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The Helm

Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
+1 207-236-4337
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“haddock” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Camden Road, Rockport, ME 04856
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The food was poor, the atmosphere was dank, and the service was also poor. We live just down the street, had the same experience 20 years ago and swore we would never go back. Friends wanted to try it. I wish I had stayed away.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The Helm was recommended by the hotel where we were staying. Read all the reviews and they seemed about half and half but we decided to try it anyway. We both ordered the fried haddock, baked potato, and salad bar. The salad bar had a...More

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Hey, I would have like (((((SOME))))))) Lobster with my Hellmanns' Mayo! This place is Closed Tuesdays! QUESTION::::: WHY NOT ( Mondays - Wednesdays- Thursdays - Fridays Saturdays- and Sundays ???????? QUESTION of the week. I LUV MAYO!

Thank cluie2500
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This poor place was seen the end of its former glory days. Warmed over food (micro-waved) very very greasy seafood. I not talking heavy vegi-oil I think their using something that would lubricate a internal combustion engine. WOW. I walked in feeling good and left...More

Thank schinder4800
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Early bird menu inexpensive. Salad bar diversity and friendly staff. Recommend to family. Clean and architecture is what I expected from a Maine restaurant near the Coast.

Thank François M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was our first visit to this midcoast area. Very nice. We happened upon The Helm and saw that we could eat outside, perfect because we had our dog with us. Food was served promptly and OH SO GOOD. The dinning room was very nice...More

Thank Pizor
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My husband and I were in Rockport for 1 night and The Helm was on of the recommendations were received. Glad we picked this one. Food was wonderful and filling. Huge and clean salad bar. Service was excellent and fast. We were too full for...More

Thank Loretlee
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Delightful people and wait staff. Generous salad bar. Enjoyed the fried clams and lobster, good haddock. Everything not always great, but good and dependable. Best lobster rolls in the area. Take out window is a plus, and always ready if you call ahead. They are...More

Thank picc47
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

What a great family atmosphere! I had the beef stew & it was very good & very lean (I'm picky about beef).

Thank LynnL2711
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visit this restaurant when ever we are in the area. Usually good food. This last time the service was great the salad bar was very fresh and well maintained. My wife got some pork chops off the French selections. She loved them. I had...More

Thank SAILOR2357
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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