Location: Portland, Maine
Parking: Limited parking, handful of spots in front of the restaurant
Family Friendly: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes! On their outside patio
Meet the ultimate purveyors of smoked meats and good times.
Do you see the size of 1. that Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and 2. this massive Peak's Island Iced Tea? They don't mess around at Noble BBQ. You'll leave with a full belly and most likely a solid buzz.
Everything I have ever had has been perfectly prepared and just simply irresistible. I'm always like, okay, I don't need to finish this ENTIRE plate of buttermilk fried chicken and french fries - but yet - yes, yes I do. It's some of the best BBQ I have ever had. Ever. While I have tried pretty much everything on their menu at this point (melt in your mouth brisket, yummy pork, corn muffins....) I seem to always consistently come back to their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. It's a perfect crunch and so satisfying.
The other incredible thing about Noble BBQ is it's location. If you are new to visiting the Portland area, it might seem off the beaten path to you. But it happens to sit 2 minutes away from some of the best breweries in town: Allagash, Foundation & Definitive Brewing. Having a couple beers and then scooting over to Noble BBQ for dinner makes for the perfect Saturday.
Before COVID, I loved cozying up inside and devouring my meal amongst some pals. But now, it's almost even better with their new patio setup. It feels like an outdoor BBQ with friends - complete with corn hole and plenty of space for pups + kids to roam.
Clear your schedule for a nap post visit & have no shame in your stuff-your-face game.