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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Wonderful Food

Excellent service, great food. The expansion is a welcome addition. Relaxing, yet classy. Attention to detail. Superb tarte tatin! Wouldn't go there too hungry, though, portions are small.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, great food. The expansion is a welcome addition. Relaxing, yet classy. Attention to detail. Superb tarte tatin! Wouldn't go there too hungry, though, portions are small.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great place to celebrate with excellent food. The cocktails are always perfect. The portions are just right for having an appetizer salad main course and dessert. We often share the salads which are ample for sharing. Try something different as we've never been disappointed. Love the Chocolate Martini for dessert.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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300 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

David's 388 continues to shine. We especially enjoy sitting at the chef's table and watching and chatting with the creative staff. We can't pass on ordering their outstanding burger ($13) served with fries cooked with rosemary sprigs and garlic -- really good! In addition, the other seasonal dishes are always well prepared with exquisite flavor balance. My beef tenderloin ($18)... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After spending the day seeing the sights, my boyfriend and I wanted to enjoy a delicious meal. We definitely went to the right place! Be sure to make a reservation, they were very busy earlier in the evening. I had the Fennel seared salmon and my bf had Grilled beef tenderloin both were cooked to perfection. Ideal portions. Staff was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If I lived in Portland this would be my special go to restaurant. Im not usually into set courses but went with it because of the previous reviews. We were so impressed with the restaurant (behind a curtain with only a small number of tables and open kitchen). I cannot enthuse enough about how delicious the food was - take... More 

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Mount Desert
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Recommended by a friend, my wife and I had a superb meal a few weeks ago. We shared three appetizers (including a magnificent warm goat cheese drizzled with honey and balsamic vinegar), one main course (porcini mushrooms over paparadelle pasta), one large salad, and one dessert. The price for all of the excellent food, beautifully presented, was, amazingly, just $61.... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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