Econo Lodge Maine Mall
80 John Roberts Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 772-3838
Fax: (207) 772-4238
Bars & Cafes
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.
Port City Blue is a popular cafe/live music venue that specializes in drawing in the best musical talent in town. Try their smooth pasta preparations, meatballs, marinated olives, hummus and crusty baked baguettes. A range of wines and ales are available too. Call for details.
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.
Opened in 1999, Bibo's Madd Apple Cafe is a small but vibrant space that offers patrons delectable food. You can choose from their slection of wines to accompany your food. Located within the arts district of Portland, Bibo's Madd Apple Cafe is a great place to drop by for a light break from scouring art works. You could have an early meal here before catching a play at any of the nearby theaters.
Mathew's boasts to be the oldest pub in town. Though its existence since 1872 is a bit sketchy, it is an affable dive bar where music and happy hours roll. This 21 years old and above bar is mostly a rock venue though progressive, blues and country is also played here. Enjoy the pool table and beer with regular live entertainment.
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.
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.
Dining at Grace Restaurant will offer you a unique experience like never before. Nestled within a Gothic revival style building from the late 1800s, you will be transported back in time as you enter the restaurant. Located within a Methodist church, the elegant architecture from within consisting of high arched ceilings, wooden furnishing and stained glass windows will charm you. Enjoy from their delectable menu of steak, ravioli, seafood and meat dishes while seated at this sanctified place.
Located within the Portland Harbor Hotel, Eve's at The Garden offers guests a great American fare. The restaurant takes pride in their head chef Timothy Labonte's preparations. Under Labonte's expert guidance, the restaurant surprises the guests with a refreshing menu every season. The restaurant is elegantly furnished in wood with comfy loveseats, creating a warm and cozy ambiance. Guests can also dine at the garden while surrounded by lush green plants and colorful flowers. when there is a nip in the air, you can sip a drink or dine by the warm fireplace while gazing at the beautiful courtyard.
Ever dreamed of dining in an art gallery? Then, The Salt Exchange will make your dreams come true. You can marvel at the artwork surrounding you as you dine at the table. This place features exquisite works by emerging local artists. Lucky guests can sit at the 'Chef's Table' and get an opportunity to watch the chief Chef Adam White in action. This place takes pride in have one of the largest collection of bourbon in the state. You can sit at the cherry bar in the center and sip the heavenly bourbon. On summer nights guests can relish their meals at the outdoor tables while enjoying the breeze. Host your next party at The Salt exchange amidst all the artistic splendor. This restaurant is a haven for gourmands with a penchant for art.