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Damariscotta River Grill

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155 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4649
+1 207-563-2992
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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North Edgecomb, Maine
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the title says, it's always worth coming back. I tried the - Scallops, Tropical & Succulent ~ pan seared, atop Tahitian vanilla bean sauce, orange scented jasmine rice, toasted almonds 25.78 First time I've had this dish, but it won't be the last.

Thank Dave B
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long time favorite of mine. You can find delicious seafood, pizza, salads and appetizers. During happy hour apps are half price along with beer/wine. Cozy setting on Maine street Damariscotta.

Thank Alison H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often travel the Maine coast on business and when we find ourselves in the area at "dinner time"........to the Grill. Stopped there last Wednesday night and had another superb meal, with great service and friendly staff. The petite tenderloin with lobster cakes was a treat as was the fish dish.......and Wednesday $10 wine bottle specials were an extra treat.... More 

Thank J.R.W.Maine
Damariscotta, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been visiting from New Jersey for many years and the Grill is always the highlight of our dining experience. Go there now!

Thank rikhart
Swanton, VT
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very dependable menu, with interesting daily specials; our favorites are the barbecued shrimp and the Thai wrap. One of our two favorite places in Damariscotta.

Thank Jim M
Camden, Maine
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193 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the Damariscotta River Grill every few months to get together with old friends. The food is consistently good, my favorite is the Thai seafood stew. Lot's of shrimp and scallops over noodles with a savory Thai sauce.

Thank Etienne P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful find! We moved to the area less than a year ago and celebrating a birthday was a good excuse to explore a downtown Damariscotta restaurant before the tourist season starts. This restaurant has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and large menu to choose from. Fresh pan seared scallops with orange scented jasmine rice and a flatbread... More 

1 Thank Ivan A
Monticello, Florida
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a warm, quaint restaurant with a great upstairs bar offering happy hour. Don't miss the Damariscotta River oysters: a real local treat! The waitstaff is efficient and friendly. The menu offers a lot of local seafood dishes which are all delicious. You can also order a really good steak. Salads and appetizers are great. The French Onion soup... More 

1 Thank Bashaboo
Needham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

On our way back from a short trip we wanted to stop for lunch and were directed to the king eider restaurant. When we went in they told us they were too busy for us, so we walked across the street and found the Damariscotta River Grill. Being turned away was our good fortune. Lunch was great, the space is... More 

2 Thank schifilliti
York, Maine
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were at a local event and went here for lunch as we liked the look, and the menu. I had oysters and my wife had BBQ shrimp as apps, and they were served perfectly and were delicious. My wife had the onion soup and I had a crab melt for meals and both were wonderful. My wife is a... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?