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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
207-563-2992
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Ranked #4 of 24 restaurants in Damariscotta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Damariscotta, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My family and I just had an outstanding meal at the Damariscotta River Grill. The food was fresh, locally sourced, creative and expertly prepared. In addition the atmosphere was great and the wait staff was very attentive. We'll be back!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the lobster ravioli - outstanding. Sit upstairs & enjoy the view - the friendliness of the bartender, great staff & very attentive. You definitely won't be disappointed!

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate here on the first night of our week in Maine. We walked in without a reservation, and got a bit of discouragement from the hostess, but she said it would only be about a 20 minute wait. There were still no tables 20 minutes later, but we were seated after another party turned out to be no-shows. Service... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I recently visited Damariscotta for the first time, and found that it was a quaint little town with this great restaurant, tucked away between the shops - casual and fine dining, which is great for vacationers. One of those menus that make it difficult to decide what to order! The "happy hour" selections of food and beverages made me crave... More

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Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had heard about the Damariscotta River Grill for a while now, and my husband and I finally decided to try it. It was a great choice...we were very pleased with not only the delicious food, but the very friendly staff. Prices were reasonable for the quality of food, and we made a reservation to come back with friends before... More

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Newton, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

the Pemaquid oysters were fantastic. i also really enjoyed the creative, tasty vegetarian main course

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I reviewed this place about a year ago and raved about the baked haddock, gave it three stars (very rare). but criticized the website and the wine list..To managements credit the website has been improved and the wine list expanded...Bravo!.We visit this place three or four times a year. My overall evaluation is that it has lost a step or... More

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Garland, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Came here 2 years ago and it is still a very good restaurant. I had the Barbecue shrimp again and should have ordered the meal with even more shrimp. Also enjoyed the desserts. The only complaint I have was the fact that for at least half our meal the large party behind us was so loud that it was difficult... More

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A group of 7 of us all had different meals from the menu and the specials list and all were very happy with their choices. A very welcoming place with eating on two floors and an upstairs bar. The 1/2 price apps at happy hour are a fine way to start and the specials are creative in a good way.... More

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The choice was that of my aunt who lives in a retirement community in Damariscotta. She's been there quite a few times and the staff all know her and love her, which is a delight. We wandered in without reservations--although I suspect when the summer tourists are packing down a reservation is a good idea. Our server Natalie was adorable... More

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