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Fore Street Restaurant

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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (231 reviews)
“hanger steak” (110 reviews)
“bread” (186 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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581 - 590 of 1,741 reviews

Reviewed September 22, 2015

The food was delicious. Best Halibut that I have eaten!! The atmosphere is really nice. The restaurant is small, & they stay booked up. We were lucky enough to get a seat at the bar to eat. I recommend this if you are in the...More

Thank Kellie R
Reviewed September 21, 2015

I've been here at least once or twice before and it has always been a unique atmosphere with particularly great food. Seafood may be the specialty here but there are plenty of interesting and tasty alternatives. The beer and wine lists are reasonably diverse with...More

Thank Durge
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Fore Street is a really good restaurant. No other way to say it. The atmosphere is lively, the service is excellent, the menu is varied and the food is outstanding. Unless you go in the middle of a snow storm you do need to reserve...More

Thank madcttravelers
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Named for its street address, Fore would be considered a top restaurant in any city in the country. But with a Maine menu noting every cove, field and farm, it is very much an East Coast version of the Portland, OR experience. With gleaming copper...More

Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have been to Fore Street dozens of times but my last few visits have sealed the deal....I am NEVER gong back. Rude waitress ( Kayren), food over done, help walks arounds looking unhappy and after spending that kind of money on a meal and...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Excellent dining in the heart of old town Portland. The gourmet salads, tender venison, and blueberry art were tasty, and the service excellent. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank artairman
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Fore Street was recommended by our freinds and our hotel concierge.We tried to make reservation but it was impossible.We were told that some tables were reserved for walk in customers.We tried and got the chance.We had a very nice dinner with my wife in a...More

Thank Izak E
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Just go...the dining experience is exceptional as is the service. The food was as creative and tasty as I've ever had. If you like mussels do not, really DO NOT, pass up ordering the mussels here. Because I had fish, as did my wife, i...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Outstanding food, great service, perfect atmosphere, a must go location... one of the best restaurants in Portland...plan early and you will not be disappointed...

Thank gorge99
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Overrated my husband would say. The food was prepared well and very good. However, when the fly landed and tucked under the fish ( which was gross) the food was replaced, but nothing else? Not enough to wait for a new preparation!

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Maggie M
November 4, 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
November 30, 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
July 20, 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717
  • E-mail
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