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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster cakes” (29 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“flatbread” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
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Reviews (346)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice place for lunch or dinner, specials were amazing. Staff very friendly and attentive. Would recommend

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Annual pilgrimage to the upstairs bar, with full menu and Bobby the Bartender. We just had fresh scallops with black rice (luscious), then the best Paella EVER ... seriously. Everything is fresh, and plenty of it. Thoughtfully prepared and presented, great seafood flavors. Good stuff....More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 1 week ago

All we wanted was a late afternoon glass of wine and a plate of oysters. Surely that's not asking much. I'm not sure why one has to wait for fifteen minutes for a plate of oysters to arrive. The oysters arrived on a glass plate....More

Thank Reader17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really delicious meal in the upstairs dining room. The first thing you should know is that they have a happy hour from 3pm-6pm every day in the upstairs bar - which was well attended even on a Monday night. We started off...More

Thank Boston-Travel-Diva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from dinner there tonight. My son had made reservations, which are probably necessary during high season. It is located right in the center of town. Service was friendly and efficient. We had a couple of salads, Caesar and a special for...More

Thank mls_lux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times when visiting Maine. This time I ordered the flatbread and it was much larger than what I remember eating before. It could easily have fed two. My friend got the blueberry pancakes and she said they were delicious--but the...More

1  Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to other TripAdvisor reviewers, we knew we’d get above-average meals at Damariscotta River Grill that was Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Damariscotta at the time of my research. Inside the Damariscotta River Grill, we saw a notice posted on the chalk board: Graduation...More

1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hostesses were pleasant. Nicely decorated and clean. Food is not the best but not terrible either. Some of the waitstaff make make faces if you don't order a full course dinner and smirk as if they know something about the food that you do not...More

Thank Book04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late afternoon lunch. We were not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. The staff is friendly and the menu has all one could wish for. Since we were after a light lunch we split the potato pancakes which...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the steaks and cakes as in lobster cakes both whats not to like. They had some fun specials and the staff was upbeat and attentive.

Thank Kevin M
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Restaurant Details

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