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Miss Portland Diner
140 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207.210.6673

OPEN FOR DINE OUT SERVICE & CURBSIDE PICK UP

Tuesday – Sunday
8AM TO 2:30PM

Our Story

“There is nothin’ finer than a  Worcester Diner” was the slogan of the Worcester Lunch Car Company (WLCC), which specialized in small, handcrafted diners with porcelain exteriors and hardwood interiors.

Worcester diners were often adorned with marble countertops, hardwood booths, and stainless steel panels shaped into starburst patterns and were well-known for their level of craftsmanship.   Today you would be hard-pressed to find a finer example than the 1949 Miss Portland Diner – WLCC No. 818.

Miss Portland was originally located on Forest Avenue and was moved from there in 1964 – to make room for the new Federal Building – to 49 Marginal Way where she served breakfast and lunch to a mostly local crowd.

Known for her special ambiance, Miss Portland made a cameo appearance in Mel Gibson’s movie Man without a Face in August 1993.   In 2004 the City of Portland accepted the diner car as a donation to ensure her proper restoration.

Miss Portland was purchased in 2007 by Tom Manning, a Portland native who left Maine over 35 years ago for a career in publishing in New York City and who came back to his hometown to preserve this piece of local history.  Tom worked with the City’s historic preservation department to ensure that his vision of a revived Miss Portland met with their approval and her doors opened to welcome the residents and visitors of Bayside in October 2008.

PRESS & REVIEWS

    5 star review  Since 1949 this diner has served the greater Portland area. The building itself if a classic old diner with an attached modern-ish addition for extra seating. The staff is very nice and helpful, the coffee was good too. One thing that really stood out in the meal was the pancakes. These were some of the best pancakes I’ve ever had and they took this place from a 4 to a 5 rating for me.

    thumb Mike
    4/09/2018

    5 star review  I ate there when I was a teenager when lived in Portland. I enjoyed it then. And I enjoy it now. The food is excellent and the prices are great. At times they are busy and you may have to wait a while to get served however the wait is worth it.

    thumb Vernon Dyer
    3/08/2018

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DIRECTIONS

The Miss Portland Diner is located at 140 Marginal Way, between Forest Avenue and Franklin Street.

From the north:  Exit I-295 at exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate/Franklin St.  Make right at second light onto Marginal Way. The Miss Portland Diner is .2 miles on right side of the street.

From the south:  Exit I-295 at exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate/Franklin St.  Make a right at bottom of ramp and another right at the first traffic light onto Marginal Way.  The Miss Portland Diner is .2 miles on right side of the street.

Directions

The Miss Portland Diner is located at 140 Marginal Way, between Forest Avenue and Franklin Street.

From the north:  Exit I-295 at exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate/Franklin St.  Make right at second light onto Marginal Way. The Miss Portland Diner is .2 miles on right side of the street.

From the south:  Exit I-295 at exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate/Franklin St.  Make a right at bottom of ramp and another right at the first traffic light onto Marginal Way.  The Miss Portland Diner is .2 miles on right side of the street.

Miss Portland Diner

140 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207.210.6673

Tuesday thru Sunday
8am to 2:30pm





Miss Portland Diner

140 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207.210.6673

Tuesday – Sunday
8AM TO 2:30PM