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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“poutine” (413 reviews)
“truffle ketchup” (172 reviews)
“paninis” (171 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed yesterday

I’m not sure what else there is to say about Duckfat – these fries are last-meal worthy. We chose our hotel because it was within walking distance, and the fries were everything we were expecting. I recall having a sandwich just to say that I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Heady-By
Reviewed yesterday

My friend told me this was one of her favorite food spots in Portland. We had to sit outside they were so crowded, but the waitress was friendly. Seemed like more of a lunch or snack spot - great for sharing a meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wanderingcuriousness
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like other reviewers, friends of ours told us to stop here. We had lunch at Duckfat. First and foremost, all the food is wonderful! But the fries are amazing and so are the brussel sprouts!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrgiggles62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended to us, and we are very glad we went. We only had one night in Portland, so we chose Duckfat. It was really good. The duck poutine was the best we've ever had. The brisket panini was outstanding. Good craft...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RyanLemond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a few things to share, and everything was incredible. The cozy atmosphere is also perfect for a chilly evening!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank annekabjorkeson
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you head to Duckfat, there’s an adorable restaurant/bar called East Ender where you can wait for your table over a cocktail. Duckfat is all about the fries and poutine! They have a second location “The Duckfrite Shack” that’s located next to Oxbow Beer Garden....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jetandbrunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portland is a great foodie town, and Duckfat is one of those cafe's that is putting the city on the food map. We stopped in after our Mail boat tour to have dinner. The place is very small, and several tables are family style which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beetrvln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us braved the raindrops to go the Duck Fat. It was well worth it. Our waiter made us feel all warm and cozy. He was the epitomy of patience and tact and he made every thing sound so yummy! We shared a bowl...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny, rustic restaurant on Middle Street is well known, popular, and usually impossible to get into unless you’re willing to wait a long time for a table. So, we were really lucky that our visit was mid-afternoon on a Monday. This place deserves all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected a wait for this popular restaurant and I am so glad that we decided to stay! It is small, and a bit tight, but it was amazing. We had brussel sprouts to start and they were so good. They were cooked with bacon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 413travelerBB
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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
US$5 - US$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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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