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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
460 US Route 1
phone: (207) 438-7036
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Reviews by ElGallo:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is just north of the Kittery outlets, about a 10-minute drive from downtown Portsmouth. Stopped in for lunch. Atmosphere is clean, warm and inviting. Long bar with big TVs. Pizzas and salads are excellent. Sandwich options look good too. Beer selection was very impressive. Beer prices are pretty good, and they offer 4.75 oz. tasters for about $2 each, so you can sample a bunch. I did a 7-sampler flight, which came in nice fluted glasses in a wood rack. About 20 beers and 5 wines (yes, red and white wines) on tap. I had DFH Pangaea and Faithfull Ale, Bigfoot, Lunch IPA, Oxbow Farmhouse, Allagash Hugh Malone, and Long Trail Triple Bag. First time I ever saw Maine Beer Co.'s Lunch IPA on draft. They also had Peeper Ale and some other nice offerings, several good bottles too. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area - possibly the best draft list in the seacoast area, plus great food.
11-19-2011 04:00:19 |
More by ElGallo
More User Reviews:
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Finally stopped in to When Pigs Fly Pizzaria. I only live a mile from this place and only been one other time, my first experiance was just just after it opened and I was less than impressed. But my wife and I tried again. Must say it was a better than before all around for the most part. Beer selection rotates, so diferent brews on tap and bottle all the time. But they keep a good selection of craft brews from around the country and world. Pizza was much better this time around than last. Of course we had to try the bread sampler, which I highly recommend because I am a huge fan of their breads! Staff was knowledgable and friendly. The only thing I can complain about was the atmosphere. It is way too loud in that place, I had to yell to my wife, who was right next to me, just to ask what she was getting. But overall decent place to stop if you are in the area and looking for something differant, in the line of pizza and beer that is.
06-14-2013 18:44:47 |
More by Cavanaghty
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place has some great pizza and a decent selection of taps for the area. Beer selection includes a lot of well know craft breweries, as well as some less know local beers. They offer a beer sampler at a pretty decent price. At one point I think the sold beer by the growler but I haven't seen the growlers for sale in a while.
05-16-2013 20:03:22 |
More by gnuguy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Amazing to see When Pigs Fly grow from a bread bakery in a converted house a little further down Route 1 into the expansive retail store and pizzeria they are today. In opening up the pizzeria, they seem to have done everything right.
The atmosphere is very pleasing. The restaurant can be found on the right side of the building - the left side houses the bakery's retail store. When you walk in, the bar is right in front of you. There is maybe 15 seats at the bar as well as a few seat-yourself tables in the bar area. To the right is the restaurant, including seating on the enclosed patio. The kitchen is back right, open to the restaurant.
Quality, from the food to the beer selection to the staff, is top notch. They are clearly going for the best of the best in everything they do.
Service, in my experience, is excellent. When I've sat at the bar the bartenders are attentive, knowledgeable about beer and very friendly. The servers in the restaurant are the same way, knowledgeable and they don't let you sit with an empty glass.
The selection is top quality, very comparable to what's available at Black Birch down the road. 20 taps, with a nice selection of crafts - locals, imports and other American crafts. You'll often find Marshall Wharf on draft here, which I haven't seen at Black Birch.
The food is excellent. The pizza is the focus here, but don't overlook the rest of the menu. The snacks and small dishes are delicious and varied, and the sandwiches are some of the best I've found in the area. I'm from New York and picky about pizza, and while this is in no way New York pizza it's the best pizza you're going to find in the area. Think more Italian style.
05-14-2013 15:12:27 |
More by MThiele360
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
On my way home to Maine from PA/DE for my brother's wedding, my wife and I decided to stop here:
A/Q/S: mainly a pizzeria with a more than adequate bar area indicating that this is well deserved to be reviewed on BA. Wood oven pizzas take precedence over the menu, however, there is a decent amount of other fare one could partake in, very clean, well lit, a TV at the bar.
Beer offerings were from Maine Beer Co., Smuttynose, Sixpoint, Brooklyn, Oxbow, and Rising Tide
S: I know it was a Tuesday and not during the summer season when people are just down the street shopping at the outlets, but our service was exceptional
F: was absolutely awesome, as my wife and I had enormous salads that were very fresh, the sausage and pepper pizza was awesome as well
V: seemed a bit higher than other places I've been to, but understand its closer to the Outlets so it could be a tourist thing as well. No worries I would go back here.
05-06-2013 22:36:47 |
More by kangarooAdam59
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Too save time and space, let me say I agree with everything everyone else has mentioned about W.P.F. The food is excellent, the staff helpful and friendly, if busy, and the beer... well this is a beer lovers paradise. I say that not only because of the great brews available, but for the fact that they change constantly, not monthly, not weekly, but almost anytime. And the brews are not the normal craft types found in many pubs/restaurants, these are the offbeat, the unique, and the foreign brews that are what makes the beer hunters among us want to come back again and again!
Further they've instituted for 2013 a half year "1st Monday of every month Beer School", wherein for a $10 admission starting at 6PM you get a buffet meal and a "lecture" (I use this term loosely, but it is educational!) along with 5 different 2-4 oz. sampler flutes of beers "under study" for the evening. Come early for half price happy hour and stay after school for one more thanks to the half price voucher that comes with the admission. All of the "students" I've met there are happy beer nuts, so the conversation is lively, and because the whole production takes time, you never feel rushed to drink or eat or leave, so it's very enjoyable.
02-11-2013 21:38:01 |
More by rolle
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Walk into a open bar area with tall and short tables. We ate in a side room that was more like a restaurant.
Waitress was good but a little slow I kept pounding through the 4.75 oz. glasses pretty quickly, they also offer 16 oz pours.
Here is a list taken from their FB page,
NØGNE - Ø IMPERIAL BROWN, BROOKLYN SORACHI ACE, EVIL TWIN SOFT DK, My Blueberry Nightmare, SLUMBREW HAPPY SOL, ANCHOR PORTER, VICTORY SUMMER LOVE, SIXPOINT RESIN IPA, STONE 16TH ANNIVERSARY IPA, ABBAYE DE SAINT BON - CHIEN, MARSHALL WHARF ILLEGAL ALE- IEN, GREEN FLASH HOP HEAD RED, 1809 BERLINER STYLE WEISSE, MAINE BEER CO. PEEPER ALE, EINBECKER BRAUHERREN PREMIUM PILS, SCHNEIDER ORIGINAL WEISS, TO ØL OVERALL IPA, KISSMEYER STOCKHOLM SYNDROME IPA, HOP-RUITER, AND ALLAGASH CONFLUENCE ALE, Victory Fest Bier. The blueberry nightmare was a pleasant surprise.
Food was eclectic, had a late lunch with 3 other people. We had a cheese and meat antipasto plate that was good. I had a spicy octopus bowl that was another pleasant surprise. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.
Bill came out to $125, $60 of it was mine.
This is our yearly trip up to Maine, we have a number of must go to places that we try to visit each year. When Pigs Fly has been added to this list, hopefully we go more than once.
09-08-2012 10:14:07 |
More by Burt
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is just down the road from the outlet stores, and is a must stop if you are in the area. WPF started out as a bakery, and when they built the flagship in Kittery, they built it with a pizzeria/restaraunt. The wood oven pizzas looked delicious, but my wife and I ordered from the sandwich menu. Desserts were pretty awesome, as well. Everything on the menu is local and homegrown, and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the product. The eatery is wide open and very clean, well lit, and with an overall nouveau feel to it. The staff was very cordial and attentive throughout our entire meal there. Now, on to the beer. The tap list is impressive, and ever changing from what I hear. Lots of local beers from Maine, ranging from Belfast down to Portland, as well as an interesting grouping of imports and some that I have not seen elsewhere. The bottle list is impressive, as well, with a similar blend of locals and imports. Great stop for beer, and the menu provides a ton of great opportunities for some interesting food and beer pairings. I can't wait to get back there and get some more good food and great beer.
02-07-2012 04:05:22 |
More by GarthDanielson
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
A local purveyor of beer and such made a suggestion
that we check this place out when we travel in that direction
VanillaMike is a BA user that I owe a debt of gratitude to
For mentioning this place,and their awesome M-F 3-6 happy hour, too
After hours of early afternoon bargain hunting
Me and my wife were totally "down" to eat and drink something
That would be considered craft by BA crowd
We placed an order that would make Uncle Jessie proud
A lamb pizza was what we requested to be had
To accompany beers such as Pangea and Peeper, not Pumpkinhead
We also enjoyed Rogue Chocolate Stout and North Coast Pilsner
A last order of Brooklyn Companion was anything but wicked pissah
Do I suggest that you stop by this place?
I ask you, whether a bear in the woods does defecate.
11-08-2011 00:48:59 |
More by SevaTse
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
An expanded venture from the bread store, the pigs fly pizzeria is a welcome addition to the southern Maine scene and a great option post outlet shopping
The beer selection is fantastic. They offer fifteen craft brews on tap, with two flights available which feature seven four oz pours. My flight had al aghast, brooklyn, rogue, and dogfish, including both the 90 and 120 minute IPA. And there were many more to choose from including smutty, Maine beer co, and otter.
The food is also top notch. Interesting apps and lots of great creative pizzas. A real culinary treat, not just cheese and sauce pies.
Great bar area too, if you are there just to work through the beer selection.
10-09-2011 20:10:13 |
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When Pigs Fly in Kittery, ME