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Damariscotta River Grill

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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
207-563-2992
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
dinner & drinks

awesome menu! food fantastic delicious choices very good service we will return Damariscotta is a lovely town and picturesque

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jane R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

awesome menu! food fantastic delicious choices very good service we will return Damariscotta is a lovely town and picturesque

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have dined at The Grill every summer for the past ten years.....sometimes just my husband and myself...sometimes with a party of four...and once for a birthday celebration for eight people. We have always had wonderful meals, great Blood Red Orange Frozen Margaritas and friendly service. We stay in Maine for two weeks every summer and have dinner at The... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Decided to try the Sunday Brunch, and was able to get a table upstairs by the fireplace on this fairly cool day. Ordered the special of the day, which was an interesting take on Eggs Benedict - with a homemade biscuit instead of the usual English Muffin, with country gravy and bacon. Served with sweet potato home-fries. The taste was... More 

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Wiscasset, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The best place for happy hour from 3 to 6. Meet old and new friends. People are very sociable, easy to talk with even strangers. It's a gathering place for like minded people.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great happy hour! Pricey but you get what you pay for. My husband and I use this spot as our "special occasion" spot. Great place to eat if you are from out of town!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Darmariscotta River Grill, located right on Main Street in downtown Darmariscotta was an excellent selection for dinner on a Monday evening in May. We had originally tried to go to another restaurant down the street from the Grill but discovered it was closed on Mondays in May. So, while the River Grill was not our first choice we were very... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I stopped in for lunch based on the recommendation by an employee at the local gas station. I ordered a latte and a Grill Burger. The burger comes with pepper jack cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Also comes with a side, I got the Waldorf salad. Everything was fresh and tasty. Our waitress did a great job, attentive but not... More 

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Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was recommended to us by a local. So glad we took the chance. The ambience is very nice on the first floor and I kind of wish we had eaten down there. We went upstairs and were admiring the art on the walls. The upstairs is big and airy, however, we did find it a bit noisy. One of... More 

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Branford
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The menu is inventive, the food is well prepared and the ambiance, with interesting original artwork adorning the walls, is warm and comfortable. What I object to is when lobster cakes are ordered off the appetizer menu and, unbeknownst to me, the waitress elevates the order to entree status by adding one cake and rice/vegetables and adds $12 to the... More 

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New Orleans LA
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75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visiting family on the lake and were told there's only one place for dinner -- glad we didn't argue -- dinner was great. Quiet, service (Natalie M.) just the best and the check didn't kidnap my wallet. Onion soup top-notch and shrimp plates excellent, too. Had a tub of mussels and still can taste them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: 207-563-2992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?