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Riverfront Barbeque

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300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
207-622-8899
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Touch of Louisiana in central Maine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Augusta, Maine
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Augusta, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Bloomington, Indiana
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79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We searched historic downtown Augusta for something with a view of the River, but no dice. There was one Italian place with a deck but it wasn’t open. We had hoped the Riverfront Grille would be on the Riverfront, but it’s across the street and if you are at a certain table with a certain angle you can see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to have an anniversary dinner. We were treated so good and the food was great. Try the rack of Ribs!! Yum

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Sturgeon Bay
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59 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food was very good at this restaurant, but the service was slow. For much of our time in the restaurant, there was only one waitress. Still, if you like barbeque, this is the place for you. Their grilled cornbread is not to be missed!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Decided to have lunch here after seeing the good reviews. I ordered ribs and brisket - a relatively standard BBQ order - but get this: they don't serve that unless you agree to an up charge of $4. I've never heard of a barbecue place that doesn't offer a basic two meat plate! Ribs: very dry and over-smoked. Roughly half... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The service was good and fast but the food nothing out of the ordinary. We had ribs as appetizer and they were over cooked. The brisket was good but the barbecue beans were not that great. Cole slaw was savory. The portion were very good and prices reasonable.

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Islesboro, Maine
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I actually live part time in Augusta and wanted to give Riverfront a shout out because it is just damn good. They serve great portions of great food. Local seafood with a Louisiana flair. Very unusual in Maine where a lot places keep it bland for the natives. The chef/owner has Louisiana roots and can serve up a great jambalaya... 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?