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David's 388

388 South Cottage Road, South Portland, ME
207-347-7388
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English first
Bridgton, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On the recommendation of a friend, I made reservations for an early dinner here (reservations needed for 5:30 on a Monday night?), and I was so glad that I did. By 6:00, the joint was jumping! My friend and I shared the Beef Carpaccio and a delicious, locally-sourced salad for apps, then savored the salmon and haddock entrees, completing our... More

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by hotel staff during a recent visit to Portland. We went without reservations on a Monday night and took the last 2 seats, which were at the bar. Service was excellent and friendly. The food was amazing. Delicious salmon, duck and desserts. We ate at several other well recommended restaurants during our visit, but went back... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. It is a very lively atmosphere. Very similar to NY restaurants. Our meals were delicious and sevice was efficient. It was an electic, interesting menu. I have already recommended the restaurant to others and would return again. They are doing a great job and keeping prices reasonable and food delicious.

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Portland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is small restaurant, so I would recommend making reservations! We called ahead for a party of two and walked in about 8pm on a Saturday night, and despite several empty tables, we waited over 20 minutes to sit. We stood in the walkway as the bar is reserved seating. The atmosphere was bright and surprisingly loud for a small... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took a chance and walked by on a Friday night, the place was busy but we managed to get a seat at the kitchen bar where we enjoyed an excellent meal while watching Carlos work his magic. This is a great little neighborhood spot that offers quality food served well in a casual friendly atmosphere. For what you get... More

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Mahopac, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant is small,so call for a reservation. The staff was very friendly & came around often.The fish was delicious, i had the haddock & my husband has the salmon, so fresh, it melted in your mouth. A great restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a lovely spot in South Portland with only 24 seats and a truly knowledgeable wait staff. Food is inventive and luscious, a fest for eyes and palette. We began with the cheese plate and then had duck toast and scallops for appetizers, with a filet and scallops as entrees. The cheese plate was beautiful and delicate, a great... More

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After reading glowing reviews of this restaurant we made reservations for a Tuesday evening. The food was delicious, and the wine was superb. However, my husband, who has a healthy appetite, wished the portions had been larger. The desserts, Key lime pie and pecan tartlet were fantastic! It's a cozy place and the service was excellent. Parking is easy. Bring... More

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Portland, Maine
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant! The food is always exquisite. Cozy little out of the way place. You'll be glad you took the trouble to find David's 388. We go a couple of times a year. This time we were seated at a counter overlooking the chefs work their magic. It was really fun to see them create such fabulous... More

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Maine
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We had been wanting to try David's 388 and finally made it recently. I had the spinach salad with goat cheese and almonds. It was fresh with just the right amount of dressing. Several of our group of 5 had the pasta with mushrooms-- what a great dish! The cherry cocktail and service were excellent, too Also, the prices were... More

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