Susan’s Fish-n-Chips is the perfect place to get your seafood fix in true Maine fashion. From two-person seafood platters that carry enough molluscs and scallops for four, to lobster rolls stuffed to the brim with tender meat, the portions are as generous as they are scrumptious. The super-friendly waiters and waitresses make an effort to get to know you before they hammer through the day’s specials, which makes this joint a diamond in the rough.
Address and telephone number: 1135 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04103 +1 207-878-3240
Fishermen’s Grill serves the freshest seafood of the highest quality in generous portions. Try Mike’s take on some classics, like clam chowder and haddock sandwiches, and you’ll be convinced this is one of the best seafood joints in Maine.
Address and telephone number: 849 Forest Ave., Portland, Maine 04103 +1 (207) 699 – 5657
Thurston’s Wicked Good Burgers serves fully loaded house burgers at impossibly good prices. You can add as many tantalizing patties as you like to beef up your burger to your liking, and the array of toppings and add-ons is seemingly endless. Take your meal to the next level with mouthwatering options like hand-cut French fries drenched in hot cheese, or crispy onion rings that are fried to perfection.
Address and telephone number: 699 Forest Ave Portland, ME 04103 +1 (207) 879-1377
If you want to visit New Orleans without leaving Back Cove, stop by Po’ Boys & Pickles. Cajun cuisine is at its peak here, with dishes that hark back to the spicy flavors and piquant aromas of Louisiana’s culinary gem of a city. Locals love the tiny details about this place that make it so refreshingly good: the red pepper mayo used to coat the toasted sandwiches, the crispy strips of bacon you can add to any sandwich, the way the fish is blackened without being burnt – perfect Cajun eats.
Address and telephone number: 1124 Forest Ave Portland, ME 04103 +1 (207) 518-9735
Back Bay Grill represents a standard of culinary luxury in Back Cove. There’s an exclusive dinner menu, an enticing dessert selection, a lounge overlooking Back Bay and an impressive wine list. Whether you’re a loyal local or a visiting tourist, you’ll find yourself coming back for the inviting atmosphere and excellent staff – not to mention the delectable filet mignon and delicious crème brûlée.
Address and telephone number: 65 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101
Saeng Thai House has a menu that dabbles in upscale Thai cuisine with the tang of Thai street food, transporting you straight into the heart of Thailand with flavorful aromas and smooth spice blends. The prices are incredibly reasonable for the portions you get, especially the generous plates of Pad Thai that come with tofu, chicken, shrimp and more.
Address and telephone number: 921 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102 +1 (207) 780-0900