Local 188

4.5
915 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine using local ingredients.
We have two versions of the classic paella, one has chourico and chicken and the other is all seafood. Menu is printed nightly with frequent changes in steak, soup, tortilla, gnocchi and risotto, as well as appetizer and fish specials.
Our menu offers a full range from tapas (small plates), raciones (medium plates) to entrees (large plates), creating a set of choices for any size appetite.
Weekend brunch is served from 9am till 2pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Our wine list is extensive featuring over 100 bottles with specialization in Spain, France and Italy.
Our beer list features local micros, seasonal, imports and domestics with selections from Bunker, Allagash, Dogfish head, Oxbow, Unibroue, Brooklyn and Smuttynose to name but a few.
Not to be overlooked is the ever changing array of house designed and made cocktails, many of which feature intriguing and delicious infusions.
What 915 people are saying
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Helen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Amazing as always! Best hollandaise in the world!!

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Andy
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality, decent portion sizes, great service and atmosphere. I felt very safe with how the tables were spaced and the staff's attention to detail.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great room for social distancing...and a fantastic wait staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family celebrated Valentine’s Day with brunch. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and delicious food. The hostess checked in with us multiple times as well as the chef. It was a great first experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent as usual. Very noisy, seated next to a large party that tricked in. Our server was their server. Because that party trickled in our server was kind of distracted. I would recommend they implement a “your party will not be seated until all members have arrived” policy. Would I go again? Definitely. Would I go on a Saturday again? Probably not.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sausage gravy rocked my biscuits.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Havent eaten here since September and it's definitely gone downhill. It took about 15min to get any service, the menu is very limited now, no tapas, no olives, the deviled eggs were three tiny halves. They always had the best mojito but told me they didn't have mint, even though there was some on top of my dessert later. Charcuterie had one type of cheese, brie, and rock hard crackers. I don't know, always loved this place but in no rush to return.

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JaneC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor tables were warmed by heaters. Mussels were tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the overall open kitchen concept. Unfortunately the food and drinks were subpar to me. The menu sounded so delicious but we had the mussels that usually would have a flavorful broth and it tasted very bland. Then for entrees we had the chicken confit and the whole wheat bolognese. Chicken was very over salted but only on the outside and the chicken itself had no taste. The bolognese just was like regular pasta and sauce. So disappointed since everything sounded so delicious on the menu.

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vipIanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The local 188 delivered a superb experience. Delectable food with a warm inviting (heat lamp -supported) atmosphere. Great location and really friendly people. Don’t miss this place. We will be back!

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vipBiz207
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor heater really helped. And we wore our coats, etc. The food was delicious - lots of comfort food dishes to choose from.

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Tristen
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local 188 delivers in all aspects. Great food, relaxed ambience, and wonderful service.

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HeatherS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and wonderful food as always.

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vipAnonymous
New England
201 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot for low key hangs, great food and service, and the best bloodies anywhere. Also, I never thought much about English muffins until I had one there. The breads are fantastic.

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mknz
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve gone almost once a week while the weather is still patio compliant and get a bottle of red and split the seafood paella. It’s exceptional every time and the waitstaff is always friendly and helpful. The patio is very clean and spatially distant and they even bring out big heaters when it starts to get dark out which I guess means my patio paella adventures have been extended at least another couple of weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They should have indoor/outdoor reservation option, not expect customers to know to place a note. We had to beg for heaters to be brought outside. Hostess was just annoyed with everyone that walked in. Food was good, but 2 dishes were on the bland side.

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vipMash96
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Outstanding food and table service. The outdoor heaters did not work since they were out of propane. We were very very cold. I am surprised that Resto’s trying to stay relevant during Covid at 48 degree f don’t have enough propane ....

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great good, great atmosphere! We had the mussels to start, then the seafood paella, and finished the night with delicious carrot cake! The atmosphere inside was a much better vibe than outside, quieter and much more intimate

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ScottT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I found it ironic that the server asked my fiancé and I to put on our mask when she approached the table. She then attended to the adjacent table and didn’t ask them to put on their mask. A party of four was then seated and she did not ask them to put on a mask when she approached them. I don’t believe it is the State’s guidance to wear a mask once seated. I feel that if the server feels threatened by Covid, she should seek another profession. I found it disrespectful to ask my party to wear a mask and not some of the other tables. We are healthy people showing no signs of Covid infection.
The food was excellent, so kudos to the chef. I’m not sure if I would go back anytime soon because of the service.

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RichardnConnieMarie
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Unfortunately our seating was outdoors which took away from overall quality. Cheese plater and seafood paella were both very good.

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OTDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere from start to finish--even outdoors in the time of COVID. Can't wait to return!

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vipFussy
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Outside on a busy street there were people getting off the bus and walking right around you without masks doesn’t help a dining experience. No lighting and it was dark so you can’t see your food. When I saw outdoor dining only I assumed a back patio.

What I ate was tasty but I need to see it.

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vipYesItsBruce
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendall was our server and was very attentive and made us feel very comfortable. The restaurant has seating out front on the street and for dinner in the blocked off driveway next to the building. Staff and diners were all following COVID protocols. The food and presentation was amazing. My wife and I shared a salad, risotto, and the chicken confit. We needed some guidance from Kendall on the portion sizes but were very happy with what we ordered. We liked it so much we went back for breakfast the next morning! Highly recommended.

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CapeElizabethEater
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the New York strip steak and it was cooked to perfection as well as the house salad and hummus plate which also didn’t disappoint. I had a great Tito’s and soda as simple as that drink sounds it was perfectly balanced between the ice and the soda to not end up to week or overpowering. Our waitress did a great job and was very friendly and gave great opinions of the menu. Definitely will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Super condensed menu, attitude from some of the staff, and overpriced for what it was

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing

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Mandy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, drinks were delicious and the outdoor seating felt exclusive. Loved it!

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vipDinereview
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was pretty disappointing, especially for the price. The “patio” is an alley, which is fine taking into account the pandemic but it could be described more accurately.

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ZoraM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a little bit of an issue but the staff immediately took care of professionally and effectively.

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend the shrimp pinchos and chocolate mousse!!

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Matto
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place, we were staying in the general area and decided to try it out. The service and food were awesome, and we sat outside which was a great evening. Cars going back and forth were a little loud, but that's what you get when you eat on the sidewalk! no complaints, awesome place!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea food paella, very good. Outside seating only next to very busy street though.

Service was excellent

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LisaF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating here. Tonight we were looking forward to their Maine Restaurant Week special and they were out at 7:30. We still enjoyed wonderful good, but I was very disappointed.

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DynelS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate there for Maine Restaurant Week but their prix fix menu was only for meat eaters with no alternatives which was disappointing. We ate from the regular menu. It was ok. Seafood Paella was ok. Not fantastic. Music was much too loud.

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vipBritishCarol
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the themed paired dinner during restaurant week - it was awesome

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viptable42
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Local 188 on Saturday. Fantastic service, yummy food and great wine list. Loved the mushroom mousse dish - so creative, not to mention pretty! Steak was cook perfectly and was great to share after having tried several of the smaller dishes. Will definitely return to this spot in the future!

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LSann
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ordered the roasted beet risotto, beet were barely cooked, I could barely get my fork through them. The risotto was tough, and the dish was very soupy. Service was mediocre. It took a while to see our waitress and when she was there she lacked energy and friendliness. Restaurant was very quiet, so food did arrive timely.
I only gave three stars because I’ve enjoyed this restaurant so much in the past. I didn’t let the waitress know that my food was poorly done, because she wasn’t back until we had finished eating, and never asked how the food was. I would still recommend this restaurant because I’ve had great meals here in the past.

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SallyF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love Local, Andy and Bree? Were our servers and they were wonderful!@!!

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Burke
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the value, many small plate options and great cocktails. It is the perfect choice for foodies looking for casual fine dining.

FAQs

Local 188 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 761-7909.

Local 188 is rated 4.5 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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