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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a classic Portland restaurant, where there isn't one bad thing on the menu! I love all of the seafood, even though I'm not a huge seafood person. Only issue is there's always a wait, so make sure to book a reservation in advance!

Thank Tyler B
Idaho Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled on this place today when I needed a place to warm up. Ended up sitting in the bar area and could see out the windows to the water. Bar tenders were extremely nice and attentive and helped me pick out my meal. Ordered the lobster stew and scallop sandwich. Oh. My. Goodness. So good!! Stew was simple but... More 

Thank April H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DiMillo's is nice on an upper deck outside on a great summer's day in Maine but otherwise the food is good but not as outstanding as some of our other wonderful restaurants here in Portland. I find for the meals on the menu that it is a bit overpriced and you are sitting on a boat - thus calling it... More 

Thank MartiHawkins
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not always been a fan of this restaurant, but DiMillo's, or "the boat," as some refer to it, has really upped its game, and is no longer just the tourist magnet it once was. The haddock chowder (not thick and glommy) I had at lunch recently is one of the best soups I have EVER had, and the... More 

Thank Janet S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever they come to the Portland area for shopping, eating at DiMillo's has long become a "Must" for Northern Mainers. The same applies to visitors from all over the world. I have brought friends there from as far away as South Africa and China. There are few places that can provide the same combination of view and atmosphere. Many locals... More 

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and great decor. You are actually in a boat on the water in the Old Port section of the city. This must be why the prices are so high because my lunch was mediocre. 21 bucks for a substandard lobster roll which just about any diner in the city can beat for a better price. The clientele here... More 

Thank ElectExile
Kennebunk, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is understandable why DiMillo's is a tourist attraction . . . you can't get more "on the water" than this, an actual floating restaurant. When you first walk in, the scent is a bit off-putting (it smells a bit like the air fresheners found in a porta-potty) but once you're inside the restaurant, that smell is gone. The dining... More 

Thank LBeck40
Augusta, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere is alright. Being from Boston, we weren't overwhelmed by the views. Given recommendations from locals, we expected more.

Thank h w
North Stratford
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat near the Water In the Stern and everything was great . Both of us had the Lobster (duh) A nice bottle of Sav Blanc, It was my Wife's Birthday so we saved desert for a place in the Old Port on dry land but were both glad we drove from Vermont for her Day Thank you Dimillo's

Thank Tom W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local took me to DiMillo's and I ordered their $55 lobster dinner which was a 2 1/2 pound steamed lobster. It was great. Their clam chowder was also good. My friend had the Fishermans platter and it was huge.

Thank Dealmaker752

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