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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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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank CPKaru
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without reservations and the four of us sat at the bar. The bartender/waitress was both friendly and attentive even though she was extremely busy. This is a fine dining restaurant and the dishes were all prepared. The lobster bisque was delicious if not low calorie, of course. My wife and I split a mixed green salad and i... More 

Thank Ron S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner was delicious and the waitress/ bartender was very friendly. Was busy and reservations are recommend as they had a 45 minute wait on the day before Labor Day. However we snagged a seat at the bar right away and we couldn't have been happier. Upscale dining with reasonable prices.

Thank Alison P
South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I are regulars here. The service is great, the food always first rate. We took our parents here when they visited us recently from Florida. Everything from appetizers to dessert was first rate! Take a stroll after dinner at the neighborhood beach.

Thank JoAnnFive0
Tenants Harbor, Maine
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit after moving to Sopo last December. Just an average week night dinner. The portion of salmon was shockingly small. My husbands burger kind of dry and so so tasting. The David's magic wasn't there this time. An old standby needs a renewal sometimes.

Thank LauriandSusan
New York City, New York
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382 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a weekday evening without a reservation and waited about 15 minutes to get seated at the chef's table, which was a treat. Free show with your meal! The food here was very good and full of flavor. The house bread is also very tasty. We ordered the grilled romaine salad, which I recommend and also the beef... More 

Thank beachtravelerrrr
South Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With Portland so busy during the summer, we like to stay close to home and enjoy delicious food without having to cross the Casco bridge! We'd love to keep this secret but, sharing this sweet spot is the right thing to do😊. Great appetizers and main courses, desserts and wines. One of our favorite restaurants- in all seasons!

Thank olivecape

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, 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?