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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
+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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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we got a small order of fries because it is still a good amount, but wish we would have a large because they were so good. We also had a Panino which was excellent.

Thank Jeff M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like family-style seating, go for it. Duckfat is definitely worth a try. We were mislead by the description and assumed that this was a very americanized, fast food. Turns out the service is quick, but the menu is much more limited than we had thought. The ingredients they use are great/fresh, but the menu may not be for... More 

Thank Erika M
The Woodlands, Texas
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The name alone had me interested, and the food did not disappoint. Probably the best poutine I've ever had. Good selection of beer - not a lot of them, but the ones they have are good ones. Very casual and busy, but service was friendly, efficient and professional.

Thank WynneWoody
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 2 pm and waited less than 20 minutes. We were seated at the bar. The server was very nice. Of course we had their fries. I thought they were very good! We both had sandwiches. Both liked our choices. It's a very small restaurant. I would love to try other times on their menu!

Thank MDTour
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at what we thought would be off hours, about 2PM, boy was that wrong, there was an hour wait to sit & people all over the sidewalk waiting. We did take out and brought the food to a scenic spot next to the harbor, so worked out quite well. Sandwiches and fries were very good, but I wouldn't... More 

Thank AllD13
Dallas, TX
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118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small and as a result, very long wait. The wait for lunch was 45 minutes. On paper, everything on the menu sounds good. Not so much upon arrival. The fries were soggy, not crisp as other duck fat fries we've had. The shake was average. The panini was ok. The server made a big deal about the wine I... More 

1 Thank Kimberly Z
Boston, United States
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting for a long time and sitting at the bar, we were excited to order a lot of food. We found the sandwiches and fries to be a bit greasy. The creamy milkshake was too creamy -- which I didn't know was possible. It is a popular place but not my taste.

1 Thank Lisa G
Williamsburg, Virginia
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked Duckfat mainly for its great fries. The shakes and panini were good but not fabulous. Our server was excellent and had a fun personality that make the visit memorable. It's a small place so overall we felt that Duckfat is worth a visit as long as you don't have a long wait.

Thank dave809
Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited for the first time after trying to unsuccesfully get in twice before. Food was delicious, eclectic, and wholesome on the limited menu. Hand crafted soda's were exceptional. They did not have many kid friendly food items and was a bit on the pricey side. Would visit again sans kids!

Thank Wendy M
Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expect a long line, but the food is amazing. They need a much bigger place, as it is very small and cramped inside. There is limited outside seating if weather permits, but either way, you will have to share a table with strangers if you are coming solo or as a couple. If we had more time in town, we... More 


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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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?