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Damariscotta River Grill

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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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watertown, CT
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The service isn't the fastest or the warmest ever and the decor is a little canned but the place has a nice mellow feel and consistently good food. The pemaquid oysters are nicely presented and the tuna is cooked perfectly. The burgers have the feel of a frozen patty and are under seasoned but still tasty. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank aaronds
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Dependably good food. Locally sourced, creative specials. A solidly good time. A very affordable happy hour and terrific daily specials.

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Thank Janet M
Home Usa
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308 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while driving through the area. Cute downtown in scenic area, but clearly for tourists, as is the restaurant. Lobster roll was OK, but those from roadside trailers at half the price are twice as good. Service was inattentive.

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Thank CaseyfromBoston
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

One of the few eating options in Damariscotta on a Sunday night in November, the service was slow (the waiter/bartender on the second level looked like he could of used some help) and the menu on the expensive side. I ordered the Shrimp Bruschetta and the Thai Stew, and while the Bruschetta had a generous portion of shrimp, the Thai... More 

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NH
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268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 961 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had no intention of eating here in the first place. We tried to get seated at a pub across the street. Not only did they have a wait of nearly half an hour, there was no place to sit and wait for a person with a walking disability. So we gave up, looked around, and spotted the DR Grill.... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I was visiting the area to catch up with friends who live here. They chose the place, I just showed up. Very accommodating staff, warm and charming with many different dining areas. Upstairs, downstairs (main floor), in the back of the house, you pick it. Unique, fun, and a great menu at reasonable pricing. Casual dress to business casual for... More 

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Nobleboro, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The appetizers at the River Grill are excellent and a variety shared among a party makes a great lunch or dinner. The mussels are farmed in the Damariscotta River, and the smoked salmon is from Maine as well. Decent prices, too.

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Churchton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was a wonderful surprise in a perfect Maine town and setting. The scallops and shrimp dish with Parmesan cheese is elegance on a plate. The fish taco meal is excellent as well. We had two great desserts which were prepared to order. Our server also was professional in every respect, brightening a cold,rainy day. Do not miss this experience.

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Belgrade, Maine
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went at a busy time, so it was very load, but the food was outstanding. I had my favorite Scallops served in an orange white balsamic sauce. They were so delicious. I've never enjoyed Scollops so much. They were served with a pea pesto and beet greens that were divine. Rice is the side - no potatoes in Maine???... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On our way back to Freeport for dinner, we passed through the town. I asked my wife if she minded trying a new place in this little town. She agreed. I poked my head in and saw a wall of best restaurant of the year awards for several years running. I told me wife this is the place. We got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?