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David's 388

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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    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
We 7 were in heaven!

There were 7 of us for a holiday family dinner, so yes, we did have reservations...recommended, as the restaurant is small, divided into two rooms. If you prefer a quieter place to eat, I would strongly suggest requesting the room away from the open kitchen where all the action is (and alas, some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
suzinvt
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Middlebury, Vermont
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Middlebury, Vermont
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

There were 7 of us for a holiday family dinner, so yes, we did have reservations...recommended, as the restaurant is small, divided into two rooms. If you prefer a quieter place to eat, I would strongly suggest requesting the room away from the open kitchen where all the action is (and alas, some banging of pans). We ate in the... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in the area overnight and within walking distance of here and thought we would give it a try. We sat at the bar because we had no reservations. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the salmon and the beet salad. We both loved our meals. My filet wasn't large but neither... More 

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Thank Greg D
south portland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love my neighborhood spot. Friendly staff, great bartenders and Dylan cooking' How could it be better than that? Favorite seating is at the bar. There are always friendly diners there and some good laughs. Love the food. My only thought on improvement is to add some vegan options.

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Jericho, Vermont
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We visit Portland often and had been to the David's downtown. This was our first visit to David's 388. We were not disappointed. A reservation is highly recommended. The restaurant is small and can be a little loud. There are 2 seating areas. We ate in the more bustling side with the bar and open kitchen. Perhaps the other side... More 

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Thank Steve S
Shapleigh, Maine
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309 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

David's 388 is in South Portland way off the beaten path and it is a gem. You can sit at the kitchen bar and watch them do their magic with the food or at a table in their small dining rooms. It gets quite busy and I recommend a reservation. It can be a little noisy when it is packed... More 

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Thank MEShapleigh
South Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Food is always good, service is great. Presentation is excellent and staff are helpful for wine paring . I also think they have the best burger in town

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Thank Deb M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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292 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If I had tried to find something not to like about David's 388, I could point out that the bathroom doors amazingly open into the kitchen (an occupational hazard among other things), or that our party of four was relegated to the bar when many tables remained unoccupied. The simple fact is I did not make a reservation, and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous supper while visiting South Portland. As it is very popular it is best to book. I had a delicious Lobster Bisque and my husband the Pot Stickers for our starters and followed this with a wonderful haddock and Lobster entrees for him and Scallops for me. The atmosphere was buzzing and the staff knowledgeable and helpful.... More 

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Philadelphia
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I had an excellent meal at David's 388 and our waitress was very good, well informed and enjoyable. I had the tuna and asked for the Peach Salsa on the side. The tuna was rare, as I like it and it turn out the combination of the tuna, the noodles and the salsa was excellent. My wife... More 

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Thank wlf_8
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some place to get dinner after being out to Forts Williams park. Did not have reservations was offered a seat at the bar. The Bartender served us and she was delightful. Had the sliders for appetizer they were great and the Haddock with lobster for dinner. Everything was cooked great was gem.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?