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David's Restaurant

22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082
+1 207-773-4340
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082
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Reviewed yesterday

We found the food to be average and the service was atrocious...after reading all of the positive reviews for David's we were pretty disappointed. Our waitress didn't seem to want to be there (we watched the meal after meal for her be called out by...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quick service, good food, good choices, nice atmosphere for families. Wait staff could look a little happier to be working there! There were quite a few of them standing around but they looked miserable...sorry :( I would suggest making a reservation as the place filled...More

Thank Seagoat96
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are better options in Portland. Our server was super sweet but the quality of the food just was not where it needs to be. Too much mayo in the dishes as well but that may just be a Maine thing.

Thank Rusty P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lunch special is definitely worth considering. A cup of soup or chowder and half a sandwich, along with a side of pasta salad, fruit, chips or fries. The clam chowder was think but not the usual glutinous mess. The sandwich of the day was...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent dining experience. It started with the best clam chowder in Portland. An herbaceous, rich chowder packed with clams. The fried pemaquid oysters were succulent and topped with a properly spiced tartar sauce. David's Maine haddock with peekytoe crab was cooked to...More

Thank kramille
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to get in to two other restaurants during our recent trip to Portland, ME and could not get reservations, so we "settled" for David's. Turns out it was the best choice! We had a wonderful meal with a lovely bottle of wine from...More

Thank Patsy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant needs an interior upgrade it looks dated. Service was friendly and efficient and David’s have both a great menu and wine list. Lunch, starter and main course was excellent, food was hot and tasted excellent. I was happy I visited and would love to...More

Thank raintorms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had exceptional duck ,salmon, and haddock after the best clam chowder and garlic buttered rolls in ages. The wine was well above average and the service prompt, careful and friendly. We'll be back often.

Thank oldwoodboats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Davids because of outstanding reviews. With a reservation we were offered seats at a noisy kitchen view bar. We have hearing problems and elected to wait for table seats. The food was creative but not outstanding. Haddock and pasta dishes were nothing...More

Thank TravelLover258
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of twelve ladies visited Portland this year on our annual trip to different locations and ate at David’s one night. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. Service was friendly, not rushed and timely. We ordered many different items from the menu...More

Thank Jill T
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Questions & Answers
February 2, 2017|
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Response from Marshside01 | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Jeans are fine.
John B
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Morepaperplease | Reviewed this property |
we waited 30 minutes. great wait staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101-4082
    (Preble Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-4340
  • E-mail
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