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18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856
207 236 8500
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly Service + Innovative Menu = Great Dining Experience

As a last-minute decision, we came without reservations so sat at the bar (first-come, first served). This was fine as we can usually get better service and information from the bartender and this was no exception. The bartender was a wealth of information about the menu and made great cocktails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Newburgh, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Saco, Maine
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great lace to go in a party of four. Order lots of little dishes and share. Chefs understand how to get tons of flavor out of little things like brussels sprouts. Even the french fries are exceptional. Well-crafted cocktails, great beers and ales, and talented, well-versed waitstaff. Even if you are too full, order desserts. Poppyseed cake... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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241 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As a last-minute decision, we came without reservations so sat at the bar (first-come, first served). This was fine as we can usually get better service and information from the bartender and this was no exception. The bartender was a wealth of information about the menu and made great cocktails as well. The scallop ceviche special appetizer was a standout... More 

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Paris, France
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food is very good and the service is great . This place is a must if you go there , it' sur open all year round . Nice eco ration, not to fancy, just right and simple .

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We go to Shepherd's Pie nearly every summer when visiting family in Rockport, and it is always excellent. The atmosphere is great: cozy, familiar, friendly, pleasantly loud. The servers are friendly and personable. The food is reliably delicious. Our hometown (not in Maine) has lots of good restaurants, so I guess you could say we know a good meal when... More 

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New England
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tripadvisor might think about split-screen reviews, because this restaurant sits right next to Salt Water Farms overlooking Rockport, both in nicely restored turn-of-the century brick buildings. SWF is in the old Union Building, and this establishment is in the old Shepherd Company Building (get it?). But beyond the venue, these two have very little in common. Much to the benefit... More 

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Berkeley, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a handsome room, with nice and spacious seating for single travelers without reservations at the bar. One is made to feel very welcome, and perhaps part of the food in-crowd. During my stay in Maine, I had three unsolicited opinions expressed about Shepherd's Pie, two very positive, and one negative---so I knew I needed to try it for... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a find! This restaurant is an incredibly scenic drive away from Camden and the destination is spectacular! Our table had a view of the harbor at sunset and quality of the food was above and beyond my expectations. Don't be afraid to try the odd-sounding combinations!

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This modern, minimalist restaurant with bare wooden floors, large windows or balcony seating is a gem of a restaurant. The staff is friendly, courteous, and helpful and service is prompt. As it is very busy and popular, reservations are needed. I had the Shepherd's Pie and it was delicious. Food: 5/5 Delicious, plentiful. Service: 5/5 Friendly, courteous, helpful and prompt.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As a local resident I visited Shepherd's Pie, happy to finally have a dinner restaurant (after 16 years living here) in Rockport. My friend and I ordered a glass of wine and I explained to the wait staff that I have a seafood allergy. The owner told the waitress to tell me I was not welcome in the restaurant because... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant bills itself as a pub, but it clearly wants to be more --- and it does, in that the dinner entrees are very elegant, and "fancy", not to mention quite pricey. We were there for my husband's birthday dinner, so we weren't too concerned about the costs -- however, the dish I ordered - scallops - while good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 207 236 8500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?