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18 Below Raw Bar

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18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
+1 207-861-4454
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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158 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatively unassuming: not an attractive part of Town and fairly hidden and then down a flight of stairs. No worries, the food makes up for it all. Started with a lobster soup/bisque. Very tasty, good background note of sherry. Main dish was their lobster cutlet. Lobster tail meat pounded down into a paillard, breaded with crispy panko. Served over saffron... More 

Thank BM_Mtl
Winslow, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food. Very attentive wait staff. Small unique menu. All selections are excellent. I would probably try to sit at a table away from the bar area as the tables in that area are a bit cramped.

Thank Kathy J
Waterville, Maine
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in Waterville has great service and a list of specials every night. The prime rib special was amazing. It was flavorful and very tender. You could not find a better piece of meat in any steak house.

Thank foodie1945
Augusta, Maine
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

18 Below is wonderful, as it's in Central Maine and I do not have to travel to the coast or Portland for an upscale menu. I love the Rockefeller Oysters is the real reason I tried this place. The salmon... Prime Rib is delish Then they the desert is scrumptious especially the cream brume. The overall service is wonderful. For... More 

Thank L G
Waterville, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have eaten there with friends and with just the two of us and the accommodations have been excellent. The ambience is warm and the food is wonderful. If you like comfort food or if you prefer food more toward the gourmet side 18 Below for you. The prices are moderate and a good bargain. There is a quiet and... More 

Thank 481elaineh
Woodbury, Minnesota
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Went for business and it was the perfect place for a laid back dinner. The raw seafood offering were plentiful and the oysters were particularly good.

Thank Paul K
Waterville, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was my first time at 18 Below. Friends took me here for a Birthday dinner, and I could not have had a better present! The restaurant is cozy and charming; the wait staff superb.We were seated immediately, and treated as if we were the only diners there.Our waitress could not have been nicer or more helpful. We each ordered... More 

Thank Joann B
Fairfield, Maine
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We love it here. A huge thank you to the kitchen for letting us get creative with your already awesome menu! I had the NY strip, but didn't want it with the caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles it came with. They let me customize my steak to have the black cherry - port reduction the duck came with, paired... More 

Thank porkslapgirl
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been going to 18 Below since they opened, and never been disappointed. However, last night we took some friends who have never been there for the first time. We could not sit in the dinning room, they were short staffed with only 2 servers, informed us of that, so we were seated in the bar. It was soooooooooo... More 

1 Thank Susan H
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The food here is superb. It actually has real taste. This restaurant doesn't offer up generic dishes with sauces souped up on corn syrup. My maple-glazed chicken was delicious.

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-6668
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-861-4454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?