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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.

Bill's Pizza

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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.

Blue Rooster Food Co.

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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.

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.

Five Guys

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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.

Kushiya Benkay

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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.

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.

Nosh Kitchen Bar

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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.

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.

Pai Men Miyake

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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.

Samuel's Bar & Grill

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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.

Taco Escobarr

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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.

The North Point

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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.

The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

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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.

Tomaso's Canteen

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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.

Bill's Pizza

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.

Blue Rooster Food Co.

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.

Boda

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.

Five Guys

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.

Kushiya Benkay

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

LFK

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.

Nosh Kitchen Bar

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.

OTTO

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.

Pai Men Miyake

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.

Samuel's Bar & Grill

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.

Taco Escobarr

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.

The North Point

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.

The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

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.

Tomaso's Canteen

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.