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Scales Restaurant

68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
+1 207-805-0444
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
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Reviewed yesterday

Big space, even bigger noise level. However it is probably the freshest, cleanest seafood preparation in Portland. Fish and chips were delicious (even when eaten as leftovers the next day!!). Complimentary valet parking is a god thing given the location. Go and Enjoy!!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I ate Steamed Main Lobster. It was delicious. The lobster tested fresh. The texture was pleasantly chewy and firm. It must had been boiled with optimal amount of time. The side dish (cornbread and coleslaw) was delicious too. Coleslaw was crispy without too much mayonnaise...More

Thank 1234know
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great local seafood and an awesome eat at bar...Stone crab claws are terrific...Specialty drinks and a great wine selection.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant offered live lobster and fresh seafood. I had clam, calamari and bread with garlic butter. The bread was cold and garlic butter is so so: I won’t recommend. On the other hand, clam and calamari are excellent. I will recommend this restaurant.

2  Thank York2010
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am often asked when friends visit, "where is the best place for seafood in Portland." It is a daunting question since Portland Maine has some of the best seafood restaurants on the east coast. Truly, if you are going to make it as a...More

1  Thank susansV8274TV
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a "local" that has had the Scales experience a few times. Service is always exceptional, on the phone and in person. The atmosphere is not for everyone and a bit unexpected but enjoyable. The high ceilings and large dining room size make it...More

Thank 994katie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at Scales now three times with consistently good experience. The vibe is upbeat and positive, the views of the waterfront or pair well with the menu, and the food is carefully prepared and presented. The valet parking is a real plus. This...More

Thank kdrsofree
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dined here with friends. Service was great, food all around the table was outstanding. My meal, the Halibut was exceptional, cooked to perfection with great flavors. Will be back again soon.

Thank waypointbvi
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great restaurant. I had the broiled scallops which came with big chunks of bacon...just fabulous. A clever drink menu and a lively vibe at the bar and at the open-air dining area. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank AKL635
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous meal. Best Halibut I’ve ever had. Thick, cooked to perfection, and complimented with brown butter and hazelnuts. Wow! Also loved the Stilton endive salad. Good wine list. Very hip and good location.

Thank eloquentone1
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Questions & Answers
16 September 2018|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
You could go either way. Casual or dressy.
Aimee A
18 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. It's a very busy place.
27 July 2017|
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Response from LDoyle1128 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but it never hurts to ask if they can do something special for your group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-0444
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