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Brass Compass Cafe

305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-596-5960
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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05:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a place locals go for breakfast! Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. Homemade baked goods! We stop here when ever we are in Rockland! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Don W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great service and so many choices. Had the hash and eggs. always the best. Hard to finish the whole thing but I made it!

Thank dmurraymaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here and really enjoyed our lunch, did not try the lobster dishes, but they looked great. Had the grilled haddock tacos --nice chunks of fish. Tasty!

Thank judimama04011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If what you want is a good hearty breakfast, then Brass Compass Café is the place for you. The service is friendly, the portions are generous so don't get carried away when you order. This is a great place to catch up with locals.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were worn out and starving, and my husband was getting impatient and crabby when we decided to try this place for lunch. The wait was not too, and the menu offerings are a good balance of seafood and other options--burgers, salads, sandwiches, breakfast specialties....More

Thank Deb052
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a reflection of its owner and founder, Lynn Archer. She learned to cook in her grandmother's kitchen and still works the line creating her dishes. Around town, we know the place as an excellent spot for breakfast and for desserts. She has...More

Thank astro005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massive portions. In center of Rockland on a corner. Diner-type atmosphere, but really good food and lots of it.

Thank solotravel001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wait isn't nearly as long as Home Kitchen. Food is arguably better with more of a local vibe. We had pancakes, corned beef hash, lobster omelette. All excellent. Service was extremely friendly and attentive. We'll be back!

Thank L J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this spot searching for a kid friendly place to eat lunch while in Rockland. It was great- fun atmosphere and good location. Lobster role was great & had a piece of homemade blueberry pie👍.

Thank ladybugg18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had breakfast outside. Seated right away. I tried the lobster eggs Benedict, and while eggs/lobster were perfect, the Benedict sauce was a bit lame (a mix?). I make my own Benedict on special occasions, and the original recipe is so much...More

Thank wiiildbill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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