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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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Portland, Maine
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent Friday evening HH experience at the large bar. Of course a water side location with views. The large bar has two sides to it with the staff in the middle. Very professional service with warmth and genuine hospitality. HH very good value for the food snacks like local muscles and crab dip. The usual fine selection of local beers... More 

Thank CS1Portland
Uncasville, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to DiMillo's on the Water for dinner last Friday. What a wonderful experience. There were 6 of us in our party. First the restaurant is beautiful, with great harbor views. Excellent atmosphere, tasteful and quiet. You can talk comfortably with your tablemates.(don't have to shout at each other to be heard) The lobster stew was amazing!! 5 stars!... More 

Thank KathySF
Bolton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group of friends preparing to host a large lobster event at our Club in RI "shellfishly" decided to spend a weekend in Portland indulging in Lobster dishes. Our first stop (and best) was here. We had Michelle as our waitress which led us to perfection from start to finish. We could have not asked for more. The food exceeded... More 

1 Thank Ed W
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From start to finish DiMillos was amazing, the lobster was delicious, the scallops were cooked perfectly too. Beth was an excellent server and incredibly helpful.

Thank Christopher S
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Dimillos with my wife for a number of years. Today prompted my first review. I am a Mainer, a local to Portland, and a fairly frequent customer. Today we needed a place to relax, quiet enough to talk with each other, and a place for lunch. Dimillos did not disappoint. We sat at their nautical bar... More 

Thank Bramps C
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice, and the most recent time it seemed to have been remodeled. It has a bit more of a upscale feel, but not too stuffy. The food is good here, but prices are a tad high for dinner. I had the Lobster Mac n'Cheese and it had an impressive amount of lobster in it. I would come... More 

Thank Bryon W
Spring, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was really a jewel.. we came out to eat at another restaurant in cape Elizabeth and it was closed due to the season being over and then we headed to the pier and found another restaurant was closed. So we asked a police officer by the pier somewhere he recommend and he said Dimilos's. I wasn't wanting Italian... More 

1 Thank ivetteh75
Chester, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here - no booking so lucky to get a table. Good choice of beers and wine plus good local sea food.Price was reasonable

Thank drpeterr23
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 20 minutes of waiting for waitstaff to greet us or offer a drink, I spoke to the hostess to inquire whether we had been forgotten. After another 10 minutes of waiting, we left having dinner never been served.

Thank Lisa L
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Lisa L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry for the negative dinning experience. Is it possible to email some details so I can get some answers for you and address this lack of service? Johnny DiMillo More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and very attentive waitress. Food was Great! Will definitely visit again when I come back to Portland, highly recommend.

Thank Scooter1nh

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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, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?