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Saltwater Grille

231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106
+1 207-799-5400
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“haddock” (28 reviews)
“corn bisque” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice restaurant somewhat hidden away. Unless you are familiar with the area, you could miss this true gem. We have dined here twice recently and very much enjoyed our time and food. Ask for directions, it is worth the effort to find this gem.

Thank obabb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here a few times with my husband while visiting from out of town. First off the view is amazing!! We sat on the deck for some cocktails and dinner our first visit and returned a few times to enjoy sunset dinners and some drinks...More

3  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was in town for a family reunion and had the opportunity to have lunch at this lovely grille. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the harbor view and lovely weather. The food was delicious - I had the biggest shrimp cocktail ever! -...More

Thank Jennafer M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A return visit to the Saltwater Grille for lunch was a great success. We have never had a bad meal here and the streak continued. New items on the menu included Grabici pickles mixed with clams in a clam roll. The taste was great.

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are very few places with a view better than this in Portland/South Portland. You get a nice view of the harbor and the city and there is plenty of parking. If you're a tourist and want to go where the locals go, this is...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was ridiculously slow (sitting on the deck). Wait staff was pleasant but not attentive at all. Pricey for the portion size. Wouldn't go back; too many nicer, more efficiently run establishments in Portland.

Thank ImHomeNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

found this restaurant on the internet....looked great....if it wasn't for a GPS in the car we wouldn't have found it....the view is very nice....the food was good but not something we would try to find again...a creative chef...pricey

Thank Mitchell R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating on the deck is so nice. The salad and seafood were delicious. The clam sandwich was huge. The portions are very generous and the atmosphere is great.

Thank MichiganDtb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say, if you are looking for a nice view of Portland, this is a great place to enjoy a cocktail! If you are looking to enjoy a culinary delight of the foods that Maine has to offer, there are much better restaurants...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friday at 4:30 was the ideal time to secure a table overlooking the water. We had cocktails and two apps: the haddock cakes and fried oysters. Both were beautifully presented and delicious. The location is great because it has parking and is on the water...More

Thank Lime G
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Response from PortlandMEfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The is a dock in front of the marina with a sign posting it as restaurant guest tie up. It can accommodate about 50'. It is first come first serve. Don't confuse the large marina in front of the restaurant with... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-5400
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Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and the Portland skyline next to a marina.Serving lunch & dinner, seafood is the specialty, but other menu items are offered. Great nautical atmosphere, with water views. Outside seating in warm weather, and a function rooms upstairs for private parties. High quality.
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