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David's 388

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388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic birthday dinner at David's 388. We were a party of four who enjoyed the lobster bisque, panzella salad, pickled beet salad, salmon special, duck breast, and filet mignon ending with some yummy desserts. We all agreed it was the best meal we've had in a long time. Our server Shameel was so sweet and helpful. We look... More 

Thank AgentJay_12
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere, the food choice, and the quality of the meal were all great. And it was great to find it had parking right outside!

Thank Robin0012016
Hudson, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Remembering a lovely dinner with friends from a year prior, we decided to book our Anniversary dinner at David's 388. Tucked away in a corner of shops on the main street in South Portland, it was as we remembered - hustle and bustle, locals sitting at the two small bars and tables filling up as we arrived. When I had... More 

Thank j0ynpeace
Bel Air, Maryland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant and it's popular, so be sure to make reservations. We called in the afternoon for a reservation that evening, and the earliest available was 8 pm at the chef's bar. We had two appetizers: salmon cake with black beans, cumin, lemon, pickled onion, and cilantro--a really nice pop of flavors! We also had scallops with... More 

Thank Danette M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to David's in downtown Portland I wanted to try this restaurant. We arrived without reservations about 6:00pm we were told there was a one hour wait but to check back in 1/2 hr by the manager Kelly. Came back in 1/2 hour and Kelly had a table waiting for us. The waitress Chris was right there to take... More 

Thank John B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small place but good food. Need a reservation every day of the week--even for the bar. Nice alternative to the tourist places.

Thank mainevisitor2016
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great local neighborhood restaurant. Very friendly staff. Food is excellent and the prices are quite reasonable. Not the largest place around so a call ahead makes sense. Beats its namesake in Monument Square downtown hands down in friendliness and hospitality. No pretentiousness over here in SoPo which is a welcome relief.

Thank skyfrme
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Late lunch, the place is nostalgic, full of nice people, prompt service, food excellent, good price, cozy, clean, fast

Thank Luis M
Cumberland Center, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

my husband and I have eaten here year round -for a quick meal or celebrating something like my mom's 76th birthday. Food is always predictable great and service is wonderful.

Thank Marla L
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I am so lucky that David's 388 is my local neighborhood restaurant. This is one of the best restaurants in an area teeming with great places to eat. The menu is inventive and changes with the seasons. Try the lobster mac & cheese for a real treat or the steak frites and feel like you're in a French bistro. Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-347-7388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?