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DiMillo's on the Water

25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
207-772-2216
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Ranked #55 of 531 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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197 reviews 197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Every year for my mom's birthday this is the place to go for baked stuffed lobsters. It's moist, and delicious stuffing, not lots of extras in it but just the way we like it. Do not change this recipe...or we are in trouble. Three of us each had the 1.5 pound lobster and a small salad. Not much else is... More

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Poland Springs, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Not on the water, in the water sits this former ferry converted to a very nice restaurant. My husband and I enjoy going into Portland, Maine a couple of times a year to one restaurant or another, but one of our favorites over the years has always been DiMillo's. The seafood is very good and the restaurant's physical layout is... More

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Arkansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had lobster rolls there. What else right? While they were very good I was a little disappointed in the amount of food for the money. You would think lobster would be fairly priced in this area. But $18.95 for a 1/2 full sandwich was a little high. The food was good. But, the lobster roll sandwich at the stairway... More

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Saco, Maine, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I had the scallop sandwich on this day. It was strange with tons of cheese and bacon bits on top. The scallops were tasty but I think the large amount of cheese and bacon on top detracted from the taste. There were 4 scallops on the entire roll and there could have been more if it were just scallops and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant is beautiful, the servers are fantastic and the food is great, do not miss it if you have the opportunity to dine here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Place is good. Been here before. Little pricey for quality of the food but still very good. It's in a tourist area so should be expected. Neat old ferry boat turned into a restaurant.

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Colorado
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182 reviews 182 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I hate being lied to by anybody, and I clearly was by the hostesses and owners at DeMillo’s on the Water. We were visiting Portland on a Sunday evening and chose DeMillo’s from among several other seafood restaurants. When we walked in, there was a wedding party going on the top deck, but we were the only people in the... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You can get lobster at the waterfront at either a stand-up eatery that's right on the wharf or at DiMillo's, which is a huge floating restaurant. We chose the floating restaurant, paying a good bit more for a brief wait time at the bar, a comfortable table and some attentive service. The lobster was good (probably good at the stand-up... More

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Alamosa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had made reservations so had no trouble being seated. From the looks of things, was a smart move. Recommend calling ahead. Food was wonderful with lots of choices. Had the fried lobster and what a great new experience! Always believed lobster should only be boiled but this was fantastic. Also had shrimp cocktail (you can order the number of large... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ate at DiMillo's last night and had Luigi as our waiter. We loved the restaurant which is a bit of a throwback with it's white table cloth and professional wait staff that actually know how to clear a table between courses. We both had lobster - one had steamed and one had baked stuff. The baked stuff diner said it... More

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