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“Playful and fresh: so distinctively Portland”
Review of Duckfat

Duckfat
Ranked #10 of 640 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Known for their fries, the sandwiches and salads turned out to be excellent as well. Their fries are easily some of the best fries you could have on this side of the Atlantic, surprisingly the rest of their menu is also very good and creative for a small sandwich shop. The space is small but seating arrangement is smart and service is very efficient and friendly. The salads are beautifully composed, fresh, and good. There are choices you can have to go with your fries, the mayo is homemade and the taste is clearly different. The soups are also excellent and reflect very well the fresh local ingredients. With many restaurant choices in Portland, I would still like to eat here at lunchtime again.

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Thank picolina
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The charcuterie board was outstanding; the poutine excellent; overall delicious for our much anticipated, often delayed visit. The fries cooked in duckfat were really good, but somehow I wasn't "wowed" by them.....simply very good fries. All of the other food choices by our group outshone.

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2  Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food at Duck Fat is terrific. The poutine was delicious; it's hard to imagine it would be any better in Canada. And the sandwich with pork belly was out of this world. However, the dining room is very, very small. After waiting for 45 minutes or so, we were seated at the bar, and that was less than ideal. We were pretty cramped, and the stools were quite uncomfortable. Finally, the wait staff made some terrific recommendations for other restaurants to try during our stay in Portland, and for that, we were really grateful.

Thank TNixon2014
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

First day for lunch...Shut out - 45 minute wait. Second day..30 min and we made it. Very small place. More conducive for lunch IMHO. Fries were as good as advertised. Sandwiches were first rate and reasonable for what you get. Loved their meat loaf. Very different. Try the cherry soda.

Large fries is large! Maybe a large fry and share a sandwich? Milk shake for dessert?

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Thank ILUVFOOD
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

So, we did a bad thing. We came here hardly hungry (because we were trying to fit in two highly talked about Portland restaurants in the span of almost 4 hours), and stuffed ourselves silly. Everything was so sinfully good! We started with the poutine, with the fried egg, because, why not?! Then we spilt vegetable salad, filled with greens, edible flowers, and plenty of veggies - it was so fresh! Along with the salad, we shared the BGT (Bacon-Goat Cheese-Tomato) panini. The bacon was cooked the perfection! I seriously savored every bite of this meal. It's quite small, so either go early or wait for awhile.

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1  Thank Candace M
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