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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
207-563-2992
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Ranked #4 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
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our evening at the Damariscotta River Grill was very relaxing and enjoyable. The service was excellent and our waitress was very skilled while adding a charming personal touch to the dining experience. All of the food was very good although for the price, we felt that the portions should have been either a little bigger or included more of the... More

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Morristown
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant! As I go to Damariscotta frequently, I am always looking for good restaurants. This one is consistently awesome. I love the barbecued shrimp appetizer and their daily specials are always good. The wine list is extensive with lots of reasonable choices. I make a point of a meal at the Grill when I am in town!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, super friendly staff, wildly delicious dinners and desert- chocolate torte and blueberry sage sorbet. Reasonably priced. Fantastic blueberry soda.

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Durham, New Hampshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This summer finds us relying on the River Grill for reliably yummy food before or after arts events like the theater across the street. Sharon's wine list is as good as usual, with Riedel wine glasses enhancing the experience. Staff knows their jobs and will get you out the door if your time is limited. Try the thinly sliced steak... More

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Reisterstown
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a pleasurable meal at the Damariscotta River Grill. We were seated upstairs, by request. It was a bit noisy, but expected because the restaurant was very busy. Our waiter, Ryan, was very polite and very attentive. I had the salmon with rice and a touch of pickles which was delicious. My wife had the Paella which was very... More

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Bristol Connecticut USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a very nice dinner here tonight. Initially seated upstairs near the bar but found it a bit loud for our taste. We were reseated downstairs after a short wait and was much nicer for us. I had Duck confit on risotto, duck was great but risotto was a real dish licking triumph. Wife had steak salad, also very good.... More

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Middleburg, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The turkey was thick, home style, not lunch meat. Delicious. Our family went there and we all enjoyed our lunch. Make sure you order the Broccoli salad side, that was really good too.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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197 reviews 197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The restaurant and bar itself are very inviting with an all wood interior and beamed ceilings. The food selection is large, but we ordered the filet and lobster cake combo and the flatbread and everything was basically tasteless. Service was nice - but I think I would try the Publick House the next time.

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Damariscotta, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

By far the best fine dining option in Damariscotta, the grill is consistently very good. The duck confit risotto is one of the best things I have ever eaten.

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Aurora, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family has been going to the Damariscotta/Pemaquid area in Maine for the last 42 years. The Damariscotta River Grill has become our yearly tradition and we wouldn't miss it. The interior is charming and welcoming, the food is always an interesting twist and prepared to perfection and the waitstaff is exceptional. That's why we always come back!!!

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