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188A State St, Portland, ME 04101-3704
+1 207-899-3277
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16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had relatively Fast service. All three of us were disappointed with the burger. For the price We were expecting at least a side of chips, or fries. The music was too loud to have any conversation.

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Thank Donna G
Quincy, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Interesting decor with both indoor and outdoor seating. Family friendly and reasonably priced. Located in Longfellow Square so in good weather frequently there is music on the square. Burgers are the best!

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Thank Jan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I came with my mom after hearing that hot suppa would be an hour wait. My sister and her friends worked in the restaurant industry in this area for years and always raved about brunch here. It was practically empty when we walked in and when we saw the limited menu options, we were a little disappointed. However, everything was... More 

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Thank Caroline R
Portland, Maine
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490 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A friend and I decided on an impromptu stop here recently on a mid-weeknight, before sundown. We were having an LFK craving. There were maybe 15 customers in there when we arrived: the usual eclectic mix of just about every kind of hipster in town, everyone younger than us. Because it wasn't busy we had the choice of several different... More 

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Thank James F
Portland, Maine
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had one of those days..not feeling well, a bit cranky and feeling out of sorts. I don't those days very often and I decided to go for a walk down Congress. I love walking in Portland - so many people to see and places to explore. Anyway, I love many restaurants along Congress and as I was walking, decided... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Dayton, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Although LFK does seem to be trying pretty hard to be trendy and cater to the cool kids, I can't say I was uncomfortable there. The food was just okay, but the service was really great, which mostly left us making fun of our 40-something selves instead of the funky art, overthought cocktail names, and bizzaro bathroom art. Glad we... More 

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Thank suesyd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Good food (have the tots! Have the Korean BBQ wings!). Solid beer list. Hipster-cool kid vibes. Service is solid and the people watching in Longfellow Square can't be beat. I'd come again!

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Thank Meg L
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Yeah, that really about sums it up. LFK doesn't care who you are, what you are. Peeps are in there of every type hanging out in the cool vibe beer cocktails good food good camaraderie. Yeah its trendy, but its fun and hip and just feels good to come here. My friend visiting and I went here on a whim,... More 

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Thank James F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If we had to pick a local pub while we lived in Portland (West End), this is it. I still always try to get there when I am back in town. I love the atmosphere and beer selection as well as great comfort food and inspired cocktail list.

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Thank NoCotravler
Portland, Maine
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490 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

My "Franned" and I sat at the bar after deciding to wander close to home just after the snow stopped falling on First Friday Art Walk. There was a car ban on the peninsula, so there were less people downtown to have to compete with. Comfortable seating at the bar with nice bartenders and the usual cool crowd. They brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188A State St, Portland, ME 04101-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-899-3277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?