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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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Today
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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
First Choice in Mid-Coast Maine

Chef-owned and operated, DRG has maintained a high standard for food and service in mid-coast Maine. Seafood is all local and fresh, and preparations are imaginative and at times even daring. Ambience is a bit noisy, but service is friendly and efficient. If you are alone try the bar upstairs- a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
jarowan
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Chevy Chase, MD
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Chevy Chase, MD
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Chef-owned and operated, DRG has maintained a high standard for food and service in mid-coast Maine. Seafood is all local and fresh, and preparations are imaginative and at times even daring. Ambience is a bit noisy, but service is friendly and efficient. If you are alone try the bar upstairs- a nice place to drink and eat and meet locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Happy Hour is 3:00 - 6:00 and it is becoming our hang out for extended family to visit and get together. Noisy, but otherwise lovely

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The whole experience was wonderful! I highly recommend the mussels and lobster cakes as they were absolutely delicious! The halibut beurre blanc and paella were also very good. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Damariscotta.

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Newcastle, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food and service is decent, but a little on the pricey side. I think our server was named Naomi and was very nice when we went last week.

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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The place is bigger than it looks. We went for lunch, the waiter was very knowledgeable and professional. The food was delicious and very correctly priced.We then went downstairs to their kitchen where they sell frozen items, we bought some soup and savory pies. The cook himself helped us and it was nice, once home, to have more of their... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband enjoyed his lobster and I enjoyed my steak. Very good wait staff. Excellent wine. We weren't sure we would be seated without reservations but we had no problem. They made sure we were quickly seated.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Looking for a bite after a trip to the venerable Maine Coast Book Shop, we had a delightful lunch here. The clam chowder and homemade onion soup were terrific, and I honestly didn't know that a BLT could be so tasty. Good draft beer selection and cheerful, friendly staff. The Maine blueberry cobbler for dessert was simply great. Thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This restaurant is a family favorite. The menu has a wide selection of seafood but also good land choices. One of the best lamb dishes I've ever had was roasted leg of lamb that was a special. Prices are a value for the quality, and service is consistently good to excellent.

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Wiscasset, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although many find the noise level high ( on busy nights ), the staff and menu more than make up for it.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is all in the taste buds - wide variety of food, well-prepared, unhurried. Upstairs, a full bar with friendly locals. We'd heard a lot about this via TripAdvisor, and it was really fine! Our last meal before the end of our vacation, and a well-chosen spot. Check out their menu on-line.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?