Food & Drink in Portland

Up to Half Off Chinese Food at Zen Chinese Bistro

Zen Chinese Bistro

Downtown

$20 $10

(25)

Authentic Chinese dishes such as udon noodles and shrimp in lobster sauce served alongside vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives

46% Off American Comfort Food

The Front Room

East End

$35 $19

(611)

Classic American brunch and dinner offerings, from three-egg omelets and silver dollar pancakes to grilled meatloaf and cornbread

50% Off Mediterranean Cuisine at Olive Cafe

Olive Cafe

Downtown

$30 $15

(226)

Traditional Lebanese and Mediterranean shawarma, lamb kebabs, and falafel served with flatbread pizzas and tacos

45% Off Local Cuisine at White Cap Grille

White Cap Grille

Downtown

$20 $11

(125)

Casual dining hub serves creatively-fused fresh New England ingredients, unique cocktails, and local beer in a clean and comfortable setting

45% Off Cheese and Small Plates at MJ's Wine Bar

MJ's Wine Bar

Portland

$31 $17

(27)

Visitors nosh on small plates, including cheeses, nuts, olives, and chocolates

Half Off Chinese and Taiwanese Food at Bubble Maineia

Bubble Maineia

Downtown

$10 $5

(34)

Working from family recipes, chefs create authentic Taiwanese and Chinese dishes along with a variety of bubble tea flavors

Up to 54% Off Coffee, Paninis, Kids' Playtime

Greenlight Studio

Back Bay

$10 $5

(3)

Busy parents can relax and restore while kids can play in 3,500 square feet of green play-space

50% Off Spanish and Latin Cuisine at La Familia

La Familia

Nasons Corner

$22 $11

Dishes from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain intermingle on menu of seafood, steak, chicken, and rice

Up to 51% Off at Royal River Grillhouse

Royal River Grillhouse

Yarmouth

$50 $28

(73)

Lobster stew, Prince Edward Island mussels in madeira wine sauce, truffle cheese fries, wild-mushroom risotto, and other inventive dishes

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The chefs at Zen Chinese Bistro infuse their extensive menu with authentic flavors and culinary techniques, as well as modern twists inspired by their customers’ dietary restrictions and concerns. They stir-fry bites of jumbo shrimp and normal-sized pork with either traditional udon noodles or gluten-free, organic buckwheat noodles. Though many of their entrees showcase spicy sauces slathered atop morsels of chicken and beef, the chefs pay equal attention to vegetarian options by turning the spotlight on ingredients such as Szechuan string beans and bean curd.

45 Danforth St
Portland,
ME
US

Forest Falls Cafe prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients in its made-from-scratch dishes. Its bread is purchased nearby and makes up an array of sandwiches, filled with everything from Maine lobster to teriyaki chicken. Chefs tuck sliced apples into individual-sized pie crusts while homemade soups simmer and turkey roasts in the kitchen. The café also serves breakfast all day, including dishes such as eggs benedict smothered in hollandaise sauce, veggie scrambles wrapped in tortillas, and pancakes filled with local blueberries.

30 Forest Falls Cafe
Yarmouth,
ME
US

The steak 'n' cheese sandwich at Down Home Cookin' weighs nearly a pound. Stuffed in a sub roll, melted cheese and 8 ounces of shaved steak press against green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Aside from its weight, the sandwich boasts another feature: it's completely homemade, just like every other entree at Down Home Cookin'. Rather than jazzing up bland dishes with sprigs of parsley or sticks of TNT, cooks prepare homestyle meals with fresh, flavorful ingredients.

30 Preble St
Portland,
ME
US

The chefs at The Dancing Elephant II prepare a large menu of traditional Indian cuisine complete with vegetarian options. Delectable chunks of chicken or lamb swim in spicy curries, mingling with potatoes, spinach, or cashews. Vegetarian specialties include green peas with potatoes or chickpeas and spinach. The restaurant also offers a full bar complete with beers and cocktails.

29 Wharf St
Portland,
ME
US

True to its name, Portland Discovery helps visitors explore the scenic coastal town's majestic, rocky coastline with tours by boat or vintage trolley bus. These tours include cruises among the lobster boats and seabirds of Casco Bay that pass lighthouses and historic forts, and trips through downtown that highlight local landmarks.

170 Commercial St.
Portland,
ME
US

On the white-linen-draped tables beneath Al Huda Restaurant’s cranberry-hued walls, plates brim with shawarma and biryani. Slices of baklava, held together by honey like a beekeeper’s alibi, flake apart beneath forks, and falafel crackles in golden oil in the kitchen.

1192 Forest Ave
Portland,
ME
US