Seafood, Fine Dining, Take Out & Pubs in Downtown’s Old Port & Beyond

Local Seafood & Lobster on the Waterfront

If lobster is what you crave, Maine is the place to be. Whether served overlooking the sea, aboard a ship, or atop crisp linen, the celebrated crustacean is worth the trip alone. Pull up a chair in most any seaside restaurant and enjoy local seafood and fresh lobsters from area fishermen - or choose your own to take home from a downtown fish market.

Microbreweries & Pubs – Sample Our Finest Ales & Microbrews

Portland, Maine provides opportunities to sample unique seasonal brews created right on the premises of local restaurants. Your nightlife might inlcude exploring the streets of the downtown Old Port and visit waterfront pubs and original alehouses, and enjoy local craft beers and hearty pub fare. If you prefer a different type of brew, discover the city's many traditional coffeehouses and bakeries while taking a break from shopping or sightseeing.

FINE DINING TO Family Dining – Maine's "Foodiest" Town Has it All

Seafood is not the only game in town. In fact, dining out is a major league event in the Greater Portland region. From casual meals on a budget to elegant fine dining, Thai to Cajun, you'll want to enjoy the Maine dining experience to its fullest.


Portland’s fine dining scene is defined by the city’s prestigious chefs. Some have cooked in the finest restaurants in New York City; some have spent years in Boston honing their skills. Whether you’re craving a bowl of creamy lobster bisque, a perfectly seasoned salad with the freshest of veggies, or a juicy cheeseburger, you’ve come to the right town. Learn more about the Maine Culinary Scene.

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