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Central Provisions

414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4027
+1 207-805-1085
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4027
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I heard from one Boston colleague that the place was great and I wanted to try with my husband and our two teenagers. Everyone loved the place! The food is really delicious! We also liked it as we could share each dish. It might be...More

1  Thank 2BeSweet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a late lunch and was able to snag two bar seats downstairs, it was packed even at 2:00. The place is small and very casual. The menu is a bit limited at lunch but outstanding nonetheless. Get the cauliflower and the...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A canceled boat outing in Portland turned into good fortune as we were first in line for the 5 o’clock opening of Central Provisions. I have had lunch there a couple times this summer but had been dying to go to dinner. It did not...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked into the restaurant, put our name in with the hostess and reserved a table, then were told to walk around the corner to their back door entrance because they have (...need? no) a bouncer (we’re in our late 40’s, really!?). We sat at...More

1  Thank G D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

New life plan. Move to Portland, post up at Central Provisions, max out credit cards on the menu, die happy.

Thank VerTheGreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time and the place is a bit tight on the seating side. We enjoyed the Yellowfin Tuna Crudo to start. Cheese platter was delicious. Along with the Fried Cauliflower. Unfortunately the Lobster Fritters were a bit dry without much flavor. I'm willing to give...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time here. Last year we gave 5 stars...yes, it is ecpensive. When the food is perfect, its worth it. The octopus was tough...just needs some more cook time. The lobster fritters, slightly dense and overcooked. Otherwise, the food was really good....More

Thank widgetman4ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on a rainy Saturday and we are so glad! We sat at the bar and immediately loved the vibe. We had bloody Mary’s -yum! and then we both went to cheeseburger heaven! The bun, the double patties, the onion the...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we waited over an hour (which we expected) to eat here, we had some fabulous cocktails in the downstairs bar. When we were finally seated, we got a great spot at the bar, which I love for the opportunity to see the chefs in...More

Thank WaterlilyTO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the bar area downstairs. It has a good vibe... but not too loud. The bartenders were very attentive. We had the oysters, roasted cauliflower and fries. All were delicious. We sat for quite a long time and never felt rushed.

Thank Travelmom143
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6 April 2018|
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Response from nbb1107 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know the answer, but you could call and ask. It’s worth whatever effort you have to make to get there though!
Lindsay W
19 September 2016|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations. You should contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4027
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-1085
  • E-mail
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