It’s here! It’s here! Outdoor dining season is finally here! This is what we have been patiently waiting for all winter long. This spring and summer’s outdoor dining options will include an array of decks, patios, sidewalk seating, and more, ensuring that you and your group can thoroughly enjoy some al fresco dining while indulging in local cuisine. From this list, please find the current outdoor dining options – more to come as the season heats up (literally).
Here’s the ultimate Portland Old Port guide to outdoor dining in Portland, Maine (Spring/Summer 2023 edition)! Check back as we continue to add!
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Pick of the Patios
Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen
Elevated dining in the Historic District of the Old Port, Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen has 4th-floor terrace dining. Open for breakfast or for an upscale dinner.
Blyth & Burrows
Get ready to set sail at Blyth & Burrows has been working hard on constructing their ship (patio) on Exchange Street! Now open for the season.
Boone’s Fish House
From your choice of two decks, Boone’s offers waterfront dining right in the Old Port. A lively waterfront restaurant and bar, Boone’s serves up fresh and local seafood. Decks is officially open for the seasonon Friday, April 14th.
A modern-day speakeasy in the heart of the West End,Bramhall has patio dining out back!
Butcher Burger is a unique restaurant which serves a variety of burgers, hand cut fries, and lobster rolls! Their Portland location now now offers patio dining along Union Street in the Old Port.
The Old Port’s underground coffee shop, Buzz Coffee, is coming above ground to offer limited sidewalk seating for the season on Exchange Street.
Sports bar + local pub in the heart of the Old Port, Dock Fore has sidewalk seating and a built out parklet seating available along Fore Street.
Eighty 8 Donuts
Baking up bite sized donuts hot and fresh out of Portland,Eighty 8 Donuts has their patio dining open for the season. Located in the Old Port.
A friendly local taqueria serving fresh & delicious Mexican cuisine, El Rayo has its back deck open.
Get some outdoor brews and pub fare right on Wharf Street, the heart of the Old Port, at Maine’s Original Brewpub, Gritty McDuff’s. Their patio is currently open on weekends, and will be switching to 7 days a week sometime in May.
Gross Bakery is open 8 AM – 3 PM Thursday – Sunday with outdoor sidewalk seating on Middle Street. First-come, first served and is weather dependent. Additional seating along Exchange Street coming soon.
Gross Confection Bar
Gross Confection Bar, a dessert-focused bar and restaurant, is offering outdoor sidewalk seating on Middle Street at a first-come, first served basis. Weather dependent! Gross Confection Bar is open Thursday – Sunday starting at 5 PM. Additional seating along Exchange Street coming soon.
Harbor Bistro & Terrace
Portland Harbor Hotel’s Harbor Bistro + Terrace has fire pit lounge seating and patio tables available in their private terrace. Located in the Old Port and open to the public.
Independent Ice Co.
The bourbon whiskey bar & restaurant, Independent Ice, now has its patio dining on Wharf Street open for the season. Great for enjoy dinner and a drink while people watching in the historic Old Port.
Offering one of the best waterfront views at their hip, warehouse setting with funky fixtures, Liquid Riot’s back patio is open.
With one of the best views of Casco Bay, Luke’s Lobster’s deck has reopened for the season. Walk-ins only and is dog-friendly!
Maine Craft Distilling
Making remarkable beverages, Maine Craft Distilling’s private patio is open. Adirondack chairs and patio tables available.
Inspired by traditional fast food, oyster bars, and late-night Chinese restaurants, come enjoy Paper Tiger’s patio with a nice slushie and / or some delightful food!
To match its sister restaurant, Blyth & Burrows, Papi has also built their own (ship) patio along Exchange Street.
Po’Boys & Pickles
Bringing the Cajun heat of New Orleans to Portland, you can visit Po’ Boys & Pickles for patio dining 7 days a week.
Porthole Restaurant & Pub
Portland landmark, The Porthole Restaurant & Pub has reopened their waterfront deck for the season. Standing bar area, as well as seated dining available. Dogs welcome & live music throughout the season!
Portland Lobster Co.
Reopening for the 2023 season April 28th! Portland Lobster Company, located on the waterfront on Portland’s bustling Commercial Street, has live music, fresh and delicious seafood, and one of the best views in town from their patio!
Sharing a space with Independent Ice, Rigby Yard, a beer, wine, and specialty cocktail bar has their patio looking out onto the heart of the Old Port on Wharf Street.
South Portland’s premiere waterfront dining experience, Saltwater Grille, has opened their deck for the season!
Shays Grill Pub
Shays has patio dining in downtown Portland, looking out onto Monument Square.
The Thirsty Pig
The Thirsty Pig is a cool outpost providing housemade sausages and casual eats, craft brews, and a patio oasis in the heart of bustling Old Port.
ViA VECCHiA, a small plates Italian restaurant + cocktail bar, offers patio dining Tuesday – Sunday starting at 4 PM.
The Full Deck
Allagash Brewing Co.
An independent craft brewery brewing up some of the best Belgian-style beers, Allagash Brewing Co. has a spacious outdoor beer garden and covered patio so that you can taste a wide range of beers on tap, enjoy food from Bite Into Maine, and choose from plenty of beers and merch to bring home.
A favorite hangout for locals for 45+ years, Amigos Mexican Restaurant has built out a patio out front on Dana Street.
Washington Ave’s cider, spirits and modern pintxos bar, Anoche, has reopened its outdoor seating for the season. Consists of patio tables, lounge chairs and a walk up-service window.
With big plans for outdoor seating, Après craft seltzer + cider house has room for both indoor and outdoor seating. Frequent visits from local food trucks/ trailers and pop-up kitchens. Dog-friendly!
Austin Street Brewery – Fox Street
Austin Street Brewery’s patio has multiple places (covered and uncovered) to sit for both individuals and large parties. Frequently hosting local food trucks and trailers. First-come, first-served.
Banded Brewing Co.
Banded Brewing’s Portland space at 82 Hanover features indoor seating as well as outdoor patio seating.
Bar Futo, Japanese-inspired dining in Portland’s Old Port, has a patio available along Fore Street sidewalk.
Bar of Chocolate
Wharf Street’s martini + wine bar and dessert restaurant, Bar of Chocolate, has outdoor dining available for the season!
Bayside American Cafe
A local landmark and a long-time favorite of Portlanders, especially for brunch, Bayside American Cafe’s shaded back deck is open for walk-ins.
Having the honor of being one of Portland’s only rooftop bars, Bayside Bowl’s rooftop patio is the destination for frozen margaritas + tacos. 21+ after 7 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Open as long as the weather is nice!
Belleflower Brewing Co.
Belleflower Brewing Co. has outdoor dining available! Seated alongside one of Portland’s prettiest murals, they also offer a rotating lineup of Portland’s finest food trucks. Dog-friendly!
Bird & Co.
Tacos. Cocktails. Beers. Bird & Co. in Woodford’s Corner has reopened their patio for the season.
Black Cow Burgers
Black Cow Burgers, a cocktail bar, soda fountain & burger joint in the Old Port, offers patio dining adjacent to Post Office Park.
Bread and Friends
Portland’s newest bakery and all day restaurant, Bread and Friends is open for patio dining.
Browne Trading Co.
Selling imported and American caviar, fresh and smoked seafood to go, Browne Trading Co.’s Portland market has patio seating along Commercial Street sidewalk.
CBG, Congress Street’s down-to-earth bar & grill has sidewalk seating available.
Cera’s patio in Monument Square is now open! Stop by for elevated sandwiches & salads.
The West End’s Spanish & French Brasserie, Chaval, has an all-seasons back yard patio available.
Bringing grilled cheese and smiles to Portland, Cheese Louise has built out a patio “ship” (AKA Lady Louise) along Market Street.
Portland’s pizza destination, Coals in West Bayside will have their patio seating set-up mid to end of April.
A friendly, neighborhood cocktail bar in the east end, Cocktail Mary offers a modern twist on traditional favorites, local beer and cider, natural wines and soft beverages. Open for both indoor and outdoor dining.
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Crispy Gai has built out a couple of bar seats along the Exchange Street sidewalk.
The West End’s neighborhood cocktail bar & restaurant, The Danforth, has reopened their outdoor dining on their private back patio! Open daily.
Overlooking Monument Square, David’s patio is open for the season.
Definitive Brewing Co.
The popular brewery, Definitive Brewing Co. has patio tables outdoors with shade and sun seating.
DiMillo’s On The Water
DiMillo’s deck seating is open (as long as the weather stays nice)! DiMillo’s is a popular marina mainstay in a huge former car ferry.
Offering locally sourced hand-cut, Belgian-inspired fries, paninis, gelato shakes, craft beer and more, Duckfat has a built out a shaded parklet patio seating along Middle Street.
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.
East Ender’s outdoor space currently includes bar seating on the Middle Street sidewalk. Snacks and drinks available, best for cocktails and world-going-by watching. First-come, first-served seating. Come grab some thoughtfully sourced American fare, craft beer, wine, and cocktails!
Eventide Oyster Co.
The famous Eventide Oyster Co. has a few sidewalk tables open for the season as the weather (slowly, but surely) warms up. Since it’s spring, there will be umbrellas and heaters available. As always, well-behaved and leashed doggos are welcome on the patio.
Sidewalk patio seating at Evo Kitchen + Bar is open! Well-behaved dogs allowed!
Serving wood-fired pizza on Portland’s waterfront since 2000, Flatbread’s waterfront patio is now open.
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. Their summer patio features a mix of sun/shade, with the tent providing coverage during rainy weather or protection from the sun
Friends & Family
Friends & Family’s sidewalk dining is open for the season! Adjacent to Congress Square Park, you’re bound to catch live music, dancing, films, or more!
Goodfire Brewing Co.
Goodfire Brewing Co. is open daily for outdoor dining on a first come, first serve model. Leashed dogs are permitted on the patio! Rotation of food trucks visit throughout the week + weekend.
The Great Lost Bear
A longtime hub for beer enthusiasts with over 70 taps, weekly microbrewery events, and a broad food menu, The Great Lost Bear on Forest Avenue is open for dining on their back deck. Seating is currently very limited for the spring season.
Highroller Lobster Co.
They will be rocking their Exchange street patio once again this season in addition to their dual-level, skeleton-governed oasis outback! More seating, more fun, less wait. Patio on Exchange is currently open.
Donuts and outdoor dining? Count us in. HiFi Donuts is open for morning bites.
The Honey Paw
The tables are set and the umbrellas are up which means patio season is here at The Honey Paw. Heaters are up and running since its spring in Maine. Well-behaved and leashed doggos are always welcome.
The southern kitchen & bar, Hot Suppa, has its back patio open for their famous brunch.
Hunt + Alpine
Hunt + Alpine has built out a patio along Market Street for the season. Hunt & Alpine offers cocktails + Scandinavian comfort food.
Isa is a neighborhood bistro serving an eclectic and seasonal menu for both indoor and patio dining. Tucked away from the bustle of Portland, Isa’s private patio is open daily (weather permitting). Reservations are available day of online or call them directly after 3pm. Patio is not dog friendly.
Mash Tun’s sister bar, Jefe Juans has patio dining open along Wharf Street!
The Knotted Apron
Knotted Apron, a neighborhood Italian bistro, is now open for outdoor dining.
Lenora, Portland’s all-day taco bar, is open for patio sidewalk seating daily! Added bonus: the patio is pup-friendly!
Lone Pine Kitchen
Lone Pine Brewing Co.’s has reopened their patio seating out front!
An open-air bar located on the 6th floor of the Canopy Hotel, Luna’s rooftop bar overlooks the bustling Commercial Street. Reservations recommended!
Mami offers Japanese-style street food in the heart of the Old Port. They offer both sidewalk patio seating and parklet seating.
Enjoy an extensive list of beers and the best seats to people-watch with Mashtun’s patio along Wharf Street.
Offering Korean Hawaiian fusion, N-to-Tail in the Old Port has a table for two and a couple of lounge chairs for outdoor seating along the sidewalk.
Navis Cafe, an all-day café, serves up a very straightforward–and very tasty–menu with staple selections like breakfast, salads, soups, and sandwiches. They currently have outdoor parklet seating with another on the way in few short weeks!
Novare Res Bier Cafe
Novare Res Bier Cafe‘s taproom and beer garden oasis is hidden off the busy streets of the Old Port. Currently open and set up now, full table service will start on Friday, May 12th.
Onggi, a neighborhood fermentation shop & food counter, has sidewalk seating along Washington Avenue.
Oxbow Blending & Bottling
Tucked away in the alley of Washington Avenue alongside Anoche and Duckfat Frite Shacks, Oxbow’s blending and bottling location offers an outdoor patio.
Comforting and classic French fare in the heart of the Old Port! Petite Jacqueline has tables along Milk Street for outdoor dining.
Head on down to the Portland Zoo for a backyard boogie. Beers, wines and cocktails are dished up in this vibrant, woodsy bar with a spacious terrace.
The Proper Cup
The quaint, inviting cafe, The Proper Cup, has sidewalk seating along Forest Avenue. Enjoy speciality coffee and local pastries.
Anchoring Portland’s vibrant East Bayside, Rising Tide will once again use a portion of its parking lot for outdoor enjoyment this summer. A portion of the patio is drenched in sun, while the other half features a tent for shade. Rising Tide Brewing is open and they welcome all well-behaved pups!
Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ri Ra, an upscale Irish pub, has a vibrant atmosphere, live entertainment, water views from the 2nd floor and now patio dining along Commercial Street sidewalk for the summer months.
Room for Improvement
Portland’s newest modern dive bar, Room for Improvement, has installed a patio with seating along Wharf Street.
Root Wild Kombucha
Root Wild Kombucha offers craft Kombucha & artisan ales. Enjoy flights, pours, cans and more on their patio!
Rosie’s Restaurant + Pub
The well-known local watering hole, Rosie’s, is open now with a patio parklet along Fore Street.
For a hand-picked selection of Maine’s best oysters, stop by The Shop Raw Bar & Shellfish Market on Washington Avenue. Their patio is now open.
Sicilian street food and beer, you can now enjoy Slab’s patio dining in downtown Portland!
Stars & Stripes Brewing
Stars & Stripes’ newest location in Portland has patio dining overlooking Middle Street in the Old Port.
A neighborhood Texas-style BBQ joint and market, Terlingua’s outdoor margarita garden + patio is open. Reservations and walk-ins available.
Three of Strong Spirits
Dog-friendly and often featuring a rotation of food trucks, Three of Strong Spirits’ patio is open. Come sip on their one-of-a-kind craft rums and gin cocktails.
Tomaso’s Canteen, a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere with local craft beer on tap, house mixed drinks, beer + shot combos, house-made Italian sausage, and elevated bar food, has patio seating in their lot.
The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling, a West End bakery and lunch/brunch spot, has patio tables set outside their front door for sidewalk seating.
Union Wharf Market
A friendly neighborhood market & bakery located in Portland’s Old Port, Union Wharf Market now has outdoor dining available.
Located inside The Francis, Wayside Tavern now has tables available on their sidewalk patio.
Wilson County Barbecue
Wilson County Barbecue has their outdoor patio open! Headed by native North Carolinian Spencer Brantley, Wilson County Barbecue’s barbecue is cooked in the traditional Eastern North Carolina, pit-smoked whole hog style.
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 for lunch and dinner.
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!