Duckfat | Portland, Maine
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Good based on 11 ratings
Type: Restaurant

43 Middle St
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
207 774 8080 | facebook

Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Mayor: AirForceHops (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20


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Beer Available At Duckfat (arranged by most recent)
Liquid Riot Mob Scene , Oxbow Loretta 94, Bissell Brothers Lux 97, Liquid Riot Burton IPA
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11 reviews for Duckfat
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  83%
 Selection  66%
 Food  89%
 Value  72%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1045) Boomtown!, Australia | May 4, 2015
This place has fantastic food and pours six beers on tap all from Maine breweries. The duck fat fries are delicious as are the fantastic panini. Thereís no faulting the small taplist featuring Banded Horn, Bissell, Allagash, Oxbow, Bunker and Marshall Wharf. A really well thought out list of beers. Service was awesome from staff and their beer knowledge was impressive. Itís a popular eatery and small so prepare for lines during peak times. A nice treat but pricey but you do pay for quality here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (168) Epping, New Hampshire | October 29, 2014
Be prepared to wait up to an hour during lunch or Dinner because this place is no longer a hidden gem, the word has been out for a while. After my third visit I have to say it is just as great as the first time. Love the Belgian fries fried in Duck fat, the menu is a bit pricy but itís quality. The beer is focused on local Maine brews and cider but only five or six taps. If you have the time you should check it out.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx  (151) Texas | August 25, 2014
This place has good food but is *super small*! They actually have a sign at the door to send only one member of your party inside to get on the seating list. They had probably five beers on tap. Nice atmosphere and food but not much in the beer department, but what they had was decent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | August 4, 2014
Have had dinner and lunch at this place. Busy place, Iíve never had to wait for a seat. The food is top notch with a great beer selection. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. The poutine is the only weak part of the menu. everything else rocks.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | July 24, 2014
More of a food than a beer destination but the food was delicious, intersting and reasonably priced. Handful of beers and a cider on tap when I visited. A little too cramped and busy to be comfortable. Service was fast and friendly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Tajmohol  (3) Portland, Maine | July 8, 2014
I had a quick lunch here with my parents that had read about the placeís reviews on other sites. I sat at the bar and waited for my parents to arrive. Service was immediate and friendly. The place was packed for lunch and the bar was a bit crowded. My parents arrived and we were sat outside. The menu was small but they did have specials to accompany it. I had a Brussels sprout salad that was lightly drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette. My parents each chose a panini. The food was wonderful and a solid lunch. We drank local rising tide bottled beer. The bill was a but high for the portion size, but the experience was worth another visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | February 10, 2014
Best food in portland. Amazing sandwiches, a few local beers on tap. A must go for food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan  (323) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 1, 2013
Great charcuterie-cafe with a few alfresco tables. As others have said, be prepared to wait, but it is indeed worth it. Limited menu of simple foods that are truly magnificent. Yes, the Belgian fries really are that good. We each tried a different sandwich, all weíre amazing. Have the donuts for desert-- delicious! Only a few taps, but super quality choices of rare regionals. Treated our kids with respect nd attentiveness-- the homemade sodas are outstanding. Go here is you love food and donít mind a limited but quality beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
boto  (63) Granby, Connecticut | September 2, 2013
Stopped here over the weekend for lunch. We had heard about the fries, and werenít disappointed. Other than Monkís in Philly, these are the best Belgian fries Iíve had. The rest of the menu was really decent. As the waiter said, they sell gourmet junk food. I had a pork belly pannini, which was made with some phenomenal bacon. The other items look equally good. Three beers on tap, and quite a few cans. Pretty much all were Maine craft beers. It is a very small place, so you may have to wait. It is worth it!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis  (18) Pennsylvania | June 25, 2013| Updated October 11, 2013
To sum up in short: beyond incredible food, fresh, but few (6 total beers offered draft OR packaged) local beer selections (of which there are substantial offerings), and a bit cramped to really have a decent time. Go for the food alone though, the beer is a bonus.

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