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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Davenport, Iowa
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I had read the reviews of this place and knew we couldn't leave Portland on our visit without stopping in. We had just had dinner at Portland Lobster Co. and were disappointed. Somehow, we managed to fit in shakes and an order of the french fries. All I can say is wow...this was absolutely worth the trek... More 

Thank MMM1988
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything is cooked in duck fat, which by definition makes it so good! It's small, so expect a wait to get a table. There's not a lot of elbow room, but everyone flows with it and seems good. The fries really are the best. The sandwiches are also good and their milkshakes are thick and tasty. You can also get... More 

Thank glynisj2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a nice lunch here. It was a little too "foodie" for him although he LOVED the coffee milkshake as did I! I thought the fries were great--his sandwich was ok--I wasn't in love with it. My salad was decent but not amazing--maybe a little salty. I did think the quality of the ingredients was good-some... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much press so was going to see myself (you know trust few reviewers ) Live 80 miles away but had to go to Portland so good opportunity Good luncheon fun,excellent work staff.a short wait 30 minutes adverage

Thank Particularlygloria
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here after going to the Shipyard Brewery. Get the Poutine fully loaded with duck and egg. That is all. Seriously, just get that.

Thank andrew_s_lee
Oak Ridge
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to order the fries! The dips to go with the fries are fantastic. What we didn't know was that the shakes are out of this world! Don't leave without trying a shake or a fresh drink with your meal!

Thank R564VTamyb
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Duckfat is good but in my opinion not worth more than a 20-30 minute wait. My fiancé and I went around 4:45pm (as we heard wait times were long) and waited about 15 minutes. I ordered a blueberry shake, which was my favorite part of the meal and the tomato & mozzarella panini. He ordered a grape soda and the... More 

Thank Sarah G
New York City, New York
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Duckfat food is amazing and delicious but you are gonna have to wait. However, believe me when I tell you that the wait is worth it. The kale duck salad it's out of this world. Here is a tip to eat in this place. Go there about an hour before you are planning to eat. Put your name in the... More 

Thank Mac2105
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen and episode of chopped with the chef on it. Split to Panini's both were excellent but the best part were the fries with the choice of dipping sauces.

Thank Eatingallover
Biddeford, Maine
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Duckfat for lunch while family was in town. All of us ( 4 ), enjoyed our time and food very much. We did have a bit of a wait to get seated, as they were very busy, but it was definitely worth the wait, as the food was a little different and tasted great! The sandwiches that we tried... More 

Thank 365joane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?