Enjoyable Eats

Be sure to fill your hunger at these local food establishments!

Augusta’s Historic Riverfront. Not only are these establishments owned and operated by dedicated and passionate community business leaders, but each location offers great food and a unique atmosphere found only in Augusta’s historic riverfront:

Riverfront Barbeque and Grille/Gin Mill. Amazing food and great atmosphere. The Gin Mill is one of Augusta’s most popular bars.

Downtown Diner. Located in an old shoe store, this diner is the perfect place for a great breakfast.

Cushnoc Brewing Co. “Born on the Kennebec,” named as a tribute to Augusta’s history. Their goal is to maintain a welcoming environment to enjoy world class beer and pizza.

Circa 1885. Be sure to check out this intimate and inviting bar featuring light bites, wine, classic cocktails and great beers from around the world. 

Black and Tan Pub. Great place to grab a drink and good food with your friends.

Otto’s on the River. Enjoy specialty cuisine with an amazing view of the Kennebec River from their dining room and outdoor patio.

Lisa’s Legit Burritos. Always enjoy a burrio, taco or other Mexican food at this fun cafe.

Huiskamer Coffee House. A Dutch inspired Coffee House, Huiskamer translates to living room. With their comfortable seating and fireplace you’ll be sure to enjoy your coffee.

Eating on the Eastside. While limited in the amount of restaurants on the eastside of the Kennebec River, here you will find three of the Augusta’s longest running establishments in the area.

The Red Barn. Home of award-winning seafood chowder, as well as, a great place for chicken and seafood baskets and packed-full lobster rolls. The Red Barn is also a superior supporter of the community.

Whipper’s. My personal favorite for pepperoni pizza in Augusta. They also offer a variety of sandwiches made on homemade sub rolls. The loaded steak and cheese is certain to impress.

Rebecca’s Restaurant. If you are looking for a quality home-cooked meal, come here and enjoy the many options of comfort food. They also offer a yummy breakfast buffett.

Lisa’s Restaurant. Another popular eastside location with meals from breakfast to dinner and nightlife.

Antigoni’s Pizzeria. Awesome authentic pizza, salads and pasta.

Additional take-out and restaurants include: McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Dairy Queen, and two favorite chinese restaurants – Canton Express and Eastern Delight.

The MarketPlace. In addition to the many popular retail shops, enjoy great food at the following restaurants:

Olive Garden

Longhorn’s Steakhouse

Ruby Tuesday’s

Red Robin

Panera Bread



Elevation Burger

Nearby the MarketPlace, you will find:

Don’s Famous Franks. A longtime local favorite for those looking to grab a quick hotdog or cheeseburger and fries.

College Carryout. Great owners and superb pizzas and sandwiches.

Sam’s Italian

Red Curry

The 99


Taco Bell/KFC

The Great Wall Buffett

Dairy Queen

Dunkin Donuts

Western Avenue. Along Augusta’s Western Avenue, there are many restaurants scattered among the many mall plazas and retail shops:

Senator Inn/Cloud 9. Fine dining in Augusta at its best can be found here. The food is amazing and always make sure to leave room for the scrumptious deserts.

Pizza Degree




Texas Roadhouse


Pizza Hut

Amazing Chinese

Fast food is also found along this stretch of road:


Bagel Mania


Burger King


Dunkin Donuts


Five Guys Burger



Little Ceasars


Dairy Queen


Other notable local hotspots around Augusta include:

Baywrap. Located near the State House, stop here for a great unique wrap.

Fat Cat’s Cafe. The food here is amazing. Great spot for a homemade lunch and dessert.

Sweet Chilli Thai

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