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.
Known for having the best wings, nachos, and burgers in town, this unique restaurant also features an enormous menu that includes spicy and hearty dishes, award-winning desserts, and a large vegetarian selection. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
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.
An extensive eclectic menu is served at this fine dining restaurant that also features over 350 wine selections on its award-winning wine list and an after dinner menu. Reservations are accepted. They are open Monday through Saturday for dinner only; closed on Sunday.
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.
Open seven nights a week, 555 is the brainchild of its owners' "respect for local ingredients and love of fine wines." Aside from its award-winning wine selection, 555's menu includes cheese plates, Casco Bay cod cakes, native Maine blueberry salad, grilled Caesar salad, grilled King Alaskan salmon, hand rolled truffles, hanger steak, truffled lobster "mac & cheese," garlic-rubbed rack of lamb, warm chocolate torte and seared pepper-crusted local diver scallops.