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DiMillo's on the Water

25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
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Ranked #61 of 535 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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72% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Hands down this is the epitome of a maine tourist trap (with the exception of linda beans...but thats another story) however this place does have an ocean view unlike really any other restaurant in the area. it is also great for large parties or families , certainly when you have out of staters. I will also compliment them for having... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's almost impossible to have bad lobster in Maine, so in this regard DiMillo's does not disappoint. Service was pleasant, everyone in our party seemed to enjoy their food - lobster, clams, scallops, sides and even chicken. The waterfront setting was pretty, but I just felt this was a very touristy way to eat lobster. Bottom line is that I... More

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Tampa, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by two people so we were excited about eating here. The wait was a little long but it was a beautiful sunny Saturday. We should have known there was going to be trouble when the waitress said she was moving to Vegas in less than two week. Her service was pretty careless and lacked attention especially... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After hearing several recommendations for DiMillo's, we decided to give it a try, and we were not disappointed! The atmosphere of the place is very cool - very nicely decorated, makes you feel a bit like you're on a cruise ship. The views of the Portland harbor and Casco Bay were beautiful. The service was prompt and friendly. The food... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

During our waiting time we went to the Bar and it was really cosy and pleasant. The restaurant has a view over the harbor and the boats. The interior makes you feel at home and the tables are not on top of each other. The menu select is big and mainly seafood. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. The... More

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New Sharon, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The food and the location don't get any better than this. Make sure to eat on the open deck on a sunny day.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here with the crab cakes, and the lazy lobster. Our server, Luigi was very pleasant and attentive. The entire meal was delicious. We ended our dinner with the blueberry pie, which was really more of a streusel. Candidly, the Maine blueberries were so flavorful, I have to say it was out of this world. Loved... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We called to see if we needed a reservation (Thursday night) at 7:30. Was told no,come on in. When we arrived the "mother superior" said we had no reservation and they had no tables available. We told them we'd called and were told we didn't need one. They gave us the third-degree - who did you talk to, couldn't have... More

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South Glens Falls, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

. long waits .. would not brings kids . its was a little of a drive for us to get to from where were staying but it was good food the only thing is it a little prices but that is every were now a days

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Salem, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Came here for the happy hour as stated on the sign. Showed up to be told they no longer have it. Asked if we could grab a drink upstairs and we were told to go sit on the deck attached to the boat. Didn't seem like we were on a boat at all.

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