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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (51 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Soups, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 that was looking for a place to watch the game. The tv's are small and they "can't" turn on the sound but a great place to hang out on a very cold winter day. Delicious chicken pot pies!

Thank paducah1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This week we poked around mid coast Maine and visited King Eider’s Pub for lunch. A business owner in Boothbay had recommended it to us last year. There were 4 of us dining and everyone of us finished our meals and were thrilled with the...More

1  Thank Lynn O
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We sat at he bar and watched all the food go by and it looked delicious. The service was wonderful, great beer selection, amazing whiskey selection- meaning it was overwhelming to look at and mesmerizing at the same time....so many beautiful bottles. It is very...More

1  Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My friend and I visited for an early dinner. The pub staff is very cheerful, welcoming and friendly. I ordered their open- faced steak sandwich, and it was fantastic. The meat was super tender and flavorful. I will definitely visit here again when I am...More

1  Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Friendly, genuine staff. Gorgeous, intimate spaces carved out of an antique building. Unpretentious and open year-round. Great bar(s) with nice booths or table service. Food is prepared from what's seasonally and daily available from local purveyors, in a small and professional place. It's where the...More

2  Thank Bona Fide B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We needed nourishment before visiting the fine book shop in Damariscotta. Last year's visit to King Eider was memorable so we went back. Seating was prompt in the ground floor bar, a hopping place. Server Brittany was abeam the table promptly and orders were taken....More

1  Thank Keydet72
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We ate here in July 2016 as a family and loved it. My husband & I were in the area recently and wanted to go again - I called at 8:20pm on a Sunday and was told the kitchen would be closing very soon. I...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

King Eider's restaurant had the best haddock with capers and a super delicious salad which I remember the taste but not the name. My husband and I split both entrees and the waitress kindly made sure each portion was dished out on separate plates! The...More

Thank seridipity
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner's and service. I do need to say there is no trucking business near us, the town has been updating all of the water mains and storm water drains since Sept. 4th, that work will be complete by...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We recently found ourselves in Damariscotta at lunchtime and after checking out Trip Advisor decided on the King Eider's Pub. We were not disappointed. We sat upstairs where we could sneak a peek out our window at the river, and where it was quiet enough...More

Thank Tootsie64
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We picked King Eider's quite randomly of the several options in Damariscotta. We went at lunch on a Saturday and were quickly seated. Our waitress was pleasant and polite. My wife had the special, a BBQ chicken club which she loved, I had a regular...More

Thank jryder63
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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