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“Great Fresh Seafood and more !”
Review of The Helm

The Helm
Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Rockport
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Monmouth, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Fresh Seafood and more !”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Great fresh seafood, An honest price and nice salad bar. A very, very special waitress staff who make you feel at home.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Rockport, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always Good - don't forget desert”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Winter has ended and my taste buds are ready for Pork Chops - Parisiennes Pork Chops to be specific. A perfect meal to toast the end of winter. Next meal is stuffed haddock. The salad bar is worth the visit. And don't forget desert.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Arthur P
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Gorham, Maine
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best value in the area”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The staff at The Helm was super friendly, and the food was delicious. They had a chicken alfredo on special, but my girlfriend wanted some kind of seafood in the alfredo rather than chicken. The waitress was very accommodating and asked the chef, and came back and told us they could make it however she wanted - shrimp, salmon, crab, lobster, etc. She ended up going with the lobster, which turned out to be a great choice. It had huge chunks of both claw and tail meat, plus it came with the salad bar. I'm usually wary of ordering any kind of pasta because the noodles come out soggy and overcooked but they were perfectly done here.
I also picked one of their specials, the lemon pepper salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and the seasoning was simple but delicious and didn't overpower the taste of the salmon.
Don't skip dessert here! We split a peanut butter pie and it was amazing!
The atmosphere and decor weren't the best, but honestly the food was the best we had in town all weekend and more than made up for it, especially at the price.

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Value”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Helm is one of the best values in the area--particularly if you get one of their many early bird specials. I had a haddock parm with two vegetables and bread for $9.95 and added the salad bar for $3.00. Where can you find that on the mid-coast? The salad bar is a topic in itself--there is not much that is NOT on there. A very, all inclusive array of items and dressings, something for everyone. The place has the feel of a dated diner, so don't go for the atmosphere; the clientele seems to be average age 75, but the food is rather good and the value is great. They treat you very nicely also. I stop in whenever I am in the area and it is always consistent.

  • Visited May 2014
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Rockland, Maine
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always good!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Generous portions at great prices. AWESOME salad bar! Never disappointed, have been loyal customer for 20 years. Locals don't lie! look at the license plates in the parking lot!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank cook32181
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