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East Ender

47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-879-7669
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

It's rated high but probably because it gets an overflow from Duck Fat. Were in a hotel close buy because I have my hip surgery in the morning so I can walk to this place. We ate here a few years ago and it was...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We found this place because there was a line at Duckfat (next door) and we were hungry. It's a nice little spot, clean and modern. The menu is small but offers interesting options. The fried Brussels sprouts were the best bite. The burger had great...More

Thank Gregory J
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Food was okay drinks were okay place was okay. Nothing bad to say but then nothing good to say either. We were not sure what they really want to be except expensive.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were looking for a place to have lunch while visiting Portland. East Ender delivered an excellent meal. We were a group of 6 so we were able to try quite a few things. The standouts were the delicious and generously portioned...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is not only a fun neighborhood hang but the food that Karl & Bill are pumping out shows real genius. It's clear they are having fun and have taken their food truck magic and created this super cool place to go anytime for a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Ok, I'm fessing up here...we travelled to go to Duckf*t for lunch, but the 1 1/2 hour wait turned us off and turned us next door to the East Ender. We were very happy when we got our House Smoked Burgers With Monterey Jack &...More

Thank alwaysathebeach
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place kicks it up a notch for breakfast or brunch - whichever is your pleasure. From the cocktails to the bacon to the duck fonit hash it is all good. I strongly recommend stopping by here for a meal and enjoying your lazy weekend.

Thank TheBeardedGentleman
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Interesting, eclectic menu, good price point and great casual bistro atmosphere. Will be back again very soon!

Thank GoMel719
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A very short walk from the Marriott Residence Inn, a blessing in last night's noreaster. Delicious meal, one of the best ever.Side salad with flavorful dressing. Fried Brussel sprouts. And the dessert, profiteroles, were to die for. Light pastry with creamy filling surrounded by deep...More

Thank 99judge1
Reviewed 10 December 2016

What appears to be a little neighborhood cafe turns out to be a first-class restaurant. A chicken liver pate on toast was the perfect accompaniment to a dry martini. Fish and chips seemed a dull choice, but it wasn't: a crisp, dark cylinder of crust...More

Thank tompainter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
    (India Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-7669
The East Ender offers new American food with bold New England flavors. Chefs Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy . We source products from local farmers and purveyors. Quality local ingredients allow East Ender to create a menu from scratch and present it in an approachable and affordable way. Seriously good food in a seriously casual environment. A neighborhood meeting place to enjoy house cocktails, craft-beers, and wine that caters to the cuisine. Our menu offers seasonal snacks, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.