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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for dinner with friends in September, having been advised to arrive early so we could be added to ‘their list’. Expecting a long wait, we only sat with drinks for about 15 mins before being shown to a table overlooking the water. Service,...food and atmosphere all very good. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for late lunch/early dinner. We sat on the patio and a great views of the harbor in the late afternoon. The seafood chowder was very good and the lobster salad was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront was recommended at a coffee shop earlier in the day. Was a good recommendation. I asked where do the locals eat. Very nice place, service was very good, food was also top quality. I had scallops and would do that again when in...the area. Overall Excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During our recent travels while in Maine we made a stop in Camden on a cold and rainy day in early October. After some shopping we asked a little boutique about the best place to have lunch and was told The Waterfront was the best...choice. Given the crowd and a 40 minute wait so early in the day I'd say she was correct! The biggest draw for me was the two fireplaces going which took the chill out of the air and made for a lovely ambiance. We both ordered 6 oysters and a bowl of Lobster Stew. While we enjoyed the oysters the star of the show unexpectedly was the Lobster Stew! The stew was far more than just milk and butter as it had a deep rich flavor. Of course, the generous amount of lobster was appreciated! As with other establishments you were aware of the staff shortage. The staff was pleasant but you could tell they were frazzled. It didn't have an affect on our experience. Just be kind and enjoy your meal.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022

Stopped in for lunch and opted to sit inside with no waiting rather than wait for an outside table (just as good as it was a bit nippy). Very good service. Hamburger was excellent. Fries were great. Prices were in line with the region (aka...high).More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022

Waterfront was excellent! Cozy atmosphere, super friendly staff. We sat at the bar and although it was packed. we never waited long for anything. Food was excellent. We were dying to go back during our trip but they were closed on our last day. One...of the only restaurants in the area with good service.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022

My wife and I recently vacationed in Camden Maine and The Waterfront was recommended for dinner. The recommendation was accurate, they did not disappoint. I had my first large steamed Maine lobster and my wife ordered the seared scallops. Both were a culinary delight. A...special mention goes out to our server named Blakely, whose pleasant demeanor and thoughtful meal recommendations further enhanced the total dining experience. If we ever return to Camden, The Waterfront will be one of our dinner destinations.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

A bit crowded when we were there but able to find a seat at the bar and could order and eat our dinner there. Staff at the bar was very friendly. I would highly recommend the whole belly clams (meaty and plentiful). Went there twice...during our stay and both times ended up at the bar. The bar is a great place for meeting other people from other areas of the country though. That made it more fun!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

We ate with another couple. The food was great. Service decent. Great views in a scenic town. Sounds perfect to me. I’d go back for sure.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this dinner. One of the few places open on Monday for dinner. Although quite a few menu items were sold out we enjoyed lobster and corn risotto and seared scallops. Friendly crowd while we waited for a table in outside...seating with bar service.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

It was a rainy day & we were looking for comfort & delicious food for lunch. Waterfront was the correct choice. My sister-in-law & I had their clam chowder & found it creamy with a generous amount of clams. We went up & down the...coast of Maine & it was the best of the four I had. We ordered the sour dough rolls to go along with the chowder & they were warm & lovely. My husband enjoyed the Haddock Reuben & my brother-in-law enjoyed the seafood jambalaya with cornbread. Our server was friendly & cheerful which also helped brighten our soggy spirits. Thank you, Blakely.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022

Visited on our last evening in the lovely town of Camden Maine . Operated a first Come first served waiting system , but no one seemed to wait more than ten Minutes or so . Service and food was great and all on the patio...with great views across the harbor . Probably our best meal of the visitMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Great food and an even better location -- right on the harbor with an amazing deck that has an awning. For lunch I had the grilled salmon sandwich with a side of bean salad - both were delicious. Wonderful staff, attentive and...friendly. This restaurant is very popular and always busy...they don't take reservations for parties under 6:00, so come early or be prepared to wait. Overall a very good experience and I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

Had a fantastic meal at the bar with delightful Tyler!! If there is a long wait, just choose the bar. Chowder was award winning I am sure. So delicious!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

I really don't like to do this kind of review but to be honest our experience was disappointing after all the great reviews. We got to the restaurant at 5 pm on a Monday thinking we were early enough for outdoor seating. The wait time...was 20 minutes for inside and over an hour for outside seating. I understand that but our wait time ended up being about 45 minutes and only after my husband went back up and asked them if they had forgotten us. Looked like they had but no apology. We were seated immediately then. My husband got the salmon and I ordered the lazy man's lobster. All I can say is we were disappointed with the quality of the meal. It wasn't bad just pretty much forgettable. The service was good, no complaints there. Maybe I expected too much after reading the other good reviews. So I'm posting this just for other to be aware. Wish I could have given this place rave reviews.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Yes, Waterfront offers takeout services.

Yes, Waterfront is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Waterfront is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4