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Saltwater Grille

231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106-1565
+1 207-799-5400
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (27 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
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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 yesterday

A local recommended the Saltwater Grille in South Portland for our rendezvous lunch on the deck overlooking the Portland Harbor—would return in a heartbeat. The restaurant was not crowded for our Wednesday noon luncheon, but its outside deck and cool interior easily can accommodate the...More

1  Thank LuxuryExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant based on trip advisor recommendations while in town on business. I was able to sit on the deck and enjoy the view. The haddock was recommended by the server and was very good. Perfect for a warm summer evening!

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our Class Reunion Dinner at Saltwater Grille on 6 June 2018. It was fantastic and reasonably priced. We had about 25 people in one of their private rooms. View was terrific as was the service. We had lobster, haddock, veggies and a beefing...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 12 for a business dinner. Service was excellent. The bar was nice and the view at our table was stunning. Many had lobster and I had a pasta dish with lobster. Everybody’s meal was excellent. But what do I remember...More

Thank teena1014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful venue. Great service. Superb meals. Fair pricing. In fact a great place to be. Do not miss it. A gem! And the view is wonderful. Take a look on the pics that i sm sharing.

Thank Omar A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting overlooking the harbor. Attentive waitstaff. Great food- grilled scallops (added to anything) are terrific. If it's warm enough, definitely sit out on the deck in back. It's quieter there and the view is great. Free parking is available in the lot just in...More

Thank Mimi E
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Salt Water Grill in South Portland is a large, breezy dockside restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere inside and plenty of outdoor seating. They feature an extensive menu with something for everyone. There even is an additional bar menu with sandwiches, burgers etc. My wife...More

Thank Drivingmissmary
Reviewed 16 April 2018

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland - this is the place. Set on the opposite shore, you face the city skyline and what a great view! Fabulous waterfront seating in season as well. Plenty of free parking...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Downtown Portland is loaded with great restaurants but we wanted a place in South Portland across and along the waterfront and this place was perfect. It was close to the Inn where were staying. So glad we decided to check it out. The decor was...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Four of us for dinner on St Patrick's Day,Wonderful view of Portland from the window tables,Appetizers were the Calamari and the salmon special ,very tasty!! Dinners , lobster fettuccine was creamy and great chunks of lobster, the mussels plate was overflowing,and the special lamb shank...More

Thank John P. G
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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