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Damariscotta River Grill

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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Gardiner, Maine
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167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us came for a late lunch (about 1:30) on a Saturday and elected to eat at the bar. It was way past the lunch rush and winding down. Our server, however, was overwhelmed since she was waiting on the few tables that remained as well as acting as bartender. Unfortunately, she was not a multi-tasker. She was very... More 

Thank skeelovr
Reston, Virginia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mixed experience. We ate in the bar, but waited a full hour before we were served salads, soup, oyster appetizers. We came for fresh Damariscotta oysters, but after an hour they arrived warm. We wondered if they had been sitting under a lamp. Waiter apologized. Second order of oysters arrived on chilled plate, but oysters were room temperature. Clam chowder,... More 

Thank wiiildbill
Pitman, Nj
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I have been enjoying "the river grille" for the past 4-5 summer vacations. It's our all-time favorite place in town. We always go for Happy Hour, but have also visited for lunch. Their Happy Hour is the absolute best! Their mussels are to die for, and their shrimp dishes are also very, very good. So are the... More 

Thank nono52
Olney, Maryland
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Damariscotta River Grill based what I read on Trip Advisor. I must say, I was not disappointed. The town was just OK but this restaurant was amazing. It was very crowded but the service was great. I had the Lobster BLT and it was fantastic. It came with a side salad and I got the Citrus dressing which... More 

Thank Drew D
Brunswick, Maine
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent tavern style bar/restaurant. It has a great architectural vibe and the second floor is warm, cozy and a great place to relax and have some beer and oysters! We return often for happy hour its a great deal!

Thank John G
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272 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here and are very glad we did. I have the Mexican BBQ shrimp, delicious, it was so good I polished off the dipping sauce and the small taco shell it came in! The lobster roll was excellent, fresh and delicious, a light mayo-based dressing, very interesting. My wife had the Tuscan chicken, it was excellent, freshly-prepared with... More 

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New York City, New York
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225 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends here for lunch and just had salads. But the menu looked interesting and could easily come back for dinner if in the area. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank john w
New York City
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was really fresh and tasty. Kids loved their chicken sandwiches. I loved fresh oysters and mussels were great as well. Portions are not big but I would rather eat less but better. I would return.

Thank NewYorkCityOval
Stockton, New Jersey
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh, delicious food with great service in the heart of Damariscotta. Great wine selections, good beer and cocktail choices also. Had lunch and dinner here and everyone was very happy. Had wraps and salad for lunch, seared scallops, lobster risotto, among others, for dinner. Divine desserts (frozen lemon mousse cake, chocolate torte, etc.). Delightful overall experience. Will definitely return when... More 

Thank jancathip
Morristown, New Jersey
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Multi level restaurant with a bar area on the second floor where you can wait if you didn't make a reservation. Make a reservation. The place isn't large so the noise level can get rather loud upstairs by the bar. The wine list is surprisingly long for the area. The mix of wines, the manner in which the list is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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

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