84 Exchange St., Portland, Maine

    Basically the antithesis of the fast-food style burger, which it’s worth noting that I enjoy equally as much, the Grill Room piles an enormous patty onto fresh-baked… Read more »


    617 Congress St.

    One of the more satisfying options in Portland, this restaurant simply takes a normal-sized patty of decent-quality meat, puts a nice char on the outside, and covers… Read more »


    22 Monument Square , Portland, ME 4101

    Starting with a base of fresh-baked focaccia with olive oil and Romano, David’s stacks on a 100-percent Black Angus patty with Vermont cheddar and crispy cherrywood-smoked bacon…. Read more »


    Sporting a logo that looks like it could be the illegitimate son of Mayor McCheese, Mainely Burgers takes their show on the road, joining an ever-growing array… Read more »


    551 Congress St. , Portland, ME 4101

    11:30 AM to 12:45 AM; Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 4 PM to 6 PM

    Known for a plethora of burgers, some more apocalyptic in nature than others, my go-to here is the Pig Burger, with an extra patty. I guess that… Read more »


    188A State St.,Portland, ME 04101

    Monday to Friday 4pm to 1am; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm, 4pm to 1am

    Literary types will adore the bookshelves filled with old leather tomes, but you don’t have to like Hemingway to appreciate the impeccably made drinks. The advent of the… Read more »


    703 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102

    Breakfast and Lunch: Monday to Saturday 7am to 2pm; Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5 pm to 9:15 pm

    There are few places to get cheesy grits on a cold Sunday morning, but Hot Suppa has it covered. The brunch is everything it should be: boozy,… Read more »


    65 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101

    Tuesday to Thursday 5:30pm to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30pm to 11pm

    Despite having won numerous awards, this intimate restaurant remains slightly under the radar thanks to its location. A world-class wine list and a clear dedication to the… Read more »


    540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101

    Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday noon to 11 p.m.

    Although the menu is staggeringly large, and covers about every style of pub food known to man, the burgers here have always tasted like home. This was… Read more »