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DiMillo's on the Water

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25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-772-2216
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the few floating restaurants on the northeast coast. This former ferry, purchased and reworked into a lovely restaurant that seats 600 people. From the time you enter the boarding deck, you know that you are in for a special treat. We were escorted to an upper deck dining area with view of the marina and Portland's waterfront. I... More 

Thank Im_traveling_solo
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203 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is certainly a popular restaurant that is situated on the water in an old carry ferry that has been turned into an upscale place to eat.The service was very good and was not over expensive for the "Fine Dining" experience. My only comments would be that the menu was OK, but nothing special and the food was no more... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were just getting back from a boat cruise around Portland and found DiMillos. We went, enjoyed our meal, but wasn't blown away. We wouldn't go back again.

Thank Danny C
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a beautiful place to eat. The food, service and views were excellent. This was a great place to just relax and enjoy Maine's delicious sea food. No dress code and price very reasonable.

Thank zwalkers
Calmspot, WI
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Snagged 2 seats at the bar and enjoyed best "blt" fried oysters! Someone else posted that the bowl of mussels was too large, not when they are delicious and you share. Planked scallops okay. Chelsea the bartender was excellent.

Thank DanielaCalmspot_WI
Liverpool, New York
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I made reservations two weeks in advance of our arrival in Maine. Last year, I forgot to do so and there was a two hour wait. We were so disappointed last year, but not this year. The food and service was wonderful. It is a special part of our family's annual Maine trip each year. It has been part of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our lunch there. Right on the water. Nice decor. Attentive and helpful staff. Great food. We had the lobster Mac and cheese and shrimp scampi. The shrimp scampi was greasy yet delicious!! Definitely make a stop there for a lovely meal on the water. I'll definitely go back.

Thank CaroTravelista
South Portland, Maine
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389 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Living in Portland for over 30 years, I hadn't been to Dimillo's for quite some time as it is best known as the "tourist" place to go. Portland is a "foodie" city and there are many great restaurants. A bridal shower for a co-worker brought me back for lunch and I have to say it has maintained it's consistent quality.... More 

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Shirley, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious and service was GREAT. I would definitely recommend this place. We enjoyed the mussels for an appetizer. And the coco-Rita drink was awesome. Entrees were very good and very well proportioned.

Thank dnaum
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the lobster roll sandwich which was good but $20. Probably overpriced but the restaurant was pretty and clean. Air conditioning was great! Our server, Kali, was great. Very friendly and attentive. Seems to be very popular with senior citizens.

Thank Melissa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2216
Our restaurant actually floats, and because it is surrounded by water, every table offers spectacular views of Portland Harbor. Our outside decks are great spots to see the sights while enjoying a meal or cocktail. Maine lobster is what we do here and we do it better than anyone.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?