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The Thirsty Pig

37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-773-2469
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
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11 - 20 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Real food at reasonable prices, a great beverage selection, and great service even during a holiday weekend dinner rush. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This missus and I wandered into the Thirsty Pig in search of good and inexpensive eats. Hot dogs seemed a good value. With just the right amount of Portland quirkiness, we ordered our meals and found a seat. The Thirsty Pig offered a wide selection...More

1  Thank Jawsh71
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by 2 Portland natives including one chef. The food was creative, good, tasty and fast in the mid-afternoon. The beer selection was good and the cashier let me taste 2 when I didn't know which one to pick. I...More

1  Thank GCmomAustin
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A group of six of us stopped in the thirsty pig for a quick bite to eat. The restaurant is very unique and the beer selection is even more unique. Be prepared for anything from a 5% to a 12% alcohol content. The wait staff...More

1  Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We happened upon this place in search of some live music and quick bite. The hot dog/sausage menu is reasonably priced and fun with a great beer selection. We happened to be there while an amazing band was playing and stayed longer than anticipated because...More

2  Thank eatyourfeelings
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Sat out back and enjoyed the cool of the evening on Friday. What a great place! We'll definitely go back next time we are in Portland.

2  Thank RCP012
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Kind of fell into wandering around...but glad we did.Sausages and dogs are awesome and great (and cold) beer with some quality selections!!

2  Thank CoachK2525
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I had their special Italian sausage and it was amazing. The outside garden is lovely and a wonderful place to relax after a busy day.

Thank trvladdict
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident but it was a gem. The homemade chilly dog was so good! They have a nice patio outback and boxes of Trivial Pursuit cards to take to your table. The soft giant pretzel with mustard and cheese sauces was also...More

Thank krs10904
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great selection of sausages served several different ways - your choice. Nice selection of beers. Sit at the bar for a very knowledgeable and entertaining bartender. Loved our pretzel with beer cheese dip. Sausage chili will bring us back.

Thank ss319
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21 June 2015|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
There is seating outside on a patio and booths inside. There is no table service, you order at the counter. I believe they have a kids menu, but it may be limited. I went with friends and there were some families there, I'm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-2469
Beer and Sausage. The two things we do best. Paring our house-made sausages with the best Maine-made beer we can find.
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