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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our Portland plans were for a late lunch at Eventide Oyster Company after a two-hour drive from Gloucester, Massachusetts. We were advised, at 3:00PM, it would be a forty-five minute wait despite what we observed to be eight open seats. We retreated to a Portland stand-by, DiMillo’s on the Pier. What a fortunate change of plans. We each ordered a... More 

Thank Crawfordview
Ellicott City, Maryland
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is on a ship that is permanently docked on the Portland waterfront. There is plenty of validated free parking directly in front of the restaurant. There is a nautical atmosphere once in side and the venue is popular. We visited on a Sunday afternoon in February, but there was still a 45 minute wait for a table. The... More 

Thank Joe C
Pownal, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent and prompt. Food was delicious and fairly priced. No parking fee was a big plus. The view was spectacular. A+ all the way around.

Thank quoddynative
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went when my mum visited my partner and I after we had just settled into living in Portland. We went after 8 and we're told there would be a wait, but we were welcome to sit at the bar. This was great and the bar was perfect. However, they failed to inform us that the kitchen actually stops serving food... More 

Thank Ken Q
Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to say which is best in this restaurant, the food or the service. We are here many years ago. It was very good, but now, it seems even better. Be sure to ask the staff for suggestions and to ask them any questions you might have. Plan to stay a while and enjoy the atmosphere and the... More 

Thank Ben050938
Manassas, Virginia
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My picture of dinner says it all. Two gorgeous lobsters, one stuffed with garlic bread crumbs the other whole and oh so sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service was great.

Thank MarcW38
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When ever we are out in Portland we always eat at Dimillo's. Family owned and run for years and always producing quality food. The French onion soup is the best I have ever tasted.

Thank lieutcou
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dimillo's is not the most trendy or innovative restaurant in Portland, but it is well worth a visit. The atmosphere is great since you are literally on the water. Parking is easy and convenient because they have their own huge parking lot. The food is very good...seafood and Italian are the predominant themes, but they have a bit of everything... More 

Thank madcttravelers
Casco, Maine
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will always have good food at Demillo's. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, fun to look out at the other boats in the marina.

Thank Suea21
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandparents to dinner and the food was once again average at best. There are far better restaurants in the Old Port to have dinner. Definitely a tourist trap!

Thank JB6569

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?