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“Gluten free!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of White Cap Grille

White Cap Grille
164 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4752
207-899-1881
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Ranked #167 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are locally owned, managed and staffed. We are one of Portland's newest and finest dining values. Located in the heart of the Old Port, creatively fusing New England's freshest ingredients from local sources in a clean, comfortable setting featuring local beers, lively cocktails and contemporary cuisine.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Gluten free!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have temporary dietary restrictions and sometimes have trouble dining out. This restaurant promotes itself as gluten free, and it really does seem to be. We were so glad! The staff was very understanding of all the questions - are your french fries fried in different oil than the breaded foods? Is your hamburger bun really gluten free? Also, they paid attention to our weird requests - i.e. no citrus touching the lips of the glasses since I have a citrus allergy. We are really no fun right now, but the waitress was warm and helpful. The food was very good - not fancy, but such a treat for us. Very high marks.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Medway, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch and drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Went for lunch and drinks and, to get out of the rain! Sat outside and Josh, our server, was very helpful suggesting an herb infused bloody Mary. It was delicious! Had the swordfish club, very tasty and my husband had a huge hamburger. Josh was a great server, friendly and helpful with narrowing choices. We will go back again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Family friendly, and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We were looking for somewhere where our toddler could have dinner at 5pm, while we enjoyed a few drinks and some 'grown up' food. White Cap Grille was perfect - friendly atmosphere, good kids menu and great adult menu!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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171 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Nice Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is a relatively new restaurant among the plethora of eating establishments in this little gem of a foodie city, so I was keeping my expectations low. A friend and I were meeting for lunch and were wandering about the Old Port checking-out menus, and decided to try the White Cap. We have no idea what the name means. It's got mid-scale American food and pub fare, with a pleasant indoor atmosphere, though we opted on this nice weather day to sit on the outdoor balcony overlooking Market St. My friend had a beer and a chicken wrap variety of sandwich and fries. I went for an iced tea and a dressed-up pastrami sandwich with onion rings. We were both pleasantly surprised at the decent-sized portions, quality and tastiness of our respective meals. They will even serve your burger on a gluten-free bun if that is an issue for anyone in your party. Our server was friendly and competent. The prices were good, and overall it was an unexpectedly nice experience. We both said that we'd definitely go back again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Casco, Maine
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Saved the Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

After the Mumford and Sons concert came to town, they encouraged us to go to the Old Port and support local. So we went to a little grocery mart and then walked a little farther to this spot. The concert had major food vendor issues. I ate a pretzel at 2 pm so by 9:30 pm I was staaaaaaarving. He was just about to shut it down, but let us in! We got our food quickly. It was good and yummy! And the people were hustling and working hard. Super nice. We made some friends at a nearby table too! Nice way to relax and finish off the night!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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