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East Ender

) #38 of 460 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ American, ,
47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-879-7669
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this absolute gem right inbetween Duckfat and Eventide. We were able to reserve seating for 12 across 2 tables same day. Service was spot on. Spectacular fish dishes, inspiring "thrice-cooked" fries, amazing pasta and even a great burger. We had dairy, gluten and...More

Thank sankbn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

East Ender simply has amazing food in a warm city space. Inside or out it always gives me pleasure to stop and appreciate this less glitzy place. There are plenty of those all around it. Rillettes of Pork, Smoked Hake Chowder and a stunningly good...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 8 and they sat us immediately. But the service was very slow. Someone in our group had to wait 10 min after the first person got their food. They said it was coming but 10 min is excessive. Meal was...More

Thank krzito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is varied and everything, including the beer, is local-centric. We enjoyed the vibe and the food by and large was very good. This is not a fancy place and it is not pretentious at all. Our kids in their 20's loved it. I...More

Thank Slip460
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this small restaurant has a limited dinner menu, the selections are enough to please any palate. The presentation and service were all top notch. While there is a seafood selection, it is laden with spices and/or sauces, so if you are looking for more...More

Thank PalladioAndrea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to try "it spots" in town like this whenever possible, which isn't often. With two small kids, date night happens from time to time and even then, we're not always up for a night in town. On this rare occasion, we thought this...More

Thank myaeger1125
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Stop 2 on our progressive dinner route. Went with a homemade pretzel and the lobster melt sandwich. The sandwich was very good with the bacon jam and relish on it. Different take on lobster. Worth trying it. Friendly service.

Thank avmccall
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very small little place right next to Duck Fat in Portland. It is charming and has a creative menu along with very pleasant and efficient service, and you do not need to wait two hours for a table! My son had a...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Went there at 2.55 pm when they are ready for happy hour :). We ordered burgers and lobster melts. Foods are delicious, staffs are friendly.

Thank NoN1-123
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Fantastic small plates that are not small! Creative combinations that really work. My husband & I had dinner here our last night in Portland & it was terrific. A generous portion of mussels in coconut milk, lemon grass & cilantro had us licking the bowl....More

Thank strategic2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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