Step back in time and embark with us on a journey through the fascinating history of DiMillo’s on The Water, a renowned Portland waterfront restaurant that has been serving the freshest seafood for decades.
It all started back in 1954 when Tony DiMillo, a passionate restaurateur, opened his first eatery, “Anthony’s,” on Fore Street in Portland, Maine. Tony’s creativity and love for fresh seafood led him to coin the catchy slogan, “The clams you eat here today slept last night in Casco Bay.” With this commitment to quality and freshness, Anthony’s quickly gained popularity among locals and visitors alike.
As the 1960s brought significant development to Fore Street, Tony made the decision to relocate Anthony’s to Center Street. This move ensured that the restaurant could continue to thrive and provide its patrons with the same exceptional dining experience they had come to expect.
Our family has been operating in the neighborhood since 1954, serving fresh local seafood to scores of locals and visitors alike. Our dedication to guest satisfaction, the success of our community, and loyalty to our staff is unparalleled. Come taste what everyone is talking about.
Tony’s legacy lives on through his devoted family, including his wife, sisters, and sons, who have diligently maintained the high standards he established over 40 years ago. Today, you can always find a DiMillo family member on board, ensuring that every guest receives the warm hospitality and outstanding culinary experience that has become synonymous with the name.
As you step aboard DiMillo’s today you become part of a rich history that spans generations. The inviting ambiance, the aroma of fresh seafood, and the picturesque waterfront views create an unforgettable dining experience. Join DiMillo’s on this culinary voyage, and let us take you on a journey through time, where great food and warm hospitality meet on the waters of Portland’s harbor.