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C.D. “Pat” Farnsworth opened Farnsworth’s Cafe in Orono, Maine in July 1931. Pat’s dream was backed by $175.00, long hours and hard work. Because of his efforts, Pat saw the cafe, which originally sold ice cream and confections, become a full service restaurant. In 1953 Pat added pizza to his menu. The fresh dough pizza, topped with a special sauce developed by Pat and his wife Fran, it was an instant success. Pat’s change in the menu transformed Farnsworth Cafe into Pat’s Pizza. Over the years Pat’s Pizza has become a favorite of University of Maine students. In fact, it has been said that an education at the University is not complete without a Pat’s Pizza.

Pat Farnsworth passed away on February 3, 2003 at the age of 90. His work ethic and philosophies live on in each location.

Find us at 30 Market St from 11 am to 10 Pm for takeout. Bar and table service from 5 pm to Midnight.


Based on 304 reviews
April Uzarski
16:52 31 Aug 22
I really enjoy Pat’s so I figured I’d stop at this location. Bar staff was great but the pizza was not up to the standards of other Pat’s. If you are looking for quick and cheap bar bites in Portland this will do the trick. If you want better tasting Pat’s pizza go to another location.
Greg Conley
22:34 04 Aug 22
I've only been to the bar here but everytime I go I feel welcomed and happy. Quick and great service.
Jamie Carter
03:37 04 Aug 22
I had such a good time at Pat's in the Old Port, the atmosphere was so fun and the service was excellent. I had Brooke as my bartender and she was such a sweetheart and took excellent care of my friends and me! I highly recommend going for a good time with a group of friends. Look for the cute lil blonde bartender and she'll treat you well.
Tierra Safe
01:12 04 Aug 22
Brooke is a dream bartender, pretty, pleasant, and every drink she makes is perfect! Visiting her on Wednesday night made my whole week. She shines like a star, I’ll be back just to see her!
Kacey Hamlin
23:54 03 Aug 22
Brooke is an amazing bartender. She made sure my drink was always full, and was fun and charismatic. Give this girl a raise cause she was the best bartender Ive ever had in my entire life 🥰
Eric Anton
01:44 04 May 22
I was dying of dehydration without any chance of hope and suddenly an iconic sign from my childhood caught my eye. A historic assertion of Maine’s assertiveness. I turn for the door when I’m drawn in by a tall, handsome, and pleasant man with an amazing black polo. He ushered me into a first class seat at the copper cladded bar where a Miller Lite sat waiting for me in a chilled glass. Pats Pizza is an establishment like none other. I was brought back to life by the perfect bartenders and fellow refugees. As more and more of my new best friends came into the restaurant, I knew I was home.Alisha was amazing!PATS FOREVER
Michael Smith
18:44 22 Feb 22
Theres just something about the vibe of Pats Pizza that I really like. It always seems very friendly and fun. The wait and bar staff have always been friendly and nice whenever I have gone out to eat at this location. The pizza always hits the spot and the beers go down smooth. You can even get pitchers of beer which is fun to do when you are with a big group. A+!!!
Bobby Conlon
14:12 27 Nov 21
Came here on the suggestion of my brother in law, had some white pizzas and Larrys. Easy parking and cooperative staff when we couldn’t decide on what to order. Plenty of great spots within walking distance too.
Aaron Renshaw
13:48 14 Jun 21
Staff was friendly and pretty attentive. Pizza was tasty. Basically, a bar though so don't expect too much. We enjoyed it and didn't have to wait to eat whereas many other spots nearby had a one hour wait.

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