Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
We also love local and are proud to serve many local favorites from our craft beer selections that showcase just the right mix of imported Irish beers and regional favorites. Our food menu is comprised of elevated pub grub with a local twist.
Come in anytime for a pint, some food and some Irish hospitality. You are always welcome!
We do reserve a number of tables for Walk-ins, so if a reservation isn't available please call the Pub and ask for availability.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Award winning — haddock, clams, shrimp, lobster, crab, potatoes, herbs, cream
Fish & Chips
Lager battered Icelandic haddock, hand cut fries, tartar sauce, lemon wedge
House spiced lamb and sundried tomato patty, cooked through, whipped feta, arugula, red onion, tzatziki sauce, buttered toasted bun
The braised beef poutine was phenomenal. Great selection of Irish fare and more common meals -- something for everyone!
Not enough wait staff to cover the number of tables. Worst service I’ve ever experienced. Several tables were complaining and walking out as we were finally leaving after 2 hours of our waitress serve every table except ours. We saw the recognition on her face a few times as she noticed we had been forgotten about but never brought us anything we asked for (drinks, app plates, water..) We asked for drinks and water twice and we sat at our table for 45 minutes with nothing at which point we had to track her down twice to get the check. Very poor management if there was one on duty as several people were visibly upset.
We found the menu to be very limited. Not sure if this is due to the pandemic. Although the food we had was good, it was all too salty. From the appetizer (poutine shared by the table) to four different entrees, way too much salt!! Our server, however, was very good.
We were there for Easter. It was such a relaxing dinner. Having someone else cook and wait upon us allowed us to enjoy each other’s company to the fullest. The appetizers and meals were delicious and the service was wonderful.
Easter lunch! Lovely experience!
I always look forward to going when I'm in town. Food was delicious & staff was extremely friendly!
Dinner was fantastic and we had a beautiful table overlooking the harbor. Wonderful night!
Exceptional experience. Lovely space upstairs, great food, excellent service! Can't wait to return.
Food and drinks were great. Service could’ve been better, but great experience overall
Although they've changed their recipe a bit over the years, I'm still a huge fan of their fish n' chips, a very large, crunchy battered filet with a lot of fries on the side. My guest and I made reservations for lunch, which turned out to be unnecessary due to fewer people dining out these days. We chose a table by the bar next to the fireplace. Very cozy, great service, the food was superb. I tried their curry chicken pot pie, a real winner. Love this place.
Best Irish restaurant in Portland
This was our second visit the first time was incredible but this time we were disappointed. First, a seating chart would help prevent food runners from “auctioning” food.
Appetizers super salty, server kept forgetting to bring us things and we had to flag her down many times. At one point we got up to grab silverware and napkins from another table. When the food came out 4/6 people got their food and server looked at the other two and said “you didn’t want anything right” she forgot to place two orders. Mistakes happen but we would have expected a manager to visit our table, apologize, offer a dessert etc. We hope Management takes this feedback to train the team and offer the same level of service we experienced our first time.
We had a perfect table for 2 in small alcove during COVID. The food was very good, great following of health protocols. Thank you
Great Irish pub in down town Portland right on the water. If you can get an upstairs seat on the window it's well worth it.
Made a reservation for girlfriends birthday. However, they could not find it even after we showed confirmation. And sat us in the bar.
We all enjoyed our dinners on a recent visit. The pub burger, corned beef and cabbage (a special that night), and chicken sandwich were very good. Fries are outstanding! Service was good. The menu has less Irish fare than it used to though.
We had 5 adults in our party., all food Was delivered together and hot and drinks were delivered quickly.
They restaurant was offering two desserts that day and both were delicious! Our server was friendly, patient, and professional. Overall great time. I should note we ate in the upstairs dining room which has a fabulous view of the bay.
PLace was almost empty while we were there which is expected in the off season. The drinks were good, appetizers were average. Timing could have been better, we had out apps for about five minutes before main course was delivered. Lobster egg rolls had almost no lobster in them, fish and chips was served as one long piece if fish the size of the plate and made it difficult to eat. Overall, place is very cute and probably a lot of fun with a group of people, but food was average and nothing overly impressive or exciting.
Venison pie was outstanding. Can't stay away, will be back soon.
First time to eat for dinner. Food was great and such a lovely place and view.
Sunday Brunch always perfect at Ri-Ra
We liked the quiet and warm fireplaces. And great food!
Food was good, but seemed overpriced for what it was. Nice view of harbor, but it didn't have a particularly 'Irish Pub' vibe we expected.
We have been to Ri Ra many times in the past. So we had clear expectations which were not met. The menu was limited, the food mediocre and we left disappointed.
Reservation was at 5:30. Arrived at 5:15. Sign at entrance said, “please wait to be seated.” We waited about 10 minutes. People behind us waiting, too. Bartenders saw us. Nobody ever came over to help us. We left and went next door to eat. Not sure about what happened. Oh well.
We made a reservation for NYE thinking we would be upstairs however we got put in a table downstairs in the bar next to the band. It was impossible to hear and a completely different ambiance we were hoping for. I wish there was a way on opentable to know if you were upstairs or downstairs because experience is completely different.
Wonderful Christmas dinner! Lobster egg roll so good! Good venison pie. Not sure if fish got Gish snd ships was fresh but still good. Great selection of drinks plus had Smithwicks! Staff was pleasant and fun! Thank you😊
Even though it was Christmas, our waiter, Jack S, was right there when we needed something and was very personable. One wouldn't know there were many other tables he was waiting on, we were his "special guests.". The food was exceptional, and came promptly and pleasingly warm. I couldn't recommend RiRa more highly. This is our second Christmas visit and I'm certain not our last.
Christmas Day lunch with a friend, loved everything!
It was Christmas Eve and our waiter was so nice.
We did not feel rushed. The restaurant was decorated giving it a warm festive feel
We waited about 20 minutes to get any service and had to go to the bar to get drinks. There were a couple big things happening so it’s understandable! Otherwise everything was good!
Everything was great. Sever was very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. We had a nice view of the harbor (unfortunately mostly fog). Will definitely go back.
My group of seven ate at Ri Ra’s for lunch and really enjoyed the ambiance upstairs. Nice variety of dishes and drinks. We will definitely return.
Beautifully cozy restaurant! Loved the ambiance! Great for a girls night or date. Food was tasty- service was great although the particular server we did rush us a bit. Yummy chowder!
GREAT Avacado Toast, Seafood Chowder and Chicken Tenders
They were out of two f their Thanksgiving specials which is what we went there for. Not bad just not great.
Went with my family for Thanksgiving. Food was on point, reasonably priced and delicious. Ambiance was beautiful, my five year old enjoyed watching the boats come in and looking at the Christmas trees. Highly recommend !!
The food was delicious! However, $25.00 for a plate of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy was overpriced. No rolls and butter, no cranberry sauce, staples of a Thanksgiving dinner. And for that price dessert and coffee should have been included. I would return to Ri Ra for their regular menu, but not for a holiday meal.
It was disappointing that they were out of the vegetarian Thanksgiving entree by 11:45 am.
Excellent waitstaff, excellent waiter, great ambiance, delicious chowder, the meals were good and filling.
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Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland is rated 4.5 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.