Econo Lodge Maine Mall
80 John Roberts Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 772-3838
Fax: (207) 772-4238
The Holy Donut is a small business with a big heart. Apart from serving the community by dishing out delicious, heart-warming, soul-uplifting potato donuts, the shop also donates to charity on a regular basis. These decadent treats are created using only Maine potatoes, natural ingredients and a healthy dose of creativity. The donuts are available with a variety of glazes like pomegranate, real mojito, coffee brandy and vanilla. Be sure to try the chocolate, sweet potato or the bacon-cheddar filled donut for a particularly satisfying treat.
Located inside a Victorian building, Hot Suppa is a food institution in itself. It was created after much research on eateries around the country by two brothers. The place has an old-school charm with its high ceilings, exposed-brick walls and simple yet colorful interior. Booths are available for seating groups, couples as well as solo diners and specials are chalked out on a board above the kitchen. Waffles, French Toast, Hash browns, bagels and omelettes are available for breakfast, and classic lunch specials like sandwiches, soups and salads are served with attention to presentation. Food arrives in generous portions, and can be complemented with cocktails, beers or colas.
Local 188 brings together an art gallery and a restaurant cum cafe. This place was established by chef Jay Villani and his arty wife Allison Villani in 1999, as they wished to merge food with art. The food served here is mainly inspired by Spanish cuisine but it also beautifully blends in Mediterranean flavors giving it a contemporary twist. The ingredients are locally sourced assuring freshness in quality. Local 188 boasts of an extensive collection of spirits. They offer a range of beers on tap, variety of cocktails as well as a huge collection of wines from Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Mediterranean and African. Enjoy your meal in the cozy ambiance at Local 188.
If perfectly cooked noodles accompanied by flavourful broth is your idea of a perfect meal, head right over to Pai Men Miyake. A through and through authentic Japanese affair, their pork buns and ramen dishes are both delicious and light on the pocket. The rustic setting complements the trendy vibe of the restaurant. Given its popularity for being a casual yet impressive dining haunt, reservation is recommended.
A haven for vegetarians in Maine's Portland, Green Elephant features a 100 percent vegetarian menu. Serving a range of Asian-influenced, meatless preparations using alternates like tofu, soy and such, this restaurant has a lot to offer. Innovative cotemporary dishes like Tofu Tikka strike a cord with the patrons, making Green Elephant one of the most popular restaurants in the city. With cozy yet elegant interiors and a great service to accompany fabulous healthy food, this West End eatery makes for a great meal.
Miyaki Diner bears the influence of a traditional Japanese Izakaya, a casual establishment usually serving drinks. It is a place for those who want to explore Japanese cuisine beyond the traditional realm of sushi. Exotic light dishes can be paired with varieties of Sake.
Located in the heart of Westbrook, Frog & Turtle is a gastropub, where you can drop in for a relishing meal while enjoying a casual, lively environment. The menu uses locally sourced ingredients to create local dishes with a dash of French, Southern and Canadian styles thrown in. Every night, live performers pump up the ambiance with their beats. Begin your Sundays with an appetizing brunch fare from Frog & Turtle; you can gorge on donuts, eggs prepared in different styles, bacon, sausage, pancakes and homemade fries.
Lauded by a number of magazines as one of the best pizza restaurants in New England, Otto Pizza is one place you can vouch on to give you a scrumptious treat. Be it their signature Mashed Potato, Bacon and Scallion pizza or the crowd-favorite Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Cranberry pizza, this restaurant leaves no stone unturned to serve you freshly prepared food. If you are spoiled for choice then you can opt for slices of different pizzas so that you can taste multiple flavors on offer. Apart from this, the restaurant also features occasional live music to keep you entertained. For those who are too bored to venture out for a bite to eat can order for pizzas over the phone and get it delivered promptly at their doorsteps. Call ahead or visit the website of this specialty pizza restaurant to know more.
Planning to spend a romantic evening with your lover, while in Portland? Then Five Fifty-Five is the best option for you. The restaurant serves a great variety of food ranging across, vegetarian dishes, range of cheese, seafood and meat. A popular favorite amongst their patron is the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Choose from their collection of wines to accompany your delectable dish and dine in this elegant space. Though the restaurant is named after the street it is located on, the quality of the food and service deem it worthy of a 5 star rating.
Casual and urban, Nosh Kitchen Bar is a local eatery, very popular for their scrumptious sandwiches. At Nosh Kitchen Bar, quintessential sandwiches are served with suprising twists, they are created using fresh ingredients sourced from local markets and are infused with house-brined meats. Here, patrons are also given the freedom to create their own dishes, an array of ingredients are at your disposal for this purpose. Classic cocktails and generously-poured beers, perfectly complement these delectable specials.
Fishermen’s Grill is a small restaurant located opposite the Baxter Woods. The place is know for their moreish fish and seafood specials which arrive at your table in massive portions. Only freshly-caught fish makes to Fishermen’s kitchen, hence patrons can be rest assured about the quality of the food. Clam Chowdah, Seafood Chowdah and Lobstah Stew should mark the beginning of your meal here, followed by Classic Lobstah Roll Combo, Seafood Plattah, Haddock Dinnah or Clam Cake Slammer. You can also take-out larger orders like One Pound Haddock Dinnah or The Taste of Maine for a wonderful family meal at home.
In Portland's art district as you peruse artistic wonders of great names like Monet, Picasso and many rising stars, located in the heart of this district, drop by David's Restaurant to sample some edible creativity churned by the esteemed chef David Turin. The restaurant serves a variety of salads, pastas and sandwiches. However, do try out the 'Pork Tenderloin, Bacon And Balsamic Apples' which is filled with tender meat and beautiful blend of flavors. Seafood fans can try out the chef's special concoction 'The David's Lobster Dinner', made with fresh catch and nutritious vegetables. It is no wonder then that, The New York Times, Portland Magazine and The Portland Press Herald have given this place fantastic reviews and regard it as a must visit.