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My son just moved to Portland and I was wondering what restaurants everyone likes or have tried in the area. Also what do you think about the Seagrass Bistro in Yarmouth?

Seagrass Bistro
30 Forest Falls Dr, Yarmouth, ME 04096

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  1. There are quite a few posts on this subject here, so have a look at any of a number of threads. Seagrass is a skip if you're interested in all the wonderful food Portland has to offer.

    1. A good place to start is portlandfoodmap.com for a comprehensive list of restaurants by type of food, with links to reviews. If there's a specific cuisine you are interested in, feel free to ask and you will get lots of opinions here, but there are too many great restaurants here (at all price ranges) for us to answer such a general question.

      1. Haven't been to Seagrass but my wife attended a function there and everyone (including a share of foodies) all enjoyed it a great deal. We plan on going sometime soon. As far as what's good in Portland is concerned, the answer is... a lot! From cheap eats to fine dining it will take quite a while to eat through the city. Enjoy!

        1. we vacationed in Portland last summer and took the kids (8 and 10) to Bar Lola. cute and fun with a super charming staff and great food.

          Bar Lola
          100 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04000

          1. Fore Street, 555 and Bintliffs American Grill (for brunch) are some of our faves

            Fore Street
            288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

            1. Your son won't have any trouble finding places to eat in & around Portland! It's becoming a well-known "foodie" city -- with everything from seafood, italian, pizza, asian & vegetarian fare. For upscale fine dinning, I would suggest Five-Fifty Five or Fore Street. For steak & potatoes, The Grill Room. For fresh local seafood, Street & Company. Chowdah at Gilberts. Pizza from Ottos, Portland Pie & Micuccis. More casual eating in town at Norms, Nosh, Corner Room, Duckfat & Dimillos. Check local food blogs like portlandfoodmap.com for reviews.

              Fore Street
              288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

              Grill Room
              84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101

              The Corner Room
              110 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101