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East Ender

$$ - $$$American, ,
47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-879-7669
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were only in Portland for one evening and choose to eat here and we were very glad we did. There were 3 of us and we had some delicious warm olives to start with, then 2 of us had Fish and Chips and one...More

Thank darrenvh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything at East Ender was to die for. I got the rosemary spritz to drink and loved it. The perfect combination. We shared the mussels, which were served in a coconut milk lemongrass brother, as an appetizer, and they were incredible. The flavor was so...More

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew that not being able to get into Duckfat next door would be such a great thing!?! This place was awesome. The lobster melt and fish & chips were life changing. The cocktails were an absolute revelation with homemade EVERYTHING... and great recos from...More

Thank Emmicakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good - the burger outstanding (added shishito peppers and bacon jam). Best of all was the lack of wait and the lovely atmosphere. This is a good place to relax, eat, chat. Thoroughly enjoyed it. We were there at lunch, but if...More

Thank DawnousAtl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the burger and fries. Burger is seasoned well and just the right size. Fries were cooked perfectly.

Thank vialwoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at East Ender last night after having eaten there several years ago. By the end of our meal, it was clear to us why we have not frequented this restaurant. Upon arriving--famished--we drooled over the menu, making jokes about how difficult it would...More

Thank ktoppan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see items on the menu I have not seen elsewhere. The chef combines locally secured seafood and other meats with unique sauces and vegetable presentations. Examples: Warm pretzel with homemade mustard Smoked pork belly rillettes snack Grilled octopus appetizer Grilled duck tartine entree Fried...More

Thank DewPortland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG, these French fries are so good it is mad. Had the lobster sandwich and it was fabulous. Service has been great and very friendly. Came back as all was good especially those fries. Thrice cooked fries,

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a delicious place to eat a late lunch after arriving in Portland very hungry. We were told that while we were waiting for a table, we could put in an order and it would be out when we sat down. That's...More

Thank Liana B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Really neat place with a very warm rustic feel. We dined upstairs. We all had burgers and they were wonderful. They had a nice smoked flavor and were cooked perfectly. The burgers weren't huge, but coupled with the fries it was the perfect amount. Their...More

Thank JetBlueDriver
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
    (India Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-7669
  • E-mail
The East Ender offers new American food with bold New England flavors. Chefs Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy . We source products from local farmers and purveyors. Quality local ingredients allow East Ender to create a menu from scratch and present it in an approachable and affordable way. Seriously good food in a seriously casual environment. A neighborhood meeting place to enjoy house cocktails, craft-beers, and wine that caters to the cuisine. Our menu offers seasonal snacks, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.
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