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Salvage BBQ

919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3150
+1 207-553-2100
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“collard greens” (34 reviews)
“brisket” (97 reviews)
“hush puppies” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3150
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal brisket and pulled pork great bff's( beef fat fries). Check it out you'll be happy you did

Thank DogFoodGuy_57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brisket, St. Louis ribs, and pulled pork were great! Almost as if you were in Texas! However, the desserts stole the show. Blueberry crisp pie was tremendous- fresh blueberries so good they didn’t add much sugar. Rich blueberry flavor not overshadowed by sugar. Lemon chess...More

Thank zrib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having Texas BBQ, Salvage food was okay. We ordered the cow+pig with collard greens and mac and cheese. The sides were delicious, but it's hard to replicate Texas BBQ. Atmosphere was relaxed and they had Trivia on Wednesdays.

Thank Brianna S
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This was my second time at the restaurant, it was a little packed due to a large party, who didn’t care to sit down, they just stood where they felt like they wanted to, even when we were eating! I love BBQ and I’m a...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Portland and stopped by here for some dinner. We ordered the cow + pig. Everything was delicious! They had a special going where you could get three sides and I don’t know if I could pick a favorite. We got the coleslaw,...More

Thank callieb21
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We were excited to taste the BBQ that everyone was raving about. We called at 6:30 on a Saturday night to place our order. I started with asking about what meat was in the sausage. "Sorry, we are out of sausage." So we said OK...More

Thank BeachBumBaby62
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Went there for dinner at 6:30. They were out of brisket, out of chicken, out of a number of other menu items. All they had left to offer were ribs. Amazing they even had that. How can you go to a restaurant with a limited...More

1  Thank gb1a
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Recently I ate at Salvage with my family and we had a great meal. I had the beef brisket sandwich with a side of Mac and cheese. The brisket had great flavor and was very tender. The roll was delicious and appeared locally made. When...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We stayed in Portland for three nights and ended up going to this place twice! Nice barbecue food with efficient service and a good selection of beers. Best of all, the atmosphere was great with live music and everyone having a good time. A must...More

Thank Shauny79
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

When I say real smokey, I mean you’ll leave smelling like you’ve been barbecuing. My advise, deal with it as the food will not disappoint. We had meat fatality, and that was more than enough for 4 of us. Make sure you get the Mac...More

Thank Sasofibird
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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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