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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-8080
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“poutine” (364 reviews)
“truffle ketchup” (161 reviews)
“paninis” (159 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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

Cozy place with interesting soups, sandwiches, salads and of course fries. Fried in duck fat with interesting sauces to dip.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Duck Fat is located on a side street in downtown Portland, Maine. Not a very big place, gets full easily but wait in line! It is undoubtedly worth it. Get a shake, get the fries, then, anything else on the menu. This is a fabulous...More

Thank zrib
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very hyped restaurant but actually as good as advertised. Mostly sandwiches, salads, fries, specialty drinks. Seating may be on a stool against the wall but fine as place is very small as draws large lunch crowd; no reservations.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Duck fat had amazing food! We were not given info...on the community table seating...so you eat next to other groups, but that was okay. The space is quaint and trendy..homemade sodas were great as well, and the fries are the bomb. Enjoy!

Thank DBH1215
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came in to Duckfat for a snack. We had the Belgian fries with the garlic mayo and the truffle ketchup. It was very tasty. We also had the milkshakes. My husband had the blueberry buttermilk and I had the vanilla bean milkshake. Fresh and tasty...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fries were the best and the sandwiches were great as well. Get there early as there isn't much seating but it's worth the wait.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of the Duck Fat Fries is amazing and the tremendous success of this small restaurant has not diminished its quality. Great Fries, Sandwiches and salads. I saw many enjoying the various milkshakes while I indulged in the local craft beers. The service despite...More

Thank hanskennedy30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait was too long for our kids, so we ordered fries and shakes to go (which was the fastest way to go), and they were amazing!!!! The fries were so flavorful and crisp. We all got different flavor shakes, and we all were happy...More

Thank Stilettolawyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed the Belgian fries with the sauces. A small order was enough to share for two people as we also ordered the panini. They should bottle the creamsicle soda - it was fantastic! Go during the week, and the wait is not as long...More

Thank gparch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meals with a variety of choices. The chips are excellent and the duck fat donuts are an incredibly tasty surprise dish that are a must have. Good service but book ahead or give yourself time to be able to get a table. Also does...More

Thank 975garryh
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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, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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