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“Great Quality Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Home Kitchen Cafe

Home Kitchen Cafe
650 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3338
207-596-2449
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Ranked #3 of 79 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Now ALSO open for Dinner Wed - Sat 5-9pm
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“Great Quality Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Lived up to its billing. Great homemade hash and delicious quality smoked bacon and homemade bread. Cheerful, efficient service. Real Hollandaise!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Slow Service, Mediocre Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

When arriving at Home Kitchen Cafe, we were stuck in the main dining area waiting for five minutes with no one even coming over to welcome us or to take our name. More and more people came to have the same thing happen. When someone finally came over to seat us, the service of drinks was very fast and ordering our food was very timely. The wait for our food was not long at all. The food itself was okay, but nothing outstanding like others say. Brass Compass in Rockland is around the same price for better food. So over all good, but we probably won't go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great local food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Don't miss this spot if you are on vacation at the Samoset or touring up the coast of Maine. Local food, yummy eats! Don't be surprised if there is a line...it's well worth the wait.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“They're Baaaaack!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After months of renovation, HKC has reopened. The decor is not any different than before the remodel, but there is an addition allowing more seating and a lot of glass to let in the light. We went for breakfast on Sunday, 3/24/13 at 8:30 a.m. and got the last table, unfortunately not the best location as it was right by the entrance and we were surrounded by other tables/diners.

We counted 8 waitresses this day. Service was prompt. The coffee was excellent and frequent refills were offered. The menu is extensive for both breakfast and lunch (they close at 3:00 pm). The prices are average, but on par for the location and this type of restaurant. I did not notice an increase in prices since their reopening.

I had scrambled eggs, corned beef hash and oatmeal toast. No peppers in the hash (yay!), just a bit crisp (double yay!) made with corned beef, onions and potatoes: perfect. The eggs were flavorful, maybe a tad on the underdone side, the homemade oatmeal bread was thickly sliced and wonderful. My breakfast partner had the egg scramble, sort of like an omelet where you add what you want in it, but scrambled together not folded over in formal omelet tradition. He also had homefries, which were very thinly sliced potatoes, and the homemade wheat bread. Neither one of us left a crumb.

This is a very casual, very busy place. We tried eating here a couple of weeks prior, but the wait was too long, which is a good sign that people are happy here. If you don't mind waiting in a line to get food, then go when you want. If you are like us and believe there is no food on Earth worth standing in a line like cattle, then go early! The parking lot is microscopic, but the restaurant is on the main road where there are plenty of places to park.

We are thrilled that HKC is just a great as before. There are no other breakfast options in the Rockland/Camden area that offer this quality or quantity of choices.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waldoboro, Maine, United States
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“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Amazing food and great service. We go back again and again. There isn't much parking out front but if you can get in its worth the wait

Visited March 2013
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Homeboy650, Owner at Home Kitchen Cafe, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your review. Our parking lot is small, but there is usually plenty of on-street parking just a short walk to our front door. Parking is available on Main St. / Rt. 1, Cottage Street, or a public lot a couple blocks away. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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