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Saltwater Grille

231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
+1 207-799-5400
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation, we chanced in and the waiter encouraged us to try several dishes unique to the restaurant and we loved our good and experience.

1  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends here for dinner and found the food a bit flavorless. They did have a good selection of drinks and the view of Boston across the water was spectacular! Our waiter looked and talked like Hagrid from Harry Potter which was very entertaining!

1  Thank loriicenhour
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I had a great lobster dinner, served on mussels with corn on the cob and fries. The service was very good, and the view over the water was wonderful.

1  Thank KiteGirl78
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Five of us from Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine met here on Friday night for dinner. The restaurant is tucked out of the way but easy to find with Google Maps, and we had a nice (reserved) window table with sunset views of the city. Service...More

1  Thank JanC106
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Our group of twelve ladies visiting the Portland area had a reservation at the Saltwater Grille for our end of the trip dinner. We were promptly seated at a table by the window. The views were lovely. Our server, Joe did a good job of...More

1  Thank Jill T
D B, Manager at Saltwater Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

I am sorry to learn of your recent experience. I will speak with Joe - he is one of our senior staff and should have checked in on your meals. The lobster is portioned out by weight - this ensure consistent quantities - but there...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in South Portland, Maine on the water. The ambiance is very nice with an outside area to view the city and the water. The problem is way over priced food with poor quality. My sister’s $32 Porterhouse steak was full of grizzle...More

2  Thank Lorie B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We called ahead and we were told they would put us next to the window. There were 5 of us. We arrived and they stuffed us in a booth right across from a bunch of loud people who were really loud. We asked to move...More

1  Thank ThomasJAdams
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Had a late lunch on the deck overlooking the harbor and boats, very relaxing. I had the blood orange margarita which was very refreshing. The fish and chips was very fresh and very good. The chips were fluffy on the inside and crispy on the...More

3  Thank KayS4041
Reviewed 27 August 2018

From the minute we stopped onto the waterfront deck, we k ew this was going to be a special experience. My sisters and I had planned a nice seafood dinner, yet, once we reviewed the menu some unique offerings managed to catch our eyes. We...More

1  Thank Mildred O
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Four of us went to lunch on a week day. The deck was not real busy and the restaurant did not have too many people in it, yet once we were seated, we had to wait a good 10 minutes before our waitress came over....More

Thank Kathleen P
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4 July 2016|
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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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
  • 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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