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Congress Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-828-9944
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
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Reviewed November 7, 2015

Easy-going and friendly staff, cool interior and good dishes. Had the fish & chips and it was just yammi.

Thank Fraeulein_Cornelia
Reviewed October 21, 2015

After visiting the Portland Museum of Art, we asked a guard there for a restaurant suggestion. So glad we followed his advice. We found this place easily, one block away. It is small and the waitress was friendly and helpful. My husband and I were...More

1  Thank GoGrammy
Reviewed September 17, 2015

My husband enjoyed his steak with mashed potatoes and garlic string beans while I had delicious grilled portabello... Staff very friendly and prompt...enjoyed chatting.

Thank GiGu2
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Staff are quite friendly and helpful. Very good food and good selection of local beers. Try the chowder and Szechuan Beef!

Thank Atrais
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We visited more out of convenience than the recent Tripadvisor rating, but the food was fabulously tasty and enjoyable. My wife and I both had the lamb kabob, which was cooked perfectly and very tasty. Our waiter was engaging and had a great sense of...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Best crab cake! This is a bar/restaurant that was recommended to us by one of the local shop owners. We were so pleased, good drinks and great food. Can't beat that!

Thank mootz
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

While it looks like a bar and it has bar food on the menu, the food was high quality and made from scratch. I had the pulled pork and it was delicious.

1  Thank juliegrz
Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped by the Congress Bar and Grill on a Thursday evening, and were promptly seated in a very well-patronized establishment. Service was prompt and friendly. We had appetizers of mussels, wings and a hummus plate. All were very good, but the mussels with toasted...More

Thank Puddledock
Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The BQ quesadilla was on point!!! The atmosphere was good, drinks was good except the leap year. I would not recommend that drink.

Thank Trina S
Reviewed May 26, 2015

I came here recently on a weeknight after the theater with 3 friends, arriving about 10 pm. It was not busy and we were seated right away. Our waiter was attentive and really on the ball. We were given iced waters, and my friends ordered...More

1  Thank James F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-828-9944
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