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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
Chicken Wellington

Two summers ago chicken Wellington was on the menu. It was delicious. We stopped for lunch recently and asked if they would take a special dinner order for this dish. Sure enough the chef/owner agreed. A few nights later 9 of us had a lovely dinner and two of us had the Chicken Wellington. Thank... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Jan1252
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Maine
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Maine
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Two summers ago chicken Wellington was on the menu. It was delicious. We stopped for lunch recently and asked if they would take a special dinner order for this dish. Sure enough the chef/owner agreed. A few nights later 9 of us had a lovely dinner and two of us had the Chicken Wellington. Thank you!

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Fairport, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food entrees are creative and nicely done. The service is attentive and competent. The atmosphere is relaxed and cosy. The prices are reasonable. What more to ask?

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband I had lunch here. Service is prompt and friendly. I had the lobster cakes with pasta salad, and my husband had a burger. Everything looked and tasted good.

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have eaten here several times and always enjoy it. The place is a little different from your standard seafood restaurant and could just as likely be in a larger city. The food is very good and a little different from many other restaurants--steaks, seafood, etc. are all on the menu and desserts are very good as well. It can... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place has a master chef and the food is exquisite. Nice variety throughout the week, and a little peek view of the Damariscotta River and marina out the back window (choose the little table near the stairs). Downstairs is very quiet, upstairs has a lively bar. Windows upstairs give a nice view over the street and quaint old buildings.... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

So happy that our original breakfast destination had a long line and 1/2 hour wait. Wandered farther down the street and stumbled upon River Grill in Damariscotta, Maine. Seems as though this may be a little known breakfast spot for now. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere we view of the expansive kitchen. The little bread basket with warm assortment of pastries... More 

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As they source fresh oysters farmed right outside from the Damariscotta River, wife wanted some fried which you can't get everywhere. The appetizer offered six of the little beauties, all good sized, and plenty to eat alongside a caeser salad. I had their grilled reuben which was excellent. A blueberry cobbler with Maine blueberries topped it off!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Husband had raw oysters w/trio of sauces, which was excellent. I had NE clam chowder which was good, but average. Had way to many potatoes and they were very large chunks, some not totally cooked enough for me. Plenty of clams but didn't have a lot of flavor. We split a jumbo lobster roll, for under $20, which was very... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Really, gracious host, fantastic service, and out of this world food. If your in the area and don't go, you will regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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Additional Information about Damariscotta River Grill

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

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?