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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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Syracuse, New York, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I liked the idea of it being an old ferry turned into a floating restaurant. I enjoyed looking out onto the water and all the exciting things happening out there. The food was good. Being a person that can not really get fresh seafood, this was a real treat. The freshness adds a sweet taste that I never knew was... More 

Thank Carol Q
Lowell, Arkansas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had to have the lobster. Don't get a lot of opportunities to have Atlantic Lobster in NW Arkansas. It was delicious. We had traveled with our son and daughter-in-law to Portland, Maine from Vermont. Made reservations about one week out. Sitting in once was a NY Ferry and viewing the harbor was wonderful. Staff was very attentive and helpful. My... More 

Thank Steven C
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Was there on a Friday night. Very busy, but service still good. They had a very good menu with a lot of choices. The food was good too. The prices were on the high side, but that was expected by us due to the location and ambience.

Thank ashby_brownii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My girl friend and I visited Portand it was my first time, and so she insisted my initial dining experience should be at the popular DiMillo's. I admit it was a great culinary experience we both the lobster dish (a whole lobster) it was delicious our server was very courteous and helpful, the interior decor was amazing. Mr. DiMillo even... More 

Thank Mario A
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

One of the few floating restaurants on the northeast coast. This former ferry, purchased and reworked into a lovely restaurant that seats 600 people. From the time you enter the boarding deck, you know that you are in for a special treat. We were escorted to an upper deck dining area with view of the marina and Portland's waterfront. I... More 

Thank Im_traveling_solo
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236 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is certainly a popular restaurant that is situated on the water in an old carry ferry that has been turned into an upscale place to eat.The service was very good and was not over expensive for the "Fine Dining" experience. My only comments would be that the menu was OK, but nothing special and the food was no more... More 

Thank Ceilings
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We were just getting back from a boat cruise around Portland and found DiMillos. We went, enjoyed our meal, but wasn't blown away. We wouldn't go back again.

Thank Danny C
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a beautiful place to eat. The food, service and views were excellent. This was a great place to just relax and enjoy Maine's delicious sea food. No dress code and price very reasonable.

Thank zwalkers
Calmspot, WI
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Snagged 2 seats at the bar and enjoyed best "blt" fried oysters! Someone else posted that the bowl of mussels was too large, not when they are delicious and you share. Planked scallops okay. Chelsea the bartender was excellent.

Thank DanielaCalmspot_WI
Liverpool, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I made reservations two weeks in advance of our arrival in Maine. Last year, I forgot to do so and there was a two hour wait. We were so disappointed last year, but not this year. The food and service was wonderful. It is a special part of our family's annual Maine trip each year. It has been part of... More 

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