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Salt Water Grille

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231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
(207) 799-5400
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was spectacular; city of Portland in front of us with a gorgeous sunset. Food was frankly terrible, service average

Thank Memike329
Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, I would eat here again, but I would NOT give the fried haddock sandwich another chance. There was more panko coating than haddock, and both were overcooked. The panko had the consistency of broken glass, unfortunately. This came on a roll that was too large and way too dry. For $15 you should get more fish than filler. The... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a rehearsal dinner . The view was lovely, and staff friendly and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the stuffed cod.

Thank r0se65
Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe we have never been here before. Cocktails, food and staff were fabulous. We had a great view of the sun set and loved every moment. Highly recommend this location for any occasion.

Thank meegeemoments
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the reservation back in May and sitting on the deck for the P-town fireworks is the best place to be. We had Riley as our server and she did an excellent job throughout our stay and deftly handled a few needy large tables behind us. We went the light route and had the Bacon/Kale Pizzetta (very good) as... More 

Thank S V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is not huge but filled with huge flavors. I wasn't too hungry so the waitress (Julianna) recommended the fresh parradelle. It's a light creamy sauce with shrimp, lobster, mussels and chorizo. It was the bomb! I almost finished it. I also had the sangria of the day "white peach". It was delicious. And the view.... really nice! Next... More 

Thank jodyfrog
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the deck was fabulous but the dinner was dreadful. We came as a group of 10..The service was very good but those that had ordered baked fish found that the crust on the fish so difficult to penetrate with a fork and knife. I think that the decline of serving good food is hurting this establishment and... More 

Thank meemster16
Portland, Maine
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the phew places where you can eat on the water. Portland is a working water from so not many places for restaurants etc. It's on the expensive side for the quality.

Thank JCCPortland_Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recently met another couple here for dinner.hadnt been in years and we really enjoyed it (except that it was super busy .... local prom night, but we didn't know). Even with a huge crowd, service was fast and food was good. Menu is a little limited (great for seafood lovers, not so.great for others). And the dining room could have... More 

Thank SandieS
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We came with a large group of people. Had a nice table by the window with a great view. However, not anyone in our group really enjoyed their meal. A few people mentioned it was very heavy and one person ordered the fish and chips and it was heavily breaded. A few people had their pizza and were disappointed. We... More 

Thank Jody G

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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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 799-5400
Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and Portland skyline. Located next to a marina.Serving lunch & dinner, seafood is the specialty, but other menu items are offered. Great nautical atmosphere, with water views. Outside seating in warm weather, and a function room upstairs for private parties. High quality.

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