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“Worth the wait!”

DiMillo's on the Water
Ranked #19 of 627 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We arrived around 6:30 pm last Thursday as a party of 8 and were told it would be an hour wait. It did make us a little nervous having a 4 and 5 year old along. During the wait, the children occupied themselves and had fun. We were seated exactly an hour later.

It was well worth waiting. The atmosphere and the food did not disappoint. Everyone loved their meal! My 4 year old son went nuts over their ultimate brownie sundae. I think it was his favorite part of the meal.

Well done!

Thank Mark B
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food!!!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I both cook so we are very picky when it comes to good food. This restaurant is by far the best we have been to in a very long time!! Excellent food, great service, and beautiful view!!! Absolutely would go back!!!

Thank Erin F
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Binghamton, New York
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good food and a great view.”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of THE restaurants to eat at in Portland and we found out why. The appetizers and entrees are all quite good, the service is adequate and the view of the harbor excellent. Their onion soup was sweeter than expected but still good, while the vegetables with goat cheese were extraordinary. A great experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank buddydial
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Pierrefonds, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Reason for travelling to Portland”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

When planning our summer vacation, we decided to come back home via Portland just to visit DeMillo's. Parking is easy and free when you eat here. Use the free valet parking. We ate on the boat deck, beautiful view of the harbor and it's residents. There's so many great choices on the menu, best way to have more from the menu, take different items and share with whomever your with. This time, my sister and I shared the scallop sandwich and the crab sandwich. WOW! Fresh seafood, wonderful aiolis and fresh bread. Simply the best. Worth planning our trip around coming here.

Visited August 2014
Thank smilyhupe
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We had heard the food was good. We went their mainly for the view. I was definitely surprised; the food was excellent. They had to move us because it started raining after we got our table outside. The excellent service marched the view and food. All of us loved our meals. We will definitely return if we have an opportunity to visit Portland again.

Visited August 2014
Thank Weekender073
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