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Fore Street

288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (228 reviews)
“hanger steak” (108 reviews)
“bread” (159 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to Fore St five times for dinner in the last 15 years. We have waited in line for hours or called months ahead for reservations, i have come to the absolute conclusion that this restaurant is way overrated. Some of the farm...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed yesterday

Had the jumbo scallops and they might have been the best Ive ever had. Beautiful restaurant and excellent service.

Thank Camie S
Reviewed yesterday

This trip to Fore Street was for Mother's Day after a trip to Winslow Homer's studio and the Portland Museum of Art. We ate here in December and curious to see if our first impressions were on target. They were. This is a unique dining...More

Thank WoodyMCP
Reviewed 2 days ago

An incredibly extensive daily menu featuring farm to table and as well as local meats and seafood. The most challenging part of dinner is selecting from such an extensive menu of delicious alternatives, especially the first courses. The wood grilled marinated squid had exceptional flavor...More

Thank SeaportGM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fore Street was one of several of Portland's top restaurants we were lucky enough to dine at during our extended weekend in the Port City which included Eventide Oyster and Central Provisions. A lot has changed in the food scene in the decade and a...More

Thank mcobrien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu but I found the servings on the small side with prices on the higher side. I think if I returned I would eat apps at the bar and call it a night out. Food was good - just not enough of it for...More

Thank John4444444
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to this restaurant for 20 years and I've never been disappointed. From the fresh vegetables to the fresh fish and many other delights, Fore St. remains the best of the best in the Old Port of Portland.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here several times a year since it's opened.Very consistently 4 to 5 stars. Tonight was particularly good. The highlight was the roasted fresh wild morels from Washington state. The Casco Bay rope grown mussles were so tender they melted in your mouth. Fois...More

Thank dgoldfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in the past and wanted to return. Excellent food and service. A bit on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. The seafood is so fresh, had oysters and roasted mussels for appetizers. Shared the pork chop dinner. Great...More

Thank momomuddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was exceptional, the food and drink were high quality, and the setting was enjoyable. We really liked the roasted carrot and peas salad. My wife loved her scallops and I had the tenderest most tasty roasted chicken ever. Fore Street is a thoroughly...More

Thank John B
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Maggie M
Hi All: RE:"....bakery downstairs...", from T.M.'s review, does that mean one must maneuver stairs to have supper; if so, how many (or is there an elevator)? Also, curious about distance from parking to front door (+/- Handicap. pkg. spaces)? Finally....are there cushioned seats available? ~Thank you one & all~
5 November 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
What's the dress code here? I have a reservation for tonight!
1 December 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
Do you have gluten free items?
21 July 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717
  • E-mail