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18 Below Raw Bar

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$$ - $$$
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18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
+1 207-861-4454
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Waterville, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten there with friends and with just the two of us and the accommodations have been excellent. The ambience is warm and the food is wonderful. If you like comfort food or if you prefer food more toward the gourmet side 18 Below for you. The prices are moderate and a good bargain. There is a quiet and... More 

Thank 481elaineh
Woodbury, Minnesota
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Went for business and it was the perfect place for a laid back dinner. The raw seafood offering were plentiful and the oysters were particularly good.

Thank Paul K
Waterville, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was my first time at 18 Below. Friends took me here for a Birthday dinner, and I could not have had a better present! The restaurant is cozy and charming; the wait staff superb.We were seated immediately, and treated as if we were the only diners there.Our waitress could not have been nicer or more helpful. We each ordered... More 

Thank Joann B
Fairfield, Maine
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We love it here. A huge thank you to the kitchen for letting us get creative with your already awesome menu! I had the NY strip, but didn't want it with the caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles it came with. They let me customize my steak to have the black cherry - port reduction the duck came with, paired... More 

Thank porkslapgirl
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been going to 18 Below since they opened, and never been disappointed. However, last night we took some friends who have never been there for the first time. We could not sit in the dinning room, they were short staffed with only 2 servers, informed us of that, so we were seated in the bar. It was soooooooooo... More 

1 Thank Susan H
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The food here is superb. It actually has real taste. This restaurant doesn't offer up generic dishes with sauces souped up on corn syrup. My maple-glazed chicken was delicious.

Thank David R
Dallas, Texas
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went for a business dinner with a group of 9 and everyone cleaned their plate. The Oysters Rockefeller were awesome and each diner expressed that their meal was fabulous. I had the Beef Tenderloin and it was the best Filet Minion I have ever had (I am not a big fish eater). The service was terrific, never had to ask... More 

Thank NavyDallasite
Winslow, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

What more can be said? This is a small restaurant located in the heart of Waterville. It has a very romantic atmosphere, and the staff is very friendly. The food is prepared using the upmost care. The raw oysters are delectable.

Thank paulf_1016
Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My mother and I found this place based on TripAdvisor reviews. The restaurant has good ingredients but either covers their flavors in any day red sauce or fails to even season with salt. The waiter first rushed out order and then failed to refill my mom's coffee. Oysters great, good calamari and delicious scallops. Starch is plentiful--too much for other... More 

1 Thank AimeeGraves
De Pere, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Cool location and decor. Food and wine were excellent. We had raw oysters on the half shell, clams, tiger shrimp, and more. Also enjoyed a wonderful Pinot Grigio. Unfortunately, our server was terrible. She only stopped at our table when we flagged her down and she acted put out each time we did. When she brought our check, which totaled... More 

Thank Laura S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-861-4454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?