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Congress Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-828-9944
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I've been frequenting the CB&G since back when it was Norm's and even after the changeover, they always held on to what made them great: strong drinks, fun staff, and consistently great food, regardless of what you ordered. Living in downtown Portland, I'd say we...More

Thank DankDrank
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A wonderful, welcoming establishment offering delicious food, great drinks, and very hospitable staff!

Thank rovanli
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today for a lunch visit and sat at the bar. Black bean soup was very good. Second only to the veggie burger. Owner Deb is a wonderful person. Elmore is a one of nicest servers you will ever meet. Enjoy

Thank johne41
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Pass through Portland enroute to Augusta, we stopped for lunch a bit later than some well-reviewed restaurants on Congress Street were serving. A host at one of them suggested this place, just a 2-3 block walk farther up the street, and it was a winner....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were excited to try this place during our visit to Portland. The menu looked right up our alley so we decided to try it out for a late afternoon snack. the waitress was nice but clueless. We waited 30 min. for her to come...More

Thank 732jacqueliney
Reviewed 18 July 2017

From the gravelly-voiced waitress to the for-sale photography to the grimy ambiance, we new we had a great local tavern to eat in! My grilled Reuben was great and his Cobb salad was fresh and delicious and the fries were fab. And where can you...More

Thank MedfordMA
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The greeter/owner/server was very friendly and helpful, and the food selection covered our varied needs - there were 4 of us - one vegan, one gluten-free, one high protein/low carb and one normal (me) and we were all satisfied with selection and quality of our...More

Thank melsey
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Monday at 7pm only 2 seats left at the bar. A few tables taken in the dining room. We chatted with a frequent diner at the bar. There were several specials but we stayed on menu: Szechuan beef with sugar snap peas, red pepper. carrots...More

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I treated a friend to dinner here as a Thank You. It was quiet on a Wednesday night. We like our server though we never got her name. We sat in a booth and both ordered our entrees from the specials board: baked crab-stuffed haddock,...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a restaurant I used to frequent but for some reason it fell off my radar. We decided to check it out. Surprisingly, many of old faves were still on the menu which was great. Ordered fish and chips, grilled steak salad and a...More

Thank moxie88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-828-9944
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