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Red Barn Drive-In

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Chowder, Seafood, Family Fare
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455 Riverside Dr, Augusta, ME 04330
+1 207-623-9485
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great if you can get in!

Without doubt, the busiest and best fried seafood place in the Augusta area with super lobster rolls (including a giant one over a foot long with a pound of meat). Always crowded - best time to avoid crowds usually between two to four in the afternoon and after seven until closing in the evening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
SummerCamper45years
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Augusta, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Augusta, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Without doubt, the busiest and best fried seafood place in the Augusta area with super lobster rolls (including a giant one over a foot long with a pound of meat). Always crowded - best time to avoid crowds usually between two to four in the afternoon and after seven until closing in the evening. Everything is delicious and prices are... More 

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New England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Local people making traditional diner dishes. The seafood chowder is excellent and the lobster roll isn't drenched in mayos and packed with meat. Favorite standby is the fried seafood platter. Weekly bands play out back for your entertainment.

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North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

i can just confirm what others have said. Great place. Look can drive out of your way to go to this one and not regret it. Good food good service. Good family place. I vote yes

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

Generous portions of seafood baskets. Fish, clams, shrimp, or scallops served with French fries and coleslaw. Also hamburgers and chicken. The food is great if you are not on a low fat diet. The restaurant does fundraisers for local groups. At one point the owner was informed that the fundraisers were illegal. Subsequently the Maine Legislature passed legislation making it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is always busy and the wait is fast I mean fast and the food is good and hot and fresh and inexpensive. For the amount you get it is a must to eat here if you are in the area. ..and worth the wait too.

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is fantastic. The people are wonderful and it's worth the trip. The owner (Laura) came out and welcomed is to Maine and to the Red Barn. Again - great food and people.

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maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food is fresh and prepared to order. The fried items are light and crispy. Staff is efficient and friendly. Good value. The pride and high standards the owner and staff have in their product and set for themselves is evident. You'll not be disappointed.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I visited the Red Barn during a business trip to Augusta. I chose a bowl of the seafood chowder and it was awesome! Huge crab claw on top with tons of scallops and fish mixed in. I also had the seafood combination platter which had oysters, fish, clams, and scallops. It was pretty good but the fries were a little... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fun place to visit with kids. Plenty of fried food items on menu. ..not fine dining ..just casual..picnic table style.

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Gardiner, Maine
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Casual dining (also picnic tables outside), friendly servers, decent prices and THE BEST seafood chowder ever! Very fresh seafood!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 Riverside Dr, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-9485

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?