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2 Portland Sq, Ste 100, Portland, ME 04101-4088
+1 207-871-9258
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (61 reviews)
“duck” (31 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Portland Sq, Ste 100, Portland, ME 04101-4088
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going to Walter's since Walter owned and it was on Exchange and continued to dine at the new spot a few times a year. We have always loved their calamari and typically the food was very good and priced fair. We visited...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MaineMan2Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped in just as Walter’s opened. I was dining alone, so I sat at the bar. Very nice atmosphere, kind of a cozy feel about the place. Excellent selection of wine and mixed drinks. Craft beer selection was just okay compared to most places...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting Portland, and eating well there, for decades; it deserves its reputation for great food. Walter's, though, was new to us, and I am very grateful to my wife for falling in love with its menus online. The cooking -- at least...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alan H
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I have been to Walter's several times over the years- just love their food. I'm a bit boring because no matter what is on the menu for starters I always order the Crispy Asian Ravioli- spicy delicious bites with a heavenly chili sauce. This last...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Brussels sprouts salad is awesome, filet cooked perfect and rainbow carrots were great. Nice Port Wine selection.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dljns
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I have eaten at Walter's a number of times, and always had the same experience -- the menu is always appealing, and some dishes are terrific and others fall a bit short. Our recent visit was no exception. Cocktails are generous in amount and reasonably...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were seated promptly, the menu was substantial but not overwhelming, and the service was good. My husband had the duck, and said it was delicious; I had the filet mignon--my only quibble was that, while it was good, it was a bit tough. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Walter's is an excellent restaurant which gets bypassed by most reviewers of the Portland restaurant scene. it is the equal of a number of the big attention getters in America's best food city.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Came here for the first time maybe 20 years ago. One of the original top line restaurants in Portland, before Portland became a foodie place. Hasn't lost a step. Great wine selection. Slightly out of the way 2 blocks from most of the action--worth walking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ron L
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We've enjoyed Walter's on several occasions and have always been happy to have eaten there. The lobster mac and cheese appetizer is delicious, and the calamari are super good! Entrees are consistently excellent, but we've often just ordered a few appetizers and that's worked for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Arlyn R
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Questions & Answers
1 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from chefbuerhaus | Property representative |
Hi, casual, anything goes!
7 March 2017|
Response from chefbuerhaus | Property representative |
Yes we have some corners that permit quiet conversations that would accommodate 4 people!
Nick P
5 March 2017|
Response from chefbuerhaus | Property representative |
Hi, our Cracklin' Calamari is by far are best seller!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 34
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Portland Sq, Ste 100, Portland, ME 04101-4088
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-871-9258
Specializing in New World American cuisine using local ingredients, local beers, large wine list and creative cocktails
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