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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 24 AUG 1986

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


View of Ruby's Choice restaurant, 116 Free Street, at the southwest corner of Free Street and Oak Street.
The popular lunch spot was a perennial winner of newspaper readers' polls for best burger in Portland, and was in business on Free Street from late 1985 through 1997. In 1997, Ruby's Choice relocated to 127 Commercial Street, continuing business from 1997-2006.

Left image: View of restaurant entrance.
Top right image: View of upper dining room. An additional dining area was located downstairs.
Bottom right image: Full exterior view of the restaurant. Free Street in foreground.

Photos published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 24 August 1986

See Additional Files link- below for:

* Photo of burger price board at Ruby's Choice, 24 August 1986

* Ruby's Choice MENU from 1989.

TL 24 AUG 1986 fr40_WTM.JPG (3511 kB)
Ruby's Choice price board : 24 August 1986

Ruby's Choice MENU 1989.PDF (926 kB)
Ruby's Choice MENU 1989


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Free Street, Menu


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.