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Damariscotta River Grill

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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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watertown, CT
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332 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service isn't the fastest or the warmest ever and the decor is a little canned but the place has a nice mellow feel and consistently good food. The pemaquid oysters are nicely presented and the tuna is cooked perfectly. The burgers have the feel of a frozen patty and are under seasoned but still tasty. Worth a visit.

Thank aaronds
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dependably good food. Locally sourced, creative specials. A solidly good time. A very affordable happy hour and terrific daily specials.

Thank Janet M
Home Usa
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271 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while driving through the area. Cute downtown in scenic area, but clearly for tourists, as is the restaurant. Lobster roll was OK, but those from roadside trailers at half the price are twice as good. Service was inattentive.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few eating options in Damariscotta on a Sunday night in November, the service was slow (the waiter/bartender on the second level looked like he could of used some help) and the menu on the expensive side. I ordered the Shrimp Bruschetta and the Thai Stew, and while the Bruschetta had a generous portion of shrimp, the Thai... More 

Thank Bryant73
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292 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no intention of eating here in the first place. We tried to get seated at a pub across the street. Not only did they have a wait of nearly half an hour, there was no place to sit and wait for a person with a walking disability. So we gave up, looked around, and spotted the DR Grill.... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting the area to catch up with friends who live here. They chose the place, I just showed up. Very accommodating staff, warm and charming with many different dining areas. Upstairs, downstairs (main floor), in the back of the house, you pick it. Unique, fun, and a great menu at reasonable pricing. Casual dress to business casual for... More 

Thank C4027MVwilliamw
Nobleboro, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The appetizers at the River Grill are excellent and a variety shared among a party makes a great lunch or dinner. The mussels are farmed in the Damariscotta River, and the smoked salmon is from Maine as well. Decent prices, too.

Thank BAB04
Churchton, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This was a wonderful surprise in a perfect Maine town and setting. The scallops and shrimp dish with Parmesan cheese is elegance on a plate. The fish taco meal is excellent as well. We had two great desserts which were prepared to order. Our server also was professional in every respect, brightening a cold,rainy day. Do not miss this experience.

Thank dentlynch
Belgrade, Maine
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We went at a busy time, so it was very load, but the food was outstanding. I had my favorite Scallops served in an orange white balsamic sauce. They were so delicious. I've never enjoyed Scollops so much. They were served with a pea pesto and beet greens that were divine. Rice is the side - no potatoes in Maine???... More 

Thank MajorJoy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

On our way back to Freeport for dinner, we passed through the town. I asked my wife if she minded trying a new place in this little town. She agreed. I poked my head in and saw a wall of best restaurant of the year awards for several years running. I told me wife this is the place. We got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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: +1 207-563-2992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?