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Congress Bar & Grill

€€ - €€€American, ,
617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-828-9944
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 6 min
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place to eat along Congress St. we are pleased to have found this restaurant. The food was excellent. I got their special blackened haddock which was prepared to perfection. My wife enjoyed her black bean soup and veggie burger. Aidan H our...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

They just started serving brunch in January 2018. The menu is basic, "build your own omelette or frittata" for example. We experienced an omelette, a frittata and eggs Benedict. All excellent and great value. Also their bloody Mary was large, well seasoned and garnished. A...More

Thank NancyVermont
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Good food - casual to excellent at reasonable prices. Good service, pleasant atmosphere. Vibrant bar (pull up a stool) to meet other travelers as well as locals.

Thank Alan_Kittery
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I've been frequenting the CB&G since back when it was Norm's and even after the changeover, they always held on to what made them great: strong drinks, fun staff, and consistently great food, regardless of what you ordered. Living in downtown Portland, I'd say we...More

Thank DankDrank
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A wonderful, welcoming establishment offering delicious food, great drinks, and very hospitable staff!

Thank rovanli
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today for a lunch visit and sat at the bar. Black bean soup was very good. Second only to the veggie burger. Owner Deb is a wonderful person. Elmore is a one of nicest servers you will ever meet. Enjoy

Thank johne41
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Pass through Portland enroute to Augusta, we stopped for lunch a bit later than some well-reviewed restaurants on Congress Street were serving. A host at one of them suggested this place, just a 2-3 block walk farther up the street, and it was a winner....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were excited to try this place during our visit to Portland. The menu looked right up our alley so we decided to try it out for a late afternoon snack. the waitress was nice but clueless. We waited 30 min. for her to come...More

Thank 732jacqueliney
Reviewed 17 July 2017

From the gravelly-voiced waitress to the for-sale photography to the grimy ambiance, we new we had a great local tavern to eat in! My grilled Reuben was great and his Cobb salad was fresh and delicious and the fries were fab. And where can you...More

Thank MedfordMA
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The greeter/owner/server was very friendly and helpful, and the food selection covered our varied needs - there were 4 of us - one vegan, one gluten-free, one high protein/low carb and one normal (me) and we were all satisfied with selection and quality of our...More

Thank melsey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-828-9944
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