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Damariscotta River Grill

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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Needham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our way back from a short trip we wanted to stop for lunch and were directed to the king eider restaurant. When we went in they told us they were too busy for us, so we walked across the street and found the Damariscotta River Grill. Being turned away was our good fortune. Lunch was great, the space is... More 

1 Thank schifilliti
York, Maine
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a local event and went here for lunch as we liked the look, and the menu. I had oysters and my wife had BBQ shrimp as apps, and they were served perfectly and were delicious. My wife had the onion soup and I had a crab melt for meals and both were wonderful. My wife is a... More 

Thank merunner57
Charlotte, NC
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cannot brag enough about the quality of food, wine, prices, and their people. A real treat every time we're in Maine. Wish they would open in Charlotte, NC, too

Thank JohnCharlotte
watertown, CT
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352 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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.

1 Thank aaronds
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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339 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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323 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 965 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

3 Thank StarWeez
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 2 November 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

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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, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?