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David's 388

388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (24 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A very welcoming and knowledgeable front-of-house staff support the skillful, inventive kitchen in this cozy neighborhood bistro. It's an intimate couple of rooms where you can watch the chefs at work and take your time deciding what to order as plates go by and you...More

Thank 8glennp
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers wonderful service and amazing food. We had the scallops with figs and bacon which melted in your mouth. The bean and asparagus Caesar incredible and the chowder is to die for. For entrees we had the chicken, fillet mignon, lamb and pasta...More

Thank KLW283
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We ate at Davids in Portland and were impressed. So when we found Davids 388 near where we were renting a cottage we tried it. Just as good. Smaller but good service, good food. Gets very crowded in season so you must book ahead. But...More

Thank msmadnice
Reviewed 22 June 2017

David's 388 has never disappointed us, but sitting at the cooks' table/bar, we got to watch every step of meal preparation while enjoying the finished products. While my husband savored the beet salad, I learned that basil balsamic enhances many salads as well as main...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Had a larger group for a celebration dinner. Menu was chosen for us and wonderful choices added. Most started with the seafood chowder. Now, growing up in Maine I know good chowder. I also make, what I consider to be the best Lobster Stew. The...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Arrived without reservations so sat at the bar which was very comfortable. Ordered the burger, which was cooked exactly to our taste. The focaccia it was served on worked well, not overpowering with unnecessary bulk. Pistachio crusted scallops were perfectly paired with string beans and...More

Thank MQS
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had dinner here to celebrate my birthday and it didn't disappoint! Everything was delectable, from the appetizers to the entree, the wine and the dessert. Unbelievably good food. The atmosphere is casual and fun. Definitely recommended!

Thank sweaver606
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank ME_EATS_207
Reviewed 8 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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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