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Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd heard a lot about the lobster club sandwich from people whose taste we trust, so we were surprised by how bad it was. No bacon visible, but that was a minor defect compared to the tasteless and overcooked lobster. The clam chowder was really a potato chowder with clams. Altogether disappointing.

Thank profcritic1
South Thomaston, Maine, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brass Compass has a relaxed atmosphere with fresh seafood. This place is a must for lunch when in Rockland.

Thank Tom G
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I stopped by this place on our way back home, I ordered the king of the club, he ordered sailor's something something breakfast. Mine was a huge club sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries and a few slices of pickles. Every bite I took, I can taste the bacon and the lobster, I could only stuff... More 

Thank Cen W
Meridian, Mississippi
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here one morning. The coffee was good. The service was fine. However, the food was a little above average, but not a 4.0. The bacon had been cooked earlier, and the level of grease a little too high.

Thank wulfe97
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all got the lobster blt. It is wonderful and huge so we split it. The lobster stew s also amazing. We always try to go when we come to Maine.

Thank Kimera C
Hicksville, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious breakfast and a very hearty serving,too full to finish! Courteous staff! We sat outside which was exciting especially since there were so many naval and marine officers enjoying brunch as well!

Thank Betty P
Washington DC
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437 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were making our drive up the coast along 1 and thought we'd try this place for lunch. It happened to be the weekend of the Rockland lobster festival which we were unaware of prior, so it was very busy. Service was just ok, but I'm sure it was the high volume. We of course ordered the lobster club, and... More 

Thank hdempsey
Any City
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfasts there was GREAT. We were there early (8AM) and they were not very busy. Portion sizes were humongous, and of excellent quality. A very large and varied menu would satisfy Mose folks. Service was excellent. Seating was either inside or outside - we chose the outdoors. Place is highly recommended.

Thank Fred F
Aztec, New Mexico
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster stew is one of the best we've ever had and reasonably priced. Small place, and service is usually slow, but prices are good.

Thank lynnebernie
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get fooled by the muffins and biscuits. This isn't the south. The muffin was too sweet, both the muffin and biscuit were gummy. The rest of the meal was good. I'm so grossed out by carpet in restaurants.

Thank dawnanddiego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207-596-5960

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?