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Elite Experience with The Frying Dutchman in Portland, ME



To kick-off our monthly dining series at the Public Market House on Monument Square in Portland for the next several months, the local Yelp Elite Squad in Maine were invited to The Frying Dutchman for street food (…featuring Dutch fries, of course!).  

Photo credit: Wendy R via Yelp

Owners Leon Vuong and Cody Leland welcomed YES with open arms (“even with a rush of excited Yelpers, they were kind, silly, patient, and accommodating to every person’s needs, dietary and otherwise!” wrote gold badge Elite Jules F in her five-star review), overflowing cones of fries, and secret menu items too! 

I dropped in Friday for a midday treat. I decided to go with the Korean BBQ but also got a couple sides – the garlic mayo and the kalamata olive. Even though I took mine to go and drove almost 20 minutes before indulging, everything was so delicious. First – the Korean BBQ was just so tender and tasty. And the pickled cukes – I could eat a bowl of those alone. But – the star for me was the kalamata olive mayo! What a unique dipping sauce for the tasty fries… thanks so much to The Frying Dutchman for the special treat. I can’t wait… to try more. And maybe buy a pint of the kalamata mayo!?!

Kristi M, Yelp Elite
Photo credit: Cindy Y via Yelp

I visited with my husband and we shared the Sky High Loaded Bloody Mary fries. I was intimidated at the list of ingredients and wasn’t sure about sweet and savory in the same dish but WOW, it’s a well thought out, fun item to share! You get a ton of twice baked fries, a mini blooming onion, candied bacon, beignets, a delicious chicken slider, pickled veggies, ice cream and dipping sauce. It’s literally a mouth full and then some! Leon was incredibly nice and happy to share the tower of yummy with us.

Gabrielle D, Yelp Elite

Read the rave reviews from the event to relive the experience! 


About The Frying Dutchman

The Frying Dutchman was created to celebrate owners, Leon Vuong and Cody Leland, obsession with Dutch fries (which began on a food tour of Holland in 2018). It was one of their favorite street foods, and during the pandemic it was one of the things they missed the most… thus, The Frying Dutchman – located on the second floor of the Portland Public Market House – was born! 

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