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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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685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time eating here last weekend during the Magical History Tour of Portland. This is quite the eclectic décor, bright colours and mismatch furniture. Server was very friendly and helpful. Turns out the only lunch menu was brunch - OK. The three dishes each were...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, extensive menu with many different offerings for a great Sunday Breakfast. Good varieties of espresso available rather than just the usual watered down bottomless cup option. On a Sunday it gets very busy so get there early or book ahead.

Thank 975garryh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the weekend in Portland with college friends from 42 years ago. This place was recommended to us for breakfast both by the hotel and one of our friends. It lived up to its reputation. Great egg choices, my mushroom omelet with herbs was...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 7 April 2018 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 1 April 2018

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
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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, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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