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475 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4089
+1 207-899-3664
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Harpswell, Maine
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169 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The quality of the chocolate is very good and the flavors are committed. Sometimes you get a batch that is so sweet your teeth hurt. Let those flavors shine, Dean, a little less sugar!

Thank RebeccaMaine
New York City, New York
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294 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing chocolatier in Portland. A vast variety of truffle and treats for the whole family. Very good hot chocolate to give as a gift.

Thank Mac2105
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Had dinner nearby and as I left found this delightful chocolate shop open til 9 on Thursday through Saturday. Strawberries are fresh and the chocolate is delicious. I also got the rum and scotch truffles - very yummy!!

Thank MaineMoke
Hudson, New Hampshire
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

My husband is highly allergic to nuts so we're often nervous about trying new chocolate shops since many of them don't clean their equipment between batches. Dean's looked so good, though, that we went in and asked about it and we were delighted to learn that Dean's is a completely nut-free facility! We bought truffles and they were AMAZING. Creamy... More 

Thank Kgirl00
Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I went to this place because a friend of mine requested dark chocolates, and by the time we were able to look for a place, many chocolate shops were closed. I am quite glad we ended up here. They have some interesting flavors, like spicy cayenne, as well as the more traditional flavors, like orange. Their main thing is truffles,... More 

Thank Adrianne W
Kissimmee, Florida
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503 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Great to find a no nut bakery. Having a tree nut allergy can be a problem in places like this. Nice to be able to choose any chocolate without worry. We tried several truffles & the bacon toffee. The truffles were not as flavorful or creamy as I expected. The bacon toffee however was amazing. The best bacon type chocolate... More 

Thank Debra C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Dean's features an awesome selection of nut-and-preservative-free truffles, chocolate covered fruits, and other delectable chocolatey treats that are mouthwateringly delicious. On the flavor front, I'd say Deans has two things going for them over other chocolate places: first, really well proportioned flavors. They always seem to hit the chocolate-to-featured-flavor ratio perfectly, and even complex flavor mixtures like wasabi ginger sake... More 

Thank swag107
Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

This place is completely nut and preservative free, which is a huge plus. Their chocolates are delicious, as well as their chocolate covered fruits like maraschino cherries! They have a great blend of conventional and original flavors like lemon apricot chèvre. There's no real place to sit in there, unfortunately, but we always swing by to take home chocolates when... More 

Thank LilyK89
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

(reviewer - this is not yugoslave cuisine as noted above the store info.) I was first introduced to Dean's Sweets on a food tour and it was unforgettable. I've returned every time I visit Portland for a repeat adventure in great chocolate and new flavors. It is worth a stop in. The staff person who helped us was gracious and... More 

Thank Mary Ellen B
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

the staff are confection experts. .they explained each candy and gave out samples.the flavours are rich and worth the calories and cost.

Thank jogger33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4089
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-899-3664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?