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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 good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Soups, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4078
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here for an excellent lunch, great steamed clams and mussels. The crab cakes were also delicious. We could eat inside but chose the outdoor patio.

Thank Sherry Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by this place while passing through Damariscotta, and what a find! Good selection of local brews as well as single malt scotch. Enjoyed local oysters with great lunch plates for everyone in our group.

Thank willroberts672
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always stop on our way up or down the coast of maine. Always great food and great service. We love to sit at the downstairs bar. They have a wonderful raw bar menu with several local oysters. My husband had their oysters Rockefeller and...More

Thank 2castine
Reviewed 1 week ago

...Although it IS a real old-school pub, they give great attention to their food. Portions are generous, well plated and satisfying. We dined at King Eider's twice during our vacation and we were not disappointed either time. Good standard menu w/ excellent daily specials. Oddly,...More

Thank HughNL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The King Eider has a few booths on the inside first floor that make conversation possible on a lively lunch day. Great mussels, steamer clams, lobster -- also regional brews. A collection of personal mugs for regular customers lies overhead, a very Irish pubby feel...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place on the main street of Damariscotta. It had outdoor seating, a bar upstairs and downstairs. Had a beer. Good service. Good local craft beer. It is a very popular place with locals. It was highly recommended by our Innkeepers. When we return to...More

Thank GolfGuy777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually we can only rate the Hostess - Terrible. She ignored us then reluctantly took our reservation in the afternoon. Showed up for reservation and again our presence was not acknowledged. After 15 minutes she finally spoke to us. When we were being seated she...More

Thank GilS859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

King Eiders is a must stop place to go for an outstanding meal. The food is excellent with good portions at reasonable prices. The service is top notch. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable of what’s on the menu. It’s a fun place with seating outside...More

Thank emporerpenguin56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in the area, a visit here is a must! A top destination in the area. Call to make reservations ahead of time, though! 😊

Thank ReubenWesley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely morning in this little town, just 40 minutes from Georgetown, where we were staying. The coast was socked in with fog so we headed northwest on Route 1 with the goal of visiting The Frances Perkins Center (see my review of...More

Thank Sylvie07
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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
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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