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Ri Ra The Irish Pub Portland ME

72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4749
+1 207-761-4446
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4749
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was disspointed in this place as I had heard good things We stopped in for lunch on a Monday after 1:00. Our server seemed a little uninterested, but completely bad, but for a town that caters to tourists we would have expected more. I...More

Thank Morris V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been going to Portland for about 12 years. Every time we always stop at Ri Ra. Not sure we'll go back. We love Irish pubs, love the beer and the food. We asked for and received a lovely table upstairs overlooking the water....More

Thank OneontaK
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent Guinness at a fair price - $4 pint special on Sunday. Ordered a couple shots of Jameson and they were not really a shot - more like half a glass - but who complains about that? Great service from our bar tender. Highly recommended.

Thank JANDFEasternUS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late on the airplane and checked in late to the Hilton Garden Inn. Wanting a drink before heading to bed, we conveniently went across the street. Very busy place on a Saturday night at 1230am. Service was.good until 1am rolled around when the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while in Port off of a cruise ship. Had the seafood chowder, which is excellent, one of the best ever that I have had. Also had The fish and chips. Excellent portion size. Very lightly breaded halibut. Flavor was fantastic. My...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Appetizers were amazing, bartenders were aweosme . Went there twice while visiting the area for the weekend . Would go again

Thank Kellzm23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop in while in Portland for a pint. A lively, friendly fun place. They always have a game on. Cozy decor right on the waterfront. Food is good comfort pub food. If you are looking to take a break from shopping or after...More

Thank Bambouy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asked the hostess (manager?) about sitting outside and she said, sure. There was one other party outside on a week night. After about 10 minutes a waitress came outside to see if the other party needed anything and give the check. She carefully avoided looking...More

Thank avlhome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the bar and the service was fine, but we thought the alcohol was a little pricy for what we got. The Cuban sandwich was good--not great--but the seafood was fresh.

Thank Stefania D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place for a pint of Guinness and watch the game! Food/apps looked good! Rainy afternoon- great spot.

Thank Marge F
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john w
25 February 2016|
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Response from SloKnitR | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt that they have separate facilities, but you could ask. Try doing an internet search for Gluten free in Portland ME and then call the restaurant to make sure. Sebago is on the list and is a nice place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
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09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4749
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-4446
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As you enter Rí Rá you can imagine yourself walking through a door that leads you back in time to the peaceful and cozy atmosphere of a traditional pub 100 hundred years ago in Ireland. When you visit Rí Rá you will feel as if you are going back in time, such is the ambiance of the pub. All of the pub interiors were salvaged and restored in Ireland and shipped to Portland. The pub is on two levels, with three distinct areas.
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