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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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Needham, Massachusetts
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260 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Duckfat made me feel like I was back in Park Slope in Broooklyn; with its intimate but casual seating, locally-sourced menu items and a kinetic vibe. However, since we had two small children, dining in didn't seem to be the best option for us on a Friday night - so we called in our order to go. Fortunately, it's just... More 

Thank David_T_Zarraga
Carmel Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a small poutine, a SLOW ROASTED PULLED PORK CUBANO and a HOUSE SMOKED TURKEY sandwich. Yum! It was a lot of great food. Our timing was perfect. We arrived just before 5pm and were able to get a table right away.

Thank lkirshaw
Kennebunk, Maine, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went yesterday for a late lunch, around 2pm and were able to get right in. It was very busy for that time of day. Our host was pleasant as was our waiter, all smiles and very efficient. We ordered a panini, the fries (of course, really the reason we came) and the brussel sprouts. All were fantastic and we... More 

Thank juliebarros48
Boston suburbs
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last time I did not try the poutine so HAD to get it this time. Yummy! Four of us split small poutine, two sandwiches and Brussel sprout special recommended by our awesome waitress Sherri. She was right on with her suggestions. Fun spot. Very small, shared tables but they get you in and out without feeling rushed. I will come... More 

Thank PTlady
New York, New York, United States
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I met two friends here for a mid-afternoon lunch on a Friday, and had to wait about 15-20 minutes for a shared table. Staff was very friendly though and seated us as soon as possible. The place is small, a bit dark and not well-marked from the street, but Portland is a small city and it was... More 

Thank Peter C
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious! We had poutine fries and duck confit paninis. It's a small, cramped place but it was worth the wait on a Friday night and the staff was super friendly!

Thank pastrychefjenn
Glen Ellen, Calif.
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am inordinately fond of this small hole-in-the-wall. It's got a "hip" vibe. Minimalist, bare wood decor. You can't get comfortable here, but the closeness makes for a shared experience. I have no idea how most of the staff stays slender here (other than they couldn't fit in the door otherwise)! The Belgian fries. The milkshakes (no need to request... More 

Thank GregN62
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait was long but worth it. Food was amazing, fun and different! Definitely an experience. The milkshake was out of this world, but filling so you might want to share it with a friend if you're planning to eat too. The fries were like nothing I've ever had and we got the flight of dipping sauces which was a... More 

Thank Judi D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What was once a bohemian hot spot with old fixtures & and an esoteric menu bolstered by the world 's best Belgium fries has become a 1 percenter's favorite . So expect long lines & change of menu from old visits . If you have the time it is worth at least one visit.

Thank John Francis R
Portland, Maine
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to visit Duckfat but my husband would never go because they don't take reservations. I've heard the average wait is over an hour so my mother and I headed into Portland early and arrived at 11:15. The place was already half full which isn't really saying much since it's so small. I mean tiny!! We sat at... More 

Thank Cindy G

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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
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?