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Local 188

685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
+1 207-761-7909
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommendation from our hotel and they did not steer us wrong! Thought I knew what I wanted until I heard the special of the day and that totally changed my mind - caramelized onion, swiss, sweet potato scramble (I added mushrooms). It came with...More

Thank GMRD19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving to several places for breakfast in downtown Portland, which had a 30-45 minute wait and patrons waiting outside, we stumbled upon 188...the food, service, spacious dining area, even the presentation was excellent, best hash ever...highly recommend

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Saturday, March 3rd, our party of four were blown away by the kick off to your restaurant week. It was an outstanding team effort full of quality, cohesion, and packed with delicious creativity. We also loved how you included cocktails, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages in...More

Thank RovingSouls
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I stopped by on a busy Sunday for brunch as a solo traveler and was pleased to get a spot at the counter. The bloody mary was incredible, spicy and smooth. The deviled eggs were fantastic as was the salmon bagel plate (could have used...More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Stopped here after a concert in a nearby venue. About 9:30 on a Friday night. Not packed, but a good crowd. Fun space with an extensive wine and bar list. For example, when I asked about bourbon, the waitress said, "OF COURSE we have Woodford...More

Thank Chet B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Are you looking for a good place to eat in Portland that isn't really expensive and is a very relaxing to hang out with friends and family. Check out Local 188. The service was good, the food met our expectations and didn't break the bank.

Thank tmhome100
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Got stranded an extra 2 nights in Maine so decided to walk to Brunch. Honestly we were headed to Hot Suppa but the wait was 45 min so went here instead! So glad we did. Food was in abundance and the Bloody Cucumber drink was...More

Thank jojodiamond11
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Dined her on our anniversary, based on reviews read. Our server was awesome...we had the deviled eggs and the goat chees au gratin for appetizers. Also, had the house paella. A signature dish...all was absolutely delicious. Not inexpensive, but definitely worth the price. They have...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you're looking to get away from Old Port and the tourists checkout Local 188. Great weekend breakfast spot in an emerging neighborhood in Portland. Lots of other dining options available. Just a 10-12 minute walk (or 4 min Uber) from Old Port. We had...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 17 November 2017

For a late night meal, Local 188 is a good place to choose. Friendly staff, open room with tables and couches (maybe it would be loud at the busy hour) made for a relaxing unwind post show. The cheese plate was perfect with a glass...More

Thank Ann T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
    (State St)
  • Public Transportation: Portland metro stop directly outside front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-7909
  • E-mail
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