Portland’s DiMillo’s Doesn’t Get Enough Credit for Their Awesome Food
It's more than just a floating boat you can eat on.
But of course, the whole DiMillo's FLOATING restaurant is the catch for those from away. I'll never forget when I went to Dimillo's for the first time some 35 years ago. I had recently moved here from Idaho and had never seen a whole lobster. I had my first whole lobster experience at DiMillio's.
I had no idea how to use the bib and tried to put my arms through the holes. Don't worry, someone saved me. From that first-time decades ago, heading to Dimillo's has always been a treat. But with all the great restaurants in Portland, I think that sometimes DiMillo's doesn't get its fair share of the love! And they deserve it.
Chef Melissa Bouchard
Chef Melissa Bouchard has worked for the DiMillo family for 18 years and has been the chef for the last 9 years. She focuses on simply prepared meals with a focus on Maine’s produce and seafood. I had fried shrimp. I enjoyed every morsel. The fried clams were ordered by a couple of people at our table after one of my friends exclaimed,
They have the BEST fried clams!
She wasn't kidding. These clams were sweet, plump, perfectly coated and fried, and simply delicious! After the eight of us had eaten most of every bite of food on the table, that's when I started to think - why aren't people talking bout DiMillo's food more? So I will.
Yes, the floating boat part is super cool. And yes, it ALWAYS gets me when the boat rocks a little. Once you remember you are in a floating restaurant, that feeling goes away. But the food, it's the great food that Chef Melissa prepares that should be your first thought. *and don't forget - free parking. But be sure to bring that ticket in! *