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Damariscotta River Grill

155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster cakes” (28 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
“flatbread” (14 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Saturday nights are always busy here, but we were able to snag a table without reservations. I had the osso bucco special and my partner had the hanger steak. I had a wonderful beet salad to start, with just the right amount of blue cheese...More

Thank 3gooddogs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent!!! There are only three restaurants in the mid coast area in this category, and this is one of the best.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had an extremely enjoyable late Saturday afternoon lunch here and we all loved our meal! We ate upstairs in its very comfortable atmosphere, fire in the fireplace and paintings from local artists on display for sale. I had the Prime Rib Dip...More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Popped in for lunch on an extended weekend trip to Maine. Nice, tidy and cozy place with excellent seafood lunch! Chowder cup is great to start with, continued with any seafood.

Reviewed 18 December 2017

In the heart of Damariscotta, this is a cozy stop for a good meal. Our waiter was spotty, having to run back and forth a few times to get info he should have had for the menu, but he was charming and witty, so all...More

Thank iclodyes
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We love the River Grill. The food and service are consistently superior. Prices are reasonable. Menu changes with the seasons. Nightly specials are often a terrific choice. We’ve lived in Damariscotta for 18 months and this is our favorite spot.

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My friend and I met here for happy hour apps and some drinks. It's an easy place to get to - lots of parking int he back public lot. The apps were very good and the drinks, while inexpensive, were pretty light on the alcohol....More

Thank paducah1983
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Where do I start? DRG has such a great vibe and the food is perfectly executed. We started with 6 Pemaquid oysters that were absolute creamy perfection in a shell. My date had the calamari, lite and scrumptious. For dinner I had the lobster cakes...More

Thank Cat N
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was our first visit and we stopped in for a relaxing lunch. The are 2 floors for seating and the space was sunny and beautiful. The bar area was cozy and comfortable. We had some of the best salads every at the River Grill....More

Thank 522debrah
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Excellent food, great drinks, lovely atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation as they fill quickly. I prefer to sit upstairs. My husband had the tenderloin which was excellent. I love the beet salad. High quality food, great taste!

Thank Stacy N
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Etienne P | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you read the menu. SALADS Add to any salad: All natural grilled chicken - $5.85; sesame seared yellowfin tuna Rare* - $9.93; grilled all natural Scottish salmon - $9.93. All homemade dressings: Thousand Island... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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