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Fore Street Restaurant

€€€€American, International,
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (272 reviews)
“bread” (216 reviews)
“tomato tart” (33 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our best meal and impressions of Fore Street years ago. Though we had reservations made by long distance we were made to wait while the dining room was empty and others strolled in. The mussels we savored years ago are large,chewy but fewer...More

Thank TravelLover258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fore Street is an Old Port icon. What can I say that hasn't been said? Wonderful location. Super cool layout and interior design. The smell of hard wood crackling in an oven. Think of a cocktail in your hand and the rumble of a busy...More

Thank Johnnnny_G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. From the atmosphere to the service to the food, it hit every nail on the hand. The menu is extremely fresh, and different from a typical restaurant. Excellent viewing of the chefs at work in the middle of the restaurant completely...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A table at Fore is justifiably hard to come by. Everything about the place is excellent including the food, the service, the room, and the views. Our attempts to make a reservation made a week in advance was unsuccessful, but fortunately the management reserves about...More

Thank 356michael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fore Street is our favorite “special night out” dining location. The food is delicious! It is one the few places in our “foodie town” that I can say that I’ve never been disappointed. I love their creative treatment of game meats, their open fire roasting,...More

Thank Evelyn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wonder what the Fore stand for, it's how many $100.00 bills you need to order to get dinner for 2. Everything is a la cart meaning if you order the chicken breast for , say about $28.00, everything else you order like mashed...More

Thank boru77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant say enough good things about our evening. The mussels, mixed seafood appetizer, special pork main course, nice martinis, great wines by the glass, terrific cheese plate for dessert with a nice Vin Santo. Evening made all the better by our outstanding server Sarah, We...More

Thank dwsg2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations need to be made well in advance but some tables are kept open. You need to stand in line at 5pm and take the time assigned. It was worth the wait in line. We got a 7pm seating.. wonderful fresh fish dishes. A little...More

Thank grandmawawa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels and fried clams were excellent. It was so hot did not eat outside. This was a huge part of its appeal but meal and service were good

Thank HollyM1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Portland, walked by and looked like a great atmosphere with good food. We walked in and had to wait 1.5 hours to get seated, however our meals were fantastic and we met some great people while waiting in the bar. Get the...More

Thank Heather B
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5 April 2018|
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Response from Marge F | Reviewed this property |
I saw your question-we were at night so did not see any children or babies...I am sure they can accomodate.
Maggie M
5 November 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
30 November 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717
  • E-mail
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