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38 & 40 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
+1 207-772-0360
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place. Nothing pretentious at this down to earth, lively venue with a creative menu with so many veg/vegan options. We have sat at the bar and most recently in the side room near the kitchen where all the great food is made. I ordered a beer that was served in a tin cup which I thought was so... More 

Thank Jon Z
Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I want to give this place the benefit of the doubt. Just left after waiting 45 minutes for a cheeseburger ordered medium rare. It was well done and cold. The bartender yelled at me for taking too many bites (3) and said there was nothing she could do. I got chastised for their bad $11 burger. Bummer.

Thank RoWiYoCo
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for eclectic and fun fare, this is the place to go. Great, extensive, funky menu--great staff---overall awesome retro place to go. A little of everything for anyone, doubt there is anyone who won't find something they will enjoy. Outside seasonal patio, Elvis shrine, pics of all kinds of things, it's just fun to visit this place and... More 

Thank Kerry W
Battambang, Cambodia
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268 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry and came here for brunch and boy oh boy, was it the right place. Feels like a diner. Big portions, hearty dishes and plenty of vegetarian options if you fancy it. We left stuffed and quite satisfied with our meals. I would definitely come back.

Thank Joey613
Portland, Maine
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275 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Subject: Silly's We had been to the bar for drinks and enjoyed the hospitality. Now back for lunch. Brandon and Tyler offer service excellence. The menu is eclectic and there are so many items on it for us to enjoy on repeat visits. The Reuben is one of the very best; several vegetarian dishes & brown rice; many good wraps... More 

Thank CS1Portland
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120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch and enjoyed their unique menu - offering vegan, vegetarian, GF free and meat entrees. We choose vegan - yes: that's us! They delivered well! A flatbread with garlic, spinach, yams, almonds and balsamic drizzle. She had a salad with vegan feta, garbanzo beans, black beans, quinoa, tomato, peppers (red and green) and three... More 

Thank Jerry O
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Silly's is full of all kinds of memorabilia and knick knacks making it very homey. It is moderately loud but the four of us sat in a booth so felt like we had our privacy. We ordered three main dishes to share plus the turnip fries - which are to die for!!! I think we may have gotten a second... More 

Thank Wildflower01945
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Our family is happy, loud, friendly, and respectful. Exactly like this restaurant. Some of us have dietary restrictions and others eat like it's their last meal. Silly's has a dish for every one of us. From bacon french fries drowned in gravy to kale and quinoa salad, this small intimate spot offers the gamut. Just like a visit to a... More 

Thank 5Rumphius
Portland, Maine
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275 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

They are easy to find since their recent expansion. They are charming and comfortable and homely. They have their own baker in the basement so the cakes and pies are awesome. BIG cakes. A good assortment of the usual local beers, but served in a 20 ounce tin mug for a difference. Excellent BM's with all and more the toppings.... More 

Thank CS1Portland
Dayton, Maine
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stopped by, having heard Silly's is a great place for kids. Signage led us to the bar, where someone immediately brought us to another area for our meal, separate from the bar. There were a few people there with babies and some hipster couples too. Our server was great, totally accommodating and welcoming. She promptly brought us drinks and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 & 40 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-0360
can you change the hours closed Monday and Tuesday wed thurs fri 11-9 sat and sun 9-9 I can't get it to work..thanks colleen

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