With cooler temperatures rolling in and Portland’s removal of parklets and sidewalk dining, outdoor dining options are slimming down, but fret not, there are still places to cozy up around fire pits and fire tables, patios with tower and radiant heaters, and a number of locations offering HUGA seat warmers on enclosed patios for you to enjoy outdoor dining throughout the cooler months.
Here’s the Ultimate Portland Old Port Guide to Outdoor Dining in Portland, Maine (Winter 2023 edition)! Check back as we continue to edit!
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Allagash Brewing Co.
An independent craft brewery brewing up some of the best Belgian-style beers, Allagash Brewing Co. has a “little enchanted forest” which has newly been winterized with fire pits, tables with individual heaters, and their larger covered, enclosed patio will remain open as well.
Washington Ave’s cider, spirits and modern pintxos bar, Anoche, will be keeping their outdoor seating available for the season. Consisting of patio tables and lounge chairs.
With plenty of room both indoor and outdoor, Après craft seltzer + cider house is open Wednesday-Monday starting at 12pm with frequent visits from local food trucks/ trailers and pop-up kitchens. Dog-friendly!
Austin Street Brewery – Fox Street
Austin Street Brewery is open 7-days a week at their Fox Street location. The patio will remain open through the winter, with more winterizing to come.
Banded Brewing Co.
Banded Brewing’s Portland space at 82 Hanover features indoor seating as well as outdoor patio seating with fire pits.
Belleflower Brewing Co.
Belleflower Brewing Co. has outdoor dining available with fire tables! Seated alongside one of Portland’s prettiest murals, they also offer a rotating lineup of Portland’s finest food trucks. Dog-friendly!
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Patio seating at the bustling warehouselike taproom that is Bissell Brother’s Brewing Co. is open with heating towers on their patio.
Blue Lobster Urban Winery
Blue Lobster Urban Winery and tasting room on Anderson Street in East Bayside is a come as you are, friendly and funky place meant to join good people with good wine. They will be keeping their outdoor seating, offering tables by a fire pit.
Boone’s Fish House
Boone’s offers waterfront dining right in the Old Port, the patio will remain open with heat lamps.
A modern-day speakeasy in the heart of the West End, Bramhall has patio dining out back, available weather permitting.
Cellardoor Winery’s sidewalk seating along Middle Street will have you feeling as if you have transported to the bustling and stylish streets of Italy or France! Outdoor seating available until the first snow fall, Cellardoor Winery’s outdoor seating is also dog-friendly!
DiMillo’s On The Water
DiMillo’s is a popular marina mainstay in a huge former car ferry. Their side deck is heated and enclosed for the colder months.
Duckfat Frites Shack
Duckfat Frites Shack’s takeout window down the alley of Washington Avenue will continue to operate outdoor seating alongside Oxbow Blending & Bottling and Anoche. There are fire pits and table huts with heaters to cozy up while eating your steaming hot soup, or loaded poutine.
A friendly local taqueria serving fresh & delicious Mexican cuisine, El Rayo has its back deck open with tower heaters.
Serving wood-fired pizza on Portland’s waterfront since 2000, Flatbread’s large outdoor patio is open with heaters.
Foundation Brewing Co.
Founded on the idea that at the base of human community, you will find good people and good beer, Foundation Brewing Co. is a full spectrum brewery featuring an outdoor patio which will continue to remain open with a large tent, and heaters and fire tables in the cooler weather.
Harshore’s distillery is open with patio seating!
Highroller Lobster Co.
Highroller will keep their dual-level, skeleton-governed oasis outback open with heaters.
Bright counter-serve cafe for health-centric breakfast, lunch & Sunday brunch dishes, LB Kitchen has their back patio open with heat lamps, likely until it snows!
Offering one of the best waterfront views at their hip, warehouse setting with funky fixtures, Liquid Riot’s will offer outdoor seating on their enclosed back patio with heat lamps through the cooler months.
Lone Pine Brewing Co.
Lone Pine Brewing Co.’s has two fire pits at their Portland location!
With one of the best views of Casco Bay, Luke’s Lobster’s deck remains open.
An open-air bar located on the 6th floor of the Canopy Hotel, Luna’s rooftop bar overlooks the bustling Commercial Street. There are fire pits and fury blankets to cozy up. Reservations recommended! Note: Working on enclosing the place. Update to come.
Maine Craft Distilling
Making remarkable beverages, Maine Craft Distilling will continue to offer outdoor seating with Adirondacks around fire pits. Frequently hosting live music!
Maine Mead Works
Offering modern meads inspired by South Africa, Maine Mead Works has patio seating at their Washington Ave location open!
Oxbow Blending & Bottling
Tucked away in the alley of Washington Avenue alongside Anoche and Duckfat Frite Shacks, Oxbow’s blending and bottling location offers outdoor patio with fire pits, table huts with heaters.
Inspired by traditional fast food, oyster bars, and late-night Chinese restaurants, come enjoy Paper Tiger’s heated patio through November.
Root Wild Kombucha
Root Wild Kombucha offers craft Kombucha & artisan ales. Enjoy flights, pours, cans and more on their patio! They offer propane fire tables, propane heaters, great sun exposure and decent wind protection through the cooler months.
Anchoring Portland’s vibrant East Bayside, Rising Tide will continue offering patio seating with fire tables.
For a hand-picked selection of Maine’s best oysters, stop by The Shop Raw Bar & Shellfish Market on Washington Avenue. Their patio remains open for seating and is surprisingly warm on a sunny winter day!
A neighborhood Texas-style BBQ joint and market, Terlingua intends to serve their outdoor spaces: the corral (a heated bar space), their deck and huts in the Margarita Garden. There are overhead heating elements in the corral and on the deck, as well as stand up towers and HUGA heated seat cushions.
The Thirsty Pig
The Thirsty Pig is a cool outpost providing housemade sausages & casual eats, craft brews, and a patio oasis in the heart of bustling Old Port. Most of the patio remains unheated, but there are four huts where up to four people can snuggle up in each.
Three of Strong Spirits
Dog-friendly and often featuring a rotation of food trucks, Three of Strong Spirits’ patio remains open. Come sip on their one-of-a-kind craft rums and gin cocktails on the covered patio. Propane heaters, Hüga heated cushions, hot drink options, and new food options such as a delicious chili (available vegan and dairy free or with meat and cheese!) will for sure keep you toasty!
TIQA Pan Mediterranean
Bringing the authentic flavors of the Mediterranean to Portland, TIQA has patio dining available with many heating towers.
Wilson County Barbecue
Wilson County Barbecue has their outdoor patio open 7 days a week, warm up by their fire pits!
Woodford F&B, a local brasserie, is away from the hustle + bustle of touristy Portland, now offering both indoor and patio dining.
Widely considered a garden oasis in the middle of the city, Yosaku offers patio dining with standing heaters.
This info has been crowd-sourced from websites and social media posts. If we missed your favorite restaurant email us at email@example.com and we’ll update our list as soon as we can.