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The Frog and Turtle
The Frog and Turtle

The Frog and Turtle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefrogandturtle.com
  • Email: info@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 WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Great scene for excellent food and music. A Friday night favorite."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We always have a fabulous time at the Frog snd Turtle! Love the drinks, the poutine, and the music!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Very cozy space with great atmosphere, friendly service, interesting menu withlots of variety!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I recently graduated from the culinary institute and this in my opinion is one of the best restaurants in Maine"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Second time, no complaints. Love the poutine appetizer."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great brunch and donuts as always! Wished we lived closer so we could is it more often!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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......"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We love F&T, food is always excellent and servers are always friendly and knowledgeable! One of our favorite go-to spots!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Unique and delicious food with great staff. We plan to be regulars ;-)"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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 !!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "By far, my favorite restaurant in the Greater Portland area :)"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Not our first time here. Will return again. Like it a lot."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is good, prices average. A nice place to go for Sunday Brunch. Wish they had lower fat and gluten free choices."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Love it..just wish they would send there repeat customers like me coupons or deals"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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.""
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Have had dinner here many times. This was my first time for brunch. It was great!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Need we say more. The Elvis is a chocolate donut with peanut butter and bananas. Very cute very delicious."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Consistently delicious food and friendly attentive service."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Always have great service and great food. Lots of consistency."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Different menu…fish and chips and crepes??? But excellent preparation and flavor. Not cheap but worth every penny"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We love the Frog and Turtle. Chef James Tranchemontagne is creative and versatile and the servers are well-informed and personable but not too chatty. Special dietary requests have never been a problem and our vegetarian friends like the menu as much as our meat-eating friends. The desserts are sublime. My husband loves the F + T burgers; my go-to favorite is the calamari and charred greens. Sitting at the bar or in a comfy, cozy booth, we've always had delicious food and drink. Frog and Turtle is small and offers music on Th, Fri and Sat. nights beginning at 8:00 ish so comfortable conversation can be a challenge once the music starts."
    Dined on 12/12/2013