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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%
Travelers talk about
“poutine” (366 reviews)
“truffle ketchup” (160 reviews)
“duck pate” (186 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Duckfat is consistently good. This is a place for good quality food, friendly service and a nice bistro atmosphere. The tomato soup Is always delicious and there are a variety of excellent panini from which to choose. It's hard to pass up the fries and...More

Thank Mainrr
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Four of us came for lunch right st opening at 11:00. We sat at the six top in the sunshine on a cold day. I am not crazy about high stools in restaurants and my only complaint was that there is no cozy seating really...More

1  Thank Torte_Sue
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Duck fat was great! My friend and I wanted a snack and it was a heavy, but delicious helping of fries. The sauces were amazing - some of the best I've ever had. Didn't have any of the milkshakes, but they looked amazing. It usually...More

1  Thank Jen L
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

My daughter could not wait to share this find with us. It was crowded but very friendly and the staff tried their best to be accommodating. Because the wait limit was so long we ended up ordering and taking it back to the hotel. Best...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

i go here a couple times a year, and it ranges from really tasty to, well... downright drab. the other night was no exception: a garden salad (hey, i was getting poutine, so i needed to do something to even things out a bit) that...More

Thank Ayuh04108
Reviewed January 17, 2016

I was told from a friend, a frequent Portland visitor, to give it a chance.....and I did. The server was terrific, sincere and knowledgeable. The food was was creative and tasty. I will return.

Thank johnnymac99
Reviewed January 14, 2016

The food is tops. Wonderful soups, salads, as well as the heavier stuff fried with duck fat, which I can't really rate.Even when, years ago, I was on a low iodine diet, they had options. The variety is also great for low gluten diets. The...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

My family and frequent duckfat. The food is always good and the shakes are excellent. Fries are the best in town! Great menu with a diverse variety. 5* on food and atmosphere, 4* price, 4.5* on service. Well done!

Thank One-Maine-Traveler
Reviewed January 12, 2016

Wonderful people, limited space and unique, upscale food aimed at a local crowd. Outstanding fries and good sandwiches. The duck salad was wonderful. Difficult, limited parking.

Thank James S
Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had lunch here. In spite of it being very crowded, the service was excellent, food excellent and the atmosphere was exciting. Highly recommend it.

Thank TimD53
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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
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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