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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poutine” (363 reviews)
“truffle ketchup” (159 reviews)
“duck pate” (186 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are few places as good as Duckfat, and it’s absolutely worth every minute of any wait. The poutine is the closest to heaven I’ve gotten in a meal, rich and seemingly endless in its flavor. And the original milkshake is also layered with deliciousness.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tiny spot and you will very likely have to wait 45 min for a seat but the food is great. You have to try the fries!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Duckfat is a very small space that makes good use of it with a few tables and counters. The food is excellent and the service was quick and friendly. We were fortunate to arrive and be seated immediately. Well worth the trip.

Thank EC1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny spot and very popular. No reservations but you can come early and get your name on the list. There is only 1 table for a party 7 or more. If someone is on the list before you wait could be hours....More

Thank Mindy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite visiting portland during the cold winter months, there was still an hour wait for duckfat. Once we sat down with a piping hot plate of poutine with duck on it, we had already forgotten about our frozen toes from waiting outside. We had the...More

Thank astrokarupin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Duckfat on a New Year's trip up to Portland. This place was on our list of must-do. We went on the Saturday before New Year's at 4:30ish pm... an hour wait! I think everyone else thought if they went early they would get...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was an hour for us after the restaurant had opened but it was so much worth it!!! The food was just delicious we dined in for lunch and tried the duck poutine! It was freezing outside so the dish warmed us right up!

Thank Carolyn O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was friendly. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the poutine. My family of three each ordered a different panini to share. The bread was great, but I thought the BGT and duck confit paninis were just ok. My daugher had them just...More

Thank LoriLovesFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the great cold front of 2017. It was negative degrees outside which was a problem if you had to wait for a table. Our wait was o pay a few minutes so we managed, but since there is no room to wait...More

Thank JuannyChico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Indulgent and delicious. Surprisingly casual and affordable for the quality of food. Go early to avoid at long wait (30 mins at 4pm on a Saturday for 2, an hour by 5pm)

Thank Swthorse09
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Javier N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We dog sitted on the outside table while the owner ate inside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8080
Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that has it all: classic Belgian fries made with local Maine potatoes fried in duck fat, panini, soups, salads, charcuterie, sodas and milkshakes all made in house. Add a killer beer and wine list and you have Duckfat, a fun and unique dining destination in Portland, Maine.
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