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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster cakes” (30 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
“flatbread” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite a somewhat interesting/ inspired menu, the Damariscotta River Grill fails to deliver. Presentation is bland (think cafeteria food) and the food is underwhelming. My husband's fish tacos lacked seasoning, color, or any element of culinary interest, and the haddock was certainly ready for its...More

Thank mainecoastgal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent food options with a great rustic feel inside the restaurant. Highly recommend this well-run and operated restaurant located right on the Main Street in Damariscotta.

Thank bbidle205
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the 'steak and cakes'. So good. Large portion with nice sides. Others in the group had the duck, lobster and yellowfin. All were pleased. Definitely going to cost you a little bit of $$, but without hesitation, worth it. Only thing that was so-so...More

Thank SevillesBarber
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiter appeared quite willing to make some adjustments in our meal, even kindly taking back our seared tuna for more heat. (We were embarrassed to ask, but just couldn't eat it that raw.) The tuna came back beautifully re-plated and garnished, now cooked through,...More

Thank j_yesno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed our small birthday party here. Good selection of local beers. Would go back

Thank kvhak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had terrific Damariscotta oysters and wonderful halibut . Well priced for outstanding seafood. Really enjoyable atmosphere

Thank _treagerd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great service, price wise $$$, In the center of one of the cutest towns you could ever visit in Maine. Very easy parking - boat trips available, oyster bar with music right on the water, probably 500 yards from this restaurant, lovely shops.

Thank Judi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood fettuccine was delicious - well worth the price. The restaurant was clean and welcoming. The service was also good, and the overall dinner atmosphere was perfect. Favorite restaurant in Damariscotta.

Thank JamesHowlett17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 12 was turned away at the first place we tried (scoffed at really) because we didn't have reservations. The very friendly hostess at River Grill didn't miss a beat when I walked in asking for seating for a large party - she...More

Thank copper471
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the fettuccine with seafood, and I was disappointed to discover 2 small scallops and 3 shrimp on my noodles for $24.95. The description included other seafoods, but I did not see any evidence of them. My friend ordered the lobster do-little for $28,...More

Thank Leslie C
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Restaurant Details

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