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David's 388

388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (23 reviews)
“duck” (12 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
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Reviewed 2 days ago

David's 388 has never disappointed us, but sitting at the cooks' table/bar, we got to watch every step of meal preparation while enjoying the finished products. While my husband savored the beet salad, I learned that basil balsamic enhances many salads as well as main...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a larger group for a celebration dinner. Menu was chosen for us and wonderful choices added. Most started with the seafood chowder. Now, growing up in Maine I know good chowder. I also make, what I consider to be the best Lobster Stew. The...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived without reservations so sat at the bar which was very comfortable. Ordered the burger, which was cooked exactly to our taste. The focaccia it was served on worked well, not overpowering with unnecessary bulk. Pistachio crusted scallops were perfectly paired with string beans and...More

Thank MQS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here to celebrate my birthday and it didn't disappoint! Everything was delectable, from the appetizers to the entree, the wine and the dessert. Unbelievably good food. The atmosphere is casual and fun. Definitely recommended!

Thank sweaver606
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Very Good--the beet salad and scallop appetizer Good--the pasta entree and the bread. Also, the service was satisfactory Could have been better--the prawns, which were overcooked to the point of toughness, the dessert, which was unmemorable.

Thank Ghost
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place. Always consistently wonderful, with both the regular menu items and the specials. A good place to share small plates. Wine selections are great as are the knowledgeable wait staff. A treat is to sit at the Kitchen Counter, where you can...More

Thank ME_EATS_207
Reviewed 9 April 2017

There are a lot of selections in Portland and David's certainly deserves to be among the top choices. The menu is varied and should suit many tastes. The service is middling. I would return. Note the dessert offerings are scant.

Thank FloridaFamilyofFive
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went with a couple friends last year for restaurant week and no one was impressed. Everything was mediocre, except the price. No one got sick or felt ill, but considering the price--very upsetting.

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We love this place and brought a guest to show off our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The three of us went and sat at the bar where we prefer to eat. We shared absolutely delicious mussels, white wine and garlic with great bread for mopping it...More

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was our second trip here and my husband, a fisherman, was surprised by the low quality of the scallops. I had the home made pasta and it was pretty good. So many other great places in Portland to go.

Thank kingfisher01
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-347-7388
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