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Seafood Restaurant
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“Pristine oysters and shellfish, the famed Brown Butter Lobster Roll, and a James Beard Award-winning take on classic New England fare. Andrew Zimmern loves this place!”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Hot Suppa is a breakfast/brunch institution in Portland, that you should absolutely visit if you can. Waits for a table quickly get up to 45 minutes for breakfast on the weekends, so go extra early or on a weekday if you don't want to wait.”
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Bar
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“An excellent combination of fine local dining with a larger than average layout and a more relaxed vibe. We often take groups here. It's a bit easier to get in, but it's probably worth calling ahead if you're inclined.”
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Japanese Restaurant
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“Go for the steamed buns (with either tofu or pork belly), stay for the ramen, sushi, and local beers and cocktails. It can get a little smoky inside the restaurant, so sit outside if possible.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“One of our favorite restaurants! Same owners as The Corner Room, The Grill Room and Boone's. ”
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Bar
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“My neighborhood bar. It's cozy and funky (gets a little loud and wild on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise it's pretty tame and good for conversing over a drink or playing cribbage). ”
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American Restaurant
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“This is our date night restaurant. Its quiet and cozy and the food is just what you want on date night. ”
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Bar
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“A thoughtfully assembled eclectic atmosphere and creative, high quality cocktails. The Jewel Box is a great place to start or end the night.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the classic seafood places in Portland. You'll need a reservation. If you go right at 5 you might have luck getting one.”
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American Restaurant
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“Upscale-casual neighborhood gathering spot serves inspired American fare & wine in snug quarters. They do take online reservations for dinner and recently added brunch service.”
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Cafe
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“Guy Fieri and DDD put this diner on the must visit at least once bucket list stop.”
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Pizza Place
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“Fabulous pizzas. Grab a slice or dine in. Mashed potato bacon scallion is a must try.”
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Bar
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“A great place to try tons of different beers from near and far with a fun outdoor deck with corn hole. ”
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Bar
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“Perfect for lobster and water views. This is a real boat that has been converted to a nautical themed floating restaurant with a talented chef and a large bar with amazing views. ”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Hunt and Alpine Club is my favorite cocktail bar in Portland. It features scandinavian small plates & clever cocktails in a minimalist space with a bar & communal tables. Everything there is expertly prepared and worth trying. Tip: The green chile/parmesan popcorn from the late night menu is delicious.”
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Bar
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“Named best beer bar in Maine in 2018, Great Lost Bear features 80+ taps, with lots of local selections available. Check their website for an up to date draught menu.”
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