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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster club” (92 reviews)
“sandwich” (66 reviews)
“lobster roll” (65 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

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...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 19 November 2016 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...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank emoir58
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank LaurenceJ
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank ruthj196
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

Date of visit: September 2016
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

Date of visit: October 2016
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.

Date of visit: October 2016
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

Date of visit: October 2016
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

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Maine1day
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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