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18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
207-861-4454
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food but pricey

The food was great....the drink I had was very good too. Atmosphere wonderful.....but it was a bit out of my price range.....if you are dining on a budget due to having a family.....not the kind of place you would frequent often.....but if you want to splurge....it was worth a once in a while trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Katherine T
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Waterville, Maine
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Bath, Maine
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here, eager to try something different since the Waterville area lacks delicious diversity for dining out. Upon entering, there was no hostess in site - I think we saw two girls and a gentleman rushing around to tables (they certainly weren't packed, but were steady). And if it's a problem of the establishment being... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had dinner while in Waterville for a business trip. The server seemed a little lost and not very knowledgeable about certain items on the menu. The chowder I ordered was well seasoned but came out almost cold. Seafood choices were enjoyed by all and my lamb chops were pretty good but I was expecting them to be have a stronger... More 

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Madison, Maine
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We arrived at opening time, only 5 people in the restaurant. We placed our drink orders and meal orders...drinks came quickly...but then we waited, and waited, and waited. Again, nobody else was in restaurant, it took almost an hour for our food to arrive. All dishes were delicious, maybe a little over priced, especially the raw oysters at 2.25 each....... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was great....the drink I had was very good too. Atmosphere wonderful.....but it was a bit out of my price range.....if you are dining on a budget due to having a family.....not the kind of place you would frequent often.....but if you want to splurge....it was worth a once in a while trip.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We live within a few miles of 18 Below and enjoy an evening here once or twice a month. The service is superb and the food is truly excellent. We've never been disappointed. The drinks are great and you're never rushed. Not only is this restaurant excellent for central Maine, it would be a standout in the best foodie cities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had steered clear of 18 Below after a couple of so-so meals but I was pleasantly surprised when we revisited the restaurant a couple of weeks ago. The menu hadn't changed drastically but the number of specials offered had. We started out with mussels cooked in beer with orange and tomato. It was a nice creative approach to mussels... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you want good food, atmosphere, and well trained servers go to 18 Below. When I plan to go to dinner it is at the top of my list!

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Winslow, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Always a great meal! Great atmosphere and Great service! Specials are always a treat. Best lobster dish around! Steaks, seafood and vegetarian dishes are all exceptional. Nice wine and bar selections.

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Norfolk, Connecticut, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My daughter and I recently had dinner here. It was fabulous! We started with raw oysters, so fresh tasting and yummy. I got the special of the night which happened to be a lobster cutlet, saffron risotto, and grilled asparagus. My daughter had a beautiful piece of salmon with a maple glaze - mashed potatoes too. Absolutely delicious. Server was... More 

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Sidney, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Food, the Presentation, the Service. The staff possesses a culinary degree. This restaurant prides themselves on the excellence of their food and the affordability of their prices. The presentation was a feast to our eyes. An upscale restaurant with a casual dine in location. Yes, I did copy some of this description from their web page because it is... More 

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Additional Information about 18 Below Raw Bar

Address: 18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
Phone Number: 207-861-4454
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: 207-861-4454

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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