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388 South Cottage Road, South Portland, ME
207-347-7388
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Scarborough, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining at David's 388 last year and decided to treat a friend and her wife for her birthday last weekend. The food was delicious with friendly and competent staff. The scallops and bacon appetizer was a sweet and savory rendition, the scallops were cooked to perfection, buttery and tender. The crispy dumplings appetizer was fantastic;... More 

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ambience abounds in this intimate but energetic restaurant with great food and service. I am normally not a big fan of sitting at the bar, but if you do go on the weekend, the server tending the bar is outstanding and makes for a great dining experience. Pricing was reasonable and the only points to consider are portions are a... More 

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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about David's 388

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

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