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1 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-7005
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: A relative newcomer to Camden's waterfront dining scene, Fresh serves...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never boring!

Always something surprising on the menu. We are there at least three times a week and always have something different and flavorful to enjoy. Delicious! We always eat at the bar and have great fun with Stuart, who takes great care of us. Best oysters.....as app, entree or dessert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
llfern
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Camden, Maine
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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always something surprising on the menu. We are there at least three times a week and always have something different and flavorful to enjoy. Delicious! We always eat at the bar and have great fun with Stuart, who takes great care of us. Best oysters.....as app, entree or dessert.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had new years eve with fresh with a last minute reservation which was no problem ,they were full but made all four of use feel at home.I hade the duck dish which I keep thinking about,,the service was the key,Evelyn took care of use like were were friends and family,we felt special and like we were celebrities,the desserts were... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Enjoyed our meal here very much. We were referred to the place by a local who worked in the wine place on the high street. We weren't disappointed - the beers were plentiful and local, the wine list fine and the food funky. Yes, there were scallops and lobster and the rest of it, but with such twists and inventiveness... More 

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Cushing, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lobster Ravioli served here it out of this world. I order it every time I get food there. The bar is fantastic too! Definitely a must stop for anyone coming to Camden, or looking for a fantastic meal and atmosphere!

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Hampton, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant back in September and liked it well enough to return for our "Christmas by the Sea" visit. We were greeted and seated right away, and once again enjoyed the inventiveness of the food preparation. Good wine selections. Helpful wait staff. Efficient but not rushed. We'll be back.

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Windham, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We stay at the Camden Grand Harbor right across the very small parking lot from Fresh, and have always left the restaurant full and happy with our meals. If there is any fault to find it is that the portions are, by our small-eater standards, over generous. The quantity, however, inno way detracts from the quality. The food is very... More 

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wollongong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting Fresh, in Camden, Maine. The experience was perfect. The service was attentive and knowledgeable, with the waiter/sommelier guiding us very well with wine pairings. We also went with his suggestions on the food as he was on a roll. We had the local oysters to start followed by the very innovative chef's own recipe,... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Friends from the area recommended this restaurant, located in downtown Camden. They use fresh local ingredients and do so very well.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Had an amazing dinner at Fresh. The appetizer of baked feta with pecans and honey with the salted pita was amazing. Even my 12 year old was happy with her dinner and she is hard to please.

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mountain view, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Such a thoughtfully decorated restaraunt. It has a nice menu. Ron had the duck - tasty crispy a little dry. $28 Fish n chips (haddock). Lightly battered perfect seasoning - Gordon said the best he's had. $26 I had the roast turkey. Didn't realize it was a turkey pot pie. I wanted to like it but could barely eat a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME 04843
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-236-7005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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