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Waterfront

Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843
207 236 3747
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Ranked #19 of 46 restaurants in Camden
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a great place to have lunch after a morning sail. We were seated on the large deck overlooking Camden harbor and enjoyed the parade of boats in and out. Service was decent...typical for a seasonal place dependent on summer help. Food was attractive and tasty; portions generous. Would definitely return on another trip to Camden, especially in good... More

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Grantham, NH
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Met friends for a nice lunch here. The Resturant is not A/C, and the day was unusually hot and humid, making it a bit uncomfortable even eating inside. Lobster roll, fries and slaw was very good, as were the other entrees served at our table. Service was very good, and pricing reasonable. Back eating area overlooks the Bay, and the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been going to the waterfront for over 30 years. The view from their deck is one of the best in Camden. Great opportunity to see the harbor activity. Over the years, we have enjoyed the clam chowder, mussels, the fried shrimp and calamari either as a meal or an appetizer, the steamed clams, the fried haddock sandwich, among... More

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Hyde Park, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Okay for real. The food was gross and tasteless. I had high expectations for this cute restaurant on the harbor in Camden. When walking in we were immediately greeted by the three hostesses which made it seem like they had somewhat of good service. Didn't last long. Asking to be seated on the deck during busy hours isn't the best... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is exactly what you expect it to be. Freshfood, fast service and with a great view over the harbor. Perhaps not a culinary adventure, but a great lobster roll and a local beer were all we needed.

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New York City, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I waited 40 minutes for a table because we wanted to be waterside. Inside the restaurant is dark and dingy - you couldn't PAY me to eat in there! We waited for our table at the bar and each had a glass of house wine - which was actually very good. The bartender was a grim looking... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Waterfront has been a Camden landmark for at least 30 years. Food and service has been inconsistent some years when we visited during that time. We dined there tonight and had good service. The fried clam dinner and the fresh grilled Atlantic Salmon with roasted beet & greens w/ bleu cheese was very good. Outside dining provides a great... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ate at the Water Front Sunday, July 20. I asked for a table for two on the deck and was seated near the waitress station. I asked if I could have the empty table near the water and was told, "I'm sorry, that table is reserved for a friend of the owners." Really? That's how this works? The friend of... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wonderful back deck view of the scenic harbor. Excellent waiter (Tim) was very attentive. Delicious steamed lobster, raw oysters, & wine. Tables are kinda close together, though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try this place because of the view. He had the lazy lobster and it was drowning in butter also was not very tasteful and a little bit tough. I had the shrimp and was most disappointed to say they were small little popcorn shrimp that were also tasteless! Overall, we were really disappointed with... More

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