We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fresh

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Bar, Bistro
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1 Bay View Landing, PO Box 1428, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-7005
Website
Add hours for Fresh and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 559 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 329
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent dinner and service!

Fresh lives up to its name. All the food is fresh and delicious. I recommend the lobster risotto and the salmon. The poutine is a great starter as well. Service is attentive and friendly. The atmosphere inside is warm and intimate. There is outdoor seating with picnic tables out front. The bar is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Kristen M
,
Skaneateles, NY
Add Photo Write a Review

559 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Skaneateles, NY
Level Contributor
112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Fresh lives up to its name. All the food is fresh and delicious. I recommend the lobster risotto and the salmon. The poutine is a great starter as well. Service is attentive and friendly. The atmosphere inside is warm and intimate. There is outdoor seating with picnic tables out front. The bar is lit up and inviting. Overall it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner. There are plenty of restaurants to choose in Camden, and this one really is a good one to choose. For dinner, we had the Moroccan Spiced Pork Chop and the Salmon. The presentation was top notch, and the food was just outstanding. I don't normally eat succotash, but man was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Camden, Maine USA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's just off the dock. Nicely renovated. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Like most things in Camden, it's a bit pricey for what it is.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amherst, NH, USA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfectly prepared, creative, generously portioned dishes. Chef has a passion for his food and it shows- lamb, seafood, risotto, desserts- all delicious

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There are as many high price wonderful restaurants as there are mediocre less expensive restaurants in Camden. How nice to find a restaurant with great, interesting food at reasonable prices. When I heard it was owned by the chef, it makes sense. (and his daughter is responsible for the amazing dessert we had...lemon almond tart with grilled marshmallow and almonds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot with a nice atmosphere and great food. I was traveling by myself and was in search of a light meal. I found a small table by the bar and enjoyed the crab cake appetizer with a glass of wine. Everything in the menu sounded delicious. I wish I'd had room to try more. Skip the waterfront restaurants... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I recently enjoyed a terrific meal with attentive friendly service and live music at Fresh. The wine selections by the glass were quite good. We started with the rocket salad and the grilled gem lettuce. We followed with the lobster risotto and the weskaeg oysters, and then ended with the flourless chocolate cake. All were excellent, imaginative,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Greene, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a great meal with attentive service. Fresh offers a varied menu in a casual setting. A real find in downtown Camden!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seminole, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Food was OK, pretty neuveau quisine. Crab cake appetizers was the best part. They do have a fully stocked bar which is nice, but for what we received for our party, I was not really impressed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Barry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were looking for a nice restaurant in Camden and decided to try Fresh based on their menu. It was a wonderful dining experience, from the warm welcome on entering; the decor and ambiance and the wonderful food. We found the staff to be friendly and efficient without being too pushy. On our first visit I had the Moussaka and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Fresh also viewed

 
Camden, Mid Coast Maine
Camden, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to Fresh? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bay View Landing, PO Box 1428, 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, Bar, Bistro

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fresh staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?