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DiMillo's on the Water

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25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4725
+1 207-772-2216
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorable places to stop in for a drink and meal in the Summer. Lovely deck with umbrellas. Should you stop in when it is cool they have heaters and you still have a great view. The lobster club sandwich is one of my favorites. The dinner menu is great as well. Free parking while you are in... More 

Thank Ginger C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant staff, and good food. Lobster was fantastic. Loved the naval style rooms' decorations, harbor view.

Thank Dmitry K
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant with very nice people and good service. On an old Ferry boat so that is cool. Food is very good but basic. It's a great taste of Maine with basic lobster and other dishes. Not much that very exciting. Lobster (whole and pre-shelled) was great. Crab cake was OK but a lot of breading. Fun to do once... More 

Thank Rich M
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lounge at DiMillo's is one of the best spots for cocktails and small plates in the Old Port. Spacious, great drink specials in the winter for locals and apps that are totally affordable and very good. For those who call DiMillo's a tourist trap, I would disagree because this is a great meeting, eating and drinking establishment.

Thank pmckay09
Camden, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do not miss this great adventure of a restaurant! A marvelous spot to dine in a classic old ship, complete with polished brass binnacles and ship's decor. Parking is right out on the deck. The great long wooden bar is in a room bordered by wonderful views and elegant mahogany. It's great spot to enjoy enjoy excellent cocktails. The main... More 

Thank SBLMaine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great clan chowder. Go for a drink and a cup of chowder and the view. Great concept, parking available, but a tourist trap. Expensive mediocre food. So many better options in the Old Port.

Thank Margaret C
Newbury, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

DiMillo's is consistent and an enjoyable dining experience! I always take out of town visitors here for the experience - & it always delivers! Love the soups & chowder. The seafood dishes are always delicious, especially the seafood & pasta! Great bar & of course the views are wonderful! On a beautiful day dine on the outside deck! Sunday brunch... More 

Thank Prudygirl1
Saco, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

DiMillo's has maintained its amazing food after all these years. They have been there forever but have not dropped the ball. Atmosphere is very nice right on the water and bulding is well maintained. The seafood scampi is amazing. Cooked perfectly. A must go to when in Portland. Service was great!

Thank Robyn H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just fantastic! I'm a clam chowder snob. I've been to all 50 states and laugh at some of the versions of clam chowder. This stuff is thick, with large chunks of clams and potato. The potatoes are not squishy, they're firm, the way they're supposed to be. Absolutely fantastic. My lobster club? Needed more bacon.

Thank Nancy-Annette C
Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome clam chowder. Very thick and creamy with lots of clams. View was great in the bar with boats passing all afternoon. Lovely meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4725
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-2216
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?