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DiMillo's on the Water

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-772-2216
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our restaurant actually floats, and because it is surrounded by water...
Our restaurant actually floats, and because it is surrounded by water, every table offers spectacular views of Portland Harbor. Our outside decks are great spots to see the sights while enjoying a meal or cocktail. Maine lobster is what we do here and we do it better than anyone.
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    Very good
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  • 63
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always Pleasant Food With a Great View

DiMillo's is very predicable and I like that. The food and service are consistently quite good, the prices are manageable, and the view caps it all. The free on-site parking makes it one of the most convenient restaurants in the Old Port.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jonathan L
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Portland, Maine
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Sidney, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I shared fish chowder, crab cakes and a pear/gorgonzola salad. the food was amazing, very fresh and delicious. it was reasonably priced and the service was excellent. it you like bloody marys, try theirs! it was a little pricey, but was topped with a jumbo shrimp that was sweet and delicious.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

DiMillo's is very predicable and I like that. The food and service are consistently quite good, the prices are manageable, and the view caps it all. The free on-site parking makes it one of the most convenient restaurants in the Old Port.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had Seafood Scampi and the dish was mostly pasta. It appeared while we were there the evening of August 24th Dilmillo's might be short handed. My sister even got up and got the water pitcher and poured us more water, we wanted additional coffee but never was able to get it. After eating at Dilmillo's we both didn't feel... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friends recommended that my family and I go to DiMillos while in Portland for an overnight visit and although my tastes tend towards the less touristy restaurants I was assured that I would enjoy the food. My friends were right! Food, service and view of the Harbor on a warm summer night on the outdoor upper deck of the old... More 

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Cleburne, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique place to eat. It is on a wharf with dozens of boats and yachts to look at. The food was fantastic and servers couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. This is a must stop as it is in the heart of many shops and other eateries.

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Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This floating restaurant, a former car ferry, was well worth the wait! We were given a seat of our choice on the upper outside deck. We had a great view of Casco Bay and surrounding areas. The service and food were excellent. It was a very relaxing and calming atmosphere for dinner. The prices were reasonable, and parking is free... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had heard from several people this is a must-go place. It was good! The dirty martini was excellent. We ended up finding better places for less money over the next several days, but this place did not disappoint.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

At the recommendation of the Hampton hotel, I arrived at the restaurant at approximately 7:30 pm. I was told there was a 45 minute wait unless I'm lucky enough to find a seat at the bar. As I was alone, I did find a seat at the bar, The service was fast abd friendly. The Dry matini was at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to DiMillos on the Water for years. We live in New York State but we travel to Maine every few years and never miss stopping at DiMillos. The food is great the service impeccable and whether you go for lunch or dinner or later for drinks your sure to have a great time. Dress seemed to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Where to begin? Everything was beyond excellent. The food, service, view, atmosphere was wonderful. Highly recommend the mixed seafood broil, My friend had the meatballs with a side of past and clam chowder. We both hope to be back in the area someday just to enjoy this again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2216

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Our restaurant actually floats, and because it is surrounded by water, every table offers spectacular views of Portland Harbor. Our outside decks are great spots to see the sights while enjoying a meal or cocktail. Maine lobster is what we do here and we do it better than anyone.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?