The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

1. The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

9.4
119 Exchange Street (Congress), Portland, ME
Hotel · Downtown Portland · 13 tips and reviews

KT H.KT Hart: Great corner room on 2nd floor. Clean, upscale building and polite staff! Love the theme (and the shower!)

Brian C.Brian Cantwell: Fantastic hotel. Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff from the valet and bellman to the front desk and restaurant. Love the newsroom / literary theme and the sleek rooms. Will be back.

Larisa G.Larisa Grollemond: Stylish, swanky boutique hotel with incredible attention to detail (+ turn down service desserts!) and friendly service. Within walking distance to all the tourist spots in Portland.

Allagash Brewing Company is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

2. Allagash Brewing Company

9.5
50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME
Brewery · Riverton · 89 tips and reviews

Bill M.Bill Miller: Good beer and a very friendly crew.

Timothy W.Timothy Williams: Great beer and very friendly staff. Take the brewery tour and stay for a tasting. Don't forget to grab some bottles to-go...

Devin R.Devin Reams: Say hello to the friendly staff and then try your four free beer samples including the "House" beer.

The Gelato Fiasco Old Port is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

3. The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

9.2
425 Fore St, Portland, ME
Ice Cream Shop · Downtown Portland · 47 tips and reviews

Robin P.Robin Pierce: Try as many flavors as you like! The gelato is amazing and the staff is friendly and helpful! Just do it! It's fun and delicious!

Portland Old PortPortland Old Port: The fun and friendly scoopers are happy to let you sample as many flavors as you want. Try Portland's signature flavor, Sweet Resurgam!

Greg G.Greg G: Excellent gelato. Friendly and helpful staff that let you try anything and everything. Recommend the strawberry balsamic or dark chocolate caramel sea salt. Wild Maine Blueberry also very good.

Starbucks is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

4. Starbucks

8.1
145 Commercial Street (at Market St), Portland, ME
Coffee Shop · Downtown Portland · 13 tips and reviews

Simon L.Simon Lindquist: One of the most attractive Starbucks locations I've ever seen. Architectural lighting, lots of seating, and a friendly staff. The whole package!

Geoffrey B.Geoffrey Brailsford: Nautically themed for the location! Clean. Friendly. Attractive.

Runnin' DonnaRunnin' Donna: Friendly, friendly, friendly!

Rising Tide Brewing Company is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

5. Rising Tide Brewing Company

9.3
103 Fox St, Portland, ME
Brewery · 27 tips and reviews

Shana M.Shana McMinn: So friendly, food truck was great, beer is amazing!

David C.David Carr: Excellent craft beer and friendly people!

Greg G.Greg G: Great brewery to visit. Can get a flight and drink inside or outside. Try the Gose if they have it. Slightly sour, very good. Cutter does not taste as strong as it is.

Novare Res Bier Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

6. Novare Res Bier Cafe

9.2
4 Canal Plz (at Exchange St), Portland, ME
Bar · Downtown Portland · 112 tips and reviews

JulieJulie: Cool underground location. Outdoor seating of it's warm enough. Nice, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.

Jenny E.Jenny Elkin: Great beer selection, awesome ambience, kind staff!

Griffin T.Griffin Turnipseed: We came hungry which was a mistake, this joint is definitely beer-centric with some grub thrown in. That said, great vibes, friendly bar staff and more beer options than you can handle.

Bard Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

7. Bard Coffee

9.3
185 Middle St (Exchange St.), Portland, ME
Coffee Shop · Downtown Portland · 92 tips and reviews

Christie-Lee M.Christie-Lee McNally: Friendly staff, great coffee and the gelato is to die for!! Try a mixture of caramel sea salt/Chocolate Noir

MissyMissy: Yummy chai lattes and super friendly staff!

Lizi J.Lizi Jones: If a single shop could make me want to move to a city, this would be it. Utterly enamored. Pup friendly!!

Salvage BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

8. Salvage BBQ

9.2
919 Congress St, Portland, ME
BBQ Joint · 31 tips and reviews

Stephanie M.Stephanie Magnolia: Get the mac and cheese. And check out the specialty cocktails, they are often wonderful. Friendly staff. Loads of sauces, try them all.

Gavin P.Gavin Poperechny: All the BBQ is good. Sandwiches, Ribs, Fries, mostly everything is good on the menu. The atmosphere is great and they even have live music some nights. Overall it is a place I defiantly recommend

EaterEater: Jay Villani's latest spot brings legit Southern barbecue to Portland in a spacious, casual atmosphere. There's also a huge selection of local draft beer available by the pint, half gallon and gallon.

Local 188 is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

9. Local 188

8.8
685 Congress St, Portland, ME
Bar · Parkside · 65 tips and reviews

Steve M.Steve Malone: Excellent service and great tapas and wine list. This place is a must visit if in the western Portland area.

Tiina R.Tiina Rajasalo: Great atmosphere, excellent cocktails (try the house infused spirits), tasty food and friendly service.

Kristopher C.Kristopher Chavez: Great cocktails and unique but delicious seasonal menu. I had the liver, yes - the liver.. and it was incredible.

OTTO is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

10. OTTO

9.1
576 Congress St (at Forest Ave), Portland, ME
Pizza Place · Downtown Portland · 80 tips and reviews

Daniel S.Daniel Santos: This place is wicked awesome. My girlfriend's a New Yorker and the menu certainly surpassed her standards. Friendly staff and probably the best atmosphere of any pizza place I've been to.

Ashley K.Ashley Kearney: Walked in to immediate friendly upbeat service great beer great food and definitely great service highly recommended !

jessicajessica: The margherita pizza was good, but the mashed potato bacon and scallion pizza was GREAT. Delicious. The house salad was fresh and red wine vinegar dressing was yummy too.

Five Fifty-Five is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

11. Five Fifty-Five

8.6
555 Congress St, Portland, ME
American Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 37 tips and reviews

Maeve D.Maeve Daly: One of my favorite restaurants in Portland. Always super friendly and delicious. They even helped me celebrate receiving my white coat!

Sofia P.Sofia Papastamelos: Excellent service. I was underwhelmed by the scallop dish and creativity. May have to go for the tasting menu next time.

Joe M.Joe Montes: The tasting menu is more than enough food and is a great way to try many things! Definitely try the truffle lobster mac and cheese!

Union is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

12. Union

9.2
119 Exchange St (Congress St), Portland, ME
American Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 8 tips and reviews

Derek P.Derek Platow: Really enjoyed a romantic dinner here. Very friendly staff and delicious food. A little pricey especially the cocktails (not a bottle of wine under $45).

Ronnie R.Ronnie Roth: Awesome dinner here. Lobster and scallops were an excellent pick. We can't wait to return!

Phil T.Phil Toronto: The coulotte steak is a delicious cut 😍🐮

Speckled Ax is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

13. Speckled Ax

8.7
567 Congress St (Oak St), Portland, ME
Coffee Shop · Downtown Portland · 24 tips and reviews

Michael R.Michael Rheaume: Bourbon barrel aged beans. Enough said. Also super friendly staff!

Djaniella D.Djaniella D.: Cold brew & lattes are the way to go here. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Cressa M.Cressa Marie: First time ever in Maine and this is already my favorite place! The staff was super sweet and the cold brew is perfection! Hooray!

Gorgeous Gelato is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

14. Gorgeous Gelato

8.8
434 Fore St, Portland, ME
Ice Cream Shop · Downtown Portland · 37 tips and reviews

Aida S.Aida Shams: Perfect gelatos and friendly service .

dawn s.dawn schulz: Bacio and Spanish creme was delicious!! Friendly staff 😘

Tyler L.Tyler Lund: Gorgeous Gelato has some amazing Gelato in the touristy area of downtown Portland. This shop is no tourist trap though. The gelato is excellent and they have many flavors.

Portland Lobster Company is one of The 15 Best Places with Good Service in Portland.

15. Portland Lobster Company

8.9
180 Commercial St, Portland, ME
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 98 tips and reviews

Harlan C.Harlan Cutshall: On top of great seafood—and really friendly staff—the chicken tenders are awesome

Ashlee W.Ashlee Webster: Giant portions of awesome food! Not a long wait, and plenty of tables outside to enjoy the view from! The staff are all very friendly too!

Michael M.Michael Moses: Live music, perfectly cooked seafood, and delicious Maine beers on the deck... What is not to love about this place. Read more.