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Salt Bay Cafe

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88 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4667
+1 207-563-3302
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in the area and have been here a number of times through the years for breakfast. After my last experience, I have to wonder what has changed. We were there on a recent Sunday around 9AM. Normally the place would be filled. There were only 2 other tables besides ours occupied. The service was good. Greeted and seated... More 

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Thank sailorgirl2001
East Boothbay
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53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been going to Salt Bay Cafe for the past two years, but, last week the dinner was just not up to par. The salmon was overcooked and the shrimp was out of a frozen bag. I am sorry, but, for what I was charged this is just not right.

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Thank SweetIndulgence
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food is great, solid home cooking focused on local specialities. The atmosphere is a bit dated--but you can't beat the value.

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Thank Janet M
Bremen, Maine
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

i really enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese. it was very filling and delicious, with a few twists to make it unique. They have great tea selections, and some nice appetizers and desserts, making for a nice stop in mid-afternoon if it is not lunch or dinner time..

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Thank Diana B
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice Restaurant, good Service - and perfect sweet potato Chips! Enjoy your dinner here. Interesting decoration and good choice of beverages.

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Thank TravelTina2015
saltbaycafe, Manager at Salt Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the descriptive, great review :) More 

Santa Rosa, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not a tourist destination, in a very touristy village. Good comfort food & a very tasty vegetarian menu - an interesting combination. Nice waitstaff, many items are housemate (pies, soups), generous portions. A "locals spot" - great place to meet interesting people & have great discussion. Go for the food, you may find a good chat!

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Thank cjaorme
saltbaycafe, Manager at Salt Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, glad you had a good time! More 

Newfields, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ate here a year ago service was ok - food was ok, nothing fantastic but it was ok. Went here Saturday (10-8-16) night for dinner and the service rotted - food was greasy! Then I was stupid enough to order dessert, apple crisp - the worst apple crisp I have ever had at any place- ever ! All night... More 

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2 Thank sherylgary78
saltbaycafe, Manager at Salt Bay Cafe, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear this. What did you have for dinner that was greasy? Also, if you have any information about your server please email me, to ensure this doesn't happen to someone else. Saltbaycafe2@yahoo.com More 

Rockland, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

They are very Knowledgeable and care about there customers. Living with vegetarians I know it is hard to accommodate in most restaurants. This restaurant has it all.

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Thank Photobomb1969
saltbaycafe, Manager at Salt Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! :) More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday that seemed to be a special event day in town, so had to search awhile for parking. But was pleasantly surprised at this little place that is right on the main thoroughfare. We were seated immediately and service was great. My spouse had the fish tacos and I had the tuna melt. Both were... More 

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Thank Siouxellen
saltbaycafe, Manager at Salt Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! More 

Dublin Ireland
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We called in for lunch on a hot day, so the cool air conditioning was very welcome. We received a warm welcome and were shown to table. The menu is extensive and it was difficult to decide on what to have . I we started with sea food chowder which had a real flavour, followed by grass feed beef burger.... More 

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Thank AlanDublinIreland
saltbaycafe, Manager at Salt Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I love the bison burger too, try that one next time! ! :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 20:00
Thursday
07:30 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 20:30
Saturday
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4667
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-563-3302

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?