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Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843
207 236 3747
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Great spot in Camden!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Susan B
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Thomaston, Maine, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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481 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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worcester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 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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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Oysters, perfect! Great sandwiches. Ancient bartender still gorgeous! What am I doing in this godforsaken state, cold ionized sea air makes you itch. Fortunately the Waterfront has front door parking, and an old wreck bicycle pulled from the depths that suggest the owner is eclectic and truly a good guy.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We often stop @ the Waterfront, it is always reliable. Our favorite is to have lunch on the outside deck in the summer. The best view & the servers are very nice. The menu is varied w/several daily specials. A definite lunch destination.

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Bangor, ME
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Mediocre food, high prices, pleasant waitresses and good service, nice placed to sit on the deck and have drinks on a warm summer day.

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Napa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This restaurant will always be busy as it has the best view of Camden Harbor. It is my belief that this location makes the management unresponsive to the care of the patron. I ordered a dish that was uneatable The next day I called the manager and was told that she would bring it up with the kitchen. No offer... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?