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Conte's 1894 Restaurant

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148 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
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Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
REOPENED

This restaurant is now reopened as part of Spruce Head Pizza. Some things have changed, but it's still John Conte's great seafood dishes!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This restaurant is now reopened as part of Spruce Head Pizza. Some things have changed, but it's still John Conte's great seafood dishes!

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is by far the best place for seafood. Was disappointed when I showed up ams it was gone! Where'd they go?

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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 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Address: 148 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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