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Local 188

685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
+1 207-761-7909
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“paella” (58 reviews)
“tapas” (59 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
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1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're looking to get away from Old Port and the tourists checkout Local 188. Great weekend breakfast spot in an emerging neighborhood in Portland. Lots of other dining options available. Just a 10-12 minute walk (or 4 min Uber) from Old Port. We had...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 5 days ago

For a late night meal, Local 188 is a good place to choose. Friendly staff, open room with tables and couches (maybe it would be loud at the busy hour) made for a relaxing unwind post show. The cheese plate was perfect with a glass...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant by chance and it was quite the find. The breakfast was fantastic and the building itself with old style bar and high ceilings was most special. It is a large establishment, but despite that the service was quite good. If...More

Thank pickleheadCranston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place with it's couches here and there and vintage tables in a large, open space--along with a very pleasant, dim lighting, create a really comfortable, inviting space to dine. The duck breast, squash puree, and vegetables dish I had was delicious. Maybe a tad...More

Thank DavidNomadic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying overnight in Portland, arriving early and decided to take a stroll up and down Congress Street. Around supper time (5:00pm) we came across Local 188. After looking at the menu we decided to give it a try. Glad we did. We sat close to...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ambiance, much quieter than many of the other places we walked into. Great local beer selection, tapas and nightly specials. The prices are reasonable and the service was great. We enjoyed a nice relaxing dinner. I had the soup special, roasted red pepper, and...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dessert and drinks. The decor and vibe were really fun and funky. The menu looks like it would be a good spot for sharing small plates.

Thank sm47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was mobbed had a 45 minute wait but it was worth it. Great decor and I had a breakfast paella that was to die for, go there for midrange eats but be prepared to wait

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were a party of 6 on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. We absolutely expected there would be a wait for a table and there was, about 20 minutes. The seating for waiting was very cool...low comfortable couches around a large coffee table-this added a...More

Thank Krissyatcrest
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Nice and open with good ventilation which is much better than the cramped diner down the block. The grits are a must!! Loved the huevos rancheros with Mexican rice and beans. The only issue was slow service but overall very good!!

Thank GG21GG21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
    (State St)
  • Public Transportation: Portland metro stop directly outside front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-7909
  • E-mail
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