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Dinner in Old Port Area of Portland

takeoutgirl Dec 4, 2006 01:38 PM

We'll spending the night at the Portland Regency Hotel. We are very open to dining ideas; no budget restraints or food restrictions. Thanks very much.

  1. the_MU Dec 6, 2006 07:32 PM

    Floating place is DeMillos. Dewey's is on Commercial St. not far away from DeMillo's, and is a very popular, unpretentious bar and hangout with decent food, a really good beer selection, and free popcorn.

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      Pegmeister Dec 6, 2006 07:20 PM

      The breakfast at the Portland Regency is quite good. They also have a nice bar for later in the day when you want a glass of wine while you decide on where to go to dinner. Didn't care for the floating restaurant or if I remember the name correctly 3 Dollar Deweys?

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        grittys457 Dec 6, 2006 12:55 AM

        I wouldn't eat breakfast at Marcy's or Becky's. Not exactly the cleanest of places. No offense to the people that work or eat there.

        I would go up to the Front Room on munjoy hill. All the breakfast items are on the menu and it is very reasonable.
        www.thefrontroomrestaurant.com has the menu and prices.

        I had a great dinner there last night and a really good breakfast last weekend.

        I think Mim's is way overpriced and not all that special.

        Vignola is serving a brunch on Sunday's now and well as 555. Both good dinner spots as well.


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          KrisH Dec 5, 2006 01:30 PM

          Oh - forgot - the other place place I'd recommend for breakfast or lunch is Marcy's Diner (near Children's Museum) - small place devoted to Harley bike paraphanelia - just a fun place, especially if you sit at the counter...

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          1. re: KrisH
            irwin Dec 5, 2006 10:20 PM

            make sure you get plenty of napkins because the grease will drip down your face otherwise. It has to be good because she uses 1/2 pound of butter with every order, but I still love it there, so make sure you don't tell my wife.
            I much prefer BECKY'S on Commercial Street

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            KrisH Dec 5, 2006 01:27 PM

            I was just in Portland a few weeks ago - went to Fore Street. Atmosphere was wonderful - New England chic. I ordered the whole halibut and had it deconstructed tableside - was fun to watch. Everything on the menu comes from someplace local and it changes daily. Appetizers were great - entrees were solid (not exceptional, but definitely a great experience). Fun to watch the kitchen and the fresh vegetable room...

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              lexpatti Dec 5, 2006 01:03 PM

              Take a short 15 min. ferry ($3.50) over to Peaks Island to Cockeyed Gull - you'll have an excellent dining experience and see the Portland skyline from another view. Food and service is fabulous. Even if you go for lunch - everything on the menu was fabulous - we spent several days out on this island and several meals (including breakfast) and everyting was outstanding. They've recieved lots of write ups. A bit of Korean flare but not all dishes, excellent steak dishes, nice mix of seafood dishes, everything very fresh and made to order. Reservations definately on the weekend.


              1. whs Dec 4, 2006 04:20 PM

                We stayed at the Portland Regency over the Thanksgiving weekend--see my post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/346186

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                1. re: whs
                  takeoutgirl Dec 4, 2006 04:51 PM

                  w - this is great. thanks so much for taking the time.

                2. Harp00n Dec 4, 2006 02:51 PM

                  There are numerous recent postings, second only to Boston in N.E., on this board for "Portland" and I would suggest you review those. :-)

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