Yelp’s Most Photographed Businesses is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints too. From world renowned restaurants to locally loved diners — find them all in Yelp’s Most Photographed Businesses in Portland, ME.
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Topping this year’s Most Photographed Businesses list is Eventide, a James Beard award-winning oyster bar offering local oysters, shellfish, craft beer, and the famous Brown Butter Lobster Roll!
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What they’re known for: Brown Butter Lobster Roll
Yelpers say: “If you are looking for the best Maine Lobster Roll, this is your spot! …We made the poor decision of splitting this because we knew we would be eating everywhere in Portland, but if I could take it back, I would get my own plus 3 more! Incredibly flavorful & buttery.” – Saleen D
What they’re known for: Duckat Poutine (Belgian fries topped with locally sourced cheese curds, duck gravy, and fresh chives)
Yelpers say: “The most comforting of comfort foods! …Their poutine is the only poutine you need in life with the perfect balance of ingredients and a gravy that doesn’t overwhelm.” – Kaitie H
What they’re known for: The Surf & Turf (8oz brisket blend patty and fresh butter poached lobster meat, chopped romaine, , and your choice of sauce on a freshly baked sesame seed bun)
Yelpers say: “ We had our eyes and stomachs set on having their Surf and Turf Burger… Not only was the burger and lobster a winning combo, the soft brioche bun brought everything together. We didn’t know that we were missing lobster burgers in our lives, but now we don’t want to live without them.” – Caleb A
What they’re known for: Suckling Pig (with apple brown butter and marcona almonds)
Yelpers say: “Get the SUCKLING PIG!!! This was by far the best dish here. It was cooked to perfection and the apple brown butter was so good! We also got the Bluefin Tuna Crudo, Lioni Burrata, Roasted Carrots, Barcelona Fries and the Bone Marrow Toast.” – Carol A
5. Street & Co.
What they’re known for: Lobster Diavolo
Yelpers say: “The lobster diavolo leaves me speechless every time. The server will let you know what is in the mix – usually mussels, clams, squid, fish, and of course the lobster. The dish reads more like a cioppino stew than a pasta dish, and is incredibly hearty and flavorful.” – Jacquelyn C
What they’re known for: Allagash White (their flagship beer)
Yelpers say: “One of my favorite breweries in Maine! Although they do not dabble in IPA, what they do do is make a great beer!! My favorite of course is Allagash White, it really goes with anything and is delicious!” – Amanda R
What they’re known for: Steamed Lobster Dinners
Yelpers say: “Our lobster came with everything we would ever need: corn, salad, choice of potatoes/fries, butter, wet napkins, seafood crackers, mini forks, and a bib! And oh my god, this was probably one of the best unique meals I ever had. The lobster was succulent on its own I’m sure, but I was too enamored by the taste of it dipped in butter to have it any other way. It was so delicious, we only realized at the end that we forgot to put on the bibs.” – Sandy D
What they’re known for: Seared Scallops
Yelpers say: “I’m not sure how they did it, but those scallops tasted like they were crusted in pork belly. So flavorful and perfectly cooked. And, the portion sizes were huge. I almost couldn’t finish it all and, that was after giving peopLe at the table a taste.” – Steve L
9. J’s Oyster
What they’re known for: Bucket of Steamers
Yelpers say: “The fresh seafood, friendly staff, no-fuss attitude, and regular customers creates a must stop place for seafood when you find yourself in this historical port city. I ordered the steamers. The clams were like biting into succulent fleshy delicious jewels. Of course, the ME oysters were one of a kind and very special.” – Mike M
10. Fore Street
What they’re known for: Wood Grilled Hanger Steak
Yelpers say: “We shared the hanger steak (medium rare) that was also cooked to perfection, and the meat melted in your mouth with each bite, YUM! This is a MUST Try restaurant when you are in the area.” – Pat D
11. DiMillo’s On The Water
12. Hot Suppa
13. The Honey Paw
14. Becky’s Diner
15. Bayside American Cafe
16. The Holy Donut
17. Luke’s Lobster
18. The Porthole
20. Gilbert’s Chowder House
21. Empire Chinese Kitchen
22. Pai Men Miyake
25. Flatbread Company
Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Most Photographed Businesses in the Portland, ME area according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. This list looked at businesses in and around the Portland, ME area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 15th, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 15th, 2022.