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Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843
207 236 3747
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 181
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic seafood place

A couple of recent reviews have been unenthusiastic, but we've had enjoyable dinners here on at least two visits to Camden. This is a classic, straight-down-the-middle coastal seafood place, the kind of restaurant that would please your not very adventuresome great aunt. I don't mean that comment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Stuart R
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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485 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Maine Blue Mussel is the BEST ! Fresh and tasty. Price is very reasonable. Lobster stew is delicious !! Good view of the water front. Very friendly staff. Interior decorations are welcoming and unique, very romantic and family friendly, too. Love it !

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Amherst, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Best ever lobster stew and oysters. Also a wonderful view. The parking is a bit problematic, but doable. We would certainly come again if we are in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A couple of recent reviews have been unenthusiastic, but we've had enjoyable dinners here on at least two visits to Camden. This is a classic, straight-down-the-middle coastal seafood place, the kind of restaurant that would please your not very adventuresome great aunt. I don't mean that comment to knock Waterfront at all -- in our experience they do the standard... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Not good, but not bad. Okay at its best. Views are beautiful and wonderful, but the quality of the food is lacking. This place has the potential to be very good, but isn't at the moment from our current experience. We will give them another shot in a couple months. Hopefully we will see some improvements..

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worcester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We recently went here this past weekend and I ordered the Sea Scallop dinner, I counted 6 scallops and they were the size maybe of a quarter. I love Sea Scallops but was truly disappointed, not only were they not moist but a bit rubbery. My guest both had the fried clams and I should of ordered that, they did... More 

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Rockport, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Waterfront is a great restaurant. We have eaten here dozens of times over the years. It is casual dress, you can wear jeans, but should have a reasonable shirt. In the summer people wear shorts and boat shoes, sneakers or sandals. While it is casual, many people dress nicely to dine here. The food is always good. The atmosphere... More 

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mussels were good. Nothing "wowed" us and the prices were a bit high for Maine in Feb. But I get that everyone is trying to make a living.

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Thomaston, Maine, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a great spot right on the water. Views of the busy Camden Harbor definitely add to the appeal. Classic menu, with good prices. Fresh and local, with good technique. Get the house salad dressing--it's a sweet & sour bacon that is made onsite. You will feel comfortable whether in shorts and sandals or suit and tie. Parking can... More 

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Camden, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, reasonable prices, and great views of Camden Harbor. Open winter and summer, Each season offers something special.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Was in town on business and could not leave Maine without having lobster. It was great. Someone else had ordered the Lobster stew and it was very tasty. They also included fennel butter with our bread and it was delicious as well - a nice touch. Service was great. One of our party was not able to crack the lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: 207 236 3747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?