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Riverfront Barbeque

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300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Tend to go here often

We tend to go here quit often. Has an atmosphere we enjoy! Food & Drinks are good! Would recommend you to try it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tend to go here quit often. Has an atmosphere we enjoy! Food & Drinks are good! Would recommend you to try it

Thank Got_2_see_it
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fam stopped by around 130 on a cold January afternoon. The place was pretty quiet, which I loved. Minimal decorations and clutter, also loved. Looks like it could turn into a pretty good dive bar at night, but not in a bad way. Wife had the BBQ steak and cheese and said it was very good. I had a... More 

Thank dkeener
Augusta, Maine
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been serving up quality BBQ in downtown Augusta Maine for 8 or 10 years. Their Jalapeño cornbread is worth the price of admission and the BBQ is very good, but my favorite is the Blackened Haddock wrap. Great taste, always fresh and a little jewel on the menu to try out.

Thank Daniel G
Winthrop, Maine, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have been here multiple times since it opened and have always had a great experience. Staff is very friendly and quick with refills and service and the food is always well prepared and presented. There are multiple styles of BBQ so this is one with a heavy leaning towards smoked with a rub and then sauce on the side.... More 

Thank Cafe130Main
Maine, USA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Extreme Southern surprise in historic district--great atmosphere, wait staff and--most importantly fabulous food! You will love it!

Thank BJ123Maine
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Passing through Augusta, visited this restaurant for lunch on a weekday. Place was empty, but so was the downtown area. Staff was friendly, place was clean and inviting. Food was just okay, nothing to get excited about. If your looking for a BBQ place in Augusta, this might be the best place to visit.

Thank Jason W
Newmarket, Canada
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Ate dinner here after recommendation from our hotel host but she obviously has no appreciation for good food or cleanliness. We eventually where able to order drinks then our meal which we chose as the Triple BBQ Platter - mistake. My partners white wine was warm as was my beer and when the meal finally arrived it was warm enough... More 

Thank YorkRegionPotlicker1
Augusta, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The brisket was tough and the food including the sides were barely warm. The whole meal tasted like it was microwaved. Avoid this place at all cost.

Thank Charliewashungry
Madeira Beach, FL
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I'm from the South, and I did not expect to find good Memphis-rub BBQ in Maine. But Riverfront Barbeque has it. Try the ribs and chicken. Or my favorite on the specials menu: pulled pork, smoky sausage, and cheddar melt on a slice of cornbread. Yum!

Thank MadBeachTraveler
Portland, Maine
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Though there are other menu options it would be a waste to come here and not eat one of their BBQ specialties. The homemade sauce is rich and smokey and if you like it spicier there are many choices of sauces and peppers to add. The single portion plate is very generous so if you order the double or triple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: 207-622-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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