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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paninis” (174 reviews)
“poutine” (324 reviews)
“truffle ketchup” (144 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed November 28, 2015

We walked in on a Sunday night, luckily it wasn't too busy so were able to be seated right away by the friendly staff. We started out with an order of Poutine and dear lord are those fries good. The seasoning is just delectable and...More

Thank Banjoey
Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Very crowded place (waiting time about 30 min.), with tasty and greasy food (duck fat is everywhere - even in caramel). Portions are pretty small for it price, but fresh, tasty, and satisfying. Belgian fries is good because was also fried in duck fat. Dr....More

Thank Olex B
Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Small Eatery on the East End of the Waterfront. Usually has lines so plan to wait or go off-season. You will probably share a table or countertop as the place is small. Nip next door to the East End Pub for a pint while you...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We saved the best for last. We got to Duckfat on a cold misty Sunday afternoon and there were still people standing outside waiting to eat here! It didn't take long and it was well worth it. The fries, the poutine, sandwiches and milkshakes were...More

Thank BDN919
Reviewed November 23, 2015

There is a good reason this place is called Duckfat, and it not primarily for the duck, good as that is. It's all about the fat, with terrific fries, fried in, you guessed it duck fat. The small portion is enough for three, unless you...More

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a tiny, cozy space for eating some delicious and innovative bites. The service was average at best; we were quickly seated and placed our orders for wine and food. The waiter never returned expect to drop the check, which is not consistent with...More

Thank Pgh15203
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Fried Brussels sprouts were delicious from a flavor and texture perspective - they were just swimming in fat. They should at least be blotted off a bit. Lentil and endive salad was delicious. Smoked turkey pannini was very good.

Thank HDMM
Reviewed November 19, 2015

Decided to put this place on the list due to the reviews. We went after visiting the Portland Museum of Art. This was not meant to be our lunch or dinner for the day, rather just a mid day snack. The fries and milk shakes...More

Thank CustomCounters2014
Reviewed November 19, 2015

The fries here are amazing. Complemented even more by the delicious house made dipping sauces. The sandwiches are quite delicious as well. Small, but cozy. May have a wait, but it is usually quick, and the food is well worth it.

Thank traveller2332
Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had a recommendation for this place, and it exceeded our expectations. Being mostly vegetarians, you'd think we wouldn't go to a place called duckfat, but they had a nice selection of salads and a delicata squash Panini that was great, and my daughter loved...More

Thank Kelly C
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Response from Javier N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We dog sitted on the outside table while the owner ate inside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Kids
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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