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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%
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“crab cakes” (50 reviews)
“salad” (41 reviews)
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Soups, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Keydet72
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently found ourselves in Damariscotta at lunchtime and after checking out Trip Advisor decided on the King Eider's Pub. We were not disappointed. We sat upstairs where we could sneak a peek out our window at the river, and where it was quiet enough...More

Thank Tootsie64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked King Eider's quite randomly of the several options in Damariscotta. We went at lunch on a Saturday and were quickly seated. Our waitress was pleasant and polite. My wife had the special, a BBQ chicken club which she loved, I had a regular...More

Thank jryder63
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What a delightful experience: a diverse menu, interesting specials, and a fun server. Easter, our server, knew the menu and specials by heart. She offered suggestions when asked, and made the evening in the upstairs dining room special. We shared the Gem Island stew and...More

1  Thank Steve B
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our family of 5 enjoyed dinner last week that included terrific mussels, a hearty veggie burger, hot fries and very tasty maple basted wings. The entrees also looked good, but at $30+ each, we passed on them.

Thank Tony L
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the feedback.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating staff as we arrived not long before closing. Split crab cake entree and salad for us. Very friendly staff and the atmosphere is classic pub in a small Maine town. There's a reason this Pub has a great local reputation

1  Thank traveller40827
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We stopped here for a drink and some oysters in this cute pub on main st in Damariscotta..We sat at the bar in this small but wonderful place. Drinks were good and the oysters were local and delicious, they do have a food menu for...More

Thank Goodguydoug
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed meals here many times over nearly two decades. This month we enjoyed having lunch twice while vacationing in the area. The food is always good and the service is always friendly. Prices are reasonalbe.

Thank Alan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Soups, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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