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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
207-563-2992
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Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Damariscotta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Our Innkeeper recommended this restaurant. It's a little quirky and fun. We took another couple and were very pleased with the decision. Everyone loved their meals. The seafood stew (a special) was a hit. The paella was basic but was loaded with scallops and shrimp. Nice easygoing atmosphere with good service. Would return.

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camden,Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Had baked haddock, wonderful!!! couscous salad was dry..not much flavor Waiter told us Waldorf salad was a choice so 2 of our party took that only to find out it was made with raw broccoli. The haddock was the highlight.

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We just got into the area and stopped here from reviews on this site. Everything was delicious! The Lobster cakes were cooked perfectly and were very tasty! They turned a simple dessert like bread pudding into heaven with an amaretto sauce, whipped cream and almonds. We would definitely go again when we are in the area. We went after Labor... More

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Detroit Metro, MI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had reservations for 4 and were seated at a table upstairs without a wait. The waiter allowed us time to chat before we ordered. Bread, sliced crusty baguette style and bread sticks were served with olive oil before the meal. We each ordered wine without reading the wine menu; the waiter was very knowledgeable of the wine selection. Two... More

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Waterville, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I went to the restaurant with another couple. The seafood paella was delicious and the portions were generous. The service was excellent. We were upstairs near the bar, and the noise level was too high for conversation. I would return only if we could get a table downstairs.

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Leverett, MA
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224 reviews 224 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

With friends we visited Nobleboro and Damariscotta. We stayed at the Mill Pond Inn (a great experience). The host at the Inn recommended several area restaurants, among them the Damariscotta River Grill. We went there for dinner one night and appetizers (which turned out to be dinner) on another night. The first night we were seated promptly at about 6:30,... More

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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went with family while visiting Maine and would have returned if we had the time. The menu had many tempting choices and all of us loved our meals--- steak and lobster cakes, swordfish special, scallops, chicken. The Plank appetizer, (figs, nuts, pâté, hummus,pita), was delicious and a great starter. Lobster cakes were small, but perfect. Ordered three desserts to share---... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were seated in the back room, which you have to walk through the kitchen to get to. It took almost an hour to get our food. The people at the table next to us had to wait even longer. The restaurant was only about two thirds full and the kitchen staff were freaking out. The noise from the kitchen... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had dinner tonight at this restaurant. My brother and I are staying in the area for training. The Inn where we are staying advised us to go to Damariscotta and try the restaurants there. We stumbled upon the Damariscotta River Grill. The restaurant and bar area were packed but the waitstaff was able to find us a nice table for... More

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Perfect place for a quick bite. They had Great prices! 4 ladies shared 4 apps. Each paid $7! We had the BBQ shrimp, spinach crepes, artichoke dip & latkes. Margarita was delish too!

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