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Midnight snacks to the rescue at Hunt & Alpine
Midnight snacks to the rescue at Hunt & Alpine
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Where to Eat Late at Night in Portland, Maine

Dining after dark

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Midnight snacks to the rescue at Hunt & Alpine
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New York is the city that never sleeps, whereas Portland hews to the mantra early to bed, early to rise. If you know where to look, though, there are ways for you to stay sated up to and beyond Maine's 1 a.m. last call for alcohol. Whether it's pizza you're after or an open-faced sandwich with pork liver mousse, here are fourteen ways to quell those late night cravings.

Note: map points are listed in alphabetical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bill's Pizza

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177 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-6166
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Serving up jumbo pie slices until 2 a.m. seven nights a week, Bill's has been a go-to late night spot for Old Port revelers for years.

2. Blue Rooster Food Co.

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5 Dana St
Portland, ME
(207) 747-4157
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This casual counter-service eatery stays open till 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. The tater tot poutine with bacon, sausage, and pork belly will soak up even the wildest night on the town. There are also numerous hot dogs and a fine selection of rotating sandwiches.

3. Boda

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645 Congress St
Portland, ME
(207) 347-7557
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The Thai kitchen and bar serves a late night "tapas and skewer" menu 7 days a week until 12:45 a.m. On Wednesdays, restaurant industry workers get 20% off the late night menu (including drinks). On Sundays, there are late night discounts for everyone.

4. Five Guys

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425 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 541-9275
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Open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Five Guys is there when all you need is a huge double cheeseburger and a mountain of Cajun fries in the wee hours.

5. Kushiya Benkay

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653 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 619-7505
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This small sushi restaurant on Congress St. serves its menu of sushi rolls and yakitori until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

188A State St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 899-3277
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This literary-themed bar on Longfellow Square has you covered from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. with a special menu of late night pizzas, burgers, and bar snacks.

7. Nosh Kitchen Bar

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551 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 553-2227
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Serving food til 1 a.m., Jason Loring's cool spot serves up elevated takes on classic late night grub, like bacon-dusted fries and all-natural, grass-fed beef burgers, which can be had between a couple giant slabs of pizza or topped with foie gras pate.

8. OTTO

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576 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-7099
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The original Otto in the Arts District slings slices until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. A slice to go makes a walk or cab ride home much more bearable.

9. Pai Men Miyake

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188 State St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 541-9204
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Masa Miyake's casual yet upscale noodle bar takes food orders until 11:45 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, with a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m.

10. Samuel's Bar & Grill

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1160 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 797-6924
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A rare off-peninsula late night option, Samuel's serves a full menu until 1 a.m. seven nights a week, with half-priced pizzas every night from 11 p.m. until close.

11. Taco Escobarr

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548 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 541-9097
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This Congress Street taco bar has your late night Mexican food needs covered with $5 wings and "niños nachos" from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

12. The North Point

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35 Silver St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 899-3778
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The kitchen at this wine-focused spot stays open until midnight Friday and Saturday. The crowd is less rowdy than many other late night options, so you can relax with your flatbread sandwich or cheese and meat plate.

13. The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

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75 Market Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 747-4754
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Food is served until 1 a.m. seven nights a week, with plenty of pickled goods, cured meats, and hearty items like pretzels or brown bread with mushroom butter.

14. Tomaso's Canteen

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18 Hampshire St
Portland, ME 04101
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The spirit of Sangillo's, Portland's favorite dive bar, lives on in Tomaso's Canteen, serving Jell-o shots until 1 a.m. seven nights a week. Its menu of inexpensive pub food will ensure that you live to see another day.

1. Bill's Pizza

177 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

Serving up jumbo pie slices until 2 a.m. seven nights a week, Bill's has been a go-to late night spot for Old Port revelers for years.

177 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

2. Blue Rooster Food Co.

5 Dana St, Portland, ME

This casual counter-service eatery stays open till 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. The tater tot poutine with bacon, sausage, and pork belly will soak up even the wildest night on the town. There are also numerous hot dogs and a fine selection of rotating sandwiches.

5 Dana St
Portland, ME

3. Boda

645 Congress St, Portland, ME

The Thai kitchen and bar serves a late night "tapas and skewer" menu 7 days a week until 12:45 a.m. On Wednesdays, restaurant industry workers get 20% off the late night menu (including drinks). On Sundays, there are late night discounts for everyone.

645 Congress St
Portland, ME

4. Five Guys

425 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

Open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Five Guys is there when all you need is a huge double cheeseburger and a mountain of Cajun fries in the wee hours.

425 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

5. Kushiya Benkay

653 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

This small sushi restaurant on Congress St. serves its menu of sushi rolls and yakitori until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

653 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

6. LFK

188A State St, Portland, ME 04101

This literary-themed bar on Longfellow Square has you covered from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. with a special menu of late night pizzas, burgers, and bar snacks.

188A State St
Portland, ME 04101

7. Nosh Kitchen Bar

551 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Serving food til 1 a.m., Jason Loring's cool spot serves up elevated takes on classic late night grub, like bacon-dusted fries and all-natural, grass-fed beef burgers, which can be had between a couple giant slabs of pizza or topped with foie gras pate.

551 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

8. OTTO

576 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

The original Otto in the Arts District slings slices until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. A slice to go makes a walk or cab ride home much more bearable.

576 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

9. Pai Men Miyake

188 State St, Portland, ME 04101

Masa Miyake's casual yet upscale noodle bar takes food orders until 11:45 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, with a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m.

188 State St
Portland, ME 04101

10. Samuel's Bar & Grill

1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04102

A rare off-peninsula late night option, Samuel's serves a full menu until 1 a.m. seven nights a week, with half-priced pizzas every night from 11 p.m. until close.

1160 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04102

11. Taco Escobarr

548 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

This Congress Street taco bar has your late night Mexican food needs covered with $5 wings and "niños nachos" from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

548 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

12. The North Point

35 Silver St, Portland, ME 04101

The kitchen at this wine-focused spot stays open until midnight Friday and Saturday. The crowd is less rowdy than many other late night options, so you can relax with your flatbread sandwich or cheese and meat plate.

35 Silver St
Portland, ME 04101

13. The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

75 Market Street, Portland, ME 04101

Food is served until 1 a.m. seven nights a week, with plenty of pickled goods, cured meats, and hearty items like pretzels or brown bread with mushroom butter.

75 Market Street
Portland, ME 04101

14. Tomaso's Canteen

18 Hampshire St, Portland, ME 04101

The spirit of Sangillo's, Portland's favorite dive bar, lives on in Tomaso's Canteen, serving Jell-o shots until 1 a.m. seven nights a week. Its menu of inexpensive pub food will ensure that you live to see another day.

18 Hampshire St
Portland, ME 04101