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Peter Ott's on the water

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16 Bayview Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-2249
+1 207-236-4032
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Wheaton, Illinois
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a most picturesque spot for dinner with a nice vantage point overlooking the harbor. Camden has many dinner options but I think we concluded this was one of our favorite. The menu options sounded fresh and unique but there were old favorites listed as well.

1 Thank Wheatontravelers
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yum, Yum, Yum. We visited in October - great weather for sitting in the outdoor seating area. It is hard to say what was better - the food or the view. Really tough. On the water, watching the schooners get winterized with millions of orange, red and golden leaves in the background.... but, that quesadilla. Hot, gooey and stuffed with... More 

1 Thank jobeth13
new york
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a meal I won't forget . Stunning views, great service, wonderful food . A superb and unique dessert menu . Not your usual mundane choices of Lava Cake and NY Cheesecake. Can't wait to head back this Spring !!!!

1 Thank sunshinedf
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We are locals and have eaten at both the old and new Peter Ott's. As a vegetarian, I preferred the old place's menu and food; my carnivorous wife has had good and bad meals at the new place on the water. We do both like the beet and goat cheese salad, which is tasty and big enough to split in... More 

1 Thank MaineGuy777
Framingham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My scallops were tough and dry. My husband had roasted Garlic on his plate that had no oil so it was completely dried up, could not get any out, may as well been a sprig of parsley. Service was good, but what came out of the kitchen was poor.

Thank Suki123
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I don't know the official chef's flavor analysis of this combination, but I had two items that perfectly complemented each other. I started with the pickled beets salad, which comes with goat cheese over arugula. That perked up my taste buds for PO's lobster corn chowder. I dined early in the dinner service, so the freshly made chowder wasn't as... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Had a great pint of Pumpkin Ale and a bowl of Lobster Corn Chowder while sitting in a little patch of sun that was getting through because of the angle of the building. I always feel that when the sun is out I need to be sitting outside enjoying it - especially with a beer in my hand. Service was... More 

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New Hampshire
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The location is great. You sit over looking the marina and the room itself has a fireplace and beautiful exposed beams. The staff were friendly and attentive. I had the 8 ounce filled with sautéed carrots and esparagus along with a giant wedge salad. The bread was very good too.

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Richmond, Virginia
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190 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our expectations weren't very high... but we were surprised by the food quality. I especially enjoyed the lobster corn chowder. Maybe the best I've ever had. And in season, there's a large harborside porch that offers terrific harbor views.

Thank Freddyt64
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The waitress wasn't very attentive or helpful. We heard her offer the specials to another table and would have chosen from those if she'd offered, but I guess we didn't look like good tippers. However, service aside, the food was terrific! I had the surf & turf (steak & lobster tail) and had to refrain from licking the plate. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Bayview Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-2249
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-236-4032
Located on Camden Harbor next to the public landing, we are open year around. Enjoy our comfortable warm inside seating with two fireplaces or our outside seating, only feet from the ocean with panoramic views of Camden Harbor.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?