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Brass Compass Cafe

305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-596-5960
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster club” (86 reviews)
“sandwich” (62 reviews)
“lobster roll” (62 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
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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...More

Thank Richard D
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...More

Thank Roberta B
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.

Thank akaland
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...More

Thank Steve T
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...More

Thank Maine1day
Reviewed 11 October 2016

They do several excellent variations on eggs Benedict here. I had the crab omelette w/hollandaise sauce - exceptional. great coffee too. Fellow diners had the award winning King of Clubs with lobster and raved about it.

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My family of 4 split 2 Lobster Clubs w/ Fries & each had a chowder & we were STUFFED. Sandwich was amazing. Big. So good... Hand cut fries (malt vinegar on the table... mmm...) and the chowder was great. Greasy Spoon type place... mostly locals,...More

Thank EatDrinkAndBeScott
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lobster roll and the lobster blt. My husband loved the lobster blt (though it was a substantial sandwich to put away!) and the lobster roll was great too. Would definitely stop by again for lunch.

Thank SMBYoung
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This little cafe was filled, even at 1:30 pm on a Saturday afternoon. Our server seated us outside and we thought she had forgotten us. We were about to get up and walk away when she appeared and took our orders. Things went smoothly after...More

2  Thank StarWeez
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint little cafe to stop and eat. The town is fun to go through and the food is fantastic. Try the lobster club if you're hungry... very large. And the clam chowder was really good too. They have a large selection of pies as well....More

Thank Judy M
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27 July 2018|
Response from Debbi R | Reviewed this property |
fruit for breakfast and salad for lunch
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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