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

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Wow, just wow.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
irish7lad
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maine
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maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had heard really good things about the restaurant and went for the first time with the three friend - we were not disappointed. I made a reservation for 7:00 and was surprised at the number of empty tables. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable and made us feel welcomed. Our food did take a while to arrive but we... More 

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Portland Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was good. The service was attentive. Nice neighborhood restaurant, quality food.We have been there many times before. Actually, we had tried the night before and while it was empty, we were told that there were reservations made which precluded them sitting us. We could have sat at the bar but preferred elsewhere. That did color my husband's view... More 

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Vergennes, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great neighborhood hideaway. Great staff. Food delivery was slow, and the chefs were too precious for what they served. Someone once said it aint bragging if you can do it. The food here, this night, didn't do it. It was fine, but not memorable or or even remarkable in any way. I feel like Portland is getting like parts of... 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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