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DiMillo's on the Water

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25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4725
+1 207-772-2216
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we have guests we have to eat here once for lunch! It is a unique place...floating restaurant...it has good views of Casco Bay....it is a nice comfortable resting place to unwind and recap Portland visit. Wait can be long, but you get a buzzer so have a drink or sit and relax on their benches. I cook....quite well I... More 

Thank Sullivans207
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is wonderful. And if you're lucky enough and have the time to wait for an upper deck table you will absolutely enjoy it here. The lower level deck tables feel like you're inside of a pub and depending on where you're sitting can be a little dark and claustrophobic in my opinion. however, if you can get outside... More 

Thank czstar
New Jersey
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had great dinner on the peaceful back deck right on the water. Would recommend or return if back in the Portland area.

Thank GMRD19
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dimillos is a mainstay on the waterfront I hadn't been in years and it was my husbands first time. We went for lunch on a snowy Friday in March. We chose to sit at the bar although the wait for a table was short. The bar is classic and warm and the view is awesome. I got the classic lobster... More 

Thank Lydia S
Lynn, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Something for everyone. Recently visited on a Saturday evening with no reservation. We waited the exact length of time we were told it would take for a table..we had a drink at the huge bar, very accommodating overall. Menu is American but diverse and our party ordered everything from fish to beef..everyone was happy with their meals.

Thank Kathleen C
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

5 couples visited after the Portland Golf Expo and we enjoyed a variety of lunch items ranging from salads to lobster rolls to crab club sandwiches. Great service, great atmosphere, great way to spend a Sunday!

Thank Lewiston_MEDoogie
Lakeland, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the service location and chowder compared to j' s oyster foo a little under flavored but overall experience much better then j' s oyster around the corner.

Thank brankatz
Rochester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tend to make this a special occasion destination, special birthdays, or anniversaries, but this visit was a late lunch, while a snow storm brewed. We were treated to a wonderful lunch with warm bread, perfectly cooked local shrimp and haddock, and views of the waterfront, as the snow came down. Service was superb, with a caring attitude, not seen... More 

Thank Tom P
Kennebunk, Maine
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the first of many visits to come for my wife and me. It's rare that one of us rates a meal "best ever," but today we hit the jackpot not once but twice. My haddock tacos were off the chart. Fresh fish, delicate toppings, and soft tacos. A side of cole slaw made the meal complete. My wife's... More 

Thank RH0001
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great dining experience,and it's on a boat very romantic and the decor is amazing prices are very affordable and it's right on the waterfront don't visit Portland without eating here you won't regret it!

Thank Lauricol2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4725
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?