We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Duckfat

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,374 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,351: English reviews
Level Contributor
79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've had my eye on this place for a while and it did not disappoint! Duck fat poutine? I mean...come on. I'll be back for sure!

Helpful?
Thank Malbee03
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heard about this place from Travis, the bartender at The Ramp in Kennebunkport and he did not lead us astray!! His words.." If you go by and there is no waiting line , go in whether you are hungry or not and eat!" We enjoyed the Brussels sprouts and the homemade fries with 5 different and varied sauces. The service... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sheri N
Cypress, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very small restaurant and has a wait to get in. We went on a rainy Wednesday at 11:15 and the wait was 35 minutes. Is it worth it? Yes. I would say that any restaurant willing to cook french fries in duck fat is worth the wait and if you add donut holes to the equation then... More 

Helpful?
Thank Greg R
Woodland, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was fabulous. Found on Trip Advisor and waited an hour (at 5:00) to eat... but honestly it was worth the experience. 1st, I'd never had Poutine before and it was very good. 2nd, I had the best meatloaf sandwich.... maybe even the best ever! Seriously! Also tried my husbands brisket sandwich which was equally fantastic. The flavor combos... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShannonRV
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely love this spot in Portland. We go mainly for lunch. we love the frites with the truffle ketchup and/or garlic mayo sauces, the paninis, especially the duck confit, and the blueberry milkshake. The best milkshake i've ever had. They do have a small outside spot and the inside is tight but so worth it along with the usual... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gregg M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Portland for the seafood, but fell in love with the duckfat. The poutine was amazing (the small was enough for both of us to share as an appetizer) and our sandwiches were both very good. I'll be thinking about my caprese panini for weeks to come.

Helpful?
Thank Amy S
Oneonta, New York
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Initially, when we were told up to a 90 minute wait, we thought twice about staying (Portland parking is "interesting, at best"). Glad we waited though. Once seated, the service was excellent and the food was simply delicious. Had their signature sandwich, duckfat confit...DELICIOUS! The Blueberry milkshake was the best I've ever tasted. My husband had the BGT pannini...we shared... More 

Helpful?
Thank PAL52772
Valdosta, Georgia
Level Contributor
111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I are dinner here today & it was delicious! ! We started with the fries & truffle ketchup just because that's what all the reviewers raved about. Honestly, the fries were good but I will probably skip them if I ever get to come back. We ordered the fried brussel sprouts w mustard vinaigrette, maple bacon, apple... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christina H
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard the wait can be long, but two of us came around lunch time on a weekday in September and were seated immediately. Things we loved: 8oz mini-carafe of house rose wine, very reasonably priced and good! Great beer selection. The duck fat fried Brussels Sprouts on the specials menu were to die for. Loved being able to choose... More 

Helpful?
Thank Allison R
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fries are crisp, and the dipping sauces were so tasty. I liked the building it sits in and the staff was helpful - I misread the description of a cider and it was replaced free of charge!

Helpful?
Thank SparklingPolar

Travelers who viewed Duckfat also viewed

 

Been to Duckfat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8080
Description
Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that has it all: classic Belgian fries made with local Maine potatoes fried in duck fat, panini, soups, salads, charcuterie, sodas and milkshakes all made in house. Add a killer beer and wine list and you have Duckfat, a fun and unique dining destination in Portland, Maine.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Duckfat and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Duckfat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?