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Scales Restaurant

68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
+1 207-805-0444
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
16:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quite simply the finest seafood I have ever eaten. Bar none. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys the bounty of the sea.

Thank 299charlesw
Reviewed yesterday

Best meal I had in Maine. Sat at bar, as they take reservations but hold about 1/3 of the house for walk ins....seemed to be more energetic and inticing. Bartender ( young blonde whose name escapes me) was by far the most friendly Ive met...More

Thank JGL43
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience. We were seated at the bar for an early (Friday evening) dinner. Nice curved bar so you could see what was going on.Not a seat to be had after we sat down.Great barstaff, Food was wonderful....we...More

Thank billy g
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big space, even bigger noise level. However it is probably the freshest, cleanest seafood preparation in Portland. Fish and chips were delicious (even when eaten as leftovers the next day!!). Complimentary valet parking is a god thing given the location. Go and Enjoy!!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I ate Steamed Main Lobster. It was delicious. The lobster tested fresh. The texture was pleasantly chewy and firm. It must had been boiled with optimal amount of time. The side dish (cornbread and coleslaw) was delicious too. Coleslaw was crispy without too much mayonnaise...More

Thank 1234know
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great local seafood and an awesome eat at bar...Stone crab claws are terrific...Specialty drinks and a great wine selection.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offered live lobster and fresh seafood. I had clam, calamari and bread with garlic butter. The bread was cold and garlic butter is so so: I won’t recommend. On the other hand, clam and calamari are excellent. I will recommend this restaurant.

2  Thank York2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am often asked when friends visit, "where is the best place for seafood in Portland." It is a daunting question since Portland Maine has some of the best seafood restaurants on the east coast. Truly, if you are going to make it as a...More

1  Thank susansV8274TV
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a "local" that has had the Scales experience a few times. Service is always exceptional, on the phone and in person. The atmosphere is not for everyone and a bit unexpected but enjoyable. The high ceilings and large dining room size make it...More

Thank 994katie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Scales now three times with consistently good experience. The vibe is upbeat and positive, the views of the waterfront or pair well with the menu, and the food is carefully prepared and presented. The valet parking is a real plus. This...More

Thank kdrsofree
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2018|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
You could go either way. Casual or dressy.
Aimee A
17 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. It's a very busy place.
26 July 2017|
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Response from LDoyle1128 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but it never hurts to ask if they can do something special for your group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Commercial St, Maine Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-5089
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-0444
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