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Salvage BBQ

919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3150
+1 207-553-2100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“collard greens” (31 reviews)
“hush puppies” (35 reviews)
“brisket” (95 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3150
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Reviewed yesterday

Gotta try the mac n cheese. Still cant identify the cheese but we bought a quart and took some home, which lasted two more "snacks". His brisket sandwich was loaded and runny good. I had the chopped pork and the other goodies inside (onions/pickles/condiments) Yummy....More

Thank happytraveler11122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again being from the Southwest I didn’t expect to eat good BBQ in Portland but they could serve their BBQ in Texas or Oklahoma & make a go of it, went back a second time. Ate chopped brisket first time, chopped pork the second &...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking lot in back but approach it from Park Avenue, not Congress. Beware the busy nights because the family style seating is wherever you can find it. I didn't like ordering food & soft drinks at one counter and beer, wine or cocktails at the...More

Thank Beachseeker2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in Portland for a few days and I was walking along Congress street and saw this inviting BBQ joint. I think it is in an old train depot. The decor is very homey. They have inside picnic tables. The beer menus are...More

Thank Reed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience was ok, not sure where the 4/5 ratings come from. It’s awkward when you walk in ... seating is first come basis, no servers or anyone explain, line up to order food and line up for drinks. Brisket was good, ribs ok, pulled...More

Thank Shadow11111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good bbq. I had the pulled pork. Ask about the different sauces as they were not on the tables or explained upon ordering at the front. Bartender was very pleasant and an excellent waiter.

Thank Ami B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Big open restaurant with pretty decent BBQ and a wide range of sauces. We got the brisket and the pulled pork sandwiches, hush puppies and a pint of Mac and cheese - all delicious! Would definitely go again. Also, very kid friendly (we had our...More

Thank kmac821
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We stopped in just before the end of and early Saturday evening Sea Dogs baseball game. It was early -- about 8:15 -- and they were out of just about everything. Brisket was not going to be available until the next day, chicken, sausage and...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Before heading to Portland my husband found this place on TripAdvisor so we decided to try it out. They have a parking lot in the back. Everything we got was delish. My husband said it was the best pulled pork he has ever had. Would...More

Thank BostonBeachgirl32
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We visited on a Tuesday evening and it was pretty full. Great atmosphere in a large room. There's a good bar with a good range of beers (around 17 on tap) and they were good. The food is outstanding and the chilli was the best...More

Thank GAlsager
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9 April 2015|
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Response from AJoyM25 | Reviewed this property |
Those 2 places are on opposite sides of Portland. The Regency being in the Old Port and Salvage BBQ being across from the Greyhound bus station. You could do the walk if you're physically up for it & have quite a bit of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3150
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-553-2100
  • E-mail
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