The Porthole Restaurant & Pub

$$ • Seafood

20 Custom House Wharf, Portland
(207) 773-4653


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

I don't write a lot of reviews, and honestly I don't want this place to waste any more of my time, so I will attempt brevity: we decided to try the Porthole for dinner on the Monday of July 4th weekend because it was a beautiful day to eat outside by the water. We were making a conscious decision to go to a touristy area on a holiday weekend and expected to have to wait, and we were okay with that going in. But the disorganization and general chaos of the experience full review

Good atmosphere, but often a long wait. Service was great, and the lobster was cooked to perfection. The muscles were the star of the show. The sauce was so delicious that I was dipping the bread and the lobster in it. It was slightly disappointing that I couldn't leave the bar with my beer to rejoin my friends, but I assume that is due to a local ordinance.

Exactly what we were looking for in a waterfront spot! DELICIOUS lobster rolls and a great vibe. Hostess was sweet and accommodating. She warned us that it might be a long wait for food because of staffing, but we got our food within seemingly just a few minutes of ordering! Will be back the next time I'm in Maine!

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Monday 11AM - 8PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11AM - 8PM
Thursday 11AM - 8PM
Friday 7AM - 9PM
Saturday 7AM - 9PM
Sunday 7AM - 8PM

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