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Riverfront Barbeque

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300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
207-622-8899
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great little spot downtown

Initially I wad skeptical of the iffy decor and promise of Memphis barbecue. After the lunch rush the place was empty. We started with some hush puppies and the most amazing ceaser salad that I have ever had. We had chili (it was a special and it was ok), haddock rueben (definitely have to like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Catherine M
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Jonesport, Maine
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I just wanted to find a decent place for our last lunch together on the way back from our motorcycle trip to the Maritimes. I really enjoyed my crab cake sandwich with spicy mayo. The atmosphere is great with high walls and a tin ceiling and a lot of blues posters on the walls. It was very comfortable and they... More 

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Jonesport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Initially I wad skeptical of the iffy decor and promise of Memphis barbecue. After the lunch rush the place was empty. We started with some hush puppies and the most amazing ceaser salad that I have ever had. We had chili (it was a special and it was ok), haddock rueben (definitely have to like haddock and cabbage), and macaroni... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Call me a food snob, but I have had much better BBQ. The ribs and chicken were dry, the BBQ beans tasted like canned beans with no flavor, and the mac and cheese was Kraft mac and cheese. I expected better. Having eaten BBQ all over the U.S. this is at the end of the my list. I cant comment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The ribs and chicken are to die for. I had a half rack of ribs and ended up bringing some home. The barbecued beans and Cole slaw were outstanding, and the service was excellent. The pan blackened haddock was really good. My wife had the house salad with chicken on it, and it came with mandarin orange slices. Everyone was... More 

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Sidney, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

i am not a huge BBQ/red meat fan, but my husband was dying for some. I do love the local places rather than the chain restaurants. he loved the BBQ and thought it was the best "up north" he has had. I loved the crab cakes, they had nice flavor and were cooked perfect. My daughter (a vegetarian) had the... More 

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Rangeley, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This place has no bbq. Just bbq shredded sandwiches. The waitress failed to take our order after 20 mins of waiting. It was not packed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great atmosphere and good music. We had one mission and that was wings. Overall very meaty with decent spice. Could be a little hotter and do not put fruit in beer unless requested.

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Augusta, Maine
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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?