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Samuel's Bar & Grill

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1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
+1 207-797-6924
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Maine
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Small, friendly, sociable, good food, great specials outstanding bartenders. I go there at least once a week for trivia and more often when I Crave a good neighborhood place.

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Thank charlieome
Portland, Maine
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I Love this place . Everyone is super nice, good food great atmosphere. Locals gather around the bar, but they are welcoming to guests. Have 2 for 1 pizza nights and wing nights. Best happy hour around! This is definitely worth checking out if you are in Portland !

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Thank Rick D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Lived in town for a few years and always went for brunch on the weekend. Went back to visit and had to stop by Samuel's for their Dirty Wings - the best wings ever!!Where else can you get wings and beer at 8 am?!?!? Mimosas are buy 1 get 1 for 5 cents during brunch hours. Definitely worth checking it... More 

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Maine
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Cool place with super food, super deals and super staff. I don't know how they can do so much in such a little place.

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Thank charlieome
Gardiner, Maine
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stopped here for cocktails. It was bustling with drinking patrons, like a neighborhood (dive) bar. Friendly service. I am not sure I would order food here after looking into the kitchen on my way to the restroom.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I came into town to visit relatives, so in the afternoon we came to this place that an old classmate of mine owns. Everything is close together here, but they have positioned the tables well so that you can sit down and not feel crowded in. And they play 70's music at just enough volume so you... More 

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Thank johnmoore4
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Samuel 's is a local bar and grill...with outside dining (in nice weather) as well. It is a true neighborhood venue...serving several appetizers, burgers, steaks, salads, potatoes and fries. They are known for their wings and their famous dirt wings. The menu is quite adequate with lots to choose from...definitely something for everyone...even delicious pizza. The atmosphere and mood appeals... More 

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Thank BeeMelissa
Bow, New Hampshire
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217 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

it reminds me of cheers but could use a a major remodel, but that might change the atmosphere. Always get the wings as they are great. Always make or try to make time to get there for a meal. p.s. even if your're not a pats, Celtics or bruins fan you can still go there

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Bow, New Hampshire
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171 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

limited menu but it's ALL good and reasonable. Parking is a challenge. Understand this is a down to earth local bar (beer joint). you go there for the atmosphere and people. Well worth the visit

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Thank Ron J
West Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

When I visit my hometown, this place is must-do! My fiance, who isn't from Maine, also enjoys it. Overall - great drink selection at (very) reasonable prices. Excellent food, both upper end of typical bar fare (try the dirty wings!) and the dinners (which are 2 for 1 on Saturday nights, I think?). Overall, great specials everyday - check it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-797-6924

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?