In Maine Media’s home of Rockport and the two towns flanking it, there are dozens of places to eat. Food to satisfy every palate … from lobster roll and hotdog shacks to fine American and French cuisine to cozy breakfast joints with delicious blueberry pancakes to super-fresh local seafood restaurants. Check their menus and prices online. A few of them….
18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill – Rockport. American, overlooking one of the most picturesque harbors you’ll ever see. 207-466-9055
Nina June – Rockport. Maine and Mediterranean, two doors down from 18 Central, also overlooking Rockport’s beautiful harbor. 206-236-8880
Tomi – Rockport. Sushi and noodle bar. 207-230-7315
Waterfront – Camden. American and seafood. “Cozy, friendly and fun.” Open deck directly on the harbor in summer; big fire and wood stove inside in the winter. Very popular with visitors and locals. 207-236-4747
Rhumb Line – Camden. Seafood, first-come/first-served outdoor dining and bar right at dockside, on the water across from the Waterfront restaurant. Inside dining room takes reservations. 207-230-8495
Francine – Camden. Small bistro serving coastal Maine seafood and local organic produce. Reservations
Long Grain – Camden. Very popular “locavore” serving Asian dishes … Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Japanese. Busy takeout and reservations recommended for dining. 207-236-9001
Boyton-McKay – Camden. Classic breakfasts, lunches and coffee shop in heart of Camden. 207-236-2465
Mariners – Camden. “Homey American luncheonette” for breakfasts and lunches. Tel: 207-236-4949.
Primo – Rockland. Many-time award-winning farm-to-table cuisine with reservations-only fine dining plus a “bit more casual and a little funkier” upstairs (no reservations) Counter Room and Bar Room. 207-596-0770
Home Kitchen Café – Rockland. Very popular breakfast and lunches (no dinners). First come/first served. No reservations. 207-596-2449.
Rockland Café & Bakery – Rockland. Opens at 5:30am for the commercial fishermen to stoke up for a day at sea. Serves breakfasts, seafood and burgers until 9pm. No reservations. Tel: 207-596-7556