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Snow Squall

18 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106-2824
+1 207-799-0811
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“jambalaya” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106-2824
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I've been to the Snow Squall *many* times over the last few decades. Generally, it's been good, but frankly the last several visits have been less than great, for a couple reasons. Oddly enough, I visited twice in the last two days, (neither my choice)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank LauraR_LauraR
Heather L, Owner at Snow Squall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Laura, I was hoping I would hear from you in some capacity. Our Jambalaya is a dish I’ve been making for years and most people love it. I am sorry to hear that you didn’t, but your opinion is just that, yours. I noticed that...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Food is better than I expected. It use to be a Marina hangout or very old-fashioned dinners at night. Have spiffed it up. Great hang-out for drinks after work. Food upgraded.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank joycewilsonsanford
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Portland and dined at Snow Squal. What a great find!! Live, light music, view of the harbor, reasonably priced, great service and a wonderful meal! Perfect!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Katrina O
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I lived in South Portland over 25 years ago, and was pleasantly surprised that the Snow Squall was still there! We had great service, wings were delicious and a cold beer. Server did not think twice when we asked tv to be changed to Jaguar...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Lee949
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This place is excellent. We sat at the bar and Coleen was just the best. The whole staff was great they all said hi and asked if the food was good. The drinks were great and Coleen kept them coming. I had blackened salmon salad...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Dew-it2it
Heather L, Owner at Snow Squall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. Colleen does an incredible job. She opened The Snow Squall with me almost ten years ago and has never lost sight of our original goal, great service and good food. Thank you for recognizing our efforts and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with my wife and kids. Service was top notch, nice decor. Felt it achieved a balance of smart and relaxed that many restaurants local to us strive for but fail. My wife and my dishes were very good - the lobster special salad in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank colincecil
Heather L, Owner at Snow Squall, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words. My staff, both front of house and back of house, work very hard to make customers happy. Thank you for noticing their efforts. All the best to you! Heather

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Steak came with smashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. I ordered a Caesar salad to start. Everything was very flavorful. Prepared and presented well. Staff was friendly. I went with a small group and folks ordered a variety of dishes and everyone was very pleased. I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Robinski78
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Prices are fair. The food is consistently good. It is not fine dining but nonetheless tasty. The turkey burger is excellent as is the gnocchi with scallops and lobster (when offered). I would recommend a try!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank ImHomeNow
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with friends. Fortunately, we had a reservation, the place was packed. We were seated in the back, which was good for us. The Saturday we were there, Snow Squall had live entertainment, a a guitarist who sang. He was not overly loud, but...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 643thomask
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Welcoming place, great cocktails. There’s a warm fire when it’s cold and a nice breezy deck when it’s warm. Menu changes frequently and there are always specials. Some menu items are inventive. Brunch is also good. We enjoy it for date night, or with friends...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank dbrassard2016
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manny m
13 March 2016|
Response from Jen H | Reviewed this property |
There is usually live music (1 musician with a guitar) on Friday and Saturday evenings. Not too loud - just right for the space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 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: 18 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106-2824
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-0811
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