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Camden and the nearby towns of Rockport and Rockland are graced with an abundance of fine dining choices many of which are just steps away from the 16 Bay View. Whatever your preference, our area has just about any cuisine you might fancy. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants we highly recommend:
Fresh Restaurant, located in Bay View Landing, one of Camden's most scenic and vibrant waterfront neighborhoods, transforms the essence of American Mediterranean dining. Led by head chef & owner Steve Steeves and his wife Rada, the restaurant reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of fresh local products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Maine. For reservations, call 207-236-7005.
Peter Ott's Restaurant, a mainstay of Camden Dining for many years, has recently relocated to it's new waterfront location just beneath the Grand Harbor Inn at 16 Bay View Landing. Peter Ott's offers fine American Cuisine with great steaks and seafood offerings that are fresh and local. The restaurant features an upscale bar area and two cozy gas fireplaces with stone mantles. For dinner reservations, call 207-236-4032.
Experience Rockport's newest restaurant. Located in the former Shepherd's Pie space, 18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill features a variety of different dishes, including steak, chicken, burgers and seafood entrees made with mostly Maine seafood. All the dishes except the fried chicken come off the wood-fired grill. The open concept kitchen allows diners to watch their food being prepared. The grill also has a raw bar with a daily selection of chilled seafood. 18 Central is open six days a week from 5 to 9 p.m. through Columbus Day and is closed on Wednesdays. For reservations, call 207-466-9055, or visit them at 18central.com.
Chef-owner Brian Hill uses the freshest local organic produce, meats, cheeses and seafood of coastal Maine to create original and delicious menus that change daily. Artisanal bread and pastries baked daily. An outstanding hand-picked selection of wines and beers from all over the world complement each meal. This truly unique dining experience is set on Camden's famous harbor. For dinner reservations, call 207-230-0083 or visit them at francinebistro.com.
The Waterfront balances the basics with the innovative styles of cooking, bringing goodness to your table. We buy from area fishermen and farmers, hire the local kids, and stay open year round as a place for the winter hardy to gather by the fireplace. Visit us and experience a restaurant that has been part of the mid coast for thirty five years! For dinner reservations, call 207-236-3747, or visit them at waterfrontcamden.com.
After 14 seasons, numerous awards, recognitions and two other locations, Primo - Rockland Maine has matured into what Chef Melissa Kelly calls a "Full Circle Kitchen..." the ultimate farm to table experience. What started with a garden, a few hens and a couple of pigs has now become an evolution of food; an endless pursuit to accomplish more. Primo is much more than a restaurant, it is about love and respect for food. For dinner reservations, call 207-596-0770, or visit them at primorestaurant.com.
Archer’s on the Pier is located directly on Rockland’s pristine waterfront. Come enjoy an innovative and tasty menu for lunch and dinner created with the best sustainable seafood and local produce. If you stop in on Sunday, we offer a light fare for brunch while you enjoy Jazz playing softly in the background. Sit out on our large deck and watch the windjammers drift by as you relish the fresh sea air. You will also notice the ferry that transports locals and visitors to and from Vinalhaven and North Haven from Rockland’s port. For reservations, call 207-594-2435, or visit them at archersonthepier.com.
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