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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great little place!

Darmariscotta River Grill, located right on Main Street in downtown Darmariscotta was an excellent selection for dinner on a Monday evening in May. We had originally tried to go to another restaurant down the street from the Grill but discovered it was closed on Mondays in May. So, while the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
DearDona
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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180 reviews 180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Darmariscotta River Grill, located right on Main Street in downtown Darmariscotta was an excellent selection for dinner on a Monday evening in May. We had originally tried to go to another restaurant down the street from the Grill but discovered it was closed on Mondays in May. So, while the River Grill was not our first choice we were very... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I stopped in for lunch based on the recommendation by an employee at the local gas station. I ordered a latte and a Grill Burger. The burger comes with pepper jack cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Also comes with a side, I got the Waldorf salad. Everything was fresh and tasty. Our waitress did a great job, attentive but not... More 

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Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was recommended to us by a local. So glad we took the chance. The ambience is very nice on the first floor and I kind of wish we had eaten down there. We went upstairs and were admiring the art on the walls. The upstairs is big and airy, however, we did find it a bit noisy. One of... More 

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Branford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The menu is inventive, the food is well prepared and the ambiance, with interesting original artwork adorning the walls, is warm and comfortable. What I object to is when lobster cakes are ordered off the appetizer menu and, unbeknownst to me, the waitress elevates the order to entree status by adding one cake and rice/vegetables and adds $12 to the... More 

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New Orleans LA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visiting family on the lake and were told there's only one place for dinner -- glad we didn't argue -- dinner was great. Quiet, service (Natalie M.) just the best and the check didn't kidnap my wallet. Onion soup top-notch and shrimp plates excellent, too. Had a tub of mussels and still can taste them.

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North Canton, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After being turned away by another local restaurant because I was a single which they apparently do not serve, I was delighted to discover a nearby restaurant that thankfully DO seat singles. Not only was the service delightful but the meal was absolutely delicious and what could have been a crappy evening turned into a great one thanks to this... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Damariscotta River Grill was recommended by my innkeeper in Newcastle, and we were glad we had dinner there. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was warm and informal, and the price was in keeping with the quality of food and service. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. You can't ask for better.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

always good. Great service and excellent food. Great happy hour upstairs in lounge. Wait staff friendly and a pleasure to talk to.never had a bad meal

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Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I ate here Saturday and were so impressed that we returned for Sunday dinner. What most impressed us was that the rather broad menu was uniformly excellent. I ate light on Saturday (onion soup and salad) and was so happy to have a dinner salad with vegetables so fresh that they snapped under my fork. My wife... More 

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Weeknight dinner-upscale gourmet restaurant. Ordered the price fix option which included dessert. Was able to get my order in a small plate size. Good beverage offerings. Ate upstairs.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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?