The Frog and Turtle
The Frog and Turtle

The Frog and Turtle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefrogandturtle.com/
  • Phone: 207-591-4185
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am -1:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: James Tranchemontagne
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: James or Sasha 207 591 4185
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays: Live music from 7:30 to 10:00pm Thursday: Tony Boffa Trio 7 to 9:30pm Friday: Friday Night Music Show 9 to 11 lot of great local acts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Park at CVS in municipal lot and walk over or try smaller lot behind us
A word from The Frog and Turtle
What is a gastro pub?” Gastronomy is the study of preparing and consuming food. A pub is a neighborhood spot for affordable food and good times. When you combine the two you get a neighborhood spot with a focus on food prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
The Frog and Turtle reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (21)great for brunch (18)good for groups (17)hot spot (9)romantic (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Delicious!
    Prtlfood
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great food, in a really cool space! The space is a little small and the quarters were tight but the food was so delicious and out waitress was very nice.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak
    Vinal
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Friday night had one of the most flavorful steack that I have evver had in Portland Maine. Brought the in-laws and they were extremily impressed with the food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always have a fabulous
    Clara
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We always have a fabulous time at the Frog snd Turtle! Love the drinks, the poutine, and the music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must visit
    Vinal
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great scene for excellent food and music. A Friday night favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Reggie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I would recommend making a reservation to avoid having to wait. People tend to sit there longer than the meal they eat, so they aren't always good at estimating how long it will be before you get a table. We were told 15 minutes and sat there for an hour before leaving because there was still not table the last time we tried here. This time we made a reservation and everything was very good. Flat bread pizza, beef stew, good well drinks. Very good service. Would definitely recommend, and eat here again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meeting space with friends
    absinthekitchen
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very cozy space with great atmosphere, friendly service, interesting menu withlots of variety!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I recently graduated from
    HEYitsMAINEY
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I recently graduated from the culinary institute and this in my opinion is one of the best restaurants in Maine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Morno
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Second time, no complaints. Love the poutine appetizer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch and donuts as
    JenD
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Great brunch and donuts as always! Wished we lived closer so we could is it more often!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The wife and I got a rare night away from the kids. We left the house at 4, did some shopping, booked our reservation via Open Table on our way into our 4:40 movie, showed up early and were shown to our table where we proceeded to have another fantastic meal at Frog & Turtle. We always start with cheese and charcuterie, at least one appetizer, and an entrée each. We added a special appetizer and went with both entrée specials. Each course was excellent and timed well to meet our pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The appetizer and meals sounded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The appetizer and meals sounded better than they tasted. There was just something savory missing from every dish. We very much wanted to like it, but were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shocked
    Shocked
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I was there with two co-workers for our 5:30 reservation and we were told that we had to leave because the 7:30 reservation was waiting for their table. We didn't realize there was a time limit. We were shocked to say the least!! We've never had that happen before at a restaurant. So unfortunately, we probably won't be back......
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Time!
    Lirpa10412
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We love F&T, food is always excellent and servers are always friendly and knowledgeable! One of our favorite go-to spots!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service. Diamond
    Webster
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great Food and Service. Diamond in the rough. Can't wait to go again. Thank you Jessie for geat service and helping to celebrate my wifes birthday. We had a GREAT time !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By far, my favorite restaurant
    Maura
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    By far, my favorite restaurant in the Greater Portland area :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining Experiance
    voter27
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife and I love the Frog and Turtle. We have only been there twice but everytime is outstanding. The waitress I believe was named Rachell, was great and knew the menu like the back of her hand. She was very polite and explained everything to us in great detail. Donw to the spices in the Fries. The only complaint that we have was that we made reservations for 1630 throught the website, because it stated that they were open at 1600. We got there and they were not serving food until 1700. That was a very minor complait, and no reflextion on the staff or food. WONDERFUL PLACE FOR A DATE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three out of four very good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Basically, we all had a good time, but our son's meal wasn't great. (although the rest of us enjoyed ours) He ordered the chili as an appetizer and it was so spicy hot that none of us could get more than a spoonful down. For his entree, he ordered the pork shank and was disappointed at its lack of flavor. We also all tasted it and agreed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Frog & Turtle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Not our first time here. Will return again. Like it a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome gem
    Trish
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Unique and delicious food with great staff. We plan to be regulars ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Newmoon
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food is good, prices average. A nice place to go for Sunday Brunch. Wish they had lower fat and gluten free choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I got the best piece of salmon
    SJ76
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I got the best piece of salmon I've ever eaten. It tasted like they had just pulled it out of the sea, the best! And Sara our server is excellant! I've had her as a server 4x now and she is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Love it..just wish they would send there repeat customers like me coupons or deals
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite place
    Vinal
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Friday night at our little round table or at the bar has become our new favorite. The food is wonderful, service is great and the staff is very friendly. Requested a particular table through Open Table and the restuarant was able to accomdate us. The music is enjoyable and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful brunch
    Boston
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Haven't been to the restaurant for a while and went to bunch for the for the time (heard it was awesome). I was impressed with food and service, and support the "awesome" rating. Really loved, the "neighborhood" feel, really felt warm and comfortable! Can't wait until next time!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculously long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had a reservation for brunch but wound up waiting over an hour and a half to be served. People arrived ing 20 minutes after us we're finished before we saw our entrees. The remarkable thing however was that there was no acknowledgment or apology from any of the staff! I guess if we had made a big deal of it someone might have spoken to us but no one even commented. VERY disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table of five
    Dixie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    A recent Friday night outing with out-of-town guests, and the food did not disappoint. Everyone's dish was pronounced excellent except for the poutine, which was apparently not as good as the upcountry diner's sampled the same week. Serves the guy right for ordering poutine. Wine pourings were generous but not extremely large. We were happy to be done before the band started however, as that is too noisy for dinner conversation. Would prefer a quieter atmosphere, but understand that the vibe is intended to be "energetic."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and inviting
    Cammy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We love the Frog and Turtle. The atmosphere is great and the staff are friendly and very accommodating. The food is outstanding! I only wish there were more gluten free options, but I had a burger without the bun and added brie, mushrooms an a side salad. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific scratch cooking
    SoPodiners
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    One of the best dining experiences in recent years. Soups are outstanding and it was a pleasant surprise to fine Beef Wellington on the menu. Homemade chips were delicious and the 4 beer sampler was a hit. Entire menu reflected their passion for quality but the best part of the experience was knowing that everything was prepared from scratch. Service was very good and we never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Diannegr
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Would recommend the Frog and Turtle to friends. Freshly prepared food. If you are looking for a little different that some restaurants. Ready to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Vinal
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    With the live music and great food this has become our new favorite place every Friday night. Thank you Ipen Table for making reservations so quick and easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have had dinner here many
    KathVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Have had dinner here many times. This was my first time for brunch. It was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homemade donuts
    SwissMiss4VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Need we say more. The Elvis is a chocolate donut with peanut butter and bananas. Very cute very delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I ordered one of the dinner specials, sole stuffed with seafood. The entree was OK, it was overpriced at $35. Mu husband ordered salmon which was very good and only $21. With all the excellent dining choices in the greater Portland, I will not bother to go back here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Performance
    mmcnal
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Consistently delicious food and friendly attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Place for a Lovely Dinner
    foodfan
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. The restaurant was fairly crowded and very energetic. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty with generous portions. All in all a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service, nice menu
    Jester
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We were at Frog and Turtle the other night. Our reserved table for 6 was 25 minutes late, probably to no fault of the establishment. They were sincerely upset by this, and gave our party all the attention they possibly could. The food was very good, and we had a wonderful dining experience overall. I would (and will) definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at the frog!
    Laubrey
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food not only tasted amazing it looked amazing as well! The staff was warm and friendly. The atmosphere was fun and the band was great! We had a great time and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    Bunny
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We went to brunch for my mother's 89th birthday an dit was fabulous! The food is out of this world and the service was impeccable. My only issue is the noise level and the temperature - quite loud due to the restaurant being full and it was very cool - we had to drape our coats over our shoulders. But those minor inconveniences faded in comparsion to themenu, the food, and the service. And the homemade donuts - OMG!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always have great service
    julie
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Always have great service and great food. Lots of consistency.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple food done right
    blrboston
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Have been many times before for both brunch and dinner and have never had a bad meal. They don't try to impress you with fancy ingredients, but serve perfect classic, simple dishes, in an appropriate proportions. Really energetic scene and you can make your visit as casual or formal as you would like. Also, they usually have many reservation times available, and good entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate