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Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-596-5960
05:00 - 15:00
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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was on a mission to discover the best lobster roll in Maine on my trip and I can say that of all the many lobster rolls I tried, the one at the Brass Compass gets the gold medal. I can't stop talking about it and it pretty much guaranteed the every time I eat lobster for the rest of... More 

Thank Becky H
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything from fresh fruit & croissants to full breakfasts ~ lunch & dinner served (but we only had time for breakfast ate there 4 days ! friendly staff & clean restrooms

Thank tmr1885
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a pretty poor breakfast here - it was a Friday, in May before the season opened. The restaurant was 1/2 full, and the waitress knew most people. The French Toast was gloppy / uncooked in the middle. No real hint of the 'cinnamon' mentioned on the menu. Scrambled eggs were hard and dry as if they'd been pre-cooked... More 

Thank Michelle M
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to out of the way, or small, not so well known restaurants. Quite often you can discover amazing food. 'Brass Compass Cafe' is one such restaurant. Do not allow the word 'cafe' to fool you into thinking that this is a place for coffee, tea and bagels. Brass Compass Cafe is one fantastic restaurant in downtown Rockland,... More 

Thank Ed S
Spring, Texas
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324 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A busy little cafe with a wide variety of great local dishes. The haddock chowder was piping hot, thick and delicious. The haddock and chips was perfectly prepared. Friendly staff and fair prices. Give this one a try.

Thank Gumgrove
Clinton, Ct
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

have eaten breakfast here many times. options to numerous to mention, had lunch the other day and it was equally as good as breakfast, quick devious food.

Thank Vicki S
Asheville, North Carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The crab roll, fried clams, and fried haddock were all fresh and delicious, and served in very generous portions! Thanks for a great meal!

Thank Virginia L
Rockland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is the best place for breakfast. Portions; large, atmosphere; open and a bit noisy, but interesting. The food is fresh and delicious.

Thank Michele G
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate there yesterday, I had the Patty melt and French fries, My wife jade the crab melt, her sandwich was quite bland, but I would given it a five. besides that, my food was exceptional.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

great food, fast service but never feel rushed. Good place to get a taste of Maine or what have you!

Thank mrypmc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-596-5960

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