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Best Thai Restaurant

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74 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543
207-563-1440
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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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 authentic Thai food in a tiny Maine town!

Best Thai is one of our favorite restaurants and so we eat there often. Family-run by Thai natives, it is always delicious. Our Thai daughter in law from Bangkok declares it authentic and gives a thumb's up! We have visited to Thailand....this restaurant matches the very good family style... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Carole F
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Maine
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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best Thai is one of our favorite restaurants and so we eat there often. Family-run by Thai natives, it is always delicious. Our Thai daughter in law from Bangkok declares it authentic and gives a thumb's up! We have visited to Thailand....this restaurant matches the very good family style restaurants there. Moderately priced, fresh ingredients, friendly servers, and Singha beer,... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Made reservations for Mother's Day for a late lunch. The service was excellent, the waitress friendly and welcoming, and the food tasty and moderately priced. The signs posted in the restaurant asking for payment with either a check or cash in lieu of a credit card was a bit odd. Regardless, the Thai waitress said we could use our debit... More 

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Toulouse
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129 reviews 129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have one criticism of this restaurant, there are signs everywhere asking customers to pay cash instead of using credit/debit cards almost making travelers feel guilty. Credit cards are a way of life, people don't carry lots of cash on their travels, the notices are stupid. That aside we enjoyed a very tasty Thai meal that was great value and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Green curry with rice and veggies is something I crave for now! Wait staff is friendly and food is always yummy

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Nobleboro, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I frequent this restaurant and am never disappointed! The service is great, everyone is always so nice!

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Damariscotta, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A family affair with a menu that keeps expanding for each year they have been in town. Lovely people with good food and some really great dishes like the crispy fish!

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Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The service is excellent and the food is always delicious! Best Thai uses fresh ingredients and the food isn't overly sweet like some Thai restaurants. The prices are reasonable as are the portions. You can get take-out which is always prepared quickly (nice when you're ordering a quick lunch). Wonderful food, nice selection of dishes and awesome service; no wonder... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Mouthwatering and reasonable. Huge variety of dishes, everything made fresh. We never miss it on a trip to Damariscotta and they also do take-out.

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Houlton, Maine
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I usually don't enjoy Asian inspired food, but I found this thai food to be pretty good! This was my first time trying thai food. My family often orders takeout from Best Thai Restaurant and often says how delicious it is. This time around I finally tried the takeout we ordered. The restaurant itself was very cute. It had Christmas... More 

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Bremen, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Fresh and good, with a nice selection of Thai appetizers and entrees. Service is timely and the menu items seem to be prepared well in a consistent manner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: 207-563-1440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Thai

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