Duckfat

43 Middle St
Portland, Maine United States 04101
restaurant  4.15/5.0 17 reviews
Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Mayor: AirForceHops (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | November 26, 2016
A small place that is exceedingly popular, and therefore always crowded. We actually tried to go here once earlier in the weekend and the wait was ridiculous, so we scrolled past and came back at an odd time and made it in with a semi-reasonable wait.

About a half dozen beers on draft, all from local (or at least Maine) breweries. Wasnít really anything terribly interesting, though. Ended up being pretty much the same stuff that was available everywhere else.

The food here was certainly good. In retrospect, I donít think I would wait as long as we did to eat here. They have some crazy milkshakes, though, which are kind of the stars of the show (along with the fries).

Probably due to the insane level of business they see during the summer months, the service was at least friendly and attentive, but seemed to be focused on turning over tables.
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan  (352) McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia | November 19, 2016
Go here for the food and have a beer while youíre at it. They had a half dozed drafts of very local beers -- one was a new brewery with no beers yet entered on RB. Food was terrific, as was that new beer.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Jow  (258) New York | September 30, 2016
Small lunch spot in town, drive straight from RI to here and beat lunch rush. Nice little high hair set up for kid. Small draft selection. But all stuff and out of towner like myself wanted had some Bissell. Food was really good had poutine and a crab panini, wife had milk shake. Really delicious stuff. Perfect lunch spot in my opinion staff very friendly.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Franckg  (48) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | August 24, 2016| Updated September 12, 2016
Visited on August 2014 for dinner because it was recommended by Trip Advisor. We arrived 5 min before noon and we took the last available places along the wall. 15 min after, there was a 30 to 60 minutes waiting line outside. As a Quebecer, it was my duty to try their poutine and it was excellent. They have a small selection of local beers on tap, maybe 10 or 12, and some other commons like Lagunitas. The service was quick and staff was kind and smily. I would come back for food, not beer selection.
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut  (312) Saint Johns, Florida | April 11, 2016
Hopped of the aero plane with time to kill till hotel check in time and I had a hunger for some food. Small place that I would imagine could get pretty crowded. Monday just before lunch and this place was full. I had some fries, and Cuban sandwich, and a beer from biased bros and all of which were pretty damn solid. Prices were high but the quality of the food almost makes it a good value. Would I come back? Probably... But I would probably explore some other places before I returned.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
imthebest  (192) , | January 10, 2016
Nice little bistro with the best local beers on tap. Good sandwiches. I thought the french fries were a bit floppy, but tasty, and the dipping sauces blew my mind. Popular.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1167) 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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (193) 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.
68
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx  (188) 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler  (276) 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.

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