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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-8080
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently had lunch here twice in the same week. The first time was good, not great because the fries were way over salted which was why we came and the next time I had a sandwich with almost nothing in it. The protein was cut so thin it was almost like a spread. Maybe Rob should spend some time... More 

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Wales, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to see what all the hype was about, it was worth it. Went on Saturday night and the wait time was an hour and fifteen minutes. Was very excited to hear the buzzers were able to travel to other bars in the area and the added bonus of the hostess giving us suggestions. Once we were seated we tried... More 

Thank llmahoney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poutine Fries cooked in duck fat are amazing. Every bite was crunchy on the outside moist on the inside, so good... a must in Portland.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were driving through Maine and passing Portland and my friends said we had to stop. We called on the highway, ordered some shakes and poutine. They had it ready when we arrived. Outstanding! Great food. I had the original skake, would get it again.

Thank Jason W
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the French Fries and dipping sauces, shared the Duck Confit Paninni and two Small Fries with Curry Mayo and Spicy Ketchup. Seating is spares and mostly long counter along wall and uncomfortable stools. A black metal palette numerous words on white magnetic strips are provided for entertainment. However they are not very clean and some customers have made up... More 

Thank coastie55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere and the food was awesome! We had the Brussel sprouts- amazing! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Dwayne S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fries: Yes, they really are worth the hype. I am a self-proclaimed french fry addict and these are some of the best I've ever had. Don't waste anyone's time by ordering a small because you're not going to be able to stop eating these babies. The dipping sauces are fantastic. Pay the little bit extra and try at least... More 

Thank Moonbeam315
Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is delicious! We had excellent sandwiches, scrumptious fries, and the best milkshakes that we had ever had! Do not miss this if you are in Portland!

Thank AnnaR16
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food, great atmosphere with a friendly staff. Very small dining area so not good for a romantic date but great for making friends!

Thank Charles D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been living here for some time now and only the other week was my first visit to the legendary Duckfat. Everything I expected was actually blown away. I knew it was good, but I've seen other popular trendy restaurants in town that have not lived up to hype. Duckfat absolutely does. Sandwiches are superb. The pickled veggies really add... More 

Thank Ken Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?