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All 29 Damariscotta Restaurants

Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
207-563-2992
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Ranked #3 of 29 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
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were just coming up from Portland and wanted to have lunch before we checked into the Newcastle Inn. It was a cool but sunny September day and the restaurant was crowded. We were greeted like old friends by the hostess and seated upstairs. There was but one waitress and she was the best. Always friendly and handled the whole... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A friend recommended this place to us, so we thought we would give it a try. We went upstairs, (which is open and airy, with a great view of the harbor), for Happy Hour (5-7) and fell into an Artist reception that was going on. We started admiring the art and speaking with people are was invited to share in... More 

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Additional Information about Damariscotta River Grill

Address: 155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
Phone Number: 207-563-2992
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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