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King Eider's Pub

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$$ - $$$
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2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
+1 207-563-6008
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Damariscotta, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is wonderful and the place has a warm, fun feel to it. The staff goes out of their way to provide excellent service. Creative kitchen.

Thank James D
Dover, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King Eider's has been one of our favorites for years.Great atmosphere,food and friendly staff.The menu has lots to choose from,including chowders,seafood ,appetizers,sandwiches and entrees.Full bar along with a nice selection of craft beers.Parking available nearby.

Thank T4349TOinfo
ft mitchell, ky
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104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

On 2 separate days we ate here. The first time we had muusels and a blacked haddock sandwich; excellent. The next time we had steak ale pie, excellent, and a bowl of clam chowder, weak.

Thank leccvg
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

For a pub this is as good as it gets. Great for locals and tourists welcomed. Food is mix of locally sources seafood and pub fare. There is sonething fir everyone and they make children quite welcome.

Thank Janet M
Boothbay, Maine
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Spouse and I stoped there yesterday. I had Fish and Chips (fish is grilled not fried) It was more than good it was great. Cole slaw something I usually only sample was super. Spouse had bangers and mash (with an onion gravy) came with a side of fresh fruit also more than good.I had a pumpkin bread pudding for desert... More 

Thank Fran M
Current City
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great food, if a bit non-traditional on some foods. Overall good food. Open all year. Limited outside dining. Off the beaten path somewhat, you have to know where it is to find [but it's easy once you have directions]. One of my 'go to' places. Bar eating atmosphere downstairs, dining eating atmosphere upstairs.

Thank Vincent D
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We found this pub online and wasn't expecting the food to be this good! We started with the spinach and artichoke dip which was life changing! It was the best dip I have ever had! So much so that I ordered a second to take home! I had the chicken pot pie for lunch and it was delicious as well.... More 

Thank Devonshire D
Rockland, Maine
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The downstairs is the pub. Get local oysters and a Guiness. Your experience will be fine. My friend and I didn't want to eat at the bar. We went upstairs. The server was harried and not personable. I ordered a grilled cheese, tomato and bacon sandwich. It's not a complicated dish. It arrived stone cold and burnt. The server did... More 

Thank astro005
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went on the recommendation of a local and we weren't disappointed. The Pub is really quaint over a number of levels. We had the oysters to start followed by the lobster rolls. The oysters were outstanding as was the lobster rolls, fries and coleslaw. The service was excellent and it was one of the best places we've eaten in.... More 

Thank sydneyhelp
Liberty Hill, Texas
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279 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It would be shame if you just drove this pub hurrying down Hwy 1. It set a little off the highway on Elm. Start with the Guinness and Oysters. Then get the famous crab cakes. Then the lobster about a 11/2-2 lbs one with 1/2 pound of mussels, oh baby you better be sharing that because it will too much... More 

Thank Ran120

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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