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1 Bay View Landing, PO Box 1428, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-7005
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Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A relative newcomer to Camden's waterfront dining scene, Fresh serves innovative interpretations of classic coastal New England dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the Mediterranean region. Self-described as one part neighborhood cafe, one part elegant bistro & bar, Fresh is designed around an open kitchen, where Head Chef Steve Steeves, and his Sous Chef Kyle Ruger, can be seen busily toiling over open flames preparing mouth watering and deeply satisfying dishes.Fresh works with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavor and soul, and incorporate seasonal offerings into their menus nightly. The result is food that is honest, straightforward and pays homage to the bounty of the local region of Maine we are so privileged to call home. Using ingredients in their peak and preparing them minimally and with respect allows Fresh to capture the essence of the season and bring it straight to your table.The Fresh experience is about more that just the food. A sincere effort to educate our staff on all aspects of food and wine culture is the basis for our service philosophy. The welcoming staff at Fresh goes to great lengths to make diners feel at ease, comfortable and well taken care of. Warm hues, soft lighting and an unexpected quirkiness encourage guests to settle in, get comfortable, and have a great time.
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Felton, California
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359 reviews 359 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had a very good dinner here but it was very cramped and noisy. It is a very popular restaurant in Camden. Best to come early if you can. Good menu and wine selection. Service OK.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On our trip up the coast of Maine, this was by far the best meal we had. From the crab cake appetizer through desert we were totally wowed by the great food, wonderful service and relaxed atmosphere. My husband had the haddock and I had the hangar steak. Both were outstanding. The coconut ice cream and chocolate torte finished the... More

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals in Camden. Farm to table. Enjoyed the stuffed halibut and lobster ravioli. Along with a wedge salad. Superb from wait staff to bartender. Enough for a picnic lunch the next day. A must in the area.

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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were about to move on when patrons said don't miss this restaurant. So we went in and got the last available table for the night. They were busy. I started with flamed gem lettuce salad, very tasty. My wife had Scottish salmon, it was delicious, and she knows salmon. I had the raw oysters, delicious. Lovely evening. Thanked the... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful dinner for 13 on a rather busy night---flawless service and food prepared to perfection. Every one of us enjoyed our meals. A great location down by the water, highly recommend if you are in Camden for dinner ( I believe they only serve dinner ).

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Reading, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Great lobster risotto. Burger with blue cheese somewhat so so. The bread and olive oil brought to the table to start us off? Good heavens, it must have been garlic with a little olive oil because it blew out heads off, and we were reeling through the meal and well into the following day. What were you thinking????

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Read about Fresh on Tripadvisor. We didn't book, arrived early but were lucky to be seated immediately. Another 10 minutes we wouldn't have been. Fresh is very popular. My partner went for risotto which she said was lovely. I had chicken pot pie which was more of a stew rather than a traditional pie. It was nice but I probably... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

High end restaurant superb food! The restaurant offers great food and very reasonably priced. I ate the pork loin and enjoyed every bit of it. The service was also extremely good! Great wine and beer selection, they gave great samples! Overall one of the best places I've been in my life!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I tried Fresh several yrs ago and were disappointed. I hope to rectify that.We showed up on a Tues nite ( many Camden eateries were closed) and found people pouring into a somewhat small restaurant .I did not even know reservations could be made. HOWEVER,the hostess worked hard to seat us,our waitress was busy but very cordial,and... More

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Osprey, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

On a very busy weeked, without reservations, we were greeted warmly and seated within a few minutes (because of a no-show). This is a bustling, relatively small place, but it is comfortable and trendy! We wish that our review could have been universally good, but alas, it is not so! The crab-stuffed halibut entrée was great; it was nicely cooked,... More

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Additional Information about Fresh

Address: 1 Bay View Landing, PO Box 1428, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 207-236-7005
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
Cuisine: American, Bar, Bistro

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