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Dinner in Old Port Area of Portland

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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.

        www.fivefifty-five.com
        www.vignolamaine.com

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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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            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.

              http://www.cockeyedgull.com/

              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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                  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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