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Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-596-5960
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lobster Roll

Small but cozy place to dine. Reasonably prices and a wide variety of menu items. Friendly staff and a favorite place for locals so that tells you it's a good place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
KalenaHi
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Herndon, Virginia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I suppose we called in just before closing (they are breakfast and lunch only) but I still don't think they should be vacuuming around us as we ate. However my haddock and clams were good (French fries were awful, I think I had a batch of odds and ends at the end of the day as they were very brown).... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Small but cozy place to dine. Reasonably prices and a wide variety of menu items. Friendly staff and a favorite place for locals so that tells you it's a good place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Rhis is a great place for breakfast or lunch. You can get all the standards ... and much more. Lobster club sandwich is the house specialty. But also try the pies after lunch. There's nothing fancy here, but the food is great.

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Shelter Island, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We were staying nearby and stopped for an early lunch. Very nice menu, impressive specials! Great service.

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Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I found the Brass Compass to be a quaint, seafood themed establishment with excellent breakfast! The service was great!

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Rockland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A good place to get breakfast after an evening of enjoying the many pubs in town. Nothing crazy here... it's hard to screw-up breakfast. Get there early enough and enjoy the sound of some real Maine old timers gossiping of what is going on around town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I recently ate lunch here at the cafe. I actually split the lobster club sandwich. It was the biggest sandwich ever! I was glad I split it! We also had onion rings that were made fresh and delicious. The food was very tasty and fresh. Loved it!

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Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was the first time I had ever been. I had the cinnamon bun french toast, which was great. It was two pieces for $6 and super yummy, but not too filling. The waitress asked if it was enough or if I wanted something else. I asked "for seconds" and so got another two. She only charged $1.50 for the... More 

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Smithfield, Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great place for breakfast. All the standards that you expect but then they throw in some things you never expect to see. My Corned Beef Hash Omelet with Onions and Cheese was fantastic. Being a coastal town they also offer omelets with Lobster, Crab and Haddock to choose from. Make sure you are hungry as when you get the perfectly... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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145 reviews 145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

For several years this has been a stop for us on our fall foliage trip. Each time my husband and I share the Throw down lobster club. When our order was brought to the table, the piled-high lobster meat was not on the sandwich. What happened? We showed our server the small amount and asked for more. It was brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207-596-5960

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm

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