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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 - 8:30 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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and well prepared

The special was grilled swordfish with blistered tomatoes and garlic. Fish was fresh and well prepared. Started with split pea soup since it was a cold night in July. Thick, hearty and full of ham. Service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Teddi T
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Wolcott, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
Wolcott, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The special was grilled swordfish with blistered tomatoes and garlic. Fish was fresh and well prepared. Started with split pea soup since it was a cold night in July. Thick, hearty and full of ham. Service was excellent.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had the haddock, and it was very well prepared and delicious. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, and the restaurant itself is on the quieter side, so conversation is encouraged. My husband and I will be back!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A friend and I had a lovely dinner at the grill, and it was very quiet. We came back on another day for lunch. Same experience. ANd then another dinner, this time deliverto a friend's house, for about15. Again, vv good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The DRG is good - a unique menu you would not expect in this area. While the menu items are ambitious for small town Maine, the execution of the dishes are tasty but nothing over the top special. We will be back because I'm curious about this little place. Seems I must not have ordered the right menu item for... More 

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Camden, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were a large group of 12. We were seated by a lovely waitress who took drink orders, and gave us the right amount of time for food orders. Dishes were mussels in what looked like a lovely broth, I had paella (you can scale down entree sizes and this was still generous and presented in a cast iron frying... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped here with my wife and her family for dinner. Food was average overall. A few interesting drinks, ambiance was fine, and service was average. Nothing either great or terrible. Prices were on par with what I would expect for the food.

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Winslow, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here for our anniversary and were truly impressed with the food, the service and atmosphere. The restaurant is in a small town on the mid-coast of Maine and is a real find if you happen to stop by. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. I had the Lamb chops and my wife had the Swordfish both with... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was our first time here and although there were eight of us, our waitress took care of us in fine fashion. Kendall was her name and she was excellent. She knew the specials by heart and, even in the noisy upstairs bar area of the restaurant, made herself clear. She was prompt to respond to any of our requests... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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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: Romantic, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?