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186 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-2341
+1 207-773-8885
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Portland, Maine
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163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

A lunch fave for some years now, the quality of food and service have both declined, apparently following the loss of one of the business's primary people. Not terrible, but not as good as it used to be. Long waits, sandwiches made incorrectly. Given the circumstances better to choose from among the many better alternatives.

Thank Mike C
Portland, Maine
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have driven past this place for years and never stopped in - always thought it was a convenience store or something. yes, it does have that stuff also - but what it also has is great food! great sandwiches - I recommend the thanksgiving one - it was awesome!! you can eat there or get it to go. really... More 

Thank seadogs04103
1 review
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful eggplant parmigiano sub! Gooy and hot with lots of melted mozzarella. Very happy we found this place on our first day of vacation. Nothing fancy. You order at the counter and eat it in or to go. Will return.

Thank Pat J
North Conway, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Everyone in search of a reasonably priced, tasty breakfast or lunch on the run should have a Punky’s nearby! I’d be surprised if you could find a better place for big, made-to-order hot (steak, meatball, sausage) and cold (Italians, cold cuts, salads) sandwiches, on bread, sub rolls or many flavored wraps, at affordable prices; breakfast sandwiches or eggs to order,... More 

Thank LinnieSP
New England
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Yes, big portions at a good price. Yes decent food, but watched the server of the daily specials wipe food, particularly cheese from the to go trays with his fingers and instead of wiping on his apron flung it off his fingers, flicking back in the food serving tray. Occurred twice as I stood in line. Ordered a sandwich, watched... More 

Thank DRhodesNewEngland
Portland, Maine, USA
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The Thanksgiving Sub is the best sandwich in Portland. I've never ordered anything else and I never will.

Thank Stephen D
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2013

They have several of my favorite sandwiches. you can't get better anywhere ! Especially their Italian sandwich. One problem I've had there is that they've run out of sandwich rolls a couple of times that I've been there. They had to use another sandwich chains rolls and they weren't nearly as good as their own.

Thank LargoDave4138
Portland, Maine
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Home roasted turkey served as the special turkey and cranberry sandwich($6.50) or falafel on a tomato wrap loaded with moist and fresh falafel, delicate sprouts, tomatoes, and, if you choose, eggplant ($6.00). I omitted the eggplant and opted for extra falafel. There are local snacks tempting you at the counter: Portland Nuts or Whoopi Pies..

Saco, Maine
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

this is too easy to drive by. Don't! The thanksgiving sub here is the best in the city. Oven roasted turkey breast, not mere deli slices, and all the fixings. Yum

Thank 457chris
Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Punky's has been one of our family go to places for many years. Don't let the unassuming exterior prevent you from going inside. The menus is vast and the value and quality are great. We especially recommend the breakfast wraps for a hearty delicious way to start the day. Your choice of wrap and breakfast meat scrambled with fresh onions,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102-2341
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-8885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?