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Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-596-5960
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05:00 - 15:00
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Sun 06:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 15:00
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La Paz BCS
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177 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened to walk in and so glad to have found it! Wow! Glad we split their famous Lobster King Club sandwich. It was more than enough for two of us and half the fun was trying to take a bite and hold it in two hands! We also had the scallop stew and a cup of chowder. Washed down... More 

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Thank Jonathan R
Warren, Maine
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14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went to brass compass for lunch. I always order crab melt, and onion strings. I don't believe crab melt is on menu any longer but they go the extra mile A crab melt is crab meat large scoop slice of tomato Swiss cheese on an English muffin. Onion strings are awesome, they are exactly what they sound like.... More 

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Thank emoir58
Worcester, MA
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant after years of visiting Rockland and driving by without stopping in. Well we did about an hour before closing this Friday. We were seated promptly and our server came over and introduced herself to us shortly afterwards. My wife ordered the clam roll with chowder and I the whole belly clams with fries and coleslaw. To... More 

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Thank LaurenceJ
Saint Louis, Missouri
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435 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sampled breakfast at the Brass Compass Cafe based on a recommendation from our hotel manager. We found this place to be very popular with the local crowd as we were able to be seated in the last free table. The food choices are all excellent. I enjoyed their breakfast scramble over home fries & my wife enjoyed their special... More 

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Thank JimSTL1021
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ignore the decor and remember you're here for the food. We had lobster rolls that were great - loads of fresh lobster, good coleslaw, bun and fries for $15.99. Add bottomless coffee, friendly waitress and it made a great lunch.

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Thank Ruth J
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Oh my what a gem, traveling through on our way to somewhere else, stopped in for lunch. Food was exceptional. I had a burger and wife had lobster stew, two ends of the food spectrum, both were so yummy. Prices were very reasonable. If ever in Maine again I will make a trip back here.

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Thank Richard D
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Brass Compass Cafe is a bit of a hometown dive. It has a mismatched, cluttered decor and the servers are not especially friendly which contradicts what we have found for the most part in Maine. We sought out the location based on Trip Advisor reviews looking specifically for the Lobster Club. We found it and we were not disappointed.... More 

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Thank Roberta B
ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The menu was filled with so much wonderful sounding dishes and pastries we had a hard time choosing. Loved what we had and the local atmosphere of the space.

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Thank akaland
Dallas
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When we found out the owner beat Bobbie Flay years ago in the throw down for a lobster roll we had to go try it. The place is showing its age, we sat on a lot of tape keeping the vinyl bench seating together. We got our lobster rolls and a couple of beers, the sand which was fresh, bacon... More 

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Thank Steve T
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After walking around the harbor and learning lobster lore, we yearned for lunch. Our innkeepers recommended the Compass Cafe as we'd asked about a good, authentic lobster roll. My husband and I found the Compass' lobster rolls just right--split roll, sweet lobster, and that's about it. Served with fresh lemon wedges, hand cut fries, and a small serving of coleslaw... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
05:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 15:00
Thursday
05:00 - 15:00
Friday
05:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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?