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“Not what it used to be”

King Eider's Pub and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Damariscotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Come and visit us at King Eider's Pub in the heart of the coastal village of Damariscotta Maine. Our historic building has been home to many interesting businesses over its 100+ years. Today, its warmth draws the visitor into the first floor pub with its brick walls, handsome cherry floors and low beams hung with old iron hooks holding handmade mugs. Step upstairs to our warm and very comfortable dining room and peruse a “wine lovers” wine list. Our oyster bar is aptly named for the local Damariscotta River oysters that are served here in the intimate little bar and those oysters will quite literally spoil you for any other – anywhere! Our extensive menu and daily offerings of native seafood, steaks, cuts from our butcher and fresh produce will provide you with just the right pairing. Home of New England’s Finest Crab Cakes And Everything a Pub should be
Naples, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We've been dining at King Eider's for several years, but recently we've seen a decline in quality for the price. Service is always excellent, but I was quite disappointed with my chicken pot pie (very little chicken, runny filling with frozen vegetable pieces) and my husband's sandwich was only ok and was accompanied by greasy homemade fries. I stay away from salads here after I ordered one last summer that was to have cranberries and nuts mixed in. It was served instead with big blobs of dried cranberries and nuts placed on the salad surface. Nothing special or artful. The atmosphere is still wonderful, and the selections on tap are broad and good. We'll be heading instead to the Newcastle Publick House next time we're in Damariscotta.

  • Visited February 2013
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United States
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84 reviews
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“Great Pub!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stop here often and love the food and service! If you're in the area it's well worth stopping in for a great meal and drinks! Highly recommend King Eider's Pub!

  • Visited January 2013
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Damariscotta, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Cozy Nook”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Atmosphere and staff are great! Food quality is superb but portions small for the stiff price. Not at all easily accessible.

Visited November 2012
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jntenan@aol.com
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Becoming a favorite stop”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Our 4th trip to the Eider and each time it has been delightful. The menu features many Maine traditionals and branches out to feature some foods with Jamaican influence. Exceptional selection of whiskeys!

Visited February 2013
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Brunswick, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“Cozy on a Cold Day in Damariscotta”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Thought we'd trek to Damariscotta for a Sunday of visiting some of the shops. Only the bookstore, Reny's and an artisan's store were open. As usual King Eider's provided a cozy place to have a great meal. I had burger and fries and my husband had the steak and ale pie. They had reservations for a full house to hear the acoustic guitar players who were coming on at 1 PM otherwise we would have hung around.

  • Visited January 2013
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