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Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
207.236.4337
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 10
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Go Inside - the Seafood is Fine

My wife and I visited the Helm twice for lunch during our summer vacation in Maine. We went there the first time on the recommendation of a local in a line at a supermarket, who told us that it was both "good" and not "touristy." Both were right on the mark. The restaurant looks a bit confused... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Wyomite
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food was great, dessert was great. My brothers 4 cups of coffee were great. Our waitress Kim was awesome. Friendly atmosphere, even though they were waiting for us to leave so they could close up. Great experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A previous reviewer was correct. It seems they slice their sea scallops across the middle to make thinner, half-dollar shaped pieces out of them. Strange! Despite that, the scallops were well prepared and tasty. The Seafood chowder was watery and mostly fish - very dry fish. Salad bar is large and s o-so. My wife's haddock was tasty. Good service.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I visited the Helm twice for lunch during our summer vacation in Maine. We went there the first time on the recommendation of a local in a line at a supermarket, who told us that it was both "good" and not "touristy." Both were right on the mark. The restaurant looks a bit confused about what it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were a bit disappointed after our daughter and son-in-law raved about this restaurant when they went to it about 1 year ago. The service was good. Parking was insanely busy. The food was good and basic . Our waitress is what saved the evening for us.

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the perfect place for a family dinner---everything about it is great! Most meals come with a fabulous fresh salad bar and hot baked bread. I got the lobster, all cut in half, little work for lots of yummy meat! Hubby got scallops, kids got steak--everyone loved their meals, but don't stop there.....you will be certified as crazy if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We ate there over the weekend. I got so sick later in the night. Something was wrong with the eggs. I called and talked to the manager. She argued with me that the salad bar was fine. Instead of saying we are sorry, we will check everything today..she argued with me. I will NEVER go back!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

During our vacation on the Maine Coast, we stopped for lunch at the Helm. We had delicious scallops and a great salad bar for lunch. We enjoyed wine with lunch which was reasonably priced. Are waitress was very helpful regarding the menu and gave us great service. I would definitely recommend for a affordable seafood lunch.

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Rockport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have eaten at the Helm for year. Usually it is take out. All of there items are always fresh and made to order. From seafood to hot dogs and hamburgers you will always get a fresh meal. They have the best onion rings. Freshlly breaded..

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The haddock, both the special and the fried were both beautiful. They have the option of a very good salad bar, but we had vegetables. Not too busy for a Sunday night.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Helm provided just what we wanted on a rainy night - an informal, friendly setting for a simple dinner at a reasonable price. They offered good seafood, chicken and meat choices, and the accompanying salad bar was fine, even if many selections looked and tasted like they were from cans and plastic bags.

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Address: Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
Phone Number: 207.236.4337
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
Cuisine: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 207.236.4337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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