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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 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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Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Went for dinner whilst on business, great setting, lovely food (recommend the clam chowder and the lobster!) and great service as well.

Thank hollyperry52
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Ate here twice during our Portland visit -Lunch and dinner. The Bacon Wrapped Scallop appetizer is top notch and I can't recommend it enough. The Wedge Salad was huge and delicious and a nice change with the Gorgonzola cheese and house made ranch dressing. The Lobster Roll is just ok, nothing special about the roll or the minuscule amount of... More 

Thank Chuck H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I hadn't been there in a while and I have missed it, lots of good food and memories too. A landmark, such as this place has many expectations it has to live up to and it always delivers.

Thank charlieome
Colonie, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made reservations and were seated promptly. The food, atmosphere, and our waiter Bob, were all excellent. Very relaxing meal. We were not rushed at all, and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Our meal came and we were certainly not disappointed. We both ordered seafood entrees. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. We boxed some of... More 

Thank 04leddie
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here 2 nights of a 4-night stay, primarily because of the clam chowder which is really good. My husband had steamed lobster the first night which he enjoyed. I had the seafood alfredo which was good but could have been creamier. The second night we both had the clam chowder, he had clams and I had the lazy... More 

Thank TexasGal60
Bowdoinham, Maine
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was here for a birthday celebration. We started the evening with 2 decadent chocolate Martini's. They had a hint of raspberry as well and were simply divine. My dinner started with a nice sized portion of Maine mussels in a broth that was fabulously tasty. Next I enjoyed a classic Caesar salad. I like anchovies and so the server... More 

Thank JimTalbott
Bowral, Australia
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498 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arriving into Portland we had no idea what was what so we saw parking and took it and decided it was worth trying DiMillo's. We were not disappointed as the lunch was spot on. We thought it would be totally touristy but in fact not - lots of locals, great location and very good food. We had the soup of... More 

Thank Joanne P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our daughters (ages 15 & 10) today for lunch. The atmosphere, food, service and view were all excellent! Look forward to visiting again!

Thank William And Mis... D
Phippsburg, Maine
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to DiMillo's on the Water with three friends for lunch this past week and we had a wonderful time. The day was warm and perfect to be on or near the water. We arrived without reservations but our wait was only 10 Minutes or so and the walls are decorated with great historic charts and photos about the... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited twice over four days for lobster one night and other offerings for another. The lobster was cooked to perfection. The cup of New England chowder so good, we got a bowl of it the next time we came. The wait is manageable as 45 minutes was actually 20 minutes. We did go after the cruises had departed so that... 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 04101-4725
  • 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?