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Salt Water Grille

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231 Front St., South Portland, ME 04106
+1 207-799-5400
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousins from South Portland brought us there to have lunch. There is a great view of the docks. The fish and chip was very good. The fish was moist and the batter crunchy, maybe a little bit over cooked. Service was excellent. We would return for sure.

Thank Masso_Phenix
Portland, Maine
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought a group of 15 co-workers here for dinner last week. I called ahead and we were nicely accommodated in the bar area.Th service was great, and the food was excellent. Most of the group was from NY and NC; to sit by windows on the water and look at the Portland lights across the harbor was a big... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a charming place to eat at I had the Lobster fetto . it was really good Iots of lobster meat I also had this peanut butter dessert it was good but they added some cinnamon to it so it made it different but I kind of liked it. def a nice place to eat. great view.

Thank dianryana
Hazel Hurst, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

will need to try again to be sure, great location on water when seated outside. waitstaff was very helpful and patient

Thank Brenda H
Bristol, Rhode Island
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

On our Maine trip we and another couple made reservations here! We had a window seat, overlooking the city, a fabulous view at night and can only wonder how beautiful it must be during the day. My wife ordered a pasta & scallops plate and I had a steak fillet. Both were delicious. Price was a little high but the... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the "lobsta" dinner. It was amazing! Lobster was sweet, mussels were cooked to petfection, sweet corn, and delicious fries. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Kathy B
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I am hesitant to actual say this, but Saltwater Grille is, hands own, the place to take visitors from away. Much better food and value than that place that floats across the bay, no OP pretensions, same spectacular view. I almost don' t want to spread the word, would hate to see it overtaken by hipsters.

Thank dorcastrilling
Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Salt Water Grille is outstanding for two reasons: the food and staff and the scenic view of Portland Harbor. The staff is attentive and demonstrate you are welcome by there interaction with customers. You fell like you are part of a family. The menu is varied and there is something for everybody. It is located on the waterfront and... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went here based upon the location and ratings. This place is not easy to find even with a GPS. However, once you are there it is worth the effort. We weren't very hungry but the salad was superb and the pizza was different from the usual and was also excellent. We watched the sun go down on Portland, which... More 

Thank Dan K
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant when we came to Maine to visit last year. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Thank tokyosmama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Front St., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-5400
Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and Portland skyline. Located next to a marina.Serving lunch & dinner, seafood is the specialty, but other menu items are offered. Great nautical atmosphere, with water views. Outside seating in warm weather, and a function room upstairs for private parties. High quality.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?