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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster cakes” (30 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
“flatbread” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
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Reviewed yesterday

A truly delightful dinner = fried and raw local oysters! Then the very best mussels ever! get lots of bread and soak up every last drop of the brine with the mussels. That and a salad to share and it is a perfect dinner. The...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lobster roll (6 oz.) and a helping of Pemaquid/ Damariscotta River oysters;add a delicious pulled pork sandwich all delivered by a wonderfully charming server and you have the ingredients for an excellent. Lots of table space both upstairs and downstairs, too.

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 5 had an excellent lunch mid-week at the Damariscotta River Grill. The food selection and atmosphere were very good and our server, Nadia, was extremely helpful and charming. It was clear why this is rated as the #1 food stop in Damariscotta.

Thank todd n
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an upscale restaurant that serves excellent food that is plated beautifully. The menu has a wide selection and if you just want a drink, you can go upstairs to the bar.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are summer residents of nearby Westport Island and have been dining here, about once a month, for years..We were also big fans of another of their restaurants (Anchor Inn) in Round Pond before they got pushed out by the landlord...My favorite dish here is...More

1  Thank gardner34285
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a charming and exciting place to eat. They offer a too many tempting things to try. The kitchen is quite inventive with its dishes. It would be fun to go with a party of six and try everything. Unfortunately we were only two and...More

Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need to just relax and not be hasseled? This is the location. Service is proffesssional, prompt and always courteous. Service here is after than trying to write a review on trip advisor on an iPhone (totally useless app). Great bartender(s) - NO short pour. Food...More

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for lunch or dinner, specials were amazing. Staff very friendly and attentive. Would recommend

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Annual pilgrimage to the upstairs bar, with full menu and Bobby the Bartender. We just had fresh scallops with black rice (luscious), then the best Paella EVER ... seriously. Everything is fresh, and plenty of it. Thoughtfully prepared and presented, great seafood flavors. Good stuff....More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All we wanted was a late afternoon glass of wine and a plate of oysters. Surely that's not asking much. I'm not sure why one has to wait for fifteen minutes for a plate of oysters to arrive. The oysters arrived on a glass plate....More

1  Thank Reader17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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