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Saltwater Grille

231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
+1 207-799-5400
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (26 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
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231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the easiest place to find, but when you do the atmosphere, view and service are great. Recently had dinner with friends on a cold winter evening -- highly recommend this place in the Portland area as one of our favorites.

Thank John F
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

When we moved into an apartment nearby, we'd always stop here before the trip DownEast. The waiters are always very good, the selection is excellent, the atmosphere cannot be beat, and the price is appropriate for all this. I love it so much that at...More

Thank bj w
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The food was ok. There´s a nice view, but the prices are high. The staff is friendly...but, I expected more from the place...

Thank MarcioFontoura
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It's one of the go to places in the area. Some of the best views of the Portland skyline. Can also handle small functions.

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Saltwater Grille is off the beaten path, but their food is delicious, creative, nice atmosphere, always friendly staff. Looking for a lovely sunset of Portland skyline? You'll find it here. Never been disappointed with Saltwater Grille.

Thank Jayme P
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The food (Cracklin’ Calamari and Romaine starters and Grilled Ahi Tuna x2 and Lobstah Dinnah x1 entrees) quality was very good. However, although it was very good, the lobster was the smallest my wife has ever been served in a restaurant, therefore, given the market...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had appetizers and drinks on the deck, where they have a separate "cocktail" area which means you don't feel pressured to order a full meal if you're sitting outside, which I really liked. The evening we were there was very foggy, so we didn't get...More

Thank BostonBeachQueen
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If you are staying in south Portland or don't mind a 15 minute drive from downtown, this is your restaurant. I recommend reservations for the deck which provides a wonderful view of the Portland skylight. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Good news, you could read the menu, bad news, you could not hear the waitress or your table companions. It was deafeningly loud. Too bad. A charming space on a pier. The food sounded terrific, the execution was less than great. Overly peppered salad dressing,...More

1  Thank roamerNewYorkCity
Reviewed 10 September 2017

On a sunny day, a very nice place to eat and enjoy the scene. Lovely views over the marina from the outside deck. (Plenty of inside tables if it is not warm outside). Good lobster in a light brioche bun. Very well cooked fries, well...More

Thank KenFoulger
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4 July 2016|
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Response from PortlandMEfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The is a dock in front of the marina with a sign posting it as restaurant guest tie up. It can accommodate about 50'. It is first come first serve. Don't confuse the large marina in front of the restaurant with... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
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Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-5400
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Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and the Portland skyline 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 rooms upstairs for private parties. High quality.
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