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Samuel's Bar & Grill

Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse
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1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
+1 207-797-6924
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Augusta, Maine
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, a bit cramped, with a good selection of food at fair prices. Definitely a bar scene, which can be an issue for seniors, getting into and out of high chairs.

Thank h w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Small, friendly, sociable, good food, great specials outstanding bartenders. I go there at least once a week for trivia and more often when I Crave a good neighborhood place.

Thank charlieome
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I Love this place . Everyone is super nice, good food great atmosphere. Locals gather around the bar, but they are welcoming to guests. Have 2 for 1 pizza nights and wing nights. Best happy hour around! This is definitely worth checking out if you are in Portland !

Thank Rick D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Lived in town for a few years and always went for brunch on the weekend. Went back to visit and had to stop by Samuel's for their Dirty Wings - the best wings ever!!Where else can you get wings and beer at 8 am?!?!? Mimosas are buy 1 get 1 for 5 cents during brunch hours. Definitely worth checking it... More 

Thank Patty H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Cool place with super food, super deals and super staff. I don't know how they can do so much in such a little place.

Thank charlieome
Gardiner, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We stopped here for cocktails. It was bustling with drinking patrons, like a neighborhood (dive) bar. Friendly service. I am not sure I would order food here after looking into the kitchen on my way to the restroom.

Thank skeelovr
Aberdeen, Maryland
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

My wife and I came into town to visit relatives, so in the afternoon we came to this place that an old classmate of mine owns. Everything is close together here, but they have positioned the tables well so that you can sit down and not feel crowded in. And they play 70's music at just enough volume so you... More 

Thank johnmoore4
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Samuel 's is a local bar and grill...with outside dining (in nice weather) as well. It is a true neighborhood venue...serving several appetizers, burgers, steaks, salads, potatoes and fries. They are known for their wings and their famous dirt wings. The menu is quite adequate with lots to choose from...definitely something for everyone...even delicious pizza. The atmosphere and mood appeals... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Bow, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

it reminds me of cheers but could use a a major remodel, but that might change the atmosphere. Always get the wings as they are great. Always make or try to make time to get there for a meal. p.s. even if your're not a pats, Celtics or bruins fan you can still go there

Thank Ron J
Bow, New Hampshire
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171 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

limited menu but it's ALL good and reasonable. Parking is a challenge. Understand this is a down to earth local bar (beer joint). you go there for the atmosphere and people. Well worth the visit

Thank Ron J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-797-6924

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