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David's 388

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388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful friendly service. We sat overlooking the chefs who had time to smile despite being constantly in motion. Food excellent as usual and wine reasonably priced.

Thank Chick L
Portland, Maine
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279 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This place always hits the highs marks for the service and the meals. Mary F was our server and she is such a sweetheart. We loved chatting with her and she paced our meal just right. We started with excellent plate of Scallops, Fig and Bacon! I got a taste, but could have ordered several plates of them. The steamed... More 

Thank S V
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the beef tartare, potstickers, crispy duck breast, and had cheesecake for dessert. We found the overall dining experience to be very good although the food portions are very small. The only disappointing dish was the steak tartare, the flavirs were excellent but the quality of meat they used was inappropriate for rare meat. The cheesecake was the highlight,... More 

Thank dbeliveau40
Billerica, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 October 10, 2016 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 September 28, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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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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
Local cuisine, 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
  • 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?