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Restaurant & Bar Guide

Noble Barbecue

Noble Barbecue information

// Location1706 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

// Hours11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

// Contact207-536-1395
Website

// Price Range$$

// Cuisine Type Barbecue,

// Features Food truck, Lunch, Take Out,

// Reviews

⇢ Noble’s pulled pork even impresses a Memphis transplant

⇢ Noble Barbecue elevates barbecue to realm of art

// AT A GLANCE
Ask Ryan Carey – who, along with his twin brother Richard, is one of the co-owners of Portland’s Noble Barbecue – about the type of barbecue he makes, and he balks. “We’re not really sticking with a certain style,” he said. “There’s Memphis, some Carolina, some Kansas City in there. For us, it’s a positive, because it means we can do anything we want.” He’s got a point. The culinary freedom Noble allows itself creates the space for a menu where a terrific, Texas-style smoked brisket can live happily alongside a New York pastrami or a wacky, yet completely addictive smoked spaghetti squash sandwich. A few dishes, like under-seasoned cubed pork and overcooked fries, need a tweak or two, but they are the exception, not the rule at Noble. Most, like macaroni and cheese prepared to order, are inventive and well-executed – way beyond the quality of anything you’d have any right to expect from a BBQ sandwich shop in Maine, of all places.