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The Thirsty Pig

) #30 of 455 Restaurants in Portland American, ,
37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-773-2469
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of sausages served several different ways - your choice. Nice selection of beers. Sit at the bar for a very knowledgeable and entertaining bartender. Loved our pretzel with beer cheese dip. Sausage chili will bring us back.

Thank ss319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple but good. Pig + beer. I had a classic pork sausage over greens and it was delicious. Seat yourself and order at the bar.

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we visit Portland we make a stop here. The sausages are always great and they have a nice selection of beers as well. This time we opted for the special jalapeno sausage served with beer cheese. It was excellent! Came with one side,...More

Thank Qino2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on the Day of the Portland Festival. Bad idea. The place was jammed & food was out of the question. Great place for the twenty to thirty somethings and not an under fed, grouchy, over heated old crab like me. However, I...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They used to have a fantastic Reuben Dog that had wonderful crispy swiss cheese, kraut, and some kind of white dressing. I hadn't been there in a while, went back and they've changed it. No cheese at all any more, and then the girl behind...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local beer selection! My husband and I sat outside on the lower dog friendly patio with our dog and had a blast. Everyone was very nice.

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

If you like beer and sausages this is the place for you. This place makes several creative varieties of sausages and they can be order al la carte, on a bun or on a salad. Has some good apps too. Nice outdoor deck out back...More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere to just sit back, enjoy a pint, and eat some good food. I had two Spicey shermanators and they were really Good! Staff was attentive and friendly.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We enjoyed a late lunch here recently. I had the dog basket, which is your choice of any two specialty hot dogs. I chose the banh mi dog and the Chicago dog, both of which were excellent. The banh mi came topped with cucumber, fresh...More

Thank Ihsahn
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This isn't your high-end service. This is your Portland free spirit service. A great little deck off the back side and featuring great local craft beer. Don't let the look turn you away from this place. A great spot to just grab a beer, meet...More

Thank John W
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21 June 2015|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
There is seating outside on a patio and booths inside. There is no table service, you order at the counter. I believe they have a kids menu, but it may be limited. I went with friends and there were some families there, I'm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-2469
Beer and Sausage. The two things we do best. Paring our house-made sausages with the best Maine-made beer we can find.
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