Getting to Great Diamond Island, just 2 miles from Portland Harbor, is half the fun of dining at Diamond’s Edge.

The island, once home to a military fort and training ground built in the late 1800s, now welcomes visiting boaters. The upscale Diamond’s Edge restaurant occupies a former munitions warehouse that was part of Fort McKinley, built during the Spanish-American War. There’s indoor seating and a cool bar, but nothing beats a table on the porch or in the shady grove overlooking lovely Diamond Cove. Menu items include oysters, gourmet burgers, salads, seared scallops and grilled tuna—all of it delicious.

Loaded cheeseburger with smoked bacon and mushrooms. Photo Tom Richardson

Dockage and moorings are available at the Diamond Cove Marina on a first-come, first-served basis. Hail them on VHF Channel 9 or call (207) 766-5694; or visit the marina website.

The marina can accommodate most midsize vessels. Photo Tom Richardson

Seared scallop salad. Photo Tom Richardson

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