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The Thirsty Pig

It's all about local at the pet-friendly The Thirsty Pig. Order at the counter and bring your food outside to one of the picnic tables. The Thirsty Pig makes their own sausages in ten varieties, including a vegan version. You can order plain hot dogs, or spice things up with the Alli's Spicy McFirepants, or cool things down with the Blueberry Chicken with Maine blueberries. The beer is from local micro-breweries like Allagash and Shipyard. Open Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday 11am to 1am, and Sunday 12pm to 10pm. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

The Thirsty Pig has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Larissa
    Oct. 13, 2021
    Great food great outdoor area

    great outdoor area for pups. super friendly staff. loved the food

  • Robin
    Sep. 3, 2021
    Dog Unfriendly

    I was walking around downtown Portland yesterday and was hoping for a place to sit outdoors and have a beer and something to eat. I had my 6# dog with me. I’ve been to Thirsty Pig before but not with my dog. I enjoy their vegan sausage as well as the beer choices. There was no signage regarding dogs so I walked in the front door, carrying Einie, and a woman quickly came towards me. I asked about food , beer and having my dog there and she directed me to go outside, down the alley and come in the back where dogs are allowed on the tarred area. Ok. We did as directed. There was no signage. No direction as to: how do we order food, drink, anything? There was 1 q code on 1 table so I scanned it. It directed me to the menu and said it would be a 20-25 minute wait. There were no customers inside and only 2 tables occupied outside. There were bowls of dirty water at each table for the dogs, no service, no help. I know …COVID…..we’ve all heard it, we get it. But, NO service? I felt unwelcome. I won’t be back.

  • Steve
    Jul. 22, 2021
    Not so dog friendly

    The food is fine, standard pub fair, good beer selection, but to call it “dog friendly” is a stretch. Dogs are allowed on the lower outside deck; basically a paved area with tables. Most truly dog friendly locations would understand how hot the pavement gets in the summer and would make arrangements. There were a few water bowls around, but we used our table water to fill them. In order to get 5 bones, I expect the staff to recognize that a dog is present (we had a golden retriever puppy who is well behaved and draws much attention from staff, not here.). Throwing out a few water bowls does not make a place “dog friendly.” We’re heading back to Portland next week and we’ll be looking for a different lunch spot. A place that actually likes having dogs around.

  • Nancy
    Sep. 17, 2020
    Super Cute, Delicious Food!

    I think my son and I would give more than 5 stars if we could! The outdoor patio is a really nice environment- brightly colored painting against the old brick and ivy of downtown Portland- He had a plain hot dog but said it was the best hot dog of his life- which is saying a lot! I tried the blueberry chicken sausage and I swear it got more delicious with every bite! spicy dill chips and organic lemonade rounded out his meal, and I tried local honey wine- It was fantastic- My only gripe is having to order up at the counter inside, so if u were alone u would have to leave your dog alone outside- but they do bring your order out to you when it’s ready- We highly recommend to those who love hot dogs- and their dogs!

  • Kirsten
    Sep. 21, 2019
    Dog friendly patio.

    The lower level of the patio is dog friendly. There are several picnic benches and tables. The food and beer selection is good.

  • Patrick
    Aug. 20, 2019
    Awesome Place For Dogs!

    This is the second time we’ve brought the pups to The Thirsty Pig. Not only is the food and drink fantastic but the way they handle dogs is also great. Dogs typically are always out on the lower back patio and they have plenty of water bowls and there’s usually other people out with their own friendly dogs here too. Overall a great place to bring the pups.

  • Ciara
    Oct. 12, 2018
    Great Location, They Love Dogs!

    Dogs are allowed on the lower part of the outdoor seating, very dog friendly!

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