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King Eider's Pub and Restaurant

2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
+1 207-563-6008
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (53 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Soups, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here at the end of the Pumpkin festival weekend, so all the waitstaff was pretty worn out, as it's a madhouse in town that weekend. Dinner was pretty good, but not exceptional, except for the crabcakes, which really were exceptional. Great beer selection.

Thank tarzan2613
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was good. My gluten-free friend had "untraditional" fish and chips which she loved. Another friend had a Beyond Burger and made us taste them because they actually do have the texture and taste of rare beef. The cinnamon espresso creme brulee was outstanding. A...More

Thank WoodstockGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was cozy and publike. My spouse ordered the Lobster Roll and was most disappointed due to the lack of lobster meat and the over abundance of mayo. For the price it was no value at all. I had the smoke salmon BLT which...More

Thank slimboreno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We get to this keen dorf about once or twice a year (the bookstore is excellent) Lunch at King Eider is always on the selection list, today we selected KEP. Server Devan appeared promptly; she is cheerful, hard working, helpful, the kind of a person...More

Thank Keydet72
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Visited King Eider's Pub with my traveling partner for a late snack after a day on the road. This was my fourth visit to King Eider's and my better half's first. We shared the delicious pub burger with fries and I had a cup of...More

Thank john w
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We drove up to Damariscotta for a day trip and went kayaking. After the kayak trip, we were in town looking for a good place for lunch and we happened to park near King Eider's Pub. What a good find! We had crab cakes, salad...More

Thank Alexis James B
Jed W, Manager at King Eider's Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

So happy you enjoyed the Eider's Irish Cupcake, it is a Guinness chocolate cupcake with Jameson chocolate ganache, topped with a Bailey's buttercream frosting. It is heated up so that the ganache is warm and delicious. It is a 21+ dessert because the alcohol is...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We make King Eiders a must stop every summer when we are here. The scallops and clams are a good size and a plenty. Any meal I have eaten here has been deliciously divine,with plentiful portions at reasonable prices. The staff is pleasant and polite....More

1  Thank emporerpenguin56
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting exterior and interior located in the center of Damariscotta. Has the feel of an upscale Pub. We split the burger and it was plenty large (half pound) and was very good. There is free parking out back although we couldn't find a space on...More

Thank William E
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Though food was okay, for the cost and flavor, things weren’t great. Add the dirty atmosphere, lack of eye contact, and length of time to receive the order, I could’ve passed, and will next time. Others seemed okay with it.

Thank imsovexed
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The food is good, but for those who need to eat GF, this place is a godsend. Items are clearly marked that are safe and, apparently since their kitchen is small, the fryer is kept GF, so you can actually get fries that are safe...More

Thank retiredearly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-563-6008
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Come and visit us at King Eider's Pub in the heart of the coastal village of Damariscotta Maine. Our historic building has been home to many interesting businesses over its 100+ years. Today, its warmth draws the visitor into the first floor pub with its brick walls, handsome cherry floors and low beams hung with old iron hooks holding handmade mugs. Step upstairs to our warm and very comfortable dining room and peruse a “wine lovers” wine list. Our oyster bar is aptly named for the local Damariscotta River oysters that are served here in the intimate little bar and those oysters will quite literally spoil you for any other – anywhere! Our extensive menu and daily offerings of native seafood, steaks, cuts from our butcher and fresh produce will provide you with just the right pairing. Home of New England’s Finest Crab Cakes And Everything a Pub should be
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