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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poutine” (336 reviews)
“paninis” (177 reviews)
“truffle ketchup” (149 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Discovered by Gourmet Magazine years ago, this little restaurant is on an unassuming little street. I go for the delicious fries and worth the trip.

Thank lindseywineangel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really great fries! We tried all the sauces and our favorite was the garlic and truffle ketchup. Least favorite was the curry. Oxbow was refreshing. Andrew (Awesome server!) recommended the shishito peppers, so glad he did! We would have ordered more of we had more...More

Thank JLS092013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overall Atmosphere: a good hangout spot for some beer and fries but definitely not best spot for large party over 6. Service: friendly and not overly pushy Food: I was sooo looking forward to this place after all the hype and reviews... I left a...More

Thank Yen N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yummy, like really good. Might be the fries, might be the panini, might have been the salad. Hmmm, who knows it was all so good. Small but solid draft beer selection. Menu is also not extensive but everything they do is top notch. Get the...More

Thank Dennis1483
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Duckfat has a very small seating area at counters and tables indoors as well as a small eating area outdoors. A 15 minute wait was all we had at lunchtime before getting inside counter seats. Every other table was getting the Belgium fries so we...More

Thank KMHvaca
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little place to grab a bite. I was expecting more from the fries and Poutine but they were still very tasty. Panini was OK - I ordered brisket, but it was more like a pastrami. Great selection of shakes and drinks!

Thank Becca_beanie123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a late afternoon, pre dinner drinks and small plates. The poutine was amazing, we loved the crab melt. The wine and beer list was awesome with the bets local selections. And the milkshakes are a must!

Thank ArcadiaAZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly wonderful food and fantastic, friendly service. Had a wonderful time. Wish we had time to visit again but will definitely be recommending Duckfat to everyone.

Thank Maeve W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after long day of driving. Great staff. Loved the fries with cheese and gravy we shared. The duck confit paninni we shared was enough for the two of us and what a tasty Gelato milkshake. Perfect end to our evening. Only down note...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 1 1/2 hours (told initially it was a 2-hr wait) at noon on a Saturday in August. No worries: we had a couple beers next door and waited it out. Communal seating here, so we sat at the same table with some nice...More

Thank C F
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23 July 2017|
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Response from Javier N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We dog sitted on the outside table while the owner ate inside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8080
Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that has it all: classic Belgian fries made with local Maine potatoes fried in duck fat, panini, soups, salads, charcuterie, sodas and milkshakes all made in house. Add a killer beer and wine list and you have Duckfat, a fun and unique dining destination in Portland, Maine.
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