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David's 388

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388 South Cottage Road, South Portland, ME
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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South Portland, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, friendly neighborhood restaurant where the food is wonderful and the staff very attentive. The menu many not be as long as some other restaurants but the dishes are varied and well executed.Well worth exploring if you have not been here !

Thank David_Maine
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful small gourmet, high-end restaurant in a small neighborhood setting. Smallish portions but excellent quality. Slightly limited menu.

Thank lsoares337
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

David's 388 has long been one of our favorite neighborhood spots. We're very lucky to have both them and Enios on the same stretch of road in South Portland. I recently dined at Davids with my wife and we enjoyed the fish cake, grilled romaine salad, pot stickers, duck breast and filet. All the dishes were expertly executed and the... More 

Thank Jeff M
South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful friendly service. We sat overlooking the chefs who had time to smile despite being constantly in motion. Food excellent as usual and wine reasonably priced.

Thank Chick L
Portland, Maine
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283 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place always hits the highs marks for the service and the meals. Mary F was our server and she is such a sweetheart. We loved chatting with her and she paced our meal just right. We started with excellent plate of Scallops, Fig and Bacon! I got a taste, but could have ordered several plates of them. The steamed... More 

Thank S V
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the beef tartare, potstickers, crispy duck breast, and had cheesecake for dessert. We found the overall dining experience to be very good although the food portions are very small. The only disappointing dish was the steak tartare, the flavirs were excellent but the quality of meat they used was inappropriate for rare meat. The cheesecake was the highlight,... More 

Thank dbeliveau40
Billerica, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic birthday dinner at David's 388. We were a party of four who enjoyed the lobster bisque, panzella salad, pickled beet salad, salmon special, duck breast, and filet mignon ending with some yummy desserts. We all agreed it was the best meal we've had in a long time. Our server Shameel was so sweet and helpful. We look... More 

Thank AgentJay_12
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The atmosphere, the food choice, and the quality of the meal were all great. And it was great to find it had parking right outside!

Thank Robin0012016
Hudson, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Remembering a lovely dinner with friends from a year prior, we decided to book our Anniversary dinner at David's 388. Tucked away in a corner of shops on the main street in South Portland, it was as we remembered - hustle and bustle, locals sitting at the two small bars and tables filling up as we arrived. When I had... More 

Thank j0ynpeace
Bel Air, Maryland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant and it's popular, so be sure to make reservations. We called in the afternoon for a reservation that evening, and the earliest available was 8 pm at the chef's bar. We had two appetizers: salmon cake with black beans, cumin, lemon, pickled onion, and cilantro--a really nice pop of flavors! We also had scallops with... More 

Thank Danette M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 South Cottage Road, South Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-347-7388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?