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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 - 10:00 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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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been going to Dimillos with my wife for a number of years. Today prompted my first review. I am a Mainer, a local to Portland, and a fairly frequent customer. Today we needed a place to relax, quiet enough to talk with each other, and a place for lunch. Dimillos did not disappoint. We sat at their nautical bar... More 

Thank Bramps C
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been here twice, and the most recent time it seemed to have been remodeled. It has a bit more of a upscale feel, but not too stuffy. The food is good here, but prices are a tad high for dinner. I had the Lobster Mac n'Cheese and it had an impressive amount of lobster in it. I would come... More 

Thank Bryon W
Spring, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was really a jewel.. we came out to eat at another restaurant in cape Elizabeth and it was closed due to the season being over and then we headed to the pier and found another restaurant was closed. So we asked a police officer by the pier somewhere he recommend and he said Dimilos's. I wasn't wanting Italian... More 

Thank ivetteh75
Chester, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch here - no booking so lucky to get a table. Good choice of beers and wine plus good local sea food.Price was reasonable

Thank drpeterr23
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After 20 minutes of waiting for waitstaff to greet us or offer a drink, I spoke to the hostess to inquire whether we had been forgotten. After another 10 minutes of waiting, we left having dinner never been served.

Thank Lisa L
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Lisa L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry for the negative dinning experience. Is it possible to email some details so I can get some answers for you and address this lack of service? Johnny DiMillo More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent and very attentive waitress. Food was Great! Will definitely visit again when I come back to Portland, highly recommend.

Thank Scooter1nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a last minute stop in Portland. If you are looking for a traditional seafood restaurant this is tops. Even the non-seafood eater had an excellent steak. Tender and cooked perfectly. I ordered the cedar plank cooked scallops. Large portion. Great options for side dishes. There are great choices for appetizers too. The restaurant is on the docks nested in... More 

Thank Yvette M
Pacific, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you don't want to stand in line at a lobster shack, check out DiMillos. We had a leisure, relaxing sunny summer day drinking beer, eating appetizers and visiting with strangers on the deck at DiMillos. We were too relaxed to leave and than decided to stay for dinner and dined on lobsters which were delicious.

Thank Susie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always have had a great meal at DiMIllo's. Great atmosphere, nicely decorated, wonderful service and excellent food. Had small Caesar salad, seafood scampi lobster , shrimp, scallops over angel hair, swordfish , lobster and seafood Alfredo. Nice selection of beer and wine. Just a wonderful place to eat. Parking free.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met some old friends while in Portland Maine. Since we weren't familiar with the area, we decided to meet at DiMillo's, which is a landmark in Portland. The location is perfect but the food was mixed. My wife had the lobster which she found to be very good, my buddy had the fried clams that were also very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?