Local Eateries

New in town and not sure where to eat? Outside your usual stomping grounds? Or maybe you've been around for a while, but just looking for something new?

Here's a list of some favorite local eateries in the Greater Portland area.


Otto's Pizza

Tasty pizzas

Norimoto Bakery

Sweet & savory pastries

Sun Vietnamese Restaurant

Best banh mi & pho in town

Kon Asian Bistro

Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

The Honey Paw

Asian-Maine fusion

Eventide Oyster Co.

Oysters, Lobster Rolls, and more

Cape Elizabeth

Tacos Y Tequila

The name says it all

The Good Table

In between two state parks, this makes a great stop

Sea Glass

Unsurpassed Maine dining experience with spectacular ocean views

Grilling at Two Lights State Park

Bring and cook your own food - the seaside breeze and views are worth it!


Rover Bagel

Wood-fired bagels and handmade flavored cream cheese spreads

Great Place

Pillowy pancakes, crispy hash, crunchy chicken, and a decadent burger

Pizza By Alex

Serving pizza in Biddeford for over 50 year

Magnus on the Water

Small plates and inventive cocktails


Orchid Thai

Curries, noodles, and traditional Thai food with a creative presentation

Dockside Grill

Fresh, fun & flavorful New England fare with a modern twist as well as spectacular views of Casco Bay


Antonia's Pizzeria

Chicken. Buffalo. Pizza. SO GOOD!

Bow Street Market

Quick deli eats and a market full of Maine focused treats


MK Kitchen

A local favorite in downtown Gorham

Sebago Brewing Co

Destination brewery with wood fired oven and unique brews


Quiero Cafe

Arepas, Empanadas, Tostones, & Smoothies

New Moon Restaurant

Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

The Run of the Mill

Heaping plates of homemade food & large pints of house brewed beer

South Portland

Scratch Baking Co.

The BEST bagels; get the Maine Sea Salt

Omi's Coffee Shop

Drinks, sandwiches, snacks, and treats

Davids 388 Restaurant

Small neighborhood restaurant with seasonally changing menu

Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill

Best item or what's great here

OTTO Pizza

Located in a converted service station features working garage doors that are opened opened during warmer months

Saltwater Grille

Tasty food with cozy fireside or waterfront deck dining with the best view of Portland across Casco Bay

Foulmouthed Brewing

Seasonally rotating burgers, sandwiches, craft cocktails, and unique beers

The Snow Squall

Casual, neighborhood restaurant with a focus on comfort food favorites, local Maine ingredients, fresh seafood, and a range of options for all tastes

CIA Cafe

Coffee, Ice Cream, & Art

Taco Trio

Traditional Mexican food

Willows Pizza

A SoPo staple for over 30 years

Two Fat Cats Bakery

American-style bakery specializing in fresh baked sweets from scratch made with real butter, local eggs, & wild Maine blueberries


You can't go wrong with a classic Italian, some stuffers, or some cheese pazzo bread

Docks Seafood

Seafood with a focus on fresh, local, and sustainable

Carribean Taste

Get the true flavors of the Caribbean with dishes made using traditional recipes from the Islands

Sea Dog Brewing Co

A full line of award-winning handcrafted ales that capture the spirit of Maine's sea-faring history

Jaffa Mediterranean Grill (formerly Gyro Express)

Fresh Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare including salads, pitas, bowls, and dips. Chicken shawarma, gyro meat, braised lamb, falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, cilantro potatoes, tabbouleh, baklava, and more. 100% Halal. 100% delicious.


Clam Bake

Enjoy fresh Maine seafood with views of Maine’s largest salt water marsh

Bite Into Maine

Lobster rolls, lobster grilled cheese, and lobster bisque, oh my!


Percy's Table

Serving fresh homemade breakfast and lunch in a welcoming, rustic American atmosphere

Papa's Ice Cream

Over 35 different Gifford's hard-serve flavors and 4 different soft-serve flavors


PHOever Maine

Authentic Southern Vietnamese cuisine

Big Fin Poké

Maine's first Hawaiian style poké restaurant

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