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“Solid diner food”
Review of Brass Compass Cafe

Brass Compass Cafe
Ranked #7 of 87 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Maine, New York
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Solid diner food”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

The proprietary will no doubt be disappointed in my assignation of their fare as diner food, but restauranteurs are easily offended. There's too much swagger about the Bobby Flay lobster roll thing, too. This is diner food, fare and square, but it is good diner food.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Cumberland, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great lunch with the kids”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

The club that beat Bobby Flay is indeed worth 20 bucks.Fried clams and crab cakes very good too.Look forward to next year when in town

  • Visited December 2013
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Basic Maine Seafood Well Prepared”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Fried clams and fish and chips excellent and crispy. Crabmeat on a garden salad very nice, also. Atmosphere unpretentious and prices are reasonable. Good pie, too.

Visited April 2014
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New Hampshire
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Inexpensive Breakfast”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Breakfast was average to good quality and portions were large. Price was reasonable and service was friendly. Great if you don't want a special breakfast.

  • Visited January 2014
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Osage Beach, Missouri
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“You say you want a Club Sandwich?”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

When I heard that local restaurant owner Lynn Archer hands down beat the Food Network's Bobby Flay in a Lobster Club throwdown, I had to see for myself how good this sandwich really was. I am a big eater, but I was not sure about the sandwich, so my wife and I split the sandwich and each ordered a side item. Upon arrival (see picture below) I realized splitting this meal was a good idea. The bottom half of the sandwich must have had 6 strips of Applewood Bacon on each half along with lettuce, tomato, mayo, etc... and the top half I think had at least half of a fresh Maine Lobster, it was huge! The seasonings were perfect. We were charged $19.95 for the whole sandwich with 2 sides which was more than enough for my wife and I's complete lunch.
Go by and try this, and you will then know why we go to Maine every year :-)

  • Visited January 2014
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