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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not dress up but you can. Suits to shorts.

Good food. great drinks. Nice time. I prefer lower key but this was great. Real table clothes but with cold draft beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Tom M
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a very pleasant dinner, it was so good we went again. The seafood fettuccine and clam chowder were excellent. Good wine and good atmosphere.

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Rossville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This unique dining experience begins on the waterfront and on a very large floating boat. It's elegant and different. You can see Portland harbor all around you! The food is ALWAYS fantastic and consistent. The wait staff is very professional. We go here every time we're in Portland. It's one of our favorite restaurants of all-time. I'd suggest the fried... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was the perfect place to relax after a very long day of driving to Portland; our table overlooked the marina and it was beautiful at sunset! We thought it might be a touristy place, but it wasn't. We had a really terrific meal including salads, clam chowder, steamed clams and really fresh, delicious seafood entrees, from Lazy Lobster to... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After a day of touring by boat and trolley it was time for a few drinks and good food. And since we were already on the water it was a no brainier to walk to DiMillo's. The history of DiMillo's also added to the entries of my friend and I having dinner there. The restaurant is an actual ship on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had always thought DiMillo's was a place catering to tourists. However after reading the reviews in DownEast and needing an early and satisfying dinner before a concert at the Maine State Pier, we thought let's give it a try. WOW what a lovely surprise we had. The reclaimed boat is amazing in its detail and decorating, the wait staff... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good food. great drinks. Nice time. I prefer lower key but this was great. Real table clothes but with cold draft beer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good was average but atmosphere was good for large parties. We had 13 and had plenty of room. It was nice being right on the water and seeing the boats. The wait staff were great, friendly, and accommodating to our special requests. The problem with these large seafood places in the water is that the volume is so great, the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice spot on the waterfront. The food is average, prices reasonable, summer on the deck and winter at the bar for HH - gets a good crowd.

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great service. Calamari appetizer, lobsters for dinner. Grandchildren ate every bite. A great place for families or couples.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited DiMillo's with our 3 children (11, 8, 6) and had a good lunch. The seafood was very good, service quick and location just about perfect for Portland. This is not a gourmet restaurant by any stretch, but it's really a great choice for lunch while in Portland.

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Additional Information about DiMillo's on the Water

Address: 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-772-2216
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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?