PORTLAND PIE | 51 York St, Portland | 207.772.1231 | On weekdays from 3 to 5 pm, get any specialty pizza for $5.99. It's not like you're holding down a nine-to-fiver or anything.
Deals of the 'work' week
MONDAY Joe's New York Slice Bar | 420 Fore St, Portland | 207.669.5559 | Half-priced pizza and 35-cent wings.
TUESDAY Amigo's Mexican Restaurant | 9 Dana St, Portland | 207.772.0772 | It's Taco Tuesday! For 99 cents you can get a ground beef or black bean taco in a hard shell with lettuce and cheese.
WEDNESDAY Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant | 72 Commercial St, Portland | 207.761.4446 | Half-price burgers.
THURSDAY Rosie's | 330 Fore St, Portland | 207.772.5656 | Two chili dogs with fries for $10.95.
FRIDAY Bull Feeney's | 375 Fore St, Portland | 207.773.7210 | Bacon Happy Hour. Yes, you read that right. At 5 pm, Bull Feeney's puts out a free (yes, free) sampling of bacon prepared in all different ways. But it goes fast, so be on time.
EMPIRE DINE AND DANCE | 575 Congress St, Portland | 207.879.8988 | For $6 you get a burger, beer, and bourbon. The burger is full-size (no sliders here) and comes with fries. The beer is usually Schlitz, and the bourbon is bottom-shelf, but everyone knows college students don't have standards when it comes to booze.
FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES | 425 Fore St, Portland | 207.541.9275 | Okay, so it's not exactly a "special" but it's a fast-food chain, so it's going to be cheap and, frankly, their burgers are pretty delicious. For $5.59 you can get yourself a cheeseburger with all the toppings you want and for another $2.69 you can get some hand-cut fries to go with.
BODA "VERY THAI" KITCHEN & BAR | 671 Congress St, Portland | 207.879.4089 | On Sundays from 9:30 pm to 1 am, all late-night food items are half off. We know you don't have to work in the morning, and no one studies on the weekend.
Free happy-hour food
DIMILLO'S FLOATING RESTAURANT | 25 Long Wharf, Portland | 207.772.2216 | Serving cheese and crackers and some hot apps during happy hours. Can't complain about free food!
Always good deals
ROSIE'S | 330 Fore St, Portland | 207.772.5656 | There's a deal every day of the week, even weekends.
RIVALRIES SPORTS PUB AND GRILL | 10 Cotton St, Portland | 207.774.6044 | Weekday deals from 3 to 7 pm, ranging from half-priced starters to 2-for-1 wings.
Leischen Stelter is hungry. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.