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“Good food, service, ambience”

DiMillo's on the Water
Ranked #18 of 617 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant actually floats, and because it is surrounded by water, every table offers spectacular views of Portland Harbor. Our outside decks are great spots to see the sights while enjoying a meal or cocktail. Maine lobster is what we do here and we do it better than anyone.
Columbus, Georgia
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good food, service, ambience”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Floating (renovated ferry) at the end of Long Warf provides good views. The friendly, efficient wait staff was particularly accomodating of my tight schedule, and the food quality was very good. Not the cheapest, but very good value.

  • Visited September 2012
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Chapin, South Carolina
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great food at DeMillo's”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The food and service was very good. The restaurant is actually a ship attached to the harbor. The views were nice and it had lots of authentic mariner decor. It is family owned and is currently run by the third generation.

Visited October 2012
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Sonoma, California
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, good food”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We went to DiMillo's the first time because it was open and we were hungry. We went the second time because the food was good and the dining experience was pleasant. We shared our entrees of a lobster roll and fisherman's platter. Everything was good. We went back on a Sunday night and there was a pianist in the bar. He was quite good and we had lobster for dinner. It was very good and the service was great! DiMillo's is easy to get to and serves fine food. Get a table by the water. We will return.

  • Visited October 2012
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VA
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195 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Pretty but Average”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

The interior is very nice and the service is fine. The food is of good quality but the cooking is ordinary. My husband had the twin lobsters which were a little over cooked. You would think a place that specializes in Lobster from Maine in Portland Maine would get it right. I had the lazy lobster, meaning they took it from the shell in a 5 ounce portion and served it in a dish. I doubt there was 5 ounces but it was tasty. One of our companions had clam chowder and liked it but I tasted it and found it nothing special. The vegetarian with us ate salad which was served attractively but I have seen better and more plentiful many other places. It was not bad. It was just OK and for the money at lunch, well you go for the scenery in the harbor and not much else. At least they validate the parking.

  • Visited October 2012
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Virginia
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174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Great View of the Waterfront”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Location, location, location. Food was good. Service was good. View was great! I had the fried clams which were very good. Others had a variety of fish dishes and were pleased. No one in our group of 10 had the lobster so can't comment on that.

  • Visited October 2012
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