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Local 188

685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
+1 207-761-7909
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (68 reviews)
“paella” (59 reviews)
“tapas” (60 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Stopped here after a concert in a nearby venue. About 9:30 on a Friday night. Not packed, but a good crowd. Fun space with an extensive wine and bar list. For example, when I asked about bourbon, the waitress said, "OF COURSE we have Woodford...More

Thank Chet B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Are you looking for a good place to eat in Portland that isn't really expensive and is a very relaxing to hang out with friends and family. Check out Local 188. The service was good, the food met our expectations and didn't break the bank.

Thank tmhome100
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Got stranded an extra 2 nights in Maine so decided to walk to Brunch. Honestly we were headed to Hot Suppa but the wait was 45 min so went here instead! So glad we did. Food was in abundance and the Bloody Cucumber drink was...More

Thank jojodiamond11
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Dined her on our anniversary, based on reviews read. Our server was awesome...we had the deviled eggs and the goat chees au gratin for appetizers. Also, had the house paella. A signature dish...all was absolutely delicious. Not inexpensive, but definitely worth the price. They have...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you're looking to get away from Old Port and the tourists checkout Local 188. Great weekend breakfast spot in an emerging neighborhood in Portland. Lots of other dining options available. Just a 10-12 minute walk (or 4 min Uber) from Old Port. We had...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 17 November 2017

For a late night meal, Local 188 is a good place to choose. Friendly staff, open room with tables and couches (maybe it would be loud at the busy hour) made for a relaxing unwind post show. The cheese plate was perfect with a glass...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went to this restaurant by chance and it was quite the find. The breakfast was fantastic and the building itself with old style bar and high ceilings was most special. It is a large establishment, but despite that the service was quite good. If...More

Thank pickleheadCranston
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place with it's couches here and there and vintage tables in a large, open space--along with a very pleasant, dim lighting, create a really comfortable, inviting space to dine. The duck breast, squash puree, and vegetables dish I had was delicious. Maybe a tad...More

Thank DavidNomadic
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Staying overnight in Portland, arriving early and decided to take a stroll up and down Congress Street. Around supper time (5:00pm) we came across Local 188. After looking at the menu we decided to give it a try. Glad we did. We sat close to...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Nice ambiance, much quieter than many of the other places we walked into. Great local beer selection, tapas and nightly specials. The prices are reasonable and the service was great. We enjoyed a nice relaxing dinner. I had the soup special, roasted red pepper, and...More

Thank Sarah C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
    (State St)
  • Public Transportation: Portland metro stop directly outside front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-7909
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