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First opening at its Old Orchard Beach location, Butcher Burger has gained a devoted following since opening its second location in Bethel, Maine, outside the Sunday River ski area.

Butcher Burger opened its third location in the Old Port in late 2021 and is fitting in greatly with the Portland foodie scene with its burgers featuring a beef and bacon house patty, Maine lobster rolls, and triple-cooked Butcher fries.


Based on 172 reviews
Cody T
01:30 08 Dec 22
I got what was nominated as “The best cheeseburger in Maine”. I’m from Texas, we know our meat, and I can truly say this was an amazing burger. I got caramelized onions on it instead of raw. The buns are Hawaiian sweet rolls. Super delicious. The fries are great as they are cooked three times and gluten free!!! Caitlin was our server and was super nice, sweet, helpful, attentive, informative and absolutely welcoming to us three coworkers here from out of state. Definitely come eat here.
Deanna Heid
09:01 20 Oct 22
Delicious little eatery. Not a lot of seating room, but we went during off hours so got a seat at the bar. The waitress was very friendly and was chatting with us about the local scene as we are from Maryland. I got the lobster roll and it was incredible! Felt reasonably priced and great quality! The burger was excellent too, lots of great choices!
Slagre P
23:31 06 Sep 22
The Portland burger game is strong, but Butcher Burger is A+. I feel guilty as a local that this was my first visit. Service was fantastic, respectable cocktail, but this burger was off the charts....OFF THE CHARTS... My only issue is a personal preference...I like my fries super crisp and I ordered salt and vinegar. They were a solid B+ but I'm particular. Can't wait to go back.
Matt P
15:21 18 Aug 22
I thoroughly enjoyed my burger. I ordered the Butcher burger. The moisture from the pulled pork was great. The fried egg ontop added some good texture to the burger. The sauce was a nice touch as well. The fries were cooked perfectly. I still think about them. My friends enjoyed their chicken sandwiches. My only concern is that the wait staff seemed very short staffed for a Friday night. This was a month ago. There were about 10 parties and seemed like there were only 2 waiters. Maybe someone had called out. Despite this, my waitress served our group to the best of her ability.
Brit Daigle
03:38 15 Aug 22
This place is SMALL but the flavor they bring out is huge. I've been here twice now and the butcher burger is to die for. Their salt and vinegar fries are better than pier fries. They definitely don't have enough staff on to keep good consistent service, as our server was trying her best to keep up. You could tell they were working hard, and I felt a little bad about the fact that she was absolutely doing 16 things at once. If you have time to wait, definitely try this place.
P. K.
12:04 06 Aug 22
Had a late lunch and was starving, Burger was so perfect! The taste of the Texas Burger once again was cooked awesome! The mixture of the tastes on this burger are the perfect combination! Every bite add the same great explosion to my taste buds that sent signals of great satisfaction to my hunger! The burgers here are always fantastic!
Sam Anderson
16:48 04 Aug 22
This place was amazing, the staff were super kind and friendly, my husband and I ended up eating a little past closing time and they were so sweet and never rushed us. The food was yummy, my husband had the Texas and I had their Caesar salad. Both were very good but the star of the show was their Salt and Vinegar fries.
Jennifer Tomaino
00:21 18 Jul 22
Delicious burger and fries and celiac friendly! The crispy fish sandwich was also delicious (not gluten free). All made with fresh local ingredients and served by a very friendly bartender!
03:30 06 Jul 22
this is probably my fifth time eating here this month! The first time I went I sat inside, and the bartender was so nice! he made sure I had whatever I needed! The second time I sat outside on the new deck with a great view of the up lower side of Portland and the water! all of The servers were really nice, and delivered our food quickly! I ordered the big bird with extra jalapeños and because I’m gluten-free I got gluten-free bread, which tasted just like regular bread! I am seriously not lying!! It’s delicious! I wish I could eat there on a daily basis!!!
Ella T
03:02 06 Jul 22
I went to Butcher Burger with my family and it was the best burger I’ve ever had!! There are two locations, and I have been to the one in Bethel before, but I have never tried the one in Portland! When I walked in there was a wait, which the bartender said was normal on account of how busy they are, but I was seated quickly and had an amazing chat with the very friendly bartender. I ordered the bacon and bacon and I have to say it was the best burger I’ve ever had in my life (and I have had a lot of burgers) there’s something for everyone there, like my mom is vegan and she had an amazing salad! There was a delicious sauce called block sauce and when I asked the bartender what it was and they said it was a mystery which makes it all more delicious!! It is sort of pricey, but 1000% worth it!! I wish I could rate it 20 stars but that’s not possible. It is a must eat!!!!!!!!!
Janelle Oakes
00:42 29 Jun 22
Love this place highly recommend! Specialty burgers and lobster rolls with the best salt and vinegar fries! I can't get over there special sauce! Not to mention some great cocktails!
Kris Cromwell
22:55 26 Jun 22
Ordered the Hawaiian burger for take out and it was the best burger I’ve had in years! The fries were awesome, a little on the salty side but not overwhelming and my order was ready in less than 15 minutes. Looking forward to dining in next time!
Thomson Meeks
21:53 24 Jun 22
I seriously do not know why there are other restaurants in Portland. This is the best meal by far. By far! Be sure to ask for Taylor. She is wonderful.
Jeff Levesque
00:29 19 May 22
I loved the Texas burger it was an amazing combination of flavors. I'm a texture guy so this burger on a crusty bread would be my ultimate, but the soft bun was properly grilled and super fresh. The fries were nicely cooked, but next time I would go with unsalted rather than the Salt and Vinegar. All told I'm going back for sure.
Ariana Jolly
14:44 17 May 22
This was my favorite spot to eat in Portland! The vibes were awesome, music was great, service was great. We loved the Big Mac burger and the fries were perfect and crispy. The block sauce was also a must!
17:46 11 May 22
This is a great place to get your lobster fix satisfied! I came in with my two adult children on our fourth day traveling around Southern Maine and realized I hadn't had any lobster yet. They took care of that and boy was it good! Lots of choices of how you want your lobster roll. I hope to come back and try the other varieties because they all come with fries that are out of this world. The staff was explaining how it takes 3 days to make a batch of fries and they've got it down to perfection! Nicest way to end our day in Portland. Lovely little city and really nice people there.
Erica Goddard
16:12 09 May 22
Such a great, quick service joint! Super friendly and helpful staff, great ambience and music. Got the hot lobster roll and it’s to die for. The fries are outta this world! Super diverse menu that will suit all eaters. Definitely stop in during your next trip in Portland
D Scott Cook
13:11 14 Apr 22
Came in for lunch with a buddy. Sat at the bar facing the TV, but didn't watch it because we had a great conversation with the waiter.The food is awesome. I had the lobster grilled cheese with salt&vinegar fries >By buddy had the Texas burger (and being from Texas, expectations are high). They didn't disappoint! The food was hot and cooked to order. The place is small and quaint.If I'm ever in Portland again, this is my first stop from the airport.
Stacey Derrig
19:43 18 Mar 22
I had the crispy fish sandwich. It was delicious, good portioned, and cooked to perfection. The fries were great with the Spicy sauce they include. Bravo
Gabriel Ruiz
23:12 22 Feb 22
My wife and I just finished eating here. Ordered a Texas Burger and my wife ordered the Maine Lobster Roll along with Oxbow beer on tap. This place is a hidden gem. Everything from the food to the service was amazing. I’m still craving their fries. Highly recommend.
Taylor Bozydaj
18:46 16 Jan 22
WOW is all I have to say. Went here after the other restaurant we were going to go to was closed. However ended up being better than we could’ve ever expected. Every employee was friendly, wearing a mask, and extremely pleasant. Cleaned and wiped the counter after the other customers left. Excellent burger and the sauce was SO good. I decided to get the salt and vinegar fries and my boyfriend got the regular. I truly can’t tell you which one is better. Both are within the top 5 fries I have ever had. Make sure this is one of your stops to go to! Only downside is only some of the chairs have backs on them. Wasn’t really an issue but if you have back issues, it may be. It was a little tough on my boyfriend so we quickly switched seats. Again, not really an issue but just something to note! We will definitely be returning. Can’t wait to eat more of the burger options and fries!!!
Tara J. Konya, Ph.D.
14:46 12 Dec 21
Brand new spot in the Old Port. Small location with a bar and counter space. Plenty of TVs to watch your favorite game and a full bar. Great burgers and fresh hand cut fries. I ordered the house burger, sea salt fries, and spicy mayo. My husband ordered the fish tacos. We loved the multiple fry size option and choice of sauces. We'll be back! This will soon be the go to burger joint in Portland.
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