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Brass Compass Cafe

305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-596-5960
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Ranked #19 of 76 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Meriden, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Trade Winds Hotel and it was just a short walk to the Brass Compass Cafe which was highly recommended to us. Their breakfasts are fantastic...service was quick and friendly, prices were reasonable. I ordered pancakes one day, and they were as big as the plate! And delicious!! I would definitely recommend this hometown cafe and... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Bobby Flay had a throw down there and he lost to their lobster club sandwich which we ordered with a plate of whole belly clams. Sandwich had a large piece of home made bread with lettuce, tomato and bacon on the bottom another piece of bread with over a pound of lobster on it with a 3rd piece of bread... More

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Houston, TX USA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The windows were open, sea breeze coming through, the kitchen is close at hand, and the booths were comfy. We got the haddock reuben and cole slaw. Wow! Thick bread, buttery, and all the flavors brought together to make one great lunch. We'll be back!

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic staff and fantastic pancakes! I had pumpkin pecan pancakes.... Enough food for 2 meals! Perfect location with outdoor seating if you wanted and a great breakfast selection. Yum!

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After touring the Farnsworth Museum, we were looking for a place to eat lunch. There are several restaurants within a block or two and the museum gift shop even gave us a list. As we walked around, we just happened on the Brass Compass and went in. On the museum's list it's categorized under "diner" and that is what it... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We used to live in Rockport, ME and we always enjoy a good breakfast at The Brass Compass, and usually run into someone we know!

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Northern CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is not going to win any awards for its breakfast or lunch cuisine, but if you are hungry and want a quick meal (assuming there isn't a wait), this is a good choice in Rockland. Otherwise, if you have time to wait, go to "Home Kitchen Café." If you don't mind ordering at the counter, go to "Hole... More

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Maine, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I don't eat here often, but in the past I've been marginally satisfied. Not wowed, but satisfied. This is diner food, make no mistake about that. And all the hype about the Bobby Flay lobster roll, well, don't let that lull you into a false sense of believing that everything else here will be similarly spectacular. And without that throw... More

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Coastal Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of my favorite things to do is go out for breakfast, and the Brass Compass is one of my favorite places to go. The service is exceptionally prompt, the staff super friendly, and the down-home food is spot-on. If you are looking for comfort food at its best, then plan on stopping here for breakfast!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this gem as we drove from Portland to Bar Harbor on highway 1. My wife needed to use the restroom so we stopped at the Rite Aid (which has no restroom). As we walked down the street to find a restroom, we walked past this quaint cafe and got a huge whiff of delicious... More

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