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Restaurant & Bar Guide

Hot Suppa!

Hot Suppa! information

// Location703 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101

// HoursBreakfast and lunch, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; dinner, 5 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

// Contact(207) 871-5005

// Price Range$$

// Cuisine Type American, Comfort Food, Southern,

// Features Breakfast, Brunch, Kid Friendly, Wheelchair accessible,

// Reviews

⇢ Hot Suppa! serves 4-star 'pan-Southern' food in Maine (of all places)

⇢ Bar Guide: Not just brunch haven, Hot Suppa has a cool happy hour

⇢ Eat and Run: Hot Suppa, Portland

Chef and co-owner Moses Sabina describes the food that he prepares at Portland’s Hot Suppa! as “pan-Southern cooking,” and that’s just about right. There are Cajun items on the menu here, like a wonderful, dark gumbo crammed with seafood and andouille, and even an elegant Pernod-scented Sazerac that purists might call heretical. But you’ll also find Low Country dishes, like the extraordinary Hot Cat, a cornmeal-crusted fillet of fried catfish, served along with shrimp on a runny pool of creamy, buttery grits. Some dishes, like the superb, grilled cornbread, take a little inspiration from both sides of the Mason-Dixon. No matter their provenance, don’t miss the sauce-optional barbecue spare ribs appetizer, served in an entrée-sized portion, or the fried chicken and waffle, a dish that is quintessentially Southern, but elevated by the most Northern of ingredients: Maine maple syrup.