Restaurants & Bars Northern New England

[Portland] Duckfat

Harters | | May 27, 2012 02:17 AM

The much touted Duckfat does, indeed, have much going for it and it is deservedly popular. We were fortunate in the time we arrived for lunch, about 12.30 as we were shown straight to two of the very few seats remaining. Within minutes, the queue had built to what we overheard was a 40 minute wait (good or not, we would not have waited 40 minutes for any sandwich lunch – or, indeed, anything)

There’s a good vibe to the place. The sandwich menu reads well with lots of combinations that sound as though they’re going to work. Unfortunately, the meatloaf one that we both chose was something of a disappointment. You’d always expect the main ingredient to shine through but it was a bit bland and overwhelmed by the other ingredients (onions, cheddar and relish). Still the fries were truly excellent. And so was the mustard mayo that we dipped them in. And so were the house-made sodas – one mint & lime, the other grapefruit and ginger.

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