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King Eider's Pub and Restaurant

2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
+1 207-563-6008
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (51 reviews)
“salad” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Soups, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again on a trip up to Mid Coast I had to stop for lunch at King Eider's Pub. The food was excellent and the service was warm, friendly and attentive. I had the Eider Burger this time and it was cooked to perfection. The...More

Thank CT-Foodie60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate lunch here on the recommendation of the staff at Split Rock Distilling. It was a great choice. The service was attentive without hovering. Had a signature salad with black bean/quinoa cakes. Delicious and filling, and I'm typically a carnivore! Very convenient location next to...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were a group of 5 that was looking for a place to watch the game. The tv's are small and they "can't" turn on the sound but a great place to hang out on a very cold winter day. Delicious chicken pot pies!

Thank paducah1983
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This week we poked around mid coast Maine and visited King Eider’s Pub for lunch. A business owner in Boothbay had recommended it to us last year. There were 4 of us dining and everyone of us finished our meals and were thrilled with the...More

1  Thank Lynn O
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We sat at he bar and watched all the food go by and it looked delicious. The service was wonderful, great beer selection, amazing whiskey selection- meaning it was overwhelming to look at and mesmerizing at the same time....so many beautiful bottles. It is very...More

1  Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My friend and I visited for an early dinner. The pub staff is very cheerful, welcoming and friendly. I ordered their open- faced steak sandwich, and it was fantastic. The meat was super tender and flavorful. I will definitely visit here again when I am...More

1  Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Friendly, genuine staff. Gorgeous, intimate spaces carved out of an antique building. Unpretentious and open year-round. Great bar(s) with nice booths or table service. Food is prepared from what's seasonally and daily available from local purveyors, in a small and professional place. It's where the...More

2  Thank Bona Fide B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We needed nourishment before visiting the fine book shop in Damariscotta. Last year's visit to King Eider was memorable so we went back. Seating was prompt in the ground floor bar, a hopping place. Server Brittany was abeam the table promptly and orders were taken....More

1  Thank Keydet72
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We ate here in July 2016 as a family and loved it. My husband & I were in the area recently and wanted to go again - I called at 8:20pm on a Sunday and was told the kitchen would be closing very soon. I...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

King Eider's restaurant had the best haddock with capers and a super delicious salad which I remember the taste but not the name. My husband and I split both entrees and the waitress kindly made sure each portion was dished out on separate plates! The...More

Thank seridipity
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner's and service. I do need to say there is no trucking business near us, the town has been updating all of the water mains and storm water drains since Sept. 4th, that work will be complete by...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-563-6008
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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
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