Waterfront Dining & Restaurants in the Greater Portland & Casco Bay Area

Family Dining - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

Authentic beach fare highlights the menu of this inn’s on-site restaurant

Opening for the summer season in May 2022!
You know what makes time on the beach even more perfect? A little Shade. And the Higgins Beach Inn has exactly that waiting for hungry diners or folks looking for a local watering hole. At Shade, the inn’s on-site restaurant, they specialize in sophisticated beach fare: oysters on the half-shell, lobster rolls, fresh salads, burgers and fish tacos. Desserts include Maine blueberry crisp and seasonal sorbets. The atmosphere is refined but casual: the perfect place to grab a craft brew, glass of wine or refreshing cocktail out on the covered three-season patio. Want something even closer to the beach? The Shade Shack serves up hot dogs, lobster rolls, burgers and ice-cold drinks for lunch. At both places, you’ll have it made in the Shade.

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Outdoor Dining - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Diamond's Edge Restaurant & Marina

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

Savor the seafood, and the scenery, at this popular restaurant with great water views

There’s a lot to savor at the Diamond’s Edge Restaurant at the Inn at Diamond Cove. It starts with the menu, of course, heavy on fresh, taste-tempting local seafood like grilled swordfish, lobster rolls and a traditional lobster bake, but with everything from beef tenderloin to grilled street corn on tap. Desserts, like a blueberry and strawberry shortcake duet, are to die for, cocktails are creative and the beer and wine lists extensive. But you’ll also savor the scenery, since the restaurant is right by the water – just steps away from the marina. Sit in the dining room or on the deck or lawn for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is housed in the former quartermaster’s storehouse, part of the old Fort McKinley.