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Saltwater Grille


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner

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Cup 5.99
Bowl 7.99
Lobster Corn Bisque
Cup 4.99
Bowl 6.99
Haddock Chowder
Colossal Shrimp Cocktail
Per shrimp
Side 4.99
Entree 8.99
Baby Greens Salad
Tomato, roasted pumpkin seeds, caramelized shallots, housemade croutons, dried cranberries, maytag bleu cheese, and house vinaigrette
Lemon Ceasar Salad
Hearts of romaine, house croutons and creamy lemon parmesan caesar dressing.
Antipasto Chop Salad
Crisp romaine, pepperoni, salami, banana peppers, diced grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and creamy basil dressing.
Off the Boat Lobster Cakes
Lightly fried, served with dressed greens, lemon remoulade and frizzled potatoes.
Cracklin’ Calamari Salad
Greens,​ tomato, red onion, parmesan cheese, balsamic vinaigrette.
Southern Style Crab Melts
Fresh crab salad, smoky bacon on housemade biscuits drizzled with melted pepper jack cheese and served with cool jicama slaw and sweet potato fries.
Front Street Burger
½ Pound of fresh ground beef grilled and served with lettuce, tomato, choice of cheese with house fries and slaw.
Served with house fries and slaw.
Fried in garlic dill crumbs.
Lightly floured and fried.
Shore Dinner
Maine shrimp, haddock, and clams.
Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and the Portland skyline 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 rooms upstairs for private parties. High quality.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting relatives in Portland, Maine, we went to the Saltwater Grille our first night in town. Parking lot packed, good sign. Table on the deck outside, beautiful view of the harbor and the sunset. Service was prompt, for as busy as the place was....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Giaconucci
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view great food great service have been there many times and will always return the food is amazing and also have great specials also

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank pamelac559
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first review was very good over a lunch we recently enjoyed, now its time to review dinner which was excellent. We were able to make a reservation to sit outside on the large deck with marina views as well as the sunset over the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 3 on a Friday night in July. The service was O.K. for a busy night; however the restaurant was very hot.... apparently the air conditioning could not keep up with the outside temperature. We had Swordfish, which was served over...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Retired662013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kitchen did a good job of getting our large party’s order out together; however, those who asked for “no” something like tarter sauce or coleslaw got it. We did not make any waves, but it was a bit comical when the bean vegetarian burger...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saltwater Grille's private event manager Megan handled the details of our wedding planning professionally and expertly and always with flexibility. We used both the upstairs rooms. In one room we erected a wedding canopy (Chuppa) for the ceremony and later the staff set up a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ShaLouise
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

We joined a party of 75 or so for a wedding reception upstairs. Several folks commented on the excellent food. Drinks, too. Super view of the harbor. Free parking. Bars upstairs and down. Recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We swung through on a Monday afternoon after a long drive to grab a drink. We sat outside on a great deck overlooking working lobster boats and a huge marina, as well as a great view back toward downtown Portland. We ate the Lobster Roll...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mikespencerphoto
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't cooperating, but we could tell that the view from this restaurant would be amazing on a clear day! Our group of 13 was seated and served promptly. I had the lobster because that's what you have to do in Maine, and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Megan H
Reviewed June 23, 2019

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon family members gathered here to celebrate a 50th birthday. A couple of us arrived early and ordered Bloody Mary's from the bar which were spicy and delicious. We wanted to drink them out on the sunny deck overlooking the Portland...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank TJ E
SWG_SoPo, Manager at Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Dear TGE, i am so sorry to read of your recent visit. Reading your account I would like to clarify that the limited menu you mention is what is offered during the 2 hours between lunch which ends at 3pm and dinner that begins at...More

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Response from PortlandMEfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The is a dock in front of the marina with a sign posting it as restaurant guest tie up. It can accommodate about 50'. It is first come first serve. Don't confuse the large marina in front of the restaurant with... More
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