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Scales Restaurant

68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
+1 207-805-0444
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“halibut” (46 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food!! Fresh lobsters was good but the halibut on a butter and even better!!! The brocolini with bacon and garlic also a food to try.

Thank maritzabruno
Reviewed yesterday

We made reservations for Scales, nice restaurant, its down a side street off Commercial St but there's a sign pointing the way, we had 6 pm reservations and were seated on time but the tables are very close together and our waiter rushed us thru...More

Thank stormy49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really liked this open-space, open-kitchen restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere. Loved the entrance door and restaurant location sort of hidden in an alley, which surprises you once you come into the main restaurant which is so bright and open and with a nice view...More

Thank Javi V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Upscale and busy restaurant right on the wharf. No reservation so ate at bar. Great watching staff prepare meals and shuck oysters. Staff friendly, despite place being so busy. Seafood stew ($36) of all sorts of good stuff. Wife happy with just a cup of...More

Thank ret1re
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did something we rarely do on this, our first visit to Portland, Maine; we had dinner twice at the same restaurant - on our first and final of five nights here. Everything was superb. We have to give a 'shout-out' to our two waitress's:...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we went to dinner at the scales for the first time. we were impressed with the flavors in every dish and drink we experienced. congratulations!

Thank juracyvoltolini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for dinner on a drizzly Spring evening and from the moment we stepped through the door we knew it would be great. The host suggested we hang up our raincoats on the rack-very nice. The lobster tanks are right there when you enter!...More

Thank Rachelld66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the great tasting food, the overall experience was Destroyed by the attitude of their manager, here is the story... we were a group of 9. They forgot to bring one of the dishes. It did not come until the rest of the party was...More

4  Thank marcoforato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The broiled cod and the roasted halibut tasted very good. The ramp rolls were buttery and soft, and the brown bread was too sweet. The fish chowder was also very good, and the green salad was enjoyable. The loaded potatoes were tasty, but too salty....More

1  Thank Rowena H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most spectator meal we had in Portland. I had the pan toasted halibut with hazelnuts—-order it. There will be no regrets. It was worth the price and it’s not like we cruise around dropping $30+ on entrees everyday. Treat yourself to a good dinner...More

Thank latosca
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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.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Abramsne | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Call & ask them.
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Groups
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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