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“Casual with Fabulous View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Archer's on the Pier

Archer's on the Pier
58 Ocean St, Rockland, ME
207-594-2435
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Ranked #27 of 79 Restaurants in Rockland
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Portland, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Casual with Fabulous View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Staff at The Samoset Resort suggested Archer's when we asked for a nearby recommendation for casual dining with great food and service too. Archer's met all our expectations and more. Comfortable, casual, atmosphere in a beautiful setting overlooking the harbor in Rockport. Menu was huge and varied and wait staff friendly, professional, and efficient. Seemed to be a place that locals frequent often as staff familiar with a lot of the diners.

Seafood was fresh and well prepared. Servings were very generous and the quality of food excellent. Totally enjoyed our dinner at Archer's - exactly the type of place we wanted - and will return when next in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Don't Miss It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Everything we experienced at this restaurant, which is right in the water, was first rate; the service, food, atmosphere & prices. Even in late October when few seafood restaurants remain open, Archer's was not only open, but very busy with a local crowd. We would easily choose it again since it met all our expectations.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericton, NB Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Idyllic Maine Coast Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is what everyone looks for, I think. Gorgeous setting overlooking the harbor, friendly & efficient service; terrific menu. Seafood expertly prepared & succulent to the taste. Comfortable atmosphere. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amherst, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great location and view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We had wonderful food here (fried clams were great) and the location (right on the pier) and view were fantastic. It was a great walk along the boardwalk from our B&B.

Visited September 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
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31 restaurant reviews
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
“Great meal, super friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

On the Columbus Day Monday holiday, there were few choices for places to eat in Rockland. Luckily, Archer's was open and although very busy, the staff were extremely friendly and we had a great meal. The bacon wrapped scallops with a sweet chili sauce were a great appetizer and we found the wine selection to be good and reasonably priced. I had the Seafood Pie which was outstanding - lots of lobster, scallops and crab in a delicious but not overpowering sauce and topping. The fried haddock suited my husband well and our blueberry cobbler for dessert was heavenly! We chatted with the bartender who spends the winter in Colorado and discovered we had friends in common! We recommend Archer's and will return on our next trip to Maine!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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