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Saltwater Grille

231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106
+1 207-799-5400
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
231 Front St, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too bad... beets and apple salad: greens were wilted, difficult to tell the difference between shredded apples and cheese. Salmon: asked for well done, had to send it back for more cooking. Braised short ribs: dry, not flavorable. All of the above not worth the...More

Thank Peterk0331
SWG_SoPo, Manager at Saltwater Grille, responded to this review

I'm sorry to learn of your disappointments. Did you perhaps share your thoughts with your server when they came back to check on you? This beet salad has become a favorite and much loved menu item. Our greens are delivered fresh daily (7 days a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is nice - the setting pretty spectacular. If you are there when the sun begins to set you might want your sunglasses, especially if you sit facing the water. Mussels fixed a variety of ways. Service was good. My colleague ordered lobster fettuccini,...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank bensson
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
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
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...More

Thank RCS3rd
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
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
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...More

Thank sailme88
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...More

Thank Pinebabies
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Is rhere free dockage whule dining-23' boat Thanks
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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
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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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
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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.