Salvage BBQ

919 Congress St, Portland
(207) 553-2100

Recent Reviews

Yvonne Brazell Watson

We had Kenny as our bartender who recommended Dickle pickle which was awesome! Food is amazing and service was outstanding!! Thanks for helping us make it a Happy Sunday Funday!

Kenny Clark

I honestly hate leaving bad reviews. With that said, we ordered the Meat Coma today and had it delivered to the hospital. The ribs were extremely tough, brisket was cut nearly 3/4” thick and it was tough. The pulled pork and mac & cheese were the best. Chili was ok, runny and odd flavor. Overall the flavor of everything was poor imo. Hush puppies were the oddest thing. Cooked well just odd flavor. Maybe it’s all flavored for a different style that I personally don’t like but my wife and I both didn’t care for it. Unfortunately ended up not eating most of it. Have an open mind when ordering. I don’t believe the prices reflect the quality of food. I’ve had a lot of bbq and this is close to the bottom of the list for me. Please keep up the hard work and don’t take this personally. Thank you

Eric Hodgson

THE BEST chili I’ve had in a long time. Their ribs were perfectly cooked and their beer list was awesome to choose from. 10/10 will definitely be back.

John McDonough

Phenomenal food, incredibly helpful staff, great value and even better atmosphere! Aesthetic is just want you want from a bbq joint, but it doesn't feel like they are trying to hard. I knew I was in for a treat when I could smell the smoke from up the road, and I was not disappointed.

David Boyden

I'd been on the road for two days after flying in from WI. This was my first real food & wow it knocked it out of the park (sorry just walked by Sea Dogs stadium while taking short walk from my hotel to Salvage). I had ordered by Brisket sandwich to go, luckily a spot opened at the bar and I devoured my meal at the bar. I had a flavorful Porter recommended by the tapmaster. Brisket was piled high, slaw, pickles & onion garnish was tasty & did not overwhelm the tender beef. Great low key atmosphere. Nice young lady taking my order was very welcoming, not snotty like some BBQ people can be. I will definitely be back on my next trip to the best city in New England.

TSIKA 9

Great space...classic BBQ and fantastic ribs, what else do you need?

Jeffrey Bleeker

Called to get information about the restaurant was rudely put on hold. I do not appreciate being chuckled at and getting a nasty pompous attitude when I am asking questions and possibly giving your establishment business. The person who I dealt with obviously has no clue what customer service is. The restaurant was busy when I called so what so is everyone else yet I still get better customer service then I did here. Not my problem that your staff member felt it necessary to be rude and nasty on the phone. I will NOT give this business my money or business. I will also NOT be recommending this place to anyone. I will be telling them to stay away. I will also be posting reviews about the lack of exceptional customer service I received on the phone. Maybe you should use the day your establishment is closed and hold classes on what exceptional customer service is. If I could have given zero or negative stars trust me, I would.

Karen S.

Great NC/Texas style BBQ in Maine of all places! We came in the late afternoon so they were out of quite a bit of stuff but such is life in the BBQ world! Their chopped pork was a little on the lean/dry side but the brisket was moist and fantastic. The house pickles and their mac & cheese were amazing, and the sauce for the hush puppies was very inventive! The bartender was super friendly, while the woman who we ordered food from was a little rough. Overall, a really great experience. We loved the old timey tavern/arcade/barn feel and the prices even with the current 5% service fee added! It's a great spot to chill and catch up with friends and they have their own parking lot out back!

Husang Lee

Great food. The brisket on point. Mac and cheese was freaking delicious. Corn bread is crack. Prices have gone up from from menu pics posted by others. Service was a bit slow for my taste. I had to hit the road again and was waiting literally 10 minutes for the check. Will be back when in town.

Robert Mcguire

Great place to eat before a Sea Dogs game for the best BBQ in Portland. Only problem car rear window didn't survive a foul ball!

Miranda Newman

Best BBQ in all of Maine. Cornbread is one of my favorites and a must try. I just wish they sold their BBQ sauce. Can be a very busy place so I recommend going before the dinner rush. 5 stars all around!We got the Meat Coma - pork ribs, brisket, chopped pork, chili + 2 sides (we picked cornbread and Mac N Cheese) - definitely a meal to share between 2 people!

Doug Martens

My first visit the brisket was over the top. My second and most recent visit was marginal. The pork was tender and flavorful, however, the brisket was dry and tough. The saving grace was the collard greens. They were amazing

Adrian C.

This place has vibe, great BBQ, and an impressive bourbon/rye selection. Eat in or take out, you have super helpful service and there's no bad choices on the menu. The food is made with love. I highly recommend it. There's even free parking in back!

Miranda N.

Best BBQ in all of Maine. Cornbread is one of my favorites and a must try. I just wish they sold their BBQ sauce. Can be a very busy place so I recommend going before the dinner rush. 5 stars all around! We got the Meat Coma - pork ribs, brisket, chopped pork, chili + 2 sides (we picked cornbread and Mac N Cheese) - definitely a meal to share between 2 people!

Sarah A.

It's ok. The portions are small and the price is expensive for the amount you get. Ordered the coma. Pork was a little fatty, brisket and ribs were dry, the ribs were definitely worse and borderline tough because of it. Corn bread was great: arguably the best part, chili was not good; and I couldn't even pinpoint why, Mac was ok a little watery, and greens were fine. Overall they would not be our first choice for BBQ in the future.

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