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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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New York City, New York
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378 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week 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
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tough review. We went from loving this place to being ambivalent. We first dined here a few years ago with our then 7 year old daughter. She sat up at the counter and watched the cooks who were very attentive to her. She had the hamburger with fries which was amazing. The duck and the seafood was... More 

Thank Hubbynfather
Cape Coral, Florida
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by a local client, otherwise we would never have known about it. It's a small (about 10 tables) restaurant in an old part of town, in an old little building, but the service and the food was very close to a five-star restaurant. Portions were on the small side, but the quality of the food... More 

1 Thank AskDickWagner1
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it here. I've always been a fan of of the original David's Restaurant, and this was my first time here. Went with my boyfriend and sat at the bar. Erin the bartender was fabulous, funny and attentive. I had the burger, which was cooked perfectly. So tasty, so decadent. Boyfriend had the duck and the kitchen was kind enough... More 

Thank Robbie W
Punta Gorda, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I have eaten here three times in the past month. Each dinner experience has been excellent. The food is really good. Service is very good but not hovering.

1 Thank gailf62
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We arrived without reservation and were seated at the chefs bar which is always fun since you have a first hand view of action in the kitchen. We sampled 3 appetizers: Scallops fig and bacon, it was good but even better was the Southwest salmon cake with black beans, grilled corn and lime yoghurt, but the Beef tartare got the... More 

Thank RCS3rd
South Portland, Maine
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Been here a number of times. The food is good, bar is fun but really not worth the price. Very aware of itself. Good place to take visitors but otherwise, go to Pom's or Otto's.

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Great service and excellent crispy duck breast! Wine selection is also great. A little of every thing. Scallops were done perfectly and can't wait to go back!

Thank spiatt
South Portland, Maine
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Customer beware! Web site is not current - salmon dish on menu is not as described on web site, rack of lamb is no longer on menu. Explanation: web site is managed by a 3rd party! To add insult to injury, debit cards can't be processed! "Our system is old." "High tech" David's 388 is not! Food is good, although... More 

Thank Peterk0331

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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?