The Frog and Turtle

4.6
1133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food and cozy atmosphere. A little pricey.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot, just give yourself a little extra time for parking :)

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite go-to spot for Sunday brunch. Their made to order donuts are to die for. This is not a quiet fast food place. Relax and enjoy the food. The nights is music is also great fun. Highly recommend for a night out or family gatherings.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. I enjoy the atmosphere and the music. The place is always hopping on weekends and some evenings during the week. The staff are friendly - the owner is awesome!

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch spot! Fair warning - the donuts are delicious but you won't be able to eat your main dish if you order them. Plan to share with the whole table so you can also enjoy the rest of your order comfortably.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, an amazing experience. Top-notch staff & food in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, to much food! Band was outstanding! Didn’t want for anything, staff was right there, nothing seemed to sit, was brought to you when it was up! Had a GREAT TIME ! Thanks again 🤗

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in the greater Portland area! Good food and the live music by Ciera Mackenzie was great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reunion dinner for our 3 twenty something kids, my wife and me. Nice place for a get together, but gets very noisy at times. Food was delicious and filling for us carnivores, alas my vegan son only got one choice - customized flatbread - but he said it was delicious. Price was reasonable for the food fest (plenty of leftovers) and beverages we consumed. Server was pleasant and efficient, although he did not let us know if there were other vegan choices when he went into the kitchen. The chef came out and greeted us during our dessert which was a really nice touch.

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LF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. We tried the poutine and pork belly with brussel sprouts. Both were fabulous! Love the live music on Friday nights.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit. Once again, very impressed.
Skillful chefs and Great servers!
5 Stars!

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to The Frog and Turtle. Food is fresh and delicious, it’s a place that is close to home and good for food with family or friends. Breakfast is amazing, make a reservation, you will not regret it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch was expertly prepared with quality and flavorful ingredients. A great meal.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service and food are usually great. However at our last brunch outing, we waited an hour for our meals. Our waitress didn’t check in to explain the delay, which increased our frustration as tables around us, who arrived up to 20 minutes after us, were served while we waited. We are hoping this was a one time bad day and we will give it another try in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!! All good

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time at the Frog and Turtle and it was another fantastic experience. The servers are always super friendly and attentive. I actually would say the service at the Frog and Turtle is among the best I have ever experienced. The food is always amazing as well! The menu is wide ranging and unique. We tried the flatbread pizzas this time and the ingredients were clearly fresh and the sauce was delicious! The owner came to our table during our meal and I was glad to have had the opportunity to thank him for such a positive and beautiful restaurant experience. Highly recommended!!!

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SR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always excellent food.........the waitress was a bit distracted......tepid coffee with an awesome dessert

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, delicious food made with fresh ingredients! Large portions and great drinks!

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c
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, service & friends:). Will definitely be going back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryce our waiter was outstanding!
The steak was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the live music playing

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d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been here several times now on Wednesday nights and have always enjoyed the service, food and live music. This evening the music was exceptionally loud to the point where a table of 4 could hardly hear each other talk. Service (or the kitchen) was slow even thought there were empty tables. Our server seemed to be more interested in clearing empty tables than attending to the customers. The food was very good all around once we got it. I'll be back again, hopefully this was just an "off" night.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong there: the food and drinks are always top-notch. Highly recommend

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GB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Both hubby and I have worked in the restaurant business. We travel all over and love foodie towns. This food is delicious. We will be back. Salad portion was a little small (salmon), but over an hour to get it, I wasn't quite as hungry . Not complaining TOO much, bc the margaritas were the BEST I have found since moving up here from Greenville SC. The mushroom app was the best I've ever had, too. The big disappointment was an hour from ticket order til food on table. It was a Saturday night 7pm... I WILL recommend to guests of our B&B, The Perkins House, Cornish ME.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu and the food did not disappoint. With a variety of options and combinations there’s something for everyone to choose. One guest in our party of eight ordered blindly and asked for the chef to create one of his best dishes. We were all surprised but the gentleman who ordered even more so. The meal was fantastic all around. Our server was busy and may have been able to circle around more for water or drinks but overall was pleasant and generally attentive. This place is great for relaxing and purposely spending time chatting with your fellow diners. Do not go here in a rush because the food is meant to savored as well as enjoying the time you take with those dining with you. Chef James does not disappoint! We will be back.

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SO
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the live music. The setting was great. Good vibe, friendly folks. Fun music by Juke Joint Devils, Nitro beer and Cajun fish tacos. What could be better?

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DD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely breakfast menu with plenty of options! Our waitstaff was friendly, attentive and efficient—great combination. I appreciate being able to make a reservation for a small group. Many restaurants won’t do that! Be sure to order the donuts!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were not impressed. They were out of all Crepes (how can you’ve out-it’s batter). The flat bread pizza was thick and doughy with copious amounts of sauce and thick chunks of meat. Very heavy/hearty.

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MT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time visit and was pleasantly surprised by the Great food and local feel.

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing. Everything is made to order and the staff are great. Overall my wife and I love it.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great for burgers and beer. Also usually some very good entrees fro dinner.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Seems as though they were a little short staffed, our waitress had to be hailed to take our order after waiting 20 minutes. Worth the wait, though- the donuts were crisp and flavorful and each of us had an excellent breakfast meal. Highly recommend even when service is slower than usual!

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frog and Turtle is awesome! The eggs benny are out of this world.

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SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best restaurant in the Portland area. Chef James is a true master and the staff are simply amazing; whether a first time visit or a regular, you feel at home.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately to no fault of the restaurant we were adjacent to three tables of drinking women alternating between shrieking and cackling at the tops of their lungs. We couldn't hear the waitress or each other. Of course that's to be expected near the bar or bandstand but we were in the corner of the dining room. More a suggestion to patrons, don't be louder than necessary and ask the loudest in your party to maybe tone it down a bit.
The food was excellent but the overall experience was negative so we probably won't go back. Unfortunate because otherwise we like the place.

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PL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic visit, as always. Gigantic portions, ridiculously friendly and attentive service - they continue to impress, year after year.

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LL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Juke Joint Devil Band was awesome, as was Jamie the bartender and patrons in general.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to hear live music every Wednesday and Friday! The food is outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was amazing...food satisfying..

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PG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad experience at the Frog and Turtle. Great music, great food and atmosphere and awesome waitstaff! Plus an owner who cares very much about his patrons and about the community at large. Love the Frog and Turtle!!

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c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Frog & Turtle once again has impressed my taste buds! And the chef even prepared a ceviche that I requested (I had seen from another customer’s posting.)

The skins w/pulled pork was incredible as well as the lobster dinner, desserts are killer!

Looking forward to the next time:)

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