We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Damariscotta River Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
207-563-2992
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 253 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great night out

Had dinner here last night with my husband. They have happy hour every day from 3:00 to 6:00. We showed up at 5:00. We were hoping to do happy hour upstairs at the bar and then dinner downstairs. They were so busy we couldn't eat downstairs. No problem they allow dinner at the bar too. Happy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Stacy A
,
Augusta, Maine
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Augusta, Maine
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here last night with my husband. They have happy hour every day from 3:00 to 6:00. We showed up at 5:00. We were hoping to do happy hour upstairs at the bar and then dinner downstairs. They were so busy we couldn't eat downstairs. No problem they allow dinner at the bar too. Happy hour consists of great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stacy A
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding Thai Seafood Stew, and the homemade bread made it five star! I've had the beet salad and the haddock sandwich, and each dish has been fresh, plentiful, and very flavorful. I must admit that the Thai Seafood Stew was my favorite. Service was efficient was relaxing. Nice atmosphere with original artwork switched out from time to time.

Helpful?
Thank eloquentone1
Waldoboro, Maine
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually a great meal. Once in a while not. A great place to have wine (they have a wine club). Appetizer happy hour at the bar Monday thru Friday. Can be loud. This restaurant celebrates its community and the arts. Quinoa cakes on spinach with the housemade dressing sooo good, salmon always delicious with a generous portion. Favorite appetizers: the... More 

Helpful?
Thank umyumyum
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oysters, mussels and roasted beets to start, steak, ribs, and haddock and superb deserts to end - terrific as always. Service was efficient, friendly and not intrusive. The upper level with bar can be a little noisy when crowded, so I'd recommend the ground level as a request. Overall, the best, by far, in Damariscotta and well worth the trip.

Helpful?
Thank Redwing930
Camden, Maine
Level Contributor
153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went with three friends last night following a poetry reading across the street and had a wonderful meal. Although we were a bit late for our reservation we seated quickly and it wasn't an issue. The cocktails were superb and our dinners were all very good. Highly recommend the potato salmon and cheese were brilliant.

Helpful?
Thank flyeroli
North Edgecomb, Maine
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

As usual, the best service by the best staff in town! I tried the seafood Paella for the first time here, it was simply the tastiest Paella I've ever had. Fresh seafood (and plenty of it) with risotto that was done just right. Other members of our party got the fresh Mussels, parchment baked Salmon, and grilled yellow fin tuna.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dave B
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We had a great family lunch here in a warm, cozy, friendly atmosphere. I ordered the goat cheese salad, and as often these only have a little bit of cheese, I had it supplemented with chicken, but needn't have done so as there was a good amount of cheese, along with a great sauce and other goodies. Most of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cassiope_fastigiata
Kansas
Level Contributor
59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Stopped in for lunch while on vacation and had great fried oysters and haddock fish and chips. If I'd had room, I could have eaten the whole menu! Such a really good place to eat! Great service and atmosphere as well.

Helpful?
Thank fgogg1958
East Boothbay, Maine
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Decided to try this on a Friday night. Here's a hint: make a reservation!! Even though it was just my husband & I, the place was hopping with no table available. But the hostess sure was on it - she kept leaving to check on available tables & report back to us. The wait was probably going to be a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank wookiemom2015
Germany
Level Contributor
106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

.... We stepped in occasionally on the way from Boston to Camden in our holidays. It was a perfect surprise. We had Oysters, lobster rolls ans mousels. Really great Food. Unfortunatly the legislation of the state of maine did not allow a wine to this perfect food, since we had to drive further. That was the only pity! This place... More 

Helpful?
Thank ToL_123

Travelers who viewed Damariscotta River Grill also viewed

Damariscotta, Mid Coast Maine
Damariscotta, Mid Coast Maine
 
Damariscotta, Mid Coast Maine
Damariscotta, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to Damariscotta River Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Damariscotta River Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?