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Riverfront Barbeque

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300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our way to Bangor, we stopped to eat down on the riverfront and chose this quaint warehouse location. We ordered their Thursday lunch special of pulled BBQ chicken on Jalapeño cornbread. It was absolutely delicious. The sauce was homemade and tasty. Our server, Alissa, was wonderful and helpful with menu selections.

Thank Traveler4145
Reading, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is fine. Decent food and good service. Comfortable seating in a quaint environment. Without many choices in this area, go for it!

Thank hotgranny
Matthews, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were spending the night in Augusta and went to Riverfront Barbeque based on TripAdvisor reviews. Being from the south, we were a bit cautious about going to a barbeque place in Maine, but we were not disappointed. The ribs were delicious and the meat fell off the bones. The dry rub seasoning was perfect. The service is outstanding -... More 

Thank Kim D
Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the restaurants open on July 4th so we took advantage of it. It appears to be in an old warehouse in the downtown area of Augusta ME. Although it is not "southern barbeque" as we know it, food was pretty good. We had a good waitress who took good care of us. Slaw and baked beans... More 

Thank Jan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. Delicious hamburgers, bbq and salad! Service was good. Allagash white beer on tap (made in Portland) was quite refreshing. Cheese hush puppies for appetizer were quickly consumed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had a lot of BBQ in my life, in a lot of places that aren't Maine. And this is some of the best. We came the first time for lunch. A group of us split the very ample BBQ sampler. There was some pretty divine smoked Italian sausage - that popped in your mouth with not only flavor, but... More 

Thank Markus G
Dennis, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I am reluctant to give negative reviews, but this place needs to shape up. Maybe it was the tail-end of the shift for the kitchen and wait staff. But nothing seemed to go right. 30 minutes after our order went to the kitchen ... Grilled chicken salad was delivered as limp greens, blackened chicken salad. Quarter chicken plate was forgettable.... More 

Thank Henri Pierre S
Wilton, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to discover this place after an 8 hour drive and a Google search, and decided to try it even though it was not even mentioned on the trip advisor top 10 restaurants in Augusta. Let me just say we had the best Memphis style ribs I have had ANYWHERE on the eastern seaboard. Perfectly seasoned and smoked,... More 

Thank Magikbee
Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I had the pulled pork with veggies on the side - no bun. This is a great low carb option. The pulled pork was tender, with none of the big clothes of fat that you often get in other places. The sauce was perfect - spicy, but no too. The vegetables were a nice mix of sautéed and spiced. Service... More 

Thank travveller95
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our trip thru Maine. Service was friendly although a bit slow (I would have given this place a 5). The food was worth the wait. I had the best chicken quesadilla! Very tex-mex. Hugh portions with a pool of sour cream and fresh salsa. My husband's burger was really good and came with very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330-4620
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: 207-622-8899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?