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Brass Compass Cafe

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305 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-596-5960
05:00 - 15:00
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Gresham, Oregon
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best place in Rockland to enjoy an early / late morning breakfast. Food was yummy, service was pleasant, pricing was good. Enjoy!

Thank Diveshack0674
Rockland, Maine, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cheerful place, filled with locals and visitors. I've enjoyed everything I've ever ordered and hardly ever leave without a box to reheat later [good portions]. The wait staff is casual and friendly.

Thank Sherrie S
Thomaston, Maine
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

First of all, I'd like to say that we'll be back. Generous portions, fair prices, large menu. With that said, I should also add that while we enjoy the informal atmosphere of places like this, there are limits, when crossed detract from the dining experience. Apparently, the staff felt it necessary to vacuum underneath a piece of installed equipment at... More 

Thank Andrew J
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A local favorite, and easy to see why. Generous proportions and friendly people. I had the scallop wrap and it was huge and delicious and came with a choice of sides, including chowder for just $10.

Thank Suitelifefor2
La Paz BCS
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202 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 two hands! We also had the scallop stew and a cup of chowder. Washed down... More 

Thank Jonathan R
Warren, Maine
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 on an English muffin. Onion strings are awesome, they are exactly what they sound like.... More 

Thank emoir58
Worcester, MA
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 clam roll with chowder and I the whole belly clams with fries and coleslaw. To... More 

Thank LaurenceJ
Saint Louis, Missouri
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452 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 excellent. I enjoyed their breakfast scramble over home fries & my wife enjoyed their special... More 

Thank JimSTL1021
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

Thank Ruth J
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Richard D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?