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“Excellent ribs, better than Beale St itself” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riverfront Barbeque

Riverfront Barbeque
300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
207-622-8899
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Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Augusta
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Gardiner, Maine
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137 reviews 137 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent ribs, better than Beale St itself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We go here often and always enjoy the experience. We do find the Memphis dry rub ribs better than any place we ate in Memphis. The service is good, prices reasonable and servings plentiful. Their beer selection is huge. The downstairs is ok but the atmosphere is mediocre. However, upstairs at the Gin Mill is excellent and you can order anything from the full menu. Getting a table can be a challenge at times.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good ribs, good service, great beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This visit was out second visit to the restaurant. The ribs are good. The cornbread is great. The jambalaya was disappointing. Service is friendly and attentive. It is a good place for a beer and a bite but take some care with what you order. Stick with the BBQ items.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful little place in unfortunately relatively empty waterfront area of Augusta. Food was great (we had pulled chicken, BBQ chicken, corn bread, fries, cole slaw-- although menu is quite broad). Nice waitress, quick service, very reasonably priced. Would be eager to go back next time I am in town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Ribs in Maine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stopped in Augusta on the way north in Maine and found Riverfront Barbeque and Grill. It was a GREAT choice for a good, barbeque dinner. We had 6 adults and 2 children and ordered a full slab of ribs and the barbeque sampler (with the pulled pork). There was just enough food to go around with almost none left over. The ribs very tasty and pretty much all the elements of the barbeque sampler were very good. This was a very nice change of pace from all the seafood that we had and it was very much worth the stop in Augusta. Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio
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165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“OK to grab lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were driving through downtown on a Sunday, looking for a place to have a light lunch. Service is friendly, the barbecue is OK. We really didn't see much else downtown. We would recommend it for a lunch while passing through but not as a destination in and of itself.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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