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David's 388

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388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bangor ME
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497 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Portland, Maine
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 chat with the chefs as they prepare meals. Oh -- and 388 is open 7... More 

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Viera, Florida, USA
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342 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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
Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
South Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 up. my wife had the filet mignon over garlic mashed and asparagus, and two of... More 

1 Thank Robin T
cape cod
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
South Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A small, friendly neighborhood restaurant where the food is wonderful and the staff very attentive. The menu many not be as long as some other restaurants but the dishes are varied and well executed.Well worth exploring if you have not been here !

1 Thank David_Maine
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful small gourmet, high-end restaurant in a small neighborhood setting. Smallish portions but excellent quality. Slightly limited menu.

1 Thank lsoares337
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

David's 388 has long been one of our favorite neighborhood spots. We're very lucky to have both them and Enios on the same stretch of road in South Portland. I recently dined at Davids with my wife and we enjoyed the fish cake, grilled romaine salad, pot stickers, duck breast and filet. All the dishes were expertly executed and the... More 

1 Thank Jeff M
South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful friendly service. We sat overlooking the chefs who had time to smile despite being constantly in motion. Food excellent as usual and wine reasonably priced.

1 Thank Chick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?