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Snow Squall

18 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106-2824
+1 207-799-0811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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18 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106-2824
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

1  Thank Katrina O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Lee949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Dew-it2it
Heather L, Owner at Snow Squall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank colincecil
Heather L, Owner at Snow Squall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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

Thank Thomas K
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

Thank dbrassard2016
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I cannot wait to go back to the Snow Squall. I was there on a Friday night and there was live music. It was a solo guitar player, so it wasn't too loud to drown out conversation but enough to make it festive! The waitress...More

1  Thank forshara
Heather L, Owner at Snow Squall, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

We’re so happy you and your friend enjoyed yourselves! Adam plays every Friday night and we have a great assortment of different artists on Saturdays. Chrissy is wonderful as is the entire staff. We hope you get a chance to know a few more of...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have been here 2 times in the last month, first visit was average food but nice seating and we sat next to the fire so it was very comfortable. Drinks ok but had to request another beer because the Lime had some contaminants on...More

Thank emptynest04074
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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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