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Restaurants in Greater Portland + Casco Bay

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Greater Portland + Casco Bay restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Greater Portland + Casco Bay restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Greater Portland + Casco Bay to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Greater Portland + Casco Bay restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Greater Portland + Casco Bay.

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  • Bar Lola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This Munjoy Hill restaurant and bar serves a rotating selection of New American dishes utilizing organic, seasonal ingredients. The menu is organiz... More
  • Bresca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With just 20 seats in all (four of which are at the bar), Middle Street newcomer Bresca is one of Portland’s most coveted reservations—with good re... More
  • Caiola's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Pronounced "kay-o-las," this restaurant in Portland's tree-lined West End area specializes in down-to-earth New American food with splashes of Medi... More
  • Cinque Terre

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    When chef Lee Skawinski travels around Italy each year, he's not just sourcing recipes. Strains of beans, squash, and lettuce from the area wind up... More
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    Duckfat

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
     There’s comfort food, and then there’s Duckfat. When owner-chef Rob Evans opened this friendly all-day café just down the street from his more sop... More
  • Estes Lobster House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Maine’s Mid Coast hides some of its best secrets on the “reaches”: long, narrow peninsulas that stretch like fingers into the sea. The sleepy Harps... More
  • Five Fifty-Five

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Run by the husband-and-wife duo of Steve and Michelle Corry, this farm-to-table restaurant serves up contemporary American dishes with an emphasis ... More
  • Fore Street

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The secret to owner-chef Sam Hayward’s success is his honest, earthbound cooking. And his temple to simply prepared food is Fore Street—a cavernous... More
  • Hugo's, Portland

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Owner-chef (and James Beard Award–winner) Rob Evans may have trained himself to cook—but it’s not as if he just woke up one day and whipped up a ba... More
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    J's Oyster

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This tantalizingly retro white cement block of a restaurant enjoys a great waterside location off Commercial Street. Simply emblazoned on the outsi... More
  • Mims Brasserie

    French country-style comfort food More
  • Norm's East End Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
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