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Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
207.236.4337
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank shelley s
Michigan
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank cstaMichigan
saint augustine
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217 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Stonington, Connecticut
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217 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with a group of friends and everyone enjoyed the experience. The menu is extensive with plenty of variety and the salad bar is excellent. Service was excellent with no objection to separate checks for each couple. Our group had a mix of chicken, seafood and steak entrees and we heard no complaints. We were seated away in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I ate here, it was small inside but the menu was awesome and unique! The staff was fruitful and attentive and also the BYOB aspect was key. 10 out of 10 would def go again!

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Thank Brandi K
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise this was! We had driven all morning and were so hungry...we saw this place and said "let's try it." The salad bar is VERY impressive...and very good. We both ordered the rib-eye steak sandwich and it was delicious. By this time, we had no room for dessert, but their dessert cart is very, very impressive. AND,... More 

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Thank NCNewbie318
DRACUT, MA.
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to get something to eat. Great salad bar, the seafood plate is a generous portion. The food is always good. I did wish they used a little bit larger shrimp. They are fresh maine shrimp though.

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Thank SAILOR2357
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always hesitate to write less than stellar reviews, but hopefully reviews like this will help the owners/managers target some problem areas and make improvements. With all of the fabulous restaurants in this area this should not be a first choice unless nothing else was available. The salad bar was good, so if you have had your fill of lobster... More 

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Thank Ann H
Douglaston, New York
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fresh seafood...try the Lobster stew! Salad bar many choices and all very fresh. Wait staff friendly and helpful too.

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Seneca
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had to try the lobster soup. It was the best Jerry, the best. Ordered to go and ate it on top of Battie Mountain. Now that's living!

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Thank Xatlatc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?