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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
New American Restaurant
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“Wow. If you can only go out once, I think I'd choose the Damariscotta River Grill. The food is a cut above, and the ambience is splendid. Sit upstairs for the best atmosphere, and if you like lobster, the lobster risotto is to die for!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our family's go to restaurants. You can't go wrong - great fish and chips! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great food from Burgers to Lobster dishes. We recommend to make a reservation in the summer. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Fabulous breakfasts and lunches, excellent service, don't miss their desserts.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Un-fussy food with a view of the water, this is one of the places locals get their lobster rolls. With live music and boat tours leaving from the docks, best place to see a good mix of locals and tourists. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Department Store
“I love Renys. It is an old-fashioned, very reasonably priced department store, the kind I've dubbed "Armageddon" stores: go here if you only have time for one stop before the storm. Two floors of everything you could possibly need and a lot of things you don't need but might want.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cinema
“Lincoln Theater host lots of plays, wonderful indie movies and much more. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The best way to see the world famous oyster Farms, try oysters from the Bar as you sail by the farms. Ospreys, seals and bald eagles. We give you discounted tickets!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Great Salt Bay Farm, at 110 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. If you're a nature- or landscape-lover and have time for only one place to see, this should be it. Spectacular landscape, great birding. We love to go in the early evening for the best light. Bring bug spray!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“No one does sandwiches like Fernalds! Perfect to eat in or take away on your day's adventure. The "Apple Barrel" is a personal favorite. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“8.2 miles from room. This is the best ice cream place in Maine! Lots of flavor choices, homemade ice cream, generous portions. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Laundry
“Easy access, lots of washers and dryers! $3.00 a full load washer and $1.00 for a full load dryer!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Here is where the locals shop for their groceries. Prices are good, they have an in-store butcher but the produce is hit or miss.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful independent bookstore. Children's area. Cafe serves up goodies, sandwiches, beverages and seating inside and out. Relax and enjoy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Enjoy a sea kayak tour on Muscongus Bay, or improve your skills with kayak lessons.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Wow. If you can only go out once, I think I'd choose the Damariscotta River Grill. The food is a cut above, and the ambience is splendid. Sit upstairs for the best atmosphere, and if you like lobster, the lobster risotto is to die for!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our family's go to restaurants. You can't go wrong - great fish and chips! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great food from Burgers to Lobster dishes. We recommend to make a reservation in the summer. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Fabulous breakfasts and lunches, excellent service, don't miss their desserts.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Un-fussy food with a view of the water, this is one of the places locals get their lobster rolls. With live music and boat tours leaving from the docks, best place to see a good mix of locals and tourists. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The best way to see the world famous oyster Farms, try oysters from the Bar as you sail by the farms. Ospreys, seals and bald eagles. We give you discounted tickets!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“No one does sandwiches like Fernalds! Perfect to eat in or take away on your day's adventure. The "Apple Barrel" is a personal favorite. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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