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. Dinner. American, overlooking one of the most picturesque harbors you’ll ever see. 207-466-9055
Nina June – Rockport. Dinner. Maine and Mediterranean, two doors down from 18 Central, also overlooking Rockport’s beautiful harbor. 206-236-8880
Tomi – Rockport. Lunch and dinner. Sushi and noodle bar. 207-230-7315
Waterfront – Camden. Lunch and dinner. 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
BOWA – Camden. Lunch. “Best of What’s Around” rotating menu, bowl-based meals. 207-230-8292
Mixed Greens – Camden. Lunch. Fresh, local, organic ingredients. Bowls, salads, tartines, and more. 207-230-8150
Camden Deli – Camden. Breakfast, Lunch, and some early Dinner (closes at 6pm). Classic Deli food. 207-236-8343
Bagel Café – Camden. Breakfast and Lunch. Fresh bagels are made in-house daily. 207-236-2661
Blue Barren Distillery – Camden. Dinner. Casual restaurant and distillery, first-come/first-served outdoor dining, and bar right at dockside, on the water across from the Waterfront restaurant. The inside dining room takes reservations. 207.230.8422
Salt Wharf – Camden. Dinner. Located next to Blue Barren. Upscale dining serving farm/sea-to-table meals with a Mediterranean influence. Upstairs has a rooftop bar (no food). Reservations are recommended for dining. 207.230.8025
Franny’s – Camden. Dinner. Small bistro serving coastal Maine seafood and local organic produce. Reservations recommended. 207-230-8199
Long Grain – Camden. Lunch and dinner. Very popular “locavore” serving Asian dishes … Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Japanese. Busy takeout and reservations are recommended for dining. 207-236-9001
Boyton-McKay – Camden. Breakfast and Lunch. Classic breakfasts, lunches, and coffee shop in heart of Camden. 207-236-2465
Mariners – Camden. Breakfast and Lunch. “Homey American luncheonette” for breakfasts and lunches. Tel: 207-236-4949.
Primo – Rockland. Dinner. 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. Breakfast and Lunch. Very popular breakfast and lunches (no dinners). First come/first served. No reservations. 207-596-2449.
Atlantic Baking Company – Rockland. Breakfast and Lunch. Artisanal bakery with baked goods and grab-and-go sandwiches. Open 7am-5pm. 207-596-0505
Maine Street Market – Rockland. Lunch. Simple lunches– soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies. Premade or made to order. 207-594-8515
Claws – Rockland. Lunch and Dinner. Classic Maine lobster shack. Casual. 207-596-5600