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DiMillo's on the Water

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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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
fine dinning

a need to see kind of place. the service and food are great. great views of portland harbor. this a very large floating ship.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Peru, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun Dining on a boat the history of the Dimillo Family and how the started this restaurant is a wonderful story. The food selection and taste is Wonderful.... The staff is great i would recommend this being a must go to when in portland maine..

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Plattsburgh
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seafood dining on a ferry in Portland Harbor! What could be better! What could be mistaken for a tourist trap was a totally delicious surprise. This floating restaurant, located in a refurbished ferry boat, is a first class restaurant operation. It has a huge menu of dining options including all kinds of seafood, salads, pasta choices, and meat options. They... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood choices (2 of our group of 4 had the salmon). Great vegetables (love that brocolli which was NOT overcooked!). Tables offer a view of the bay and the boats at harbor. Great service from our server - she was busy but still attentive to our table. Great place for tourists or locals. Free parking in their lot when... More 

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Peru, Maine
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a need to see kind of place. the service and food are great. great views of portland harbor. this a very large floating ship.

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Thank tph04290
Bangor, Maine
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is on an old refurbished ferry boat. Cost is pricey, but a fun place to have lunch with a view of the water

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here with 4 friends for dinner and we were all pleased with our choices. Four of us had the 1 1/2 pound steamed lobster and 1 had the lazy lobster. The staff was friendly and service was very good. The restaurant used to be a ferry and the pictures and ship items make it an interesting place with wonderful... More 

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Thank LPMaineVa
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat here due to the unique location. The food, service, and drinks were great! It's also great that they validate parking for an hour later so you can tour the local shops. I found the history of the place interesting and the staff were all very knowledgeable. Worth the visit!

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Thank Chris C
Columbia, Maryland USA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came with friends from England who wanted seafood and lobsters. There aren't many nice sit-down restaurants in Portland where you can get both. Most of our dishes were substandard -- overcooked swordfish, gummy baked potatoes, mushy vegetables. You will find better (but still not very good) food in one of big "all you can eat" restaurants down south. We... More 

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Thank Peter W
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever in Portland, I try to eat here at least once. And it is good even in the off season when they advertize for locals. The service is very good and the food, particularly the lobster, is also very good. The decor is suitably nautical with a few museum quality ship models. The wine list is nothing special and the... More 

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Thank Stanner57
United States
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say I have been coming here since I was a little boy and it was always the place to go in the old port. I took my wife for dinner and I must say this isn't the fine dinning that it use to be very shortened menu and less options from less steak options to pasta this is... More 

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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: Seafood, Soups, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children

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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