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Ruski's Tavern

212 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3725
+1 207-774-7604
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 Sep 2018
“Great Breakfast!!”
6 Aug 2018
“Great Neighborhood Dive Bar that Serves Excellent Breakfast”
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American, Bar, Pub
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212 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3725
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Little Traver/restaurant in the middle of a working class neighborhood. There were 6 of us and they pulled tables together like it was no inconvenience at all. Food was fabulous, but our waiter/bartender, Galden, was more than efficient, remembering all 6 orders w/o writing them...More

Thank cindystratton1972
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We visited Ruski's 3 times in the 2 days we were renting a flat in the outskirts of Portland. Twice for adult beverages and once for breakfast. Great time every time. They serve a full menu breakfast, which we were surprised to hear and were...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed February 14, 2018 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 February 10, 2018 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 December 22, 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 September 12, 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 March 21, 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 September 24, 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 September 12, 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 May 25, 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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