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Riverfront Barbeque

300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
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Ranked #9 of 78 restaurants in Augusta
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Last think one expects on a trip to Maine is excellent BBQ. And this is what Riverfront serve: absolutely perfectcly smoked side ribs that come of the bone clean, have a gigantic bold smoke flavour and an impressive smoke ring. Coleslaw is also excellent as are the beans. Their dry rub is probably the secret (or the absence of a... More

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Chelsea, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love barbecue and this local place really impressed me on the first visit. They play the blues, the meat was tender, moist and tasty...totally loved it. Then the next visit the meat was more dry, there were a lot more people in the room which, due to not having anything to absorb sound, made it quite loud with just... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We eat here often, but last night was to die for. THE summer salad....with strawberries, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, slivered almonds, etc...was great as was the strawberry shortcake. Best we've ever had. Fried, crispy corn bread with cinnamon, strawberries, fresh whipped cream. YUM. It's seasonal so get down there fast!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have been to Riverfront BBQ three times over the past two years. Have found the food to be consistently good. Not the best 'que we have ever had, but above average. They typically have some good specials, although our server neglected to mention them until prompted by us. Menu has a good variety of items, even for someone adverse... More

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our group of 7 was welcomed, and a table to accommodate all of us was immediately put together. The menu had a vast selection of barbecue and non-barbecue offerings. We all were in the mood for barbecue: 2 couples ordered appetizers and loved them. For the main meal, 2 couples split the BBQ sampler, 2 people ordered the combo of... More

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Augusta, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We would probably eat here more often but it's not really for vegetarians (although you won't starve). Good beer selection, staff is friendly & accommodating (no rolled eyes if you get there just before closing). There are always people there AND you can always get a table. The hush puppies are amazing. Hot (spicy) does mean hot. Good crabcakes. It's... More

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Lewiston, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Hands down by far one of the best meals/ resturant we been to in a while. Cheerful, fun & Clean! There was 10 of us .... and we did a spur of the moment thing and looked up places to eat in Augusta, ME that we've never been too. They definatly did NOT disappoint. The service was cheerful & fun,... More

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Meddybemps, Maine
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good pulled pork, with bun or cornbread, great baked beans and coleslaw. Service was excellent. All around good experience.

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Rockland, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is my favorite place to eat in Augusta after a day of shopping. Skip the Olive Garden, Longhorn and all of those boring chain restaurants full of processed, sodium filled food and head to Riverfront BBQ! Their pulled meats are delicious and the cornbread is the best I have ever had. The meats are dry rubbed and slow smoked... More

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Windsor, ME
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We always have a great experience when we go here, they have great bbq and you can smell it radiating through the entire restaurant. Great micro brews. I like the Pulled pork Quesedilla with a side of beans, the Beans here are awesome. If you are in Central Maine this is pretty much the only place that has Decent BBQ.... More

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