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Royal River Grillhouse

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106 Lafayette St, Ste 5, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6125
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is no doubt beautiful- especially out on their enclosed deck. Could have stayed forever just enjoying cocktails and the view. And we should have- as that is the best part. don't get me wrong- the food is good. It's just not as good as the prices would make you think! It is nice to have a "fine dining"... More 

Thank sweetdeliad
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a suggestion from friends. So glad we went there for lunch. It was raining the day we went but the view and atmosphere were still enjoyable. The service was very good. I ordered crab cakes at the suggestion of the waitress and I am glad I did. They were delicious! We will be back.

Thank Bonnie B
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for drinks and appetizers before heading to a show. The place was very busy, but we were fortunate enough to be seated outside by some beautiful fire pits and watch the sunset while we enjoyed a great bottle of wine and a meat and cheese board that was perfect for two. I can not wait to go... More 

Thank blakesmithbuilding
Houston, Texas
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place and when ever we go to Portland Maine, we make sure we come here. Usually the food is good and we love the view and the atmosphere. if you like boats and water, this is the place. We have always have had wonderful service too. Pleasant servers, smiles and good service. Yesterday on the way to... More 

Thank RossDiny
Restaurant M, General Manager at Royal River Grillhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We strive everyday for excellence in food and service and we seemed to have missed that on your visit. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail. If you could reach out to me at our email address at royalrivergrillhouse@gmail.com that would be fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity. Mark P... More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned to the Royal River Grill - first time since the renovations and enjoyed an excellent meal. We sat at the bar and the wait staff were very attentive. The calamari appetizer was very good and our entries were great. It was a bit warm in the restaurant - they were having issues with the air but overall... More 

Thank MT0730
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant checks all the boxes! Excellent Service! Great Food! Wonderful Atmosphere! I've been here many times and the service is always top notch, attentive and friendly. Their apps are all very sharable and great when you're meeting up with friends for a few drinks. Their entree portions are generous and my favorite is the Wood Grilled Salmon. They've recently... More 

Thank ashleyraemiller1988
Cumberland Foreside
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local restaurant we have enjoyed going to the grill house frequently - in the past. It has changed, diminished quality of ingredients and the preparation. The last two visits have served over salted soup, tough beef - over cooked - and service which required having to ask for basic elements, like a spoon, many times. What used to... More 

Thank lrbelle
Restaurant M, General Manager at Royal River Grillhouse, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Irbelle Thank you for your loyalty over the years for the Grill House. Your review is important to us on how we can keep improving, especially in areas that are so important to a great guest experience. I would love the opportunity to talk more about your visit and the steps we have taken to improve in the... More 

Portland ME
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had lunch here and what a disaster it was! There was no air conditioning and it was over 80 in the restaurant. We asked about the air and the server, who was great went to see about it.The WiFi didn't work either which was the least of our concerns at that point. She said they were having issues... More 

Thank nvachon1
Restaurant M, Manager at Royal River Grillhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Obviously we dropped the ball in many areas during your visit with us. I would love to talk further about your experience and have the opportunity to make things right for you and your guests. My email is royalrivergrillhouse@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you Thank you for listening. Mark P Olsen... More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing spot on the river! Adirondack chairs and fire pits looking over the harbor while eating great food and sipping on a classic cocktail, really can't beat that! We had mussels and the Maine lobster roll and they both were outstanding. The drinks were made with care and were consistent, as we stayed there for awhile, completely relaxing.

Thank Mike R
Yarmouth, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While my wife and I had a enjoyable salad, an invited old friend had a poorly prepared "evening special". The $30 plus "Sea Bass over Green" was inedible. The fish was extremely dry and the greens were wilted. My friend sent this dish back to the kitchen. She became sick to her stomach from the few bites she took from... More 

Thank David J
Restaurant M, General Manager at Royal River Grillhouse, responded to this review

Good Afternoon David, I am sorry about your experience at the Grill House. I am especially disappointed what happened to one of your guests. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience and to make things right. If you wish you could contact me at royalrivergrillhouse@gmail.com. I hope to hear from you. Thank you for listening. Mark P Olsen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Lafayette St, Ste 5, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6125
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: 207-846-1226

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