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Van Lloyd's Bistro

85 Parking Lot Lane, Damariscotta, ME
+1 207-563-5005
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, American, Fusion, Healthy
$$ - $$$
85 Parking Lot Lane, Damariscotta, ME
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Great, friendly, unobtrusive service. Very good food. I had the gravlaks serve on a slate. My fabulous companion had the corn chowder, greek salad, and matcha creme brulee. Lovely, eclectic decor, including finds from Guatemala, and pews from an old church. We booked again for...More

Thank mightyhomo
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Pumpkinfest weekend can make getting dinner in the area a challenge. Van Loyd's had plenty of open tables early in the evening, and we decided to give it a chance. First, the wait was far too long. I appreciated long drawn-out dinners, but we were...More

Thank bostonrelaxed
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was our second visit to Van Lloyd's bistro, but first since the ownership changed in the past four months. A youg couple (Meredith and Chef ?) now run and own Van Lloyd's and the improvements in the food and decor are obvious. The atmosphere...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I loved the way they made healthy foods taste amazing! Very unique decorations as well. And local foods. the scallops I had were so good, and my husband's dish was great, too. We shared a bottle of wine, and found it quiet so we could...More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a delightful dinner of gumbo (perfectly balanced in spice and texture), the charcuterie board, and the cheese slate. The service was outstanding too. Note to self: go back for lunch soon.

Thank ILike2Eat27
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fresh local food creatively prepared. A great choice for the area. If the bignets are on the dessert menu, don't pass them up!

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The spouse and I arrived, and were not welcomed with the usual "welcome to..." statement, but instead "Do you have a reservation?", which we did not. Wasn't an issue, but set the mood as not being a laid back place for dining. Nice chilled bottle...More

1  Thank mainetraveler50
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Rolls were warm but tasteless, innovative combinations like the salmon ceviche don't quite come together, gin mussels were overcooked and didn't,t seem very fresh and the seared scallops were soggy... the drinks were excellent, the waitresses very friendly. We sat on the terrace with a...More

1  Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It is a special place and a little different feel then other places in town. Oysters were great and so were the stuffed grape leaves. Got the gin and tonic mussels and they were delicious. Also got the ginger scallops and they were prepared perfectly....More

Thank Flashstar
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Ok, it's Maine and you have to have the whole lobster, the lobster roll, the lobster martini, but even in Maine there's gotta be more to eating well. At this bistro, there is. Two of us had Salmon topped with thin cucumber slices. It was...More

Thank John F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Parking Lot Lane, Damariscotta, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-563-5005
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Van Lloyd’s Bistro will be closed for 4 weeks from 3/11 through 4/9. We will be reopening with our spring hours and a new menu on Tuesday, April 10th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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