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Ri Ra The Irish Pub Portland ME

) #62 of 455 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€ American, Irish,
72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4749
+1 207-761-4446
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4749
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was our first visit to Ri Ra after hearing many commercials for it on the radio. Not quite what we expected....it was much larger and the whole upstairs is situated right over Flat Bread Pizza. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed and we got...More

Thank teacupps
Reviewed 6 days ago

We all ordered fish and chips since the shepherds pie wasn't ready yet. (Shepherd pie was written on the board in front of the restaurant as a lunch special) The fish was good though. We sat upstairs overlooking the water so had great views.

Thank GptGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple of small plates here. Found all of the food to be prepared well. The only complaint was our own fault - we sat at the bar near the AC outlet - so we had a cold draft. Everyone was extremely lovely and...More

Thank Jeremiah j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff pulls drinks before they're empty, served moscato in place of savignon blanc. I would never go here if I wasn't with the band.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and it was decent/very good in the past. This time was terrible. Had to wait to have our drink order taken. Drinks didnt come until we reminded them long after our food arrived. Food (paella and pork bellies)...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast, Full English, bacon was over cooked and grey, eggs were hard were to be over easy. Mushrooms were dry and cold. Coffe was cold. The worst breakfast we have ever had. $40.00 with a tip. We were the only people in there....More

Thank erghika
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this Irish Pub. Great atmosphere and great staff. So close to the Ild oort of town and great location. Recommend this place.

Thank funnyjames2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can dine outside under umbrellas on the street or go inside and upstairs to a wide open dining room with views of the bay. Service is friendly and the food better than average.

Thank fudgbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool music. Friendly efficient staff. Outdoor seating allows for people watching. Inside plenty of room - even when crowded somehow seems fun and capable bar staff. hello to Jane!

Thank apmalone10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair, we ordered light and mostly desert, which the Irish Tiramasu was decent. I really enjoyed the waiter/bartender that took care of us and made us feel very welcome, despite that he was the only guy for about 20 people. Smithwicks on tap...More

Thank Eric F
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john w
24 February 2016|
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Response from SloKnitR | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt that they have separate facilities, but you could ask. Try doing an internet search for Gluten free in Portland ME and then call the restaurant to make sure. Sebago is on the list and is a nice place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4749
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-4446
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As you enter Rí Rá you can imagine yourself walking through a door that leads you back in time to the peaceful and cozy atmosphere of a traditional pub 100 hundred years ago in Ireland. When you visit Rí Rá you will feel as if you are going back in time, such is the ambiance of the pub. All of the pub interiors were salvaged and restored in Ireland and shipped to Portland. The pub is on two levels, with three distinct areas.
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