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Old Port Sea Grill
Old Port Sea Grill

Old Port Sea Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldportseagrill.com
  • Email: oldportseagrill@gmail.com
  • Phone: (207) 879-6100
  • Hours of Operation: Daily beginning at 11:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: David Connolly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off premise catering for lunch and dinner parties is available. Please call us at 207.879.6100 to discuss how we may serve you.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our open, modern space provides many private dining options whether it be a corporate or social/family affair. Our lounge area can accommodate up to 60 guests for a cocktail party, while our dining room can accommodate up to 75 guests for a seated lunch or dinner. Reserving the entire restaurant will provide space for a cocktail party of approximately 150.
  • Private Party Contact: Nathan Mohney (207) 879-6100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Custom House St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are conveniently located near both the Custom House Parking garage (corner of Pearl and Fore) as well as Casco Bay Ferry Terminal Municipal Parking Garage (termination of Franklin Arterial at Commercial)
A word from Old Port Sea Grill
The Old Port Sea Grill, located in the heart of the Old Port, serves the freshest seafood prepared simply so that you can taste the flavor and quality of the product. We offer the largest selection of oysters on the half shell in town, with varieties from across New England and Canada, providing you with a unique experience here in Portland. Of course, we always offer a traditional steamed Maine lobster and one of the best lobster rolls in Portland. Take in the city streets from our picture windows while relaxing with friends, entertaining business associates or watching our flat screen TVs. We have sixty four seats in our dining room and over fifty in our bar and lounge area, featuring our custom-built marble and concrete bar, allowing plenty of room for larger parties and gatherings in either area. We always feaure local micro brews on tap and have a specialty cocktail menu that changes seasonally. Be sure to check out our 500 gallon aquarium, one of the largest in the area. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Food preparation: 5 stars: The crab cake appetizer: 5 stars. The standard burger: 4 stars. The organic chicken: 5 stars. Presentation: 5 stars. Wait staff: Good but really shy, which is okay. Ambiance: Clean, spacious, tidy, upscale, modern, not noisy on Wednesday evening. Other pluses: Location and fish tank. Minuses: I didn't encounter any. I have been here a few times over the past three years and I have always been satisfied with the skill behind the food that comes out."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Everyone was very nice especially we were there with 2 small kids to celebrate a birthday. Steak came very over done, ordered medium rare and came medium well and kids Mac and cheese came with frozen chunks. I'm not the kind to send food back though. Other than everything was great, oysters were delicious."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It took almost half an hour for my lobster to arrive. It was lukewarm, over priced and disappointing! The mussels were outstanding as an appetizer."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "From the apps to entrees everything was delicious and cooked perfect. Had the salmon, burger, oysters, and seared tuna app. Waitstaff was very friendly."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I made New Years eve reservations for this restaurant because I had never been there. The reservation was late (8pm). The restaurant was not bust, but couldn't take us until 8pm. They sat us by the door and it was very cold that night. We had to ask the hostess for the space heater they were using at the hostess station. The food wasn't bad, but there is a lot better very close. This one didn't leave a great impression (I don't remember what I had), the food was so-so, the atmosphere was cold, and so wasn't the service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had dinner and drinks in the bar! Food was absolutely delicious and the dirty Martinis we're spot on!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Apps were good & portion adjusted for our table to share. But dinner sides were cold and only 1 dessert was available - they ran out of chocolate. *what?!!* Generally, food is good, but overpriced."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "claim chowder was not very good and the mussels were alright. Need new recipes for both. Too rich and creamy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great restaurant! The food and desserts were phenomenal! There is a vast selection in beer and wine. Will return again."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "A rainy, cold Sunday evening & the place was quite quiet, as we were the only guests. We were seated quickly, drink orders taken & Menues presented. I opted for 2 starters for my meal : BBQ calamari (Don't be fooled by the name) was delish with a subtle curry flavor & a nice cup of clam chowder with plenty of clams (not overloaded with potato!). My Fiancé enjoyed the flounder. A very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Forget the lobster roll..... The mussels are the best I've had!!! Also had the butternut squash soup which was really good."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Lobster dumpling had a nice kick. The encrusted salmon was great."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "The Salmon was pretty good but I make better at home. My clam chowder should have been listed as watery bacon chowder with clams, on the menu. The noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation without yelling."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our server was great, very attentive and friendly. Food was really good - especially the roasted scallop appetizer! Yum!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Bottom line, terrible food. Flounder was old, Pass when it should have been served. My wife's swordfish was dry and tasteless, either cooked poorly or frozen or both. Biggest telltale sign was old and browned lettuce in the salad. Few diners on a Fridat night. Suspect my experience was not unique."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Service was great. I could not complain about that. Two of us ordered the Tuna. It came to us well done. We did not have time to complain send it back."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I ate here after running in a local half marathon. I used to work in the city and of course ordering lobster in a restaurant means your a tourist, because most Mainers cook their own lobsters. However, if you are a tourist this is a great place for lobster and other seafood dishes. We sat in the bar area at the back table. Only problem, the staff congregates in the area because it is near the kitchen and service station. Given that fact, I still couldn't understand why it took so long to get service and water refills. The restaurant is right across the street from the water, and a great place to stop by while you shop."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The oysters were absolutely delicious and a close second were the mussels. The lobster dinner was more than worth it as well as the seared tuna. Overall it was really great!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My family and I decided to try a new restaurant on a recent visit to Portland. We enjoyed the Old Port Sea Grill, plenty of seafood options and the food was well prepared. I particularly enjoyed the butternut squash soup though it was very thick and more of a vegetable puree than soup for consistency. The kale salad was excellent. Nice to have some healthful choices mixed in with standards."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Our family of 6 selected Old Port Sea Grill for a birthday celebration. We were disappointed with our dining experience for several reasons. The light above our table turned on and then off repeatedly all evening. Management was aware of this, yet they seated us at this table. The table should not have been in service The wait staff was not professional. The waitress did not check back to ensure that we were satisfied with the meal, and had everything we needed. The water glasses were not refilled. There are many excellent restaurants in Portland, and we definitely made the wrong choice."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The food wasn't good and much to expensive! We would not recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The fish you are served is fabulous, and the aquarium full of decorative and exotic fish is too. This was my second visit and it was just as satisfying as the first."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Very good restaurant on the waterfront in Portland Great raw bar and Sea food"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Social bar and good seafood app menu - Oyster selection; lobster dumplings. Entree selection is good and combinations are creative. Dessert menu is creative and delicious. Good location for business dining. Higher priced for this town."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Whenever we have guests visiting from away who want a seafood meal, this is our go to restaurant. The seafood is consistently fresh and well prepared. The large aquarium as you enter is a nice touch. The desserts are always tasty."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "On an overnight visit to Portland we ended up in a hotel right next door. We ate here because it a) had good reviews and b) was very close. Four of us ate a variety of entrees and enjoyed several different drinks. The food was all tasty and well prepared, and the service was uniformly polite and attentive. Next time we visit Portland, we'll pick the hotel based on this restaurant, instead of the other way around."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "This was a disappointing meal, basically flavorless lobster dumplings that smelled a little fishy, a beer that wasn't cold enough sent back, and a large green salad that was dressed with too much oil and too little vinegar. I didn't waste my time here trying dessert, and was disappointed knowing there are so many other excellent places to dine in Portland."
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "Excellent lobster dinner in relaxed atmosphere on vacation. Service attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/18/2013