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DiMillo's on the Water

25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
207-772-2216
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Ranked #50 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Windham, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Maine my entire life, and this is the BEST place to get lobster mac and cheese and crab cakes! The crab cakes will melt in your mouth. My go to spot!

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here, and I, being the tourist, not a local, loved the setting and atmosphere! The food and service were both excellent. Loved the chowder! I would definitely visit here again when in the area.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This lounge is top notch for dining alone and with with my wife when on a vacation visit. That is if you have quality bartenders. I always opt for the bar as the atmosphere is really cool. Until tonight, I always had great service (over 40 nights on business and leisure visits). Tonight was tough. Elliot, the young bartender and... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On a warm and sunny late December midday harbor walk I strolled into the well appointed nautical decor of this fine restaurant. The chowder was superb. Lunch was great with efficient & friendly service. I went there looking for a "summer" experience in the winter. I got lucky as the temp was over 50 and the food & atmosphere were... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Love going to DiMillo's the bar has such a relaxing vibe. Bar tenders are very attentive and make great drinks. Food is very flavorful and always just the right amount. Service with a smile and food that you will want to eat again!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Bunky and I are up in Portland, ME for a weekend. We stopped here for lunch am she had NE Clam Chowder & I had the French opinion soup. Both were excellent. The chowder full of clans and not so many potatoes. A nice creamy broth. I had the FOS and it was great too! Full of onions in a... More 

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Endicott, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great establishment to enjoy a meal. The atmosphere is flawless and the fried clams are done to perfection. The only complaint that I have is the food portions are small. My wife selected a side salad which was tiny at best. The coleslaw was tasty and the size was normal. If you plan to eat lunch, I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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89 reviews 89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Some friends took us here for our first lobster in Maine. The waiter so professional, very nice gentlemen during all dinner. The food and the lobster in particular was excellent and the prices very good actually for what we had and the type of service. Location very suggestive, this is an old ferry boat, turned into a retro floating restaurant... More 

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Portland, Maine
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371 reviews 371 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Still one of the best restaurants in Portland...we love it. Friendly service, free parking, amazing harbor and marina views...and great food. Love the twin lobsters...always get one bake stuffed and one steamed...love the steamers...love the haddock chowder. We recently dined with my son and his wife, who were visiting from Massachusetts. Fried clams, fried lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, and chowders... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

DiMillo's is known for their seafood and it is always fresh. The view of Casco Bay is awesome. If stopping by just for a few cocktails or a full meal you will really enjoy your visit!

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Additional Information about DiMillo's on the Water

Address: 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 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
Cuisine: Seafood

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