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Porthole Restaurant & Pub

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
20 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4708
+1 207-773-4653
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“twin lobsters” (43 reviews)
“fish tacos” (33 reviews)
“lobster roll” (92 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
20 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4708
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner here and ordered twin lobsters because the second one was only a few dollars more. The lobsters were served with potatoes and corn on the cob and were hot and delicious. We ate at a picnic table on the patio but indoor...More

Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst spending a week in Boston, Massachusetts felt the urge to catch The Downeaster train to Portland, Maine. The main purpose of the trip was to sample Lobster for which Maine is noted. Emie and I asked a couple of locals where they would eat...More

Thank Maurice K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked our hotel staff for a great place to have our first ever Maine lobster dinner, and they suggested The Porthole, in downtown Portland. It's right on the water, with an entrance down a short alley. We were seated right away, and the fisherman...More

Thank Wisconsineats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fresh seafood. We had a great waitress that made the meal even that much more fun. Great location.

Thank Eldredge
Reviewed 1 week ago

When tourists come for a visit, I believe it is polite to allow them to pick the place for lunch. A text message as I exited 295 said to meet them at The Port Hole. I won't return. I doubt very much that they would...More

Thank astro005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience at Porthole. I liked the side street location and the feel of the interior. The staff was very friendly and the service was quick. I had the steamer - Clams - Outstanding!

Thank barry b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A vety casual restaurant, a bit difficult to find, as it is out on the dock, behind other restaurants. The place does not look very fancy, but to get two lobsters for 24,95 was a really good deal. And they were absolutely delicious!

Thank Stefan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is as close to the water as you can get. Food was very fresh and fast, and the service was genuine and friendly. Would highly recommend for a fresh lunch but I'm sure they have a wonderful dinner service also.

Thank Morrmarathons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on our anniversary and “splurged” for the twin lobster meals - perfection! We had to wait a bit to sit by the water but it was totally worth the wait. We had an amazing server, Allison, who took great care of us....More

Thank DawnBH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually go to J’s Oysters for steamers and chowder, but wanted to give The Porthole a try since it’s been around so long as was also on DDD...big mistake. The steamers were of all different sizes, some absolutely huge (and not thoroughly cooked-yuck), some...More

Thank 285megb
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Questions & Answers
Tom B
3 July 2016|
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Response from Ayuh04108 | Reviewed this property |
they do, but this time of year, the deck is hot and crowded. it's probably more about what your dog can endure, rather than what the restaurant allows.
13 July 2015|
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Response from Dominique L | Reviewed this property |
Gillette Statium is South of Boston, the Porthole restaurant is in Portland Maine, at least 3 hours away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-4653
  • E-mail
The Porthole Restaurant & Pub has the largest waterfront deck in Portland. We offer a wide variety of menu items and are known for our twin lobster dinner special. We are open year round so come visit us today and enjoy great food, an outdoor bar & entertainment!
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