Rockland: Foodie Town
Rockland has a host of great restaurants. In the last decade, we've become famous as a foodie town, without losing the gritty fried past of a working city. We sail from the center of town. You can walk to everything from Windjammer Wharf and the municipal parking lot. Many places close from 2-5. Some serve late. Many are busy. Reservations are recommended in the summertime, especially on weekends and around the festivals, North Atlantic Blues Fest, Lobster Fest, Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show and Summer Solstice.
Atlantic Baking Company
There's no charge at all for going in and just standing there to smell all that fresh-baked bread, but you'll want to get something to make that moment last.
Obey all signage
You'll see this art piece/sign atop the Farnsworth Museum as you head down Main Street in Rockland.
You don't have to tell us twice - read up on our favorites.
Wonderful flavors, cool decor, and outdoor seating: this in-town hot spot is a favorite.
The novel combinations and fresh ingredients make meals here memorable - and picture worthy.
We partner with the magnificent wood-fired Cafe Miranda and can dish up your to-go order on the boat. They serve dinner starting at 5, and lunch 11:30-2, 7 days a week, also Rockland's finest Sunday Brunch, 10:30-2, funky classy inside and a sweet patio with a fireplace. They serve until 9 pm usually.
A short walk from the our dock, or a drop off at their dock is the Landings restaurant, on the water with great fried seafood fare and a wizard chef making tasty, creative specials out of fresh local food, seafood, meat and vegetables, my crew's favorite place to go eat.
Atlantic Baking Company has great ready made sandwiches, cookies, breads, coffee, etc.
Clan MacLaren specializes in awesome fresh made-to-order sandwiches, has other treats and a selection of good beverages, including local beers and sodas. Run by a fishing family, they have some good chowdah.
(I get the "Bufflehead," Pastrami Reuben with extra Guacamole and Jalapeños.)
The Good Tern Natural Food Co-Op is great. Local farm fresh produce, sandwiches and treats as well as a full selection of organic produce and bulk grocery supplies. Member owned and operated for many years. They're on Rte 1 just N of downtown.
Claws, located across the street on the water side is a great seafood place. Outside tables, some shaded, some enclosed, with a nice water view, and fantastic food. Run by a fishing family.
Ada's Kitchen, is located just up the harbor trail from our dock, and featured fine pizza and italian food as well as craft beers and fancy drinks.
Maine Street Meats in Rockport has a lot of good cheeses, meats, and meal essentials as well.
Rotary Pizza, located in the N end, has affordable tasty pizzas, some inspired by Rockland's past eateries.
Uproot Pie Co for pizza. (whose wood-fired-oven-on-a-trailer I helped build) at the Rockland Farmer's Market, 9am-1pm.
The Wine Seller is located on Tilson Ave, right close to the pier and has a great selection of wines and some of our local beers. Very convenient as it's right next to the municipal lot, across from the public bathrooms.