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Scales Restaurant

68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
+1 207-805-0444
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“halibut” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I attended Scales with another couple for an upscale evening out while we were in Portland. We started out at a table outside, which was really lovely, but the night was getting chilly and the ladies asked the maitre-d if we could...More

Thank FoxyBuckeye2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous fish. The building is a bit difficult to find but it is on the waterfront. We were stuck in traffic and arrived a bit late but the greeter was sweet, welcoming and accommodating. You will not regret a visit here if you order fish....More

Thank aeldridge17
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our best meal in Portland. The food is excellent, very fresh. We shared many dishes so we could try more things on the menu. We will be back.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great dinner to celebrate our 20th anniversary. All of the staff were very friendly and informative, plus the food was wonderful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible experience!! From the hostess, to our server Benjamin, to the incredible food, it was perfect. Oysters, lobster, steak, dessert. It’s a must stop!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Portland for 4 days. We tried this restaurant on the first night. And had to come back every night after that because the food was outstanding.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist quality and simply good. If you are walking in for a table they make you wait with empty tables. The roasted lobster is ok but the tuna toro excellent and fresh.

Thank juan w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good seafood restaurant. Went early to avoid the crowd. Filled up fast. Chowder, mussels and steamers were very good. All that we saw ordered looked very good. Service was spot on.

Thank Wyatt C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Wonderful vibe with attentive and committed staff. Two wait lists, one for the bar and one for the main dining hour, both with projected hour plus wait on a Saturday night. I put us on both and the bar came up 35 minutes...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oyster bar is really unique. Long piece of concrete with a trough they fill with ice for your oysters. They had 3 different types of oysters each day. All were great. For dinner I had baked haddock with morels, fingerling potatoes in a fumet...More

Thank mrsfroge
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Aimee A
17 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. It's a very busy place.
26 July 2017|
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Response from LDoyle1128 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but it never hurts to ask if they can do something special for your group.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Abramsne | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Call & ask them.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-0444
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