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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Geneva, Illinois
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must stop during your trip! Be prepared to wait. The restaurant is very small. You will also have to share a common table with other parties, but I promise it's worth it. The portions are large and I'd recommend trying a little bit of everything. My husband and I split a panini, fries, and a blueberry shake. The fries come... More 

Thank Nkhealy1517
Seminole, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my husband and baby. The restaurant is VERY small, smaller than it appears in the pictures. They had a clip on highchair for the bar seating for us to use which was nice, but still felt very cramped. Food was very good, the poutine was a highlight for us. If you are fairly hungry this... More 

Thank Jessica L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was unbelievably good. The ambience and sound/noise was very acceptable. I recommend any of the poultry items.

Thank Rob C
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was definitely worth the wait. We snagged an outside table on a gorgeous day and ate every bit of food given to us! Even my picky teen loved it all. Its pretty small but seriously worth waiting for a table!

Thank Pmpb1
Knoxville, Tennessee
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked bye this restaurant several times during this past weekend and never was there not a line out the door! Sunday night must have been in our favor because we walked right in, ordered our food and left quite happy! The tomato soup with fennel was out of this world delicious and the Brussels sprouts with... More 

Thank BruceandLeslietravel
Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ducat doesn't take reservations so we had to wait an hour for a table on a Saturday night, but we were expecting as much and the staff gave us good nearby suggestions for pre-dinner drinks. Our table was ready on time and we had a great meal: started with the Duckfat friend Brussels sprouts, then the pulled pork Cubano panini... More 

Thank glong2016
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here on a Saturday. Walked up around 1:15 and said there would be about an hour wait. We were seated at approx 2:!5 and so happy our buzzer went off. This place was rocking the whole time we were there. We were seated at the right hand of the restaurant along the wall. There was 2 of us. Roxanne... More 

Thank Brandis-Dandies
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finally, the day I have been waiting for arrived. Generally I house sit in Portland during the summer but an extra two weeks happened this October. I patiently waited for a cool rainy day and when it arrived, off I went to Duckfat for their Poutine. My wait was worth it. I had the small size, which was more than... More 

Thank Evann728
san antonio, Texas, USA
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ordered a small poutine with egg add on...pix attached...it was super delicious. Place was packed on Sat night at 630 pm. Took order to go and ate in car. Even if you don't eat your main meal here, grab an order to go. Absolutely great tasting fries.

Thank robert w
Washington DC USA
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived early on a weeknight. The inside was packed but the heaters on the patio kept us warm and it was less noisy outside. Can't say enough about the waitstaff: incredibly friendly, patient with our menu changes and very present throughout although for most of the time we were the only ones outside. The menu is indeed small and... More 

Thank MaryBWashingtonDCUSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?