Welcome to Central Provisions in Portland, Maine, where patrons get to enjoy good eats with strong drinks. Diners will indulge in an ever-changing menu that ensures they always receive the freshest food available. From local seafood offerings to an assortment of dishes that have been made with much thought and care, Central Provisions is a place where people go for good food with good drinks. The building that currently houses the restaurant also has a rich history dating back to the 1800s, and after much reconstruction, Central Provisions is now able to proudly offer good food and drink to customers while maintaining a piece of history. Trendy yet familiar, the atmosphere is perfect for both locals and those visiting Portland, Maine.

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Restaurant Hours

Central Provisions is open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and brunch service.


Central Provisions does not accept reservations. Guests are served on a walk-in basis, first-come first-served. In order to be seated, the full party must be available on site at the time of seating.

During times where seating is limited or unavailable, individuals can place their name on a waiting list in order to receive the next available seating. Those that are on the waiting list must be available to be seated within 10 minutes of being called for seating.

Typically, seating is most available at the beginning of lunch service. Wait times for available tables can vary day by day.


Central Provisions is dedicated to providing good food for its patrons to enjoy. The menus at Central Provision change daily based on the availability of food products. Many of the menu offerings are subject to change. Patrons will enjoy a wide variety of seafood offerings, as is to be expected from coastal restaurants in Portland, Maine. There are other menu offerings to please a wide assortment of palettes. The following are some of the menu offerings available:

· Small Plates - Hot, cold, and raw small plates are available. Some offerings include crudo, oysters, and caviar service.

· Brunch - An assortment of items from the sweet to the savory. Items include cinnamon rolls, burrata cheese, salads, bacon, cornbread, hash browns, burgers, soups, crudo, tarts, and more.

· Lunch - Staples such as house-made soup, several offerings of salad, sandwiches and cheeseburgers, cheese boards, croquettes, and sweet treats such as tart and parfait.

· Drinks - An offering of an assortment of cocktails and punches as well as draft and bottled beers, wines by the glass and bottle, and dessert beverages in addition to several non-alcoholic beverages.

Gift Certificates

Give someone the dining experience offered by Central Provisions with a gift certificate. Gift certificates can be purchased via the Central Provisions website. They are available in denominations from $50 to $250.


Central Provisions, 414 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101, Phone: 207-805-1085

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