out of 5, amazing flavors.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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367 reviews 367 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After reading all the reviews, we were prepared to be amazed. Between 4 of us, we had 3 appetizers and 4 entrees and they were decent but not awesome or great. There are so many great places to eat in Portland. As a family of vegetarians, we'll try other places next time we visit

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Atmosphere was classy for downtown Portland. Delicious vegan, gluten-free options!!! Decor was chill and staff friendly and helpful.

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Portland, Maine
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

In Portland this has to be the top spot for super tasting veggie food. Our food was, well, like eating in a regular restaurant. Nice presentation, great color, nicely spiced, great taste, completely healthful, and reasonably priced. Got to love it. Our server was attentive, and since the tables are closely arranged, it sounded like all the servers were helpful... More 

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Additional Information about The Green Elephant

Address: 608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian

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