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“Saved the day!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Damariscotta River Grill

Damariscotta River Grill
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Damariscotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Saved the day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I had been in Booth Bay and were less then impressed with the restaurants we had been to so we were desperate for a nice atmosphere and a good meal. Boy were we thrilled we found the River Grill! Not only were we greetedt by the sweetest, very attentive man with lobster shorts, but our waitress Holly was fantastic! The atmosphere with local art and exposed brick is fun, cozy, clean and modern. We loved the atmosphere, the staff and the food was delicious! I had the broccoli salad and the Thai Seafood Stew which was out of this world! My hubby got the Quinoa salad and Spinach and Crab Crepes. He was freaking out at how good it all was. Thank you River Grill for saving the day and our lovely Inn Keepers Pamela and Richard at the Hodgson Island Inn for recommending this fantastic restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Lunch1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wonderful waitstaff, great food for all and drinks too. The BLT crabmelt was incredible as well as the regular BLT. Best place in town and worth the stop even you are passing by for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danny S
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Trenton, Maine
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a wonderful place to go for lunch or dinner. We've brought family and friends from away and everyone raves. The food is excellent as well as the service. Nice wine selection too!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diana W
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Edgemont, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food. Great service. Nice atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

We met some friends for dinner here. Each of our meals were excellent and the service was great. I was a bit surprised to get such a fine meal in the sleepy little town of Damariscotta. It hasn't changed much since I was a kid.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dooley69
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Choices and Delicious Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Very clean and nicely decorated restaurant, lots of room around each table, wonderful menu and delicious food. The prices were a little upscale, but the quality was there. The village of Damariscotta is fun to walk around, on a scenic river near the coast. Stop for Giffords ice cream after dinner, about a half block away, and the evening is perfect!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heidi M
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