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The Helm

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Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
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Camden, Maine
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to the Helm is a bit of a throwback. A large salad bar with a good variety is featured. The menu has a French influence. Fresh seafood is also available. After your meal, a dessert cart is offered. There is a bit if a dated feel. The meals are served hot. The staff may have had a busy... More 

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New Hope, PA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6pm on a Saturday night in mid September and the parking lot is almost full must mean something! This place goes back for years and probably many changes in ownership and chefs. In this current phase, it fills the bill (so to speak) if you are looking for a place that is not a tourist trap, has an ample menu... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salad bar is offered with many entrees - wide selection of ingredients & dressing, Fried clams were particularly good - large helping (could only manage half). The steaks, particularly the rib eye, always tender. Many seafood dishes are market price, so ask if you need to know how much. The fish is always well done and the specials are very... More 

Thank pdfan11946
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the positives: the burgers and hot dog were excellent, breading on fish and chips very tasty. The rest: The fries were bland and disappointing, although finished by our hungry group. The ice cream was abysmal. They've changed their amazing and unique yellow french vanilla to a run of the mill white mix. Heartbreaking. And the man does NOT know... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was adequate. The service was adequate. I won't be back. Not a bad place, but not impressive enough to warrant a re-visit. Plenty of off street parking. Quick service. Friendly.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has come to this region of Maine for generations. The Helm has always been part of it. Myself, I have never been all that overboard about it. Yes, if you want a lot to eat, many of their dishes have plenty to offer. It's rather bland food. I've never gotten the great attraction to this place and only... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had been in the Camden area for two days and we were in need of a salad with vegetables and greens. Jo at High Tide Inn suggested The Helm . We went and was pleasantly surprised. My wife got the salad bar and the French Onion soup and I got the salad bar and the French... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We loved this restaurant! Salad bar is great with many selections. Had a friendly and fun waitress. They offered a whole page of specials and they have some kind of discount before 5:30pm. The Maine shrimp were delicious with a very large amount. Everything we ate was good and reasonably priced. The twice baked potato was especially yummy. Don't miss... More 

Thank shelley s
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The salad bar is amazing - lots of unique marinated salads in addition to traditional salad bar items. I had stuffed shrimp and they were fantastic. My daughter had the steamed clams and mussels and the portion was so generous that she couldn't finish them all.

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saint augustine
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220 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Generous portions, superbly prepared. This is NOT "just" a seafood Maine restaurant. It has French roots, and, while the menu is not foofoo French, some of the preparations definitely show that influence. I am not a fan of salad bars, but this one is an exception. It is loaded with hand chopped fresh veg marinated 16 ways from Sunday. Chilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 207.236.4337

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