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East Ender

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary
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47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213 (India Street)
+1 207-879-7669
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place kicks it up a notch for breakfast or brunch - whichever is your pleasure. From the cocktails to the bacon to the duck fonit hash it is all good. I strongly recommend stopping by here for a meal and enjoying your lazy weekend.

Thank TheBeardedGentleman
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, eclectic menu, good price point and great casual bistro atmosphere. Will be back again very soon!

Thank GoMel719
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very short walk from the Marriott Residence Inn, a blessing in last night's noreaster. Delicious meal, one of the best ever.Side salad with flavorful dressing. Fried Brussel sprouts. And the dessert, profiteroles, were to die for. Light pastry with creamy filling surrounded by deep chocolate.

Thank 99judge1
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

What appears to be a little neighborhood cafe turns out to be a first-class restaurant. A chicken liver pate on toast was the perfect accompaniment to a dry martini. Fish and chips seemed a dull choice, but it wasn't: a crisp, dark cylinder of crust held a serving of perfectly cooked fish, the whole resting on a bed of seasoned... More 

Thank tompainter
Somerville, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

East Ender is a really nice spot for dinner. Every dish was very good, and unlike many other good restaurants in Portland these days, there are many very reasonably priced options. Our server was very friendly. We'll definitely go back.

Thank Martha S
Salem, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I walked into this place and immediately knew they would have the best onion rings ever; and boy was I right. My burger was cooked PERFECT. The food came out right on time, everything was what you would ever expect. This eclectic little waterfront restaurant is amazing. Fantastic cocktails, amazing service, and HUGE ice cubes. I love this place, don't... More 

Thank juneof87
Limestone, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband and friends went here as we were all in the Portland area visiting. The servers were friendly and that was nice. The food was nothing to rave about, mediocre at best. It's highly over priced due to the lack of quality. My rural community further north has much better alternatives. The quality was low enough that none of... More 

Thank heatherdube5
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We have been wanting to try east ender for a while and finally got to experience this palce. We went as a group of 4 on a Friday night and were able to make reservations that same day which was nice. The decor is nothing to rave about. The service was great. The menu seems like classic dishes nothing to... More 

Thank Jason A
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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314 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

With the most amazing places to eat in portland- this is probably the worst. Too many bad things to even mention. The 'seafood chowder' special was served with huge hunks ( needed a knife !) of hard potato and the fish was thrown on top of the stew in big hunks, probably from another menu item? The other 3 people... More 

Thank Hafkiwi
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

On this first Monday in October on a sunny and beautiful fall day, 2 Cruise ships were docked in Portland. We could see part of the ship from our cosy window table on the first floor of the restaurant. There is a full bar and more tables upstairs, and a few tables outside. We were the first one to arrive... More 

Thank RCS3rd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
    (India Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-7669
The East Ender offers new American food with bold New England flavors. Chefs Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy . We source products from local farmers and purveyors. Quality local ingredients allow East Ender to create a menu from scratch and present it in an approachable and affordable way. Seriously good food in a seriously casual environment. A neighborhood meeting place to enjoy house cocktails, craft-beers, and wine that caters to the cuisine. Our menu offers seasonal snacks, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?