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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 Lord Camden Inn. Whatever your preference, our area has just about any cuisine you might fancy. Here are a few more of our favorite restaurants we recommend you visit:
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.
Atlantica Restaurant has been chef owned and operated by Ken Paquin and his wife Del for over ten years. The bistro is nestled in an historic clapboard building located in Bayview Landing. Atlantica is all about alfresco dining on the deck overlooking Camden Harbor. Small menus that highlight the garden-fresh bounty of Maine's local farms and fisheries are enjoyed with the ease of outdoor dining. For dinner reservations, call 207-236-6011.
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.
Another creative culinary hot spot by local James Beard Award winner Brian Hill, Shepherd's Pie is down the hill from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. This popular eatery for both local and visitors alike is a gastric pub with a rustic tin ceiling, wooden walls that evoke a ship's galley and a dark dining room that glows with candlelight. Creative and eclectic, Shepherd's pie is sure to please. For dinner reservations, call 207-236-8500, or visit them at shepherdspierockport.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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