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Conte's 1894 Restaurant

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148 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 100
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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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John Conte's place had always mixed reviews. Love it or hate it, it is now gone. Rumors in town that JC will not re-open at a different location

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Maine
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

John Conte's place had always mixed reviews. Love it or hate it, it is now gone. Rumors in town that JC will not re-open at a different location

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South Thomaston, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Conte's is not for everyone. You shouldn't go looking for a leisurely dinner ,but for an experience. Plain and simply, it's a lot of fun. Go with an open mind and be ready for a feast! J and L Spruce Head Island , Maine

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Windham, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very low maintenance restaurant but boy was the food good! Fresh salad...scallops just right! Hidden gem

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Phippsburg, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Start to finish this will be a meal to remember!!! From the chalkboard menu as you enter the door to the newspaper on the tables, delicious salad and bread, a Goblet of wine and the freshest most perfectly cooked seafood you cannot go wrong with Conte's!! Thanks to our server, Raven for making our evening even better!!!

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Phippsburg, Maine
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Having previously reviewed, or possibly over reviewed, Conte's, I'll just give a friendly thank you to Raven, who served us a wonderful meal last night. You rock, Raven!

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Midcoast Maine
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When the shrimp and scallop dish arrived, I was transported. Usually with a dish like this I would count the scallops or shrimp, and pace myself. But here there was no counting - they were piled up to the crack of doom. And for the first time in my many years of gourmandizing, I could not finish eating a fabulous... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fish is NEVER overcooked, always fresh, and seasoned. Can you ask for more??! We have been several, several times, Conte's has never wavered

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Portland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We came looking for Conte's on nothing more than a quick recommendation from a friend of a good place to eat in Rockland. The sleuthing began. No website. No Facebook. No Twitter. No sign. Residential neighborhood. Somewhat dark and mysterious on the outside. Happy people and Christmas lights on the inside. We had heard that getting there early was a... More 

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Top Contributor
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39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Finally had a chance to visit Conte's after several visits to Rockland. Never saw the Anthony Bourdain segment but the restaurant was recommended to us by the innkeeper at our favorite B&B. Do not go here if you're looking for white tablecloths and matching ambiance. But if you want wonderful food and don't mind quirkiness, definitely visit Conte's. Your wine... More 

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Waterville, Maine, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

So like many of the reviewers, I also watched the Anthony Bourdain episode where he went to Conte's. I had never even heard of Conte's before, despite having been to Rockland hundreds of times. I read the reviews and had an idea of what to expect. I will say that the worse the review the more intrigued I became. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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