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Ruski's Tavern

212 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3725
+1 207-774-7604
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Friday early evening with friends ”
22 Dec 2017
“Don't Be Deceived by the outside; its a dynamite saloon”
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American, Bar, Pub
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212 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3725
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, staff very friendly and cannot do enough for you (without being annoying - a true art) second visit - this time I enjoyed the seven course tasting menu - amazing food and as good as my first visit. My taste buds can’t wait...More

Thank das186
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast and it was average food. Not great and and not terrible. Relatively inexpensive. The bloody mary was kind of gross and I couldn't figure out why. The atmosphere itself makes it a trip worth taking. People crushing beer and onion rings...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Terrific neighborhood bar with food but in old time saloon style. Mostly folks from the local neightborhood. GREAT hamburgers and fish. Quality food and preparation will surprise you. Good selection of beer. Can get a bit noisy and crowded from time to time but that's...More

Thank 477harleyl
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome little place that is very popular with the locals. If you blink you might miss it but worth looking for. Very friendly atmosphere and delicious breakfast food. Good value! Don't let this one pass you by!

Thank 1995win
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Ruski's Tavern has the best food of any tavern pub on the Portland peninsula. Breakfast especially on the weekends is a must.

Thank gene w
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I loved the 70s-80s vibe of this classic old corner pub, with music and celebrity photos that made me feel I'd time traveled. The servers were loud, quick moving and efficiently friendly. My breakfast of eggs, marble rye toast and potatoes, plus some added hot...More

1  Thank Bearwife
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ruski's is one of my favorite breakfast places in Portland. Service is always good, and the portions are hearty and large. It's a bit off the beaten path, and, well, it is a tavern so not an obvious choice for breakfast. But don't let the...More

1  Thank JodyPWM
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This was my 2nd visit and this place really hits all the right notes. Yes it is a little divey, but the Bar and Kitchen staff really make you feel at home. Lunch with my son reinforced my first visit and he could not believe...More

Thank S V
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped here for lunch after attending a sporting event nearby at the recommendation of someone who used to live in the area (west end). We wanted something local and memorable. Was a great suggestion! Lots of charm, great food, friendly service and good selection...More

Thank MW1776
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I really enjoy the atmosphere to have a great beer and a good burger. It's full of characters and fun old school specials.

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3725
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-7604
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