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“Fantastic meal in a fun environment”

Damariscotta River Grill
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Damariscotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 19, 2011

It's easy to go out and have a good meal for a couple at over a $100 for the evening. However, when you can spend less than $100 for drinks, apps, entrees, and dessert for less than $100 AND call the meal one of the ten best in your life- well that's something special. I don't know if was the lobster cakes filled with huge chunks of lobster meat, the fresh sea scallops cooked to perfection and served in an orange balsamic sauce, or the local maine shrimp brushetta but the food at the river grill was top notch. Throw in attentive service and walls covered with great art for a variety of artists and you yourself and unforgettable experience that won't leave you feeling like you just made another mortgage payment.

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Thank AlaskaKings
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We were greeted pleasantly as we entered. After being seated upstairs on a Friday night it was noisy and they quickly gave us a table downstairs. Our server was fun and attentive. The dinner salad is much better than what appears on the menu. The goat salad that one of our friends had earned very high marks. My spouse had the delmonico steak and he said it was the best he ever had. The roast beef special that night also was raved about as the best in the area. My meal of seafood fettuccini was good not great. Overall we really enjoyed this place and will be back soon.

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Reviewed July 9, 2011

The food was excellent and we had such a sweet waitress (she managed the back room). The shrimp bruschetta was superb!

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Thank mjdtg
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

We were in the Wiscasset area for a couple of days and ate here twice. The food was really great. We opted for the make your own 3 course dinner and it's the best value around. Try the hangar steak or the ribs - both were delicious. Service was also good. If you have a choice, eat upstairs. This place is a definite new favorite of ours in Maine.

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Thank SBrantley
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

The food was absolutely wonderful however, the staff appeared to be annoyed with our presence. From the time we entered and said our name and reservation we were greeted as if we were pests. We sat at our table for 5 minutes before the waitress appeared, our water glasses were not filled until a good 10 minutes after we were seated. When our entrees were delivered they were place in front of us and the waitress whipped around to the table behind us and said, "Have you decided."

We received three separate bills, two were wrong, and a woman, perhaps the manager asked for the credit card again, but offered no apology or even 'how about a coffee for your troubles.'

I think the clientele suffers through this sort of customer service because they feel the joint is very chic and cool and crunchy - bad service isn't chic or cool people.

I won't go back and I really really loved the food. Sad.

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