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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-8080
11:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What we did end up ordering we enjoyed but the selection is small. My boyfriend is lactose intolerant so choices for him were limited even further. Service was very friendly. And food is well prepared. Possibly a better option for lunch than dinner.

Thank Louisa L
Hollis, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While in Portland for the weekend,we ate here twice! Knowing we were going to Portland, my husband and I were dying to return to Duckfat. Being that it was January and not July like our last visit, it was easier to get in. The place is small, so be prepared to be close to other patrons. As for the food,... More 

Thank Jill C
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling to Portland. My husband had read about Duckfat. It was our first stop when we arrived in Portland, Maine. It was the best fried potatoes we have ever eaten! We sat at the front, able to look out onto the water and see people sitting outside. The outside seating was all occupied and it would have been... More 

Thank Ruby122007
Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to get in without a wait. Terrific paninis, soups and salads. Nice local craft beers and wines. Worth the wait to get in. Fries are popular item.

Thank 37brendang
Freeport, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't get enough of Duckfat fries. You really do notice the difference when they're fried in duckfat (where the restaurant gets it's name) and they are DELICIOUS! There is very little seating, but you can order takeout so you don't have to wait around for a table.

Thank Megan S
Portland, ME
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another one of those restaurants that everyone wants to go to. At lunch and dinner there is always a bunch of people waiting to get in. The seating is minimal inside. The fries are good, but that's it. They are good fries. Cooking them in duckfat is unique but doesn't change the taste. My last visit was ok.... More 

Thank PortlandMEfoodie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food. Great fries ! Wine selection was excellent . Friendly service . Would def return ...

Thank catherine115
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best fries I've ever had. This restaurant has an eclectic menu with simple flavorful dishes. 5+ for the atmosphere, friendly staff and vibe.

Thank Allison L
Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Duckfat. We have visited Portland 4 times now and sneak in a mean here every time. It seems there is always at least a half hour wait if not longer-- the place is small-- but it is so worth it, so we just work that into our schedule and don't stress about it. This place really embodies all... More 

Thank Adam T
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live nearby so can go any time. It is always busy, often a long queue at the door. It is quite a small place with a couple chairs outside. You come here for French Fries, but their soups are also very good along with some sandwiches. Service is friendly, considering they are so busy none stop.

Thank CS1Portland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?