Alfresco

    207.871.5005

    703 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102

    Breakfast and Lunch: Monday to Saturday 7am to 2pm; Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5 pm to 9:15 pm

    There are few places to get cheesy grits on a cold Sunday morning, but Hot Suppa has it covered. The brunch is everything it should be: boozy,… Read more »

    local188.com

    685 Congress St., Portland, Maine

    Open daily, Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Drink until 1 a.m.; Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 4 - 6 p.m.; Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Tapas-style dining is popular on this list, but Spanish food? That’s not so easy to find. Fortunately, Jay Villani has answered our foodie prayers with Local 188,… Read more »

    207.773.7099

    576 Congress St. and 225 Congress St. , Portland, ME 4101

    Sunday to Thursday 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 2 AM

    If you’re like us, you like a large, thin slice of pizza that can be folded multiple times to accommodate easy and efficient consumption. Fortunately, that’s what… Read more »

    Sonny's Restaurant, Portland, ME

    207.772.7774

    83 Exchange St., Portland, ME 4101

    11:30 AM to 10 PM

    In an impressive space that’s formerly the Portland Savings Bank, chefs Jay Villani and Ethan Tobey take local ingredients and give them a Latin and Southwestern spin…. Read more »

    The North Point Restaurant, Portland, ME

    207.899.3778

    35 Silver St, Portland, ME 4101

    11 AM to 12 AM

    An intimate, cozy spot with friendly service—there’s a good chance you’ll find brothers and co-owners Noah and Dan Talmatch on the premises—North Point’s menu features flatbreads, meat-and-cheese… Read more »

    207.553.7044

    46 Market St., Portland, Maine 04101

    11:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Sunday Brunch: 9 AM to 2 PM

    At James Beard Award-nominated chef Steve Corry’s bistro, everything’s based on family recipes passed down by the restaurant’s namesake, a diminutive French grandmother named Jacqueline. Sit out… Read more »

    207.772.8777

    72 Commercial St. , Portland, ME 4101

    Lounge on the waterfront deck or grab a spot near the brick ovens—either way you can’t go wrong with one of Flatbread’s wood-fired, clay-oven pizzas. The dough,… Read more »

    207.846.5155

    61 South Rd. , Chebeague Island , ME 4101

    11:30 AM to 9 PM

    White tablecloths and beautiful hardwood floors set an elegant mood at Chebeague Island Inn. Reservations are recommended, so before you jump on the ferry be sure to… Read more »

    Outside David's Restaurant in Portland, ME

    207.773.4340

    22 Monument Square , Portland, ME 4101

    Sidewalk bistro tables welcome diners at this perennial Portland favorite. There are four ways to order lobster: roll, salad, ravioli, or cakes. There are plenty of other… Read more »