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388 South Cottage Road, South Portland, ME
207-347-7388
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Must try - bring your appetite!

My entire family loves David's 388. It is a small, neighborhood restaurant with spectacular food. Great place to bring co-workers from out of state. They rave about this place - and they've tried most places in Portland. Appetizers are great. Grilled romaine salad is always a big hit. I love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Scarborough, Maine
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Scarborough, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My entire family loves David's 388. It is a small, neighborhood restaurant with spectacular food. Great place to bring co-workers from out of state. They rave about this place - and they've tried most places in Portland. Appetizers are great. Grilled romaine salad is always a big hit. I love the salmon. All the meals are delicious - even the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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84 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We walked in on a Saturday night with no resservation. We suggest you not do this. There were no tables available for a long time. They let us eat at the bar. The menu was not extensive but there was a nice variety. The food was prepared to meet our dietary restrictions. Not every place will do this. We think... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of my favorite local restaurants. I like the small plates and I have never had a bad meal there. I think the experience is priced right, given the good quality food, the decent service, the location and the cozy atmosphere. If you like to watch the chef, request the chef's table - it is entertaining! My favorite... More 

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maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to David's 388 last night and it was amazing. We sat at the Chef's Counter and I highly recommend it. Chef de Cuisine Dylan Leddy was working and was amazing. He talked to us about the menu and even offered up a sample of the app special. He patiently answered my extremely amateur questions about his process when... More 

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Boston
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19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Birthday dinner with friends. Everyone was very pleased with their meal from appetizer to dessert. We visited during restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised with a very diverse menu. Portions were adequate, presentation was spectacular and the price was very reasonable. Will definitely return.

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South Portland, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With good food, good service, and reasonable portions and prices, David's 388 is one of our repeat-visit restaurants. Two small but comfortable rooms, attentive service, and reliable quality can be counted on. Make reservations, especially on Friday and Saturday, but a walk-in seat at the Chef's Counter is often available even on a busy night. Try a salad, fennel seared... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was very excited to go and eat at David's because I had geard so many good things about. The atmosphere and service was great but the food was so so. For an appetizer I have the crispy vegetable potstickers and they were fantastic. My partner had the scallops and they were barely cooked and had a strong odor. We... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great meal at bar. My better half and I are empty-nesters just relocated from New York. Great wine list (Amarone!). She had the bacon cheeseburger with truffle fries (sinful); I had the duck with braised spinach and mushroom risotto. A wonderfully warm oasis on a snowy night. This is going to become a regular hangout.

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Scarborough, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

David's 388 is our favorite dining spot in Greater Portland. We love the intimate setting, the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the great neighborhood feel and most of all, the fabulous meals. From starters to dessert one is never disappointed. A select, thoughtful but varied menu ensures everyone's taste buds will be delighted from starters to desserts. A favorite of mine... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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110 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A big disappointment as my meal was average at best. The caprese salad was uninspired and served with lettuce (not basil) and tomatoes that were tasteless. I had the beef tenderloin that was a very small serving and for lack of a better word seemed "gamey". The cut-up roasted potatoes were unseasoned and bland. A table of 5, we ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 388 South Cottage Road, South Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-347-7388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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