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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner at the East Ender. We appreciated that they took and honored reservations on a busy Saturday night. The restaurant is housed in a small, pleasant, bistro type setting. Service was excellent throughout. We started with the mussels, big enough...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the style of the interior. When my Mom asked for fresh orange juice, the waiter said yes they have it. I asked if it is freshly squeezed as we don‘t want the bottled ones and he said yes. So he brought it quite...More

Thank Annikamikaze
Reviewed April 21, 2018

I don’t mind an expensive meal. I do mind a basic sandwich that costs $20 because they use foreign words to describe it. Luckily, that is not East Ender. The prices were more than reasonable considering the originality, quality and amount of food. The pork...More

Thank tracie1963
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Went here for lunch. The prices for food are a bit high and the portion sizes are very small but the food tasted fresh and homemade which is worth it. The drinks were very good and the bartender was very nice.

Thank brando16a
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Pretty sure I left here cooler just by having dinner here. Pretty hipster spot but without the douche hipster edge. Food was excellent and they were accommodating with requests such as looking for healthier sides without an upcharge. That alone guarantees a return visit and...More

Thank Ali C
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went to East Ender for Sunday Brunch with a few friends. Cute restaurant with two levels (we sat upstairs) which was mostly empty on the day we visited. We all shared a few orders of fries and hashbrowns as well as the daily doughnut which...More

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Smoked Hake Chowder is a modern Portland marvel. We have all eaten gallons of who cares chowder even when it wasn't really worth eating. Chowder at this restaurant is just that; worth eating and in a most delightful way. Potatoes are hot and creamy, the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed February 20, 2018

kind of a cool place and located next to Duckfat. I had the hake chowder that was crazy bland. my wife had the Caesar salad which she thought was very bland too. the fries they serve are very crunchy as they fry them thrice! but...More

Thank nycnyc12
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I ordered the fish sandwich & came with a side salad...batter was thick but not heavy tasting. Small portions but was enough for lunch. Fries were hot & crispy. Service was great!

Thank Caelan99
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Our second time here, I can not rave enough about the food, service and atmostphere of this place. Classic with a twist, everything is made with love, care and a little flare. My eggs in purgatory dish was outstanding, brunch drinks were fun and interesting....More

Thank Emaly B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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