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Ri Ra The Irish Pub Portland ME

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72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-761-4446
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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Windsor, Maine
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed a warm seat in front of the fireplace. My partner ordered a burger and chick pea salad and I had Jameson honey wings so we didn't experience the menu extensively but what we had was very good. The food is very tasty with many creative options. There is also seating upstairs away from... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was walking by and their menu took my fancy. I had their swordfish and it was delicious, portion was a little smaller than I expected but I wasn't bothered. I had a glass of the Chardonnay and couldn't stop at one, very very nice, have drunk wine all over the world, the Chardonnay they serve is one of my favs!

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South Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, we were disappointed AGAIN! Had a terrible meal, well my 8 year old daughter did. She ordered the kids bowl of pasta with just butter. It came out with cheese on it (sad replacement for Mac and Cheese). She would have just eaten it but the pasta was NOT cooked. We sent it back. Second dish comes out, pasta... More 

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Houlton
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a Saturday with no reservations for a table of 15. They took us in and the waitress did an excellent job for such short notice. They were out of steaks but the Food was excellent and the service was great.

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Thank Paul C
Bolton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Last visit here was over 2 years ago. This time we returned for a surprise birthday party for a good friend. We had called ahead and had a space held for our small group of about 16. Space was reserved for us in the upstairs back bar area on a January Saturday night. We arrived at 8:30 PM and went... More 

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Thank Lyndy B
Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Sunday night we went to Ri Ra to hear some traditional Irish music which was very good with a family friendly feel to the session. Monday morning they open for breakfast at 10:00 so we went back for some very good food and a friendly staff. Would go back there any time you are in Portland.

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Thank Stanley S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

i liked the atmosphere here but wouldn't go back to eat with the kids. the food was fine but it took a really long time and with two kids that does not work. there was not alot of seating either although we didn't have a problem because we went before the dinner rush.

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Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went here twice, and we have mixed reviews. Once we ate a fantastic breakfast with Irish coffee by the fireplace in the downstairs bar section. The toasted banana bread peanut butter dish was interesting and very good (and too hearty to finish). We peeked at the upstairs restaurant after breakfast and we were intrigued by the lovely, nautical look.... More 

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After viewing Dinosaurs Alive at the Portland Science Center we went to Ri Ra for lunch. We were not disappointed but impressed as we were expecting everyday pub grub. Starting with wings in the Guinness bbq sauce and crostini with avocado and pickled onions, both delicious. Two of us had the turducken sandwich and they were a home run. The... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I like to have Sunday brunch here! Specialty mimosas! Yum! Lobster benedict! Delicious! Veiw of the water. Located in the middle of the Old Port fun!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-4446

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