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“Elegant Dining--Worth a Visit”
Review of Snow Squall

Snow Squall
Ranked #33 of 147 Restaurants in South Portland
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Portland, Maine
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803 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
“Elegant Dining--Worth a Visit”
Reviewed January 5, 2011

We dined here with a group of 10 for a 50th birthday celebration. Our server was very attentive and knew how each dish was prepared and all the ingredients...if I recall, he did not write any of the orders down, but got it all done perfectly--with all the little nuances each of us has...for example, no pine nuts for one. It was impressive. The location is nice (near the ocean) and the venue itself is tastfully decorated inside and out. Of course, the fish dishes are the stars here, but they serve steak and chicken and vegatarian options as well. The prices are high and the dining quite lovely, so if you are looking for cheap and quick, the Snow Squall is not for you. It is a great experience for any special occasion and I would not hesitate to return. Our overall dinner for everyone in our party was regarding service, food, cleanliness, and courtesy was 100% on the mark. I have learned that they are now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner...the breakfast and luncheon menus are very reasonably priced and very soon, we will be checking them out for breakfast. They also have happy hour during the week (Wednesday through Friday) and complimentary WiFi for their patrons. You can check out their menus online...they offer multiple options for everyone and their salmon dishes are fantastic.

  • Visited April 2010
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English first
Maine, USA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Far too expensive”
Reviewed November 18, 2010

Just average food with prices not matched to that at all. Definitely spruced up a lot now and service was good but the too-high prices were a big put-off for us.

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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“Best fish chowder around, healthy, tasty food, casual bar & white linen”
Reviewed September 13, 2010

Waiting for a reservation at expensive Old Port restaurants? Don't bother! You will find a great new eatery just over the bridge in South Portland called The Snow Squall. It has a mix of casual bar atmosphere and a white linen dining area. Menu is healthy and tasty! Their fish chowder is the best in Portland IMHO. Large glass windows give you a view of the marina and Portland harbor. Outdoor seating seasonally. We fell in love with the place and will be back with family and friends.

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Thank MikeSoper87
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