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Shepherd's Pie

18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856
207 236 8500
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Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I really had high hopes when I stepped into the restaurant since it's located inside a good looking old building, but was greatly disappointed by their way overcooked and funny taste burger. I suspect there's something wrong with the meat - mostly likely not entirely beef. In addition to the food itself, the service was pretty poor - I had... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Tremendous meal. I would give 5 stars but the hosting was a bit lacking today. With a booking in place I would at least expect a warm welcome rather than 10 minutes standing by the door wondering what was going on. Very busy evening.... But when we got to our table there were four others around ours which were empty,... More

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Hyde Park, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I don't know why I was surprised, this restaurant came highly recommended. My husband suggested this place and I was skeptical. Some other restaurants were also recommended and they were just ok! Our dinner was superb. I had the scallops dinner with tons of large scallops! One of the best scallop dinners Ive had in years! We also had the... More

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New England
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I hate to provide a negative review, but our experience was not a positive one. A side dish of macaroni & cheese was sour, as in curdled milk, and after one bite we asked that it be retrieved. When we politely noted this, the server response was, "We don't comp dishes". This was quite a disappointing answer to what was... More

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CAMDEN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you go to this well-rated restaurant in Rockport, Maine, be advised that there is a lot of hidden heat in their dishes. Although the New England coastal location and normally bland flavors of its signature dish (shepherd's pie) might make you expect low levels of spiciness here, you may be in for a surprise, perhaps an unpleasant one if... More

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice atmosphere, overlooks the port, open kitchen. We had two appetizers, lobster ceviche and green bean, beet and hazelnut salad. The lobster, avocado, lime, and peppers had a wonderful flavor. The waitress said that the ceviche was moderately spicy; it was really mildly spicy, just enough but not enough to overwhelm the sweetness of the lobster. The salad was also... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

And then there I was, a Brazilian in Maine thousands of miles away from home getting to know one of the most beautiful regions in the world (and I've bem around) when I passed in front of this restaurant. Looking it from outside and immediately liked the place. Called and made a reservation for dinner. Wonderful experience. From the service... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

I wrote a long review praising my dinner in great detail, and lost it before I could send. So, party of 6 had a fantastic dinner. We had a lot, but the standouts for me were lobster ceviche and bbq chicken (seriously, bottle that and sell it, OMG) we all cleaned our plates and were so full we could barely... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Met a nice couple from Charleston, SC, on Tuesday, who raved about this restaurant...Small, VERY busy and really good food. BUT, better get there early, so we got to there about 4:30 for the 5:00PM opening, on Wednesday. About 5:30, a mother and her son, who were also there for dinner, said, "Hey, I'm afraid they're not open on Wednesday".... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Halibut is not as easy to find on the Mid-Coast menus as lobster, haddock, and chowders. But Shepard's Pie presents it with delicious flair. Their halibut provides a rambunctious flavor on a fork Grandma wouldn't recognize. Husband enjoyed their signature dish. He pronounced it filling and satisfying. Our born-in-Maine waitress was attentive and delivered my full-to-the-rim vodka gimlet without spilling... More

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

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