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About 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.
Portland, ME 04101
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Sunday Winter Hours
Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
Custom House St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Off premise catering for lunch and dinner parties is available. Please call us at 207.879.6100 to discuss how we may serve you.
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)
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Port Sea Grill Ratings and Reviews
Everything we had was phenomenal! We enjoyed the large seafood fresh platter with lobster, little necks, 4 kinds of oysters, and shrimp, a salad and the delicious and steak cooked to perfection! My favorite wine was served as well. Thank you for a wonderful evening prior to
our tickets to the Portland Symphony on a romantic snowy night after being married 46 years!
The atmosphere was casual and fine, the food was decent - like food you find in any typical city restaurant that is isn't striving to be fine dining, or high rated, or even delicious . The service was slow and inattentive and impersonal . A meal can be memorable in any price range and any setting - not here . Way way too many other great choices in this city .
Hate to blight an otherwise positive review with a negative, but read on. Appreciated being able to make reservations via Open Table in this tourist city. Still, once we arrived and saw some available seating, we informed the hostess that we'd sit at the bar. Good choice: friendly and attentive bartenders, congenial patrons (which seemed to include both regulars and visitors)--and my husband could watch sports on the big TV. The food was good: superb Maine oysters on the halfshell, mixed greens, roasted brussels sprouts, mussels. So, what's not to like? Well, I ordered the scallop appetizer, priced at $18. Two scallops arrived. Beautifully presented, but: $9 per scallop?!? I neglected to ask before ordering how many scallops would be included---so, let the buyer beware. I swear I'm not a cheapskate, but: here, two scallops cost more than a bowlful of mussels. Cost more than five oysters. Cost more than two glasses of fine white wine. (Elsewhere in the city, a seared scallop appetizer is $14--I'm not sure how many are served, but....)
Dined there on a Saturday evening
Reservations were easy and efficient.
Clam chowder was good.
Halibut was excellent stepped it up with the wild mushroom risotto
You won’t be disappointed with the food
Service was attentive too
Portland is a very competitive town for restaurants. This place anywhere else you would always have a line out the door
I never have a bad experience at Old Port Sea Grill. The food is predictably excellent, the drinks are well-made (thank you, Ian!), and the service is quick and spot on. It's a great place to bring people from out of town--good for visitors--and the location cannot be beat. Oysters are great, the chowder is a-MAZ-ing, the smoked salmon "butter" is addictive, and the calmari is over the top. I recommend this spot for any occasion. It's a tad on the loud side, but that brings energy and fun. Open Table was a great way to make reservations. A lovely night!
We initially had a long wait due to a large group that night, but the manager was extremely attentive and provided some free appetizers & drinks in the interim. Food was excellent, worth the wait, and I would not hesitate to return next time we visit Portland.
We met friends who came to Portland on a cruise coming into the Ocean Terminal. Restaurant was a short walk from the dock. They said all they wanted was lobster, which they loved. Lobsters were between soft and hard shell, so very easy to eat. They also had clam chowder and Ceasar salad - everything that we had was great. My husband and I had delicious grilled swordfish and I had fresh clams. All in all a very positive experience.
We arrived a little early and they were able to seat us which was nice. The service was excellent, can’t remember our server’s name but she was from Greece and she was attentive and friendly. Bread with a yummy salmon Pate was complimentary. We both ordered the halibut which was delicious. It came with green beans and potatoes but I substituted Brussels sprouts for the potatoes and loved the entire meal!
My husband I visited this restaurant for our Anniversary dinner while in Portland. The food was excellent, the server was great and the atmosphere was very nice. If you are looking for local and fresh seafood I would highly recommend. The prices were not out of line with the other dining spots in the area.
OPSG has curb appeal and looked inviting …online - but dinner was a disappointment -zero ambiance and food that was just so-so. Average wine list . We both had whole lobster
that had not been fully drained before plating so the plate was a mess and my roasting fingerling potatoes became mushy before I could finish . Bottom line - will not return, and will not recommend .
We discovered Old Port Sea Grill on our first trip to Portland, maybe 12 years ago. This is a great place. It always seems to be underrated for some reason. Consequently, we always can get in. Last time we ordered the large sampler with a Caesar salad. We ate at the bar, excellent food and excellent service. The seafood was terrific, cooked and chilled perfectly. We will be back!
We were in Maine for a family dinner before my son left for the army. Based on the reviews I was really looking forward to dinner. Unfortunately it was disappointing. We waited quite a while for the waitress to come over. She was so quiet and had no energy. It was hard to even hear her. The food was ok. Nothing special. Menu was limited. I had to send my mussels back because it was covered in red pepper and was way too spicy. They did make a new one and it was fine. Overall unremarkable
Not great, fair. Greens served practically raw, very crunchy. Grilled shrimp too saturated with. butter. Lobster pasta dish too heavily sauced. Hey we all know to cut butter/grease/heaviness of sauces. I am more tempted to stay away from restaurants now because they just don't get it. Simplistic, unsaturated dishes are so much better tasting if you start with good ingredients and are better for you.
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