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“Consistently Very Good”

Damariscotta River Grill
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Damariscotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Damariscotta, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently Very Good”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

By far the best fine dining option in Damariscotta, the grill is consistently very good. The duck confit risotto is one of the best things I have ever eaten.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Doug S
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Aurora, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite yearly stop!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Our family has been going to the Damariscotta/Pemaquid area in Maine for the last 42 years. The Damariscotta River Grill has become our yearly tradition and we wouldn't miss it. The interior is charming and welcoming, the food is always an interesting twist and prepared to perfection and the waitstaff is exceptional. That's why we always come back!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Debby T
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Friendship, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always wonderful and unique!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I have been here before and have yet to be disappointed. This is a great place to take visitors who want Maine food with panache! My companion had a salad and was very happy. She asked the waitress for several changes that were easily made to meet dietary needs. I chose the Lobster cakes with the Broccoli Waldorf Salad side. Both were delicious. Our waitress was very pleasant and had excellent suggestions about wines. We finished our meal by splitting a very filling blueberry crumble. We both were tempted by the individual cheesecakes but agreed our choice (it was after all blueberry season)was more fitting. The surroundings and decor are restful. This is a great choice for lunch in a wonderful mid-coast village.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank UKloverWaldoboro_ME
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Jackson, GA
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Consistently good restaurant!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I have been to the River Grill several times and every time it is good food, friendly, informed staff, and nice atmosphere. This past visit I had the lobster salad with crisp lettuce, lots of vegetables, delicious citrus dressing and of course, fresh lobster cooked just right. I prefer the upstairs dining space. Do not miss this excellent restaurant!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CCJackson
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Sudbury, MA
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful Surprise”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We had spent the day at the Coastal Maine Gardens and then Pemaquid Point so it began to get late. We stopped in at the Bradley Inn in Bristol but there was a wedding and no one in the dining and bar areas so we continued down toward route 1 when we saw the River Grill well reviewed, and few other options, as well.

So we pulled in around 8 PM and found the hostess charming and a wonderful table for four next to some attractive paintings for sale. We ordered drinks, salads, dinners and desert/coffee and all was very good. Perhaps the vegetarian paella was a bit boring for one of the guests but two of us liked the swordfish and sides and the fourth member of the party had crabcakes. The salads, including the one with goat cheese and another with quinoa were very ample and worth the money. For desert we shared a lemon pie and, with two martinis, a glass of white wine and a mocktail, the bill was $150. Pleasant service and reasonable price for a very nice evening.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Tom F
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