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East Ender
New American Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–10PM
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47 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
47 Middle StreetUSMainePortland04101
(207) 879-7669eastenderportland.com
$$New American Restaurant, Bar
New American Restaurant
Bar
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Today 11:30AM–10PM
Saturday 11:30AM–10PMSunday 11AM–3PM, 5:30–9PMMonday 11:30AM–9PMTuesday 11:30AM–9PMWednesday 11:30AM–9PMThursday 11:30AM–9PMFriday 11:30AM–10PM
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American restaurant and bar, craft beers, cocktails, bold wines, raw bar, and classic food made from scratch that is spiked with bold New England flavors. Affordable and approachable food and drink!
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Thoughtfully sourced American fare, craft beer, wine & cocktails served in a relaxed atmosphere.- Google
"Maine lobster nachos and fried sweet potato w/ honey mustard = both awesome."
"Bartenders and wait staff are always a pleasure."
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Trevor Knott
a month ago
I've been to East Ender a couple times and it has always been good to me. Great selection of beer, on tap and in bottles. Bartenders and wait staff are always a pleasure. The food is always top notch as well with delicious flavors.
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Alex Richards
3 weeks ago
I really liked the staff and the vibe, unfortunately I didn't feel so amazed by the food considering its Maine. Still a nice spot though.
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Nathan Patwardhan
a year ago
I have mixed feelings about this restaurant in its current incarnation. On one hand, the food is very good, and I enjoy it. As someone who's into veg/hybrid recipes, imagine my surprise that the tartare and burger are my favorite selections on the menu! On the other, the service has been absolutely terrible, almost every time, in the 4 times we have been there. Plus, you get the inevitable friends of the kitchen staff, at the bar, who distract the kitchen staff, and general lack of care in managing service and/or customer satisfaction, that make me want to go someplace else. As someone who has worked in restaurants professionally, experiencing a restaurant that's MARGINAL, at best, service-wise, then seeing its staff congregated about the bar is a MAJOR turn off. Does anyone manage this place? I just spent 113 + tip at this restaurant. I can spend the same at a number of other popular local restaurants, and receive far better service. If this restaurant was smart or good on any level, they would have up settled us promptly on our chit, since on this an off night, and with the proper service for drinks and food, our base would have been 160+. Ever wonder why other restaurants are killing it on a Wednesday, at peak time, when East Ender is practically empty? Case closed. You have to manage your service better, or you're done.
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luke lucier
2 years ago
Terrible experience! The service was extremely slow. I ordered ribs and ended up with food poisoning. My girlfriend's received a few small chunks of over cooked brisket. On top of it all, my server added her own tip to the bill. Last I knew that's considered theft. I would avoid this place like the plague.
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Amanda M
3 weeks ago
I though the online menu was deceiving. If you're going to have a changing menu, you shouldn't post it online. The service was excellent which was the only reason this place is getting stars. Food was overpriced for the portion. I had the stew which had rice, garbanzo beans, 2 pieces of squash which were about 2.5x1.5x1.5 big, and two baby onions and the tiniest piece of chicken I've ever paid 5 dollar for. This meal totaled 17 dollars.
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Rex Noble
5 months ago
Good music, great food. Stopped by for brunch and was pleasantly surprised.
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Maureen Topa
a year ago
I went here with two other people for my birthday this past Monday. Honestly, I'm surprised there aren't more reviews?! It's a little small inside on the first floor, but cute. There is also an upstairs which is pretty large with nice views out the windows. Maine lobster nachos and fried sweet potato w/ honey mustard = both awesome. Main entrees were awesome. The quality of everything was very high and we will definitely be going back.
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Scott M
2 years ago
Awesome place. Great ambiance, great service, and a unique menu that is as tasty as it sounds. I know one person who won't be eating at their neighbor anymore! Try East Ender and you won't regret it!

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