Reviews of Noble Barbecue (Catering)

1706 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103, United States

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REVIEWS OF Noble Barbecue IN Maine

ginger jelenic

Too loud, the sides all taste canned. The cornbread was tasteless. The meats were tasty but it seems they don't really know how to serve them up. All table sauces were sweet and none were hot.

Sandra White

Delicious food!! Very clean, friendly!! Has pulled pork sandwich. Yellow BBQ sauce very different, thin n mustard but not too much.

Tim Ruback

Okay, so here's the thing. Though named a BBQ, you should treat this as a deli, because the reason to come here is the PASTRAMI. The pastrami is the best in New England -- you'd probably have to travel to Montreal or New York to find something comparable. Don't even bother getting the Reuben. You want a naked Pastrami sandwich. Make it a double. Thank me later.

Ricky L

Best bbq in Portland at a decent price. I feel like they do every type of meat in a solid, unique fashion. Good beer selection as well.

Frank Saunders

Ok food at best I was expecting better.


Yeah great BBQ this is definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

Karol Olszynski

THE BEST BBQ in Portland.

Katie V.

The smoked squash sandwich is one of the most delicious items I have eaten in quite awhile - vegetarian or otherwise. The citrus slaw and beans were excellent, too.

Nicholas Carter

High quality bbq joint. Well worth the price!

Nolan L

Great place with great food. Had the brisket sandwich which had practically perfect brisket. Not to fatty while still moist and a solid bark. Other dishes which were great that we had were the spaghetti squash, rotating chicken and the fries. Go there and eat some some food. Won't find better BBQ in Maine or anywhere else most likely.

Austin Belleau


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One of the best places in portland

K Wind

Extremely good barbecue. The meatloaf sandwich is a must try! Yummy!! The baked beans are also delicious. We just moved to Maine from Virginia and this beats all the barbeque that we tried there. Superb!!

Kevin Roberts

Typical hipster BBQ joint reminiscent of Los Angeles. The side dishes should not be the highlight of a Q restaurant, as was the case here. The manager (possibly owner?) was very friendly and engaging; unfortunately, his attitude isn’t common amongst the rest of the staff. Pretty disappointed.

Alan Fried

Noble is awesome. Cozy little spot. The meat is SO good. The preparations are creative . We went for the sandwiches. The pulled pork was great, and the brisket was fabulous.

James Denz

Great smoked meats and sandwiches, nice sides and local beers.

Lisa Lawrence

A fun place. The beef brisket Noble sandwich is delicious.

Amber Hartmann

SO MUCH PICKLED DELICIOUSNESS! Noble takes their sides and condiments seriously. Loved the mac and cheese, smoked meatloaf burger. But seriously - try some extra pickles.

Andrew Kraft

The beef brisket sandwich was awesome!

Jon Ross

The food is unimaginable. The brisket is savory, moist, and meaty. They have this thing where they have pickled some fresh veggies and that adds so much to the meal. Their cold slaw is stupendous as are the beans and mac & cheese. The location is new and they still have a few kinks to work out....such as setting up a second register for their take-out customers. The place is rather small but it seems like a fun atmosphere. Congrats, guys!

Emily Hermans

Delicious food, we were seated immediately (9 of us) and awesome staff!

Nick Wilson

Best BBQ I've had in Portland. Casual, quick, delicious

Q Liner

If you want some meat, this is the place. The chopped pork was the perfect tenderness with a sweet tangy sauce and the brisket sandwich was bulging with meat and full of savory goodness. Also, the coleslaw was a perfect rugged addition to the sandwich. Oh and those pickles , I could eat a whole bowl of those ....

Laurie Myrbeck

Best barbecue beef sanwiches in Portland

Ashley H

Simply amazing. A must if you love BBQ.

Kim Macleod

Always a pleasure.. Hands down best around makes me miss jp so so much . But thankfully this place is close . Cheers to all the staff

Karen Jordan

Great time to go Tuesday at 7pm. Few folks were there. No line - just luscious food!!

Layla Hobbs

Brisket. Smoke ring. Slaw. Sauce. Scrappy fries. Local brews. MmmmMmMm. That hit the spot. 'Scuse me, food coma is kicking in. ZzzzZzzZzz

Brian Pipkin

Good brisket, good sides, good staff. Seating can be challenging. Arrive off peak.

Suzan Travers

Awesome barbeque. Best around Portland. Never disappoints!!!

Myles Roberson

So good Everytime. Doesn't matter what you order because it's all delicious!!

Robert Miller

Great service and the best barbecue in Portland.

Chris Slesarchik

Noble is a great place to get some really good BBQ! Small casual joint with simple but times less combinations. Try anything on the menu and you'll be happy but the pulled pork and mac n' cheese are a highlight.

Anh Nguyen

Amazing pastrami and brisket!! If I could go here every weekend I would!

Goldie C

It's impressive that they had any vegetarian options, but even more so that they took the time to make the spaghetti squash sandwich as delicious as any of their meats!

Sharon Kuhrt

Excellent food unique and delicious

john bridges jr

Excellent brisket

Christopher Kauchak

Reuben was friggin' delicous...can't wait to go back

Sam Li

Great place for bbq take out!

Dale Doback

Smoked meatloaf cheeseburger.. Get it

Cassidy L.

Best BBQ in Portland, easily on my top 5 for restaurants in the city. Tried every sandwhich they have and cant honestly pick a favorite, definitely the best Reuben iv ever had though. Get the scrappy fries you wont be disappointed.

Patrick Sullivan

Best ribs Ive ever had and the brisket meatball sub special is also very good

Rebecca Greenlaw

Best cornbread I've ever had. Pastrami was awesome. Smoked onion dip was delicious. The brisket was a little dry and the seats were very uncomfortable. I'd get it to go next time

Jackson Lynch

Great food, daily fried chicken sandwich special is killer.

Lindsey .

AMAZING food. It honestly went beyond my expectations. I got the pulled pork with slaw over greens. They gave a generous portion of the pork, which I very much appreciated! The flavor was so smoky, and mixed with the grainy mustard based slaw (my favorite!), so it was not overly sweet by any means. It was a perfect balance of flavor. Highly recommend! The staff was very friendly, as well.

Matthew Trimble

Some of the best god damn sandwiches in town. Small dining room that gets packed most nights but easy breezy during lunch. Good beer as well.

Neil Johnson

That was a tasty beef brisket sandwich! Really great service and a clean restaurant. Looking forward to trying more of their menu!

Brittany Davis

Quick service, ABSOLUTELY delicious house smoked pastrami Reuben- Will definitely be coming back when I'm in the area.

Corey Laplante

Unreal! Amazing food, and I typically don’t eat BBQ.... highly recommend

Katie Hatch

Fantastic small BBQ spot. Sandwiches, sides and meat by the pound. Great craft beer selection.

amber lackey

Amazing food


Noble BBQ is absolutely drool inducing!! HANDS DOWN the absolute best cheeseburger I've ever had in my life. The best Brisket as well. The reuben is stupid good! There is nothing on the menu that isn't AMAZING!! Incredibly reasonable price for the quality of ingredients, some saying expensive, i personally would pay more! --- I only have 1 problem tho ---WHO leaves a 1-star review over a BBQ restaurant running out of brisket?!?! Some guy down below did and thats laughable!! 50 times I've ordered the brisket and they have had it every time!! Its always been PERFECT anytime of the day!! If they don't have the brisket by freak chance, and you're dumb enough to walkout without trying something else, that's your problem! NOTHING in Riverton compares! Fries are always perfect and the pickled onions are ridiculous. The Carolina BBQ sauce is the best I've had, and would buy it by the case if i could!!! EAT AT NOBLE!!!

Bob West

Very good!

Ken Tucker

Great Barbeque reasonable prices and friendly staff .

Steve Holland

Went with a bunch of friends, I got the naked briskett(amazing with the extra bbq) wife loved her noble chopped pork. Small place, quick service. My new favorite bbq place

Alexander Nohe

Kind of a tight venue but the food is totally worth it. Amazing everything for a decent price

Nicholas Donovan

Amazing brisket sandwich. Well balanced with the right amount of homemade BBQ sauce, Cole slaw, and onion straws

David Coco

Great brisket sandwich in great chicken sandwich unbelievable

Scott Rizzo

One of the best bbq places I've been too. Great beer selection to pair as well.

Ken Conant Jr

The best BBQ around.

Todd Parker

Not a huge menu, but the food is very tasty and the atmosphere is nice. Drinks seem way over-priced... There is water available, however as one would expect.

caitlin worthen

We lived in St Louis for many years so we didnt expect to be able to find a decent bbq place in the land of seafood. Noble exceeded our expectations. It might be the best I have ever had, but DON'T TELL ANYONE I SAID THAT, GOOGLE. The pastrami (on greens) and scrappy fries are 2 of my most favorite things I have ever eaten.

John Covell

Outstanding BBQ! Really first class, and reasonably priced. Not your ordinary menu, but very good. Go there.


Cute little place, the food was delicious! Try the scrappy fries, you won't be disappointed

Van Slyke

OMG the food here is so good. Noble is my new favorite lunch spot in Portland. Had the arugula salad special with pastrami today, amazing.

Brian Lévay

Excellent food! This is one of the area's best places for barbecue.

Kevin Zhang

Amazing brisket... Super juicy. Good beer selection, and fantastic turkey wings

dominic romero

The place is a gem. We stopped in on Saturday, the food and service was great. The only negative was the AC was having a hard time keeping dining area cool.

Sandra York

Noble's brisket on a bed of greens is heavenly!

Nathan Knopp

So fine was the fare at this wonderful barbecue joint, that I felt compelled to eat there 5 of the first 9 days that it was open (I just placed my 5th order by phone). Be sure to try some of the pickled veggies with your bbq, and don't miss the beef brisket (it's off the chain!)

Peach Ponds

This place is one of the few BBQ places that's doing it right. Awesome bearded men serving awesome American BBQ, with an upscale twist, and great ideas..the Scrappy fries have brisket/burnt ends, baked beans, salsa fresca, and some kind of cheese. I think it was feta. Whatever it was it was fantastic. I had the Ruben and it was awesome.

Jennifer Moseley

Small BBQ place, food was good. Would definitely recommend the fries.

Adam Archer

The proper sandwiches as they are referred to here Noble Barbecue are AWESOME! Every bite makes your mouth water. I get excited every time we go to here to eat. Just one other thing make sure you get an order of Scappie Fries you are going to love them too. The staff are always awesome and very friendly. Stop in and meet them. Enjoy a proper sandwich and a beer.

Orion Shea

Amazing food, great music. Fantastic place for a lunch.

Mike Vecc

In our top 5 BBQ places we have been to including several we have been to in the South. Food is always good. Very hot in there tonight left us sweating by the end of the meal. We will be back when the colder temps come around.

Josh Koelker

I am so pumped this is so close to home. Best barbecue I've had in ages. Chopped Pork sandwich was perfect, service was great and super friendly. Low key joint, families welcome, and nice little draft list to go with your meal. Will be back.

Derek Viger

Definitely going again

Fred Norris

Tried the Thursday special, which was the Pulled Pork Tacos. So amazing and tasteful! Simple menu but worth going. Great Bbq!

Thomas Romano

Good food; a bit pricey

Mandi moore

The food here is so good! Very tasty and fast service.

Patrick Lupien

Excellent BBQ without the fluff.

Amy Welch

Great sandwiches!


The food was delicious. Prices were reasonable.

Nathan O'Leary

One of the best BBQ joints in Maine.

Mark Maguire

Try the brisket sandwich...awesome

Rachel Welch

I have been here a few times an never disappointed. The food is delicious! I really like their pastrami! What I admire it that all of their utensils are recyclable. No plastic here!!!!!

Jeffrey Robertson

Best pastrami

Hans Cortez

Today was my first visit and the food DID NOT disappoint. I'll have to say, Noble has hands down the best BBQ around!! Awesome food guys, keep up the good work!!

ourschool homeschool

Stopped by after letting the kids jump at the trampoline park. It was delicious. We even got more to go!

Shane Lange

I can't say enough good things about this place. I got nervous Monday afternoon because there was nobody in here but my gosh. The 3 of us are in love! The beef brisket, the fried chicken, the cornbread, the mac and cheese... not to mention the lady ordered a spaghetti squash sandwich that also rocked. Been cross country repeatedly and this is a top 5 spot for Q.

Katie Robinson

Could smell deliciousness from the road, had to stop. Delicious fresh quick food. Oh, did I forget bursting with flavor!


Was going to be my new go-to bbq place. But after the third time of them not having brisket, I would say I am done. Can easily get what I want elsewhere, did like their food but the hassle of not knowing if they even have one of the main things on the menu, and the only thing I want to have. $15 is a little high as well for a naked sandwich and side when you can’t get it half the time. Plenty of other bbq places who would like my business. Just like the 2-3 other places that have been there isn’t going to last and that’s a shame!

Jason Palmer

Excellent food, clean dining room, and good music.

Andrew Golenski

Noble is about a five min drive from me, this is dangerous. I’m addicted to the fried chicken. Stop reading this, go get some Noble.

Matt Cabral

Food was delicious. Great spot for a quick lunch. Highly recommend the chopped pork sandwich or fried chicken sandwich with a side of French fries! They have a few local breweries on top too.

Gi na

Yummy barbecue that kicks it up a notch with amazing food and staff! Noble has some classic BBQ options with a twist! If your looking for flavorful Bbq this is the place indeed. They have some local beer options and cute spot to enjoy your favorites. Not a ton of seating.

Helen Dillon

A small restuarat with great food and great service.

Jason Hollinger

The Brisket Sandwich is amazing in both it's styles. You can get it regular or naked. Naked is just brisket with no BBQ sauce on a toasted bun. The fries are REALLY good. I highly recommend them to accompany your sandwich. The baked beans were a bit runny and lacked bold flavors but we're still worth the price. If you are looking for a quality BBQ meal and am tired of the chain style BBQ like Bucks or Famous Dave's, I'd highly recommend this place.

David Mann

Delicious beautiful char on the brisket.

Christopher Burton

Very good Cuban sandwich! Best I've had

Aaron Williams

People say crazy things and get very territorial about their barbecue. This is the kind of place that makes you like that. Eat here and know the truth about food and hospitality. You can see the passion in their open kitchen. They are every bit as excited to serve me their perfectly smoked meat as I am to drive two hours to get it. The menu here is succinct. No ribs. No nonsense. The specials are a living, breathing, ever-changing menu of stuff you didn't even know was missing from your life. A different fried chicken sandwich everyday. Smoked meatloaf cheeseburger. Pastrami Reuben. Smoked Turkey Melts. BRISKET. The brisket is what it is all about for me. I know there is a long list of "must visit" places when in Portland. For me, this is the only one.

Dave C

Drove all the way here to enjoy some great bbq on 8/25 and their website says they are open till 8pm on a Saturday, which is reasonable, and we got here and they were closed at 545pm. Very dissatisfied. The 5 of us were hungry and they were closed. Not impressed. Great food, but if they tell you they are open and they are not, you can’t rely on their hours

Stacy Libitz

Best barbecue in Portland! Brisket is like butter. Thai chicken is creamy wirh just enoigh heat. The Mac n cheese and scrappy fries are amazing. Didn't get a chance to try the cobbler but looked pretty freaking epic. Get there!

gail thibeault

Terrific pulled chicken and fantastic come slaw

Jessica Simpson

Amazing brisket sandwich! Incredibly tender and flavorful. Will be back for the pastrami!

SallyAnn Gray

Super yummy! Great meats, great sauces, friendly people. So good!

Tom Sing

Great food & helpful employees, Pastrami Ruben & Fries were great, I will be back !

Zak Sherman

Simple, small, perfect

Mark Sedor

Being from the south, I was pleasently surprised with the quality of the BBQ! Everyone in the group tried something different and we were all pleased!!!

Jon Britton

Great barbecue joint on the outskirts of Portland. Points awarded for being open on Mondays! The smoked pastrami and shredded pork were excellent, and their selection of local beverages, both alcoholic and non, was also quite good. My only complaint is the relative lack of seating- there are only two groups of tables, and all of them were taken by groups the whole time we were there. They seem set up to encourage turn over, but while I was there the customers (including myself) were all staying for extended periods. More tables, please!

Susan Guerin-Staples

First time here tonight. Husband had the Smoked meatloaf cheeseburger, I had the BBQ Brisket sandwich. We had Scrappy fries, the food was amazing. The owner was very engaging. Gave us a taste of done tri-tip that he is adding to the menu... Amazing. Good selection of beers. Definitely will be back. Would be a shame for you to miss this place!

Myles LaBonte

Great food, but must go early per usual with bbq places

Courtney Freeman

The fried chicken sandwich is the absolute BEST I have ever had! Fabulous food, great service, with an easy going atmosphere to enjoy it all. Highly recommended to all!

Diane Riley

First time at Noble was a nice experience, but the place was very cold, seats uncomfortable and staff was just, eh. We were looking for a small warm place to feel relaxed, but was very cold.

Russell Plumer

Delicious, very tender meat, sweet and tangy red BBQ sauce. Great local beer selection

Sheeples Sheeples

Food is great everytime we go.

Ashley Sholtis

Amazing service and incredible food. Best brisket sandwich I've ever had. You really can't beat burnt ends. Fries were crisp and pickled veggies were great to balance everything out. I can't wait to go back.

Ted Trafton

I'm a huge fan of the owners Fire & Company catering which I've enjoyed at a few different weddings/catered events so I was looking forward to giving Noble BBQ a try. I finally made it in there for a quick lunch and it was AMAZING!! The beef brisket sandwich is quite possibly the best I have ever had, no exaggeration. It was so good it will probably keep me up at night! Service was top notch, food came out fast and is hand delivered to whichever seat you choose. Portland now has a clear cut #1 BBQ spot. Kudos to Noble BBQ, I WILL be back!!

Anthony Emerson

Food was excellent. Chicken was steaming, bun fresh and cole slaw was phenomenal. Staff very friendly, nice decor, and a wide selection of local beverages has turned this into our new spot. Can't wait till they know us by name1"!

endwarde .

Always happy when we make the choice to eat at Noble BBQ!

Tanisha L

Stop looking for other places to eat for bbq. Go here. You WILL NOT regret it. This is some of the BEST bbq I've had in the northeast. I would eat here everyday if I lived closer!

Gary Desrosiers

Drove by, was hungry, turned around. No regrets. Will seek them out again when in Portland. Split a noble pork sandwich with hand cut fries and a pair of local brews. A+

Jonathan C. Fenton

I got a beef rib here. It was pretty damn good!!! I'm sad to report that they don't often prepare ribs here - beef or pork, and that's my biggest reason for going out for BBQ. Awesome staff, though, and the food is not lacking.

Myriam Whalen

Food was to die for, we were seated immediately and the food came out so fresh and super fast. Would definitely recommend a stop here!!

Brian Gay

Hands down the best barbeque I have ever had anywhere. The brisket was spectacular. Definitely worth the drive from downtown.

Jesse Haeger

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the smoked meatloaf cheeseburger is incredible!

Alex Rand

Best BBQ I've ever had.

Amanda Morrissette

Delicious Beef brisket! Ordered 1lb to go. Melted in my mouth! Pickled veggie sticks were a delicious surprise too. Will be back to try more soon.

Donald Hegeman

Great food, short of space.

Joe Maguire

Great barbecue

Trevor Gionet

Best food in town!

Scott Berkheimer

Excellent BBQ, nice local, draft beer selection.

Jennifer Goslin

We were driving home and saw the reviews. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. The fries are a must. Local brew on tap, wine in can that is not half bad. Nice intimate atmosphere. Wooden knives, forks to leave less of a footprint. I would drive out of my way to visit again. Thank you

Dan Talbot

Best BBQ north of the Mason Dixon

Adam Laperle

The food is consistently awesome! The mixture of sandwiches, spreads/sauces and sides are second to none in my opinion. Always great service!

Nick Rich

My roadtrip companion and I both consumed the beef brisket sandwich. Overall, we highly recommend the experience. The slaw and mixed pickles were the highlight of the meal. If rating on a scale of 7, it would be 6.5. Thank you for a yummy lunch to begin our stay in moose country!! XD

Casey Richardson

I ordered wings, cheeseburger smoked sandwich, corn bread, Mac and cheese, and quarter pound of brisket. Wings were under cooked and the brisket was all fat. Way to over priced!

Ed P.

Very good food. Wish they had desserts and cornbread but the quality of food is great.

Amber Grace

Incredible. EVERY BITE WAS SO GOOD. Not a lot of places to sit or park but excellent if you get take out

Misty Doucette

Amazing food.

Tom S

Go straight for the briscuit. Ask for top and bottom. Next indulge in the corned beef. Have it on fresh greens and it is wife approved. Incredible. Did I mention that I used to own a BBQ joint? I've driven 37 miles to eat here salivating the whole way.

Josh Jinno

Best food I've ever eaten... A little nervous that people will like this place too much and ruin it. Scrappy fries and brisket sandwich are what I've had to date, and each are seriously memorable good moments for me. You can't go wrong from what I've seen; even the pickled vegetable garnish is superb. I have to try the Reuben next.

Gaming Nomad

Awsome food, price is a little steep. But a clean kitchen/dining room, friendly service. All around great stop to eat. Food came out quickly, but not sloppy. If your in Portland maine stop here for a bite, it's worth the price all around.

Amy Knowles

Well, not as good as I expected. Chopped pork sandwich was tough and super dry but had an ok flavor, $9. Cole slaw was bland and dry, $4. The baked beans were undercooked with excess liquid and had overcooked and inedible pork tidbits, $4. Grilled corn bread muffin was good, but not a $4 muffin. No sides with the sandwich so everything was extra. Not the quality I expected for $22.50! Won't do that again!

Brandon Vader

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants, what a treat to stumble into this place. Great food, awesome beer selection. Will be back soon.

lauretta brown

As a visitor to Maine, staying in Portland a few days, it's nice to take a break from all things Lobster. The food was excellent, beer/drink selection great, service great. Small, but good atmosphere. We had the Pork Sandwich and Turkey Cheese melt, and Mac and cheese. Unique as BBQ goes, but delicious. Highly recommend.

Will Silton

Best BBQ in Portland, the fries are especially delightful

Jason Leavitt

Amazing food, great beer, and good atmosphere. Definitely get the cornbread!

Andrew Jalbert

Good food, had the pork, fried chicken, fries and slaw. Service was quick but they ran out of brisket and pastrami. Only an hour before closing so somewhat understandable for BBQ. Small space, would recommend takeout.

Louis Connelly

Food good, a little on the pricey side but overall good.

Hadley Levat

Absolutely bangin food. Best pickles in ME.

Charles Crandall

This place is like my second home

Ralph Pilsbury

Outstanding! Great blend of creativity and fantastic customer service. These guys have set a new standard for BBQ in Maine.

Shane Ross

Great food andbgreat atmosphere

Justin McDowell

I didn't like the food here.....I friggin LOVED it! Absolutely amazing. The Scrappy Fries were just stupendous and the Smoked Meatloaf Cheeseburger was really, really good. (Really).

Kaitlyn Micks

Lucious chicken sandwich.

Justine West

Delicious barbecue and great local beers on draught. The brisket sandwich is my favorite.

Kristin McCabe

Not a lot of space to park or sit, but a gem for the neighborhood with a lot of flavor and style--and great local beer on tap!

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