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The Helm

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Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
+1 207-236-4337
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went on their last day of the fall season,and we were treated as if it was their first day. The Helm is a favorite of locals. Friendly, casual and good food. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu. Interested in our group and where we were from. We didn't wait long and our meal was on our table.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on the recommendation of the owner of the hotel we stayed in . We had a lovely dinner here. The food was fresh, well cooked and tasty, with generous portions. The service was excellent. Really helpful friendly staff. I would highly recommend The Helm

Thank 359Ger1963
Pollock Pines
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with my grammy here, with our little ones in tow. The food was delicious with extremely reasonable prices. The specials menu had quite a few options on it and the regular menu was full of temptations. We all ordered a variety of food from fish to chicken and everything was prepared perfectly. The salad bar had a nice... More 

Thank Nese G
Rugby, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I do love salad & the Helm has the most extensive salad bar I can ever remember seeing anywhere in the world! There must be around 30 different things to choose from - lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, pasta salad, potato salad, cottage cheese, cheese, olives, hard boiled egg, etc etc etc, plus a great selection of dressings, including plain olive oil.... More 

Thank Christine W
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 965 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant looks like a little takeout shack. It is worn. You can see a hole or two in the siding. The signs in the window indicated that they were closing for the season on October 16. We made it with a week to spare. The interior is straight out of the sixties, including the music. Not very fancy, but... More 

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Camden, Maine
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A visit to the Helm is a bit of a throwback. A large salad bar with a good variety is featured. The menu has a French influence. Fresh seafood is also available. After your meal, a dessert cart is offered. There is a bit if a dated feel. The meals are served hot. The staff may have had a busy... More 

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New Hope, PA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

6pm on a Saturday night in mid September and the parking lot is almost full must mean something! This place goes back for years and probably many changes in ownership and chefs. In this current phase, it fills the bill (so to speak) if you are looking for a place that is not a tourist trap, has an ample menu... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Salad bar is offered with many entrees - wide selection of ingredients & dressing, Fried clams were particularly good - large helping (could only manage half). The steaks, particularly the rib eye, always tender. Many seafood dishes are market price, so ask if you need to know how much. The fish is always well done and the specials are very... More 

Thank pdfan11946
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

First the positives: the burgers and hot dog were excellent, breading on fish and chips very tasty. The rest: The fries were bland and disappointing, although finished by our hungry group. The ice cream was abysmal. They've changed their amazing and unique yellow french vanilla to a run of the mill white mix. Heartbreaking. And the man does NOT know... More 

Thank danLaVa
Raleigh, North Carolina
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food was adequate. The service was adequate. I won't be back. Not a bad place, but not impressive enough to warrant a re-visit. Plenty of off street parking. Quick service. Friendly.

Thank Ray M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-236-4337

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