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Saltwater Grille

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231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106
+1 207-799-5400
11:30 - 21:00
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Rochester, New York
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an array of appetizers from lobster bisque to fried oyters to salad and was very satisfied. My wife had the salmon special and loved it. I would go back, nice place, especially like the couches in the bar. I would bet the place is a go to summer place.

Thank bensson
Milton, New Hampshire, United States
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was awesome. Most of the food was good, we did have to send two items back from the 8 of us. But the waitress was very attentive and so understanding. A little pricey though.Nice for a special occasion.

Thank Tammy M
North Yarmouth, Maine
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for our 30th Anniversary. The views of portland over harbor were beautiful. Food was excellent. Very nice Romantic corner table. Waitress even took our picture in front of stone fireplace.. Wonderful time, will return..

Thank LizaJane2014
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

On a cold Friday evening early March we entered to this warm and inviting restaurant with stunning view of Portland. Cozy fireplace in the middle of the restaurant. Most tables were taken but we took a set at the bar. Bartender Ethan was friendly and service minded. We had a nice chat with the owner Mark Loring reminiscing about the... More 

Thank RCS3rd
Sycamore, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views! Delicious Seafood! Great drinks! What else can you ask for, view, drinks, food... all you need is to bring your great company and it's a perfect night out!

Thank lovealwayslisa8
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lovely view and good food. Love to go for lunch and sit on the patio in the summer and bright sunny window in the colder months

Thank Elizabeth B
Gorham, Maine
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

While not busy, the service was a bit slow. Portions were adequate. Salad was not part of the meal. If the cost reflects the view, than it was decent. However, on a foggy night they would need to slash the cost of all entrees to keep it in prospective.

Thank sailme88
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Yes seafood is a specialty here but they always have food for land lubbers too. Usually at least one tasty meat dish and usually at least one vegetarian entree. The cracklin calamari is to die for! Portions are generous the view of Portland harbor is awesome. Excellent bar and wine list. It is the site of an old fish cannery... More 

Thank Pinebabies
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. It is best experienced mid day in the summer outside for lunch. The fare is overall a typical maine menu. I have found dinner to be a bit more expensive and not as outstanding as some other places. The setting is nice overlooking a marina and The city of Portland across the... More 

Thank Joyfullyinme
Newbury, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Love, love, love this gem of a restaurant! A wonderful water view looking out from South Portland across the Fore River to Portland...a great view anytime of the year! The food enhances the view...there's not a bad table in the house! The food presentation is eye appealing & the flavors of my meal were amazing...my taste buds were dancing! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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