Highest-rated cheap eats in Portland, Maine, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Portland, Maine, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Portland, Maine that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Coffee ME Up

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Armenian
- Address: 221 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-4951
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#29. Peaks Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 50 Island Ave, Peaks Island, Portland, ME 04108-1221
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#28. Arabica Coffee House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
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#27. HiFi Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe, American
- Address: 30 City Center Monument Square on Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
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#26. Dobra Tea

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 89 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5001
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#25. The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
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#24. Lincolns

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 36 Market St, Portland, ME 04101-5022
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#23. Dutch's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 28 Preble St, Portland, ME 04101-4913
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#22. Susan's Fish-n-Chips

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (201 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1135 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3323
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#21. Tomaso's Canteen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 18 Hampshire St, Portland, ME 04101-4224
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#20. Portland Mash Tun

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 29 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4145
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#19. Market Street Eats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 36 Market St, Portland, ME 04101-5022
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#18. Po' Boys & Pickles

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1124 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
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#17. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
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#16. Captain Sam's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 136 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4746
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#15. Coffee By Design

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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#14. Bard Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (160 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 185 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4003
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#13. Beals Old Fashioned Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 12 Moulton St, Portland, ME 04101-5030
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#12. Miss Portland Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (260 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 140 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101-2442
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#11. Baristas + Bites

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Healthy
- Address: 469 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101-4089
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#10. Scratch Baking Co.

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (371 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
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#9. Two Fat Cats Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (374 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 195 Lancaster St, Portland, ME 04101
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#8. Marcy's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (435 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 47 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
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#7. The Thirsty Pig

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (301 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
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#6. The Holy Donut - Park Ave

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,197 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 194 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102-2910
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#5. OTTO

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (557 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 576 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3311
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#4. Becky's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,438 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 390 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4610
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#3. Micucci Grocery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (267 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, Italian
- Address: 45 India St, Portland, ME 04101-4208
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#2. The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (404 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 425 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4396
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#1. Gorgeous Gelato, Portland

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1,358 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 434 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
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