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Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-596-5960
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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
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  • 14
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yum.

Have been here several times for breakfast. Clearly a spot visited by locals. Have always been served a hot, hearty meal. Great seeing the kitchen right there and watching the staff. Certainly a fun part of the experience. Will certainly go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
raptor86
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Camden, Maine
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Camden, Maine
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been here several times for breakfast. Clearly a spot visited by locals. Have always been served a hot, hearty meal. Great seeing the kitchen right there and watching the staff. Certainly a fun part of the experience. Will certainly go again.

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Gray, Maine, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After traveling and vacationing for years in the mid coast area of Maine, my wife and I stopped for lunch at the Brass Compass on Main Street, Rockland, Maine. Although small, the setting was "Maine" through and through, the service was excellent and the food amazing! It may have been lunch - but the meal was dinner portion. Well prepared,... More 

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Thank Donnie C
Albany, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On January 2, we took our daughter's boyfriend here for his birthday breakfast. I got the choke the goat omelette. It was spinach, artichoke hearts, goat cheese and pine nuts. It was the best omelette I ever had. The atmosphere is cozy and warm and the prices are terrific for the amount of food I and my party had.

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Thank Ruth S
Thomaston, Maine
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

It's my favorite place for a Sunday breakfast. Great specials. Great home style cooking. It's everything I like in a restaurant. Service is always great even though they are always busy. Local favorite.

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Thank Jeff A
London
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great for a typical American diner and a bit of lunch - food is always tasty and the service good - place is a little tired but clean

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Thank tjwh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Very great food, large portions. I didn't realize how large the pancakes were. Worth every penny and so delicious

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Thank Jessy A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is the place you will get the best value and flavor for your money for Breakfast or Lunch. Love the fried clams and very inexpensive for delicious food!

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Thank James K
Maine
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you get hungry at 05:00 Hrs, This is the place for breakfast. Tasty food for a reasonable price. Plus you will get a chance to meeting the locals . . .

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Thank ELSARGAZERO
Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The hubby and I passed through Rockland on our long drive to Bar Harbor, with lobster rolls on the mind. We come from DC, where Red Hook Lobster Pound and Luke's Lobster serve amazing lobster flow in from Maine, but were ready to try the local variety. On vacation, we were determined to fulfill our vow to 1.) Eat some... More 

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Thank Dawn M
Kansas City, Missouri
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153 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We stopped in here specifically for a lobster roll and it was delicious. Service was friendly and our food was served quickly. The breakfast menu looked good too.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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