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Riverfront Barbeque

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300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
207-622-8899
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good barbecue about as far as you can get from the South!

We've been to Riverfront BBQ twice, and enjoyed our meals both times. The food is excellent and portions are large. A bit short on the ambiance, but it didn't really matter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Augusta, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Augusta is loaded with the typical chain restaurants. This place is intimate and has a great variety of dishes with that Cajun BBQ theme,

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Riverfront appeared to be the only place open on a Monday for lunch in downtown Augusta. Looked appealing from the outside so we decided to give it a try. Nice smell of bbq upon entering and an inviting, clean atmosphere. The three of us sat at a booth and had sandwiches (brisket sandwich, steak/cheese sandwich). The music was kinda... More 

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maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The of this establishment could write a book on how not to treat customers. Our party was overcharged and we noticed this a couple of days later. When I contacted the establishment. After four days of unreturned phone calls I finally reached the owner and explained the situation and was accused of trying to get free food. Granted the overcharge... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We've been to Riverfront BBQ twice, and enjoyed our meals both times. The food is excellent and portions are large. A bit short on the ambiance, but it didn't really matter.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In town on business a couple of days after St. Pat's day, three of us chose the Riverfront Barbeque more-or-less at random (as it was the first restaurant we came upon after our meeting). We were very lucky! The menu was varied and interesting. I chose a special - the buffalo sausage wrap. It was more than ample and very... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

First time here.not a big bbq fan. Friends convinced me to try it. The drinks were great...the food so-so. Like I said, if you like this type of food I guess it is ok. I dont think I would go back just for the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I both enjoy this place. The menu features barbequed ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and sausage, as well as fish, seafood, and vegetarian choices. Check the daily specials on the chalkboard as you walk in. The cornbread is light and crumbly with a hint of jalapeno, and there are plenty of hot sauces to choose from. They're on... More 

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Marthasville, Missouri
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Looking for a comfort meal in a casual atmosphere, we were directed to Riverfront BBQ. At the last minute, we decided that having live music in a bar might be fun too. So we climbed the stairs to the Gin Mill and perched next to the solo musician – who was great. A good selection of beers and ales got... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our first time there, very nice restaurant for a BBQ. Old building with classy decor. The BBQ was good, its the real deal. Not the best i ever had, but worth the trip. The service was excellent, far above what you ever expect at a BBQ place. The hush puppies were very good and did not need the sauce provided.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice place in Augusta. Barbeque pork was very tasty and the staff was very friendly. Good lunch menu. I did not try the soups but they looked very tempting.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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