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DiMillo's on the Water

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25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4725
+1 207-772-2216
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How about some real dipping butter? For the cost that's not too much to ask. Server was awesome! She rocked. The ambience was nice, I grew up on lobster so... it was a little over cooked. The bacon scallops are to die for!

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Thank marsey_adventours
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been eating here for 30+ years and still find the food and atmosphere to be one of the best in Portland. It is our go to place for a birthday dinner or special night out. Personally, I've never had a bad dish here and the service has always been excellent. They're also very accommodating for special requests. I don't... More 

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Thank SusieP814
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello Susie, Thank you for taking the time to review us and your patronage. We appreciate your kind words and continued business. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First night in Portland! Very enjoyable meal and great service. On the water, wonderful view in the heart of the old port.

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Thank Junker1079
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello Junker, Thank you for your review and dining with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was highly recommended by our hotel but we were disappointed. My lobster was tough and my husband's seafood and pasta dish advertised as spicy was much less spicy that he would have liked. The dining room was very busy and we were there very early 5:30 ish but service was very good. I suspect it's always busy and when... More 

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Thank Carolyn H
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello Carolyn, Thank you for your review and dining with us. We hope you'll give us another chance to wow you and your husband with our lunch or dinner. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go have a drink and happy hour appetizers. Dining also nice view is a wonderful experience for people who do not live around portland

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johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and visiting with us. We hope to serve you again very soon. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

South Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is mediocre and place is tacky. It reminds me of a 1970's menu with too much butter and not enough fresh ideas!

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner on Saturday May 20th after my daughter's graduation. This was not my first time as we have a summer home in Wells and visit on occasion. We have never had a bad meal here and this past Saturday was no exception. Our party of 8 enjoyed great food and great service. Thank you to our server Jennifer... More 

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Thank hockeydad02
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello HockeyDad, Thank you for your review and dining with us. Congratulations to your daughter for her big day! Thank you for celebrating with us. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food not as I expected. Was delicious and served artistically. I ordered clam chowder. Omg the best I've ever tasted. Served typically. However the salad with tomatoes I expected greens. NOT. The vine ripened tomatoes sang and the mozzarella was huge. A real dipping experience. Bread, warm fresh out of oven a delight. My husband had a typical salad, exceptional... More 

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Thank NanetteT
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello Nanette, Thank you for your review and dining with us. Our clam chowder is award wining, we are proud of it and pleased you enjoyed it. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing bad ever happens at DiMillo's, but a little known bit of goodness is their scallop sandwich. Delicious!

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Thank Opal144
johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello Opal, Thank you for your review and patronage. We are pleased to hear you enjoy the scallop sandwich, it's local favorite. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

DiMillo's floating restaurant is our "go to" place for a special afternoon or evening meal. The service and food is excellent, the view can't be beat and parking on the wharf is free.

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johnnydimillo, Owner at DiMillo's on the Water, responded to this review

Hello Gregory, Thank you for your review and dining with us. We appreciate your continued patronage. Best regards, Johnny DiMillo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?