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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
New York
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I'll start by saying that the food was good but not great. It was way too salty for everyone at the table. My medium burger was made of good quality meat but too thick, charred on the outside and rare on the inside. With the bun I couldn't even fit it in my mouth (and I have a big mouth).... More 

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maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I'm a big fan of all of chef Brian Hill's restaurants which include Francine and Seabright, both in Camden, and Rockport's Shepherd's Pie. On this particular Monday evening my husband and I were exhausted and debating what to do for dinner. Shepherd's Pie seemed like a good option and we were able to sneak in and grab seats the bar... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was my parents birthday so we decided to try shepherds pie for dinner it was 6 of us on a Tuesday night we didnt make a reservation but we go seated right away... The service was great and attentive the food was good I got shepherds pie and I loved it I ate almost everything my mother got grilled... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here so many times and never had a complaint. Our waiter got the drink order wrong, it sat on the table without him checking back in when I sent it back and was concerned maybe I would like a glass of wine seeing he had waited so long and dinner should be showing up soon. He was... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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