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“New England Diner Food”

Rockland Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #13 of 90 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stopped in for dinner on a Monday night - almost everything is closed on Mondays in Rockland except this was one of the few restaurants open. This is clearly a family run restaurant that is very much like a diner - no frills, but very good prices especially for lobster dinners. The service was great and people were super friendly. They have a kids menu and our daughter had a hot dog with milk in a sippy cup that we could take home with us. This is not a fancy place, but it is good and very reasonable.

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Thank KJGator
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

the quantity of food for the price paid cannot be beat. The triple lobster was my beau's favorite meal! I'd recommend; nothing fancy, diner atmosphere, good value.

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Wanted to get away from the more touristy restaurants in Rockland so we started walking north through town and stopped at the Rockland Cafe & Bakery since the menu looked good (plus, all the specials they had posted outside the restaurant sounded appealing). Other members of our traveling party had the same idea as they joined us not long after. Even though it was after 1 PM, we still waited about 10 minutes for a table since the restaurant was crowded. However, we didn't mind waiting as the wait staff was bustling around moving orders from the kitchen to the tables quickly so it gave us a chance to check out what was coming out of the kitchen. It all looked so good!!

When we finally sat down, we were ready to order and two of our party started off with haddock chowder. Instead of the super thick chowders that we were expecting, it was a little thinner, but very flavorful according to the chowder eaters. I ordered the clam strip basket after seeing it go by to another table. It was very light and not over battered. Just perfect! My husband ordered the shrimp basket and agreed that his shrimp was lightly battered and flavored. The coleslaw was delicious and not over powering. Another person at our table ordered the open faced turkey sandwich special and wasn't all that impressed with it. Otherwise, we all enjoyed our meals and would definitely return to the Rockland Cafe and Bakery.

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Thank schnauzermom05
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

to really eat with the locals, check this one out. and the food is awesome. all good and prices were great. got 3 lobsters and a dinner for $21
the service was very good . seating is limited,so,be prepared to wait alittle. according to the time of day. we ate there 3 times in a week.....

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Where else can you find a lobster dinner for $10.99 in mid-August in the Rockland area? This is not a glamorous restaurant, but simply a great place to get a value, home cooked meal. The cole slaw is made by the grandfather, and is to die for. It is usually quite busy because of the low prices and home-cooked food. I would definitely return here!

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