Contact us at 207-236-0500 * RESERVATIONS are strong this season. Do not delay making your Camden Maine plans!

 SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS!

   Camden Maine and Midcoast Maine Local Eats.

Dining in the MidCoast

Camden Riverhouse Hotel, Extended Stay Inn, Cottage and 8 Tannery Lane Townhouse are all located in the heart of Camden Maine. If you came here to experience Camden to the fullest, you must try the local cuisine. Nothing to worry, we will provide the list of the popular dining areas in town.  Another good news is that, we are close to almost everything – stay away from the traffic jams, park your car on our free parking space and walk along the historic streets of Camden and hunt for the most flavorful restaurant.

Just a friendly reminder: This season, almost all eateries are full and busy. Waiting time can be longer. You have alternatives to do Make Your Own and take advantage of our kitchen and refrigerator on Extended Inn, Cottage and Airbnb; you can also order and pick-up.

READ MORE HERE: Camden Maine Take Out Options

Where to Satisfy your Cravings in Camden Maine

Travelers make trip more memorable by experiencing the local cuisine, particularly the variety of freshly cooked lobster recipes. No wonder, tourists are always in quest of the most popular restaurants, cafes and even PUBs.

Camden is serving up flavorful local and international cuisine, alongside with the scenic waterfront atmosphere.

WHERE CAN I GET LOBSTER IN CAMDEN MAINE? OR NEARBY?

Waterfront Restaurant – Camden Maine Restaurant

McLaughlin’s Lobster Shack – Lincolnville Maine Restaurant

Graffam Bros Lobster Shack – Rockport Maine Restaurant

 AMOYClaws – Rockland Maine Restaurant

 

COFFEE AND BREAKFAST

1. CAMDEN BAGEL CAFE

They serve all-day breakfast which offer a great time for people everywhere and their appetizing sandwiches are some of the reasons why people keep coming back for more. It is one of the kid’s favorite in town. One thing more, it is a dog-friendly cafe.

Opens Mon – Sun 07:00 – 02:00 PMClosed Every Wednesday

2. BOYNTON-MCKAY FOOD CO.oynton-McKay Food Co.

They serve International cuisines such as Mexican, Asian, and Italian. If you’re in a hurry, they offer “Grab and Go” meals. Opens Tues – Sat 07:00 AM – 05:00 including Mondays during Summer | Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Kitchen closes everyday at 03:00 PM

3. CAMDEN DELI

They make their famous homemade desserts and pastries, with new varieties daily. Soak in the views from our rooftop desk while enjoying an offering from our beer and wine list, or perhaps a snack from the Pub Menu.Happy Hour Is Every Day This Summer In The Upstairs Dining Area And On The Rooftop Decks From 4:00 P.m. To 7:00 P.m. With FREE Appetizers And $3 Drafts. 

4. Zoot Coffee Shop

They make truly exceptional coffee and espresso, and a traditional yet modern coffeehouse setting.

HOURS: 7AM – 4PM DAILY * Walking Distance from Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inns

5. Owl and Turtle

It is a great bookstore with a coffee shop. They have a few tables outside that are fun to sit and people watch

OPENS MON – THURS : 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM CLOSED EVERY TUESFRI – SUN : 07:00 AM – 08:00 PM

WHERE IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT IN CAMDEN MAINE?

Sea Dogs Brewing Company

Located not far from the Riverhouse Hotel, Inns and Suites. Walking distance. This Camden Maine restaurant has Two beautiful decks that overlook Camden Harbor. Lots on the menu, something for everyone. There is a lot of seating so wait time should not be long. Sea Dogs brews their own beer.

Waterfront Restaurant

Also walking distance from the hotel. This fun and long standing icon of Camden Downtown has a lovely outside deck and bar area. Just before the Camden Yacht Club, this restaurant is a fun location because you can stroll past all the local shops on your way to and from.

Peter Ott’s 

Located right on the dock of Camden Harbor, this outside seating is so much fun. The infamous Schooner Appledoor II is right outside the front door. 

Flat Bread Pizza 

When the kids won’t eat anything but pizza, this fun flat bread restaurant is perfect. A short drive from the hotel in Rockport Maine. In the summer, the restaurant has a fun fire pit outside.

WHERE IS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT IN CAMDEN MAINE?

Franny’s Bistro

Walking distance from the Hotel. This Camden Maine restaurant has a menu that is french in nature, rich and tasty. The small venue is usually booked up, you should have a reservation.

Fresh and Co. 

We like this place because of their unique menu. Walking distance from the hotel, this location has fun outdoor seating and great for people watching.

BLAZE

Next door to Fresh and CO, this location is also walking distance from the hotel and ideally situated. Their outside deck looks out into the harbor. Their upstairs room can be booked for private parties. Their menu is sophisticated. We really like their sister pub that is located next door – Kurafuto’s. The Restaurant also brews their own beer – our favorite is Tiny Room Brew.

40 Paper

Located very close to the Hotel. The restaurant is located in the old mill. 40 Paper is loved by locals for their Happy Hour deals!

Nina June

Located in nearby Rockport, this is hands down the best place to have an Italian dinner.

18 Central

Want oysters? This is the place to go. Located in Rockport, this fun location looks out over Rockport Harbor,

 

Ports Of Italy

Located on Rt 1 in Rockport, this Italian Restaurant has become a favorite of locals.

WHERE IS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A QUICK BITE CAMDEN MAINE?

The Jack

The Jack is a fun bar and indoor bocci court. The recently renovated the outside decks overlooking the waterfall. The Indoor Bocci Court is a fun Camden Maine rainy day activity or a night out with friends and family.

The Camden Deli

The Camden Deli is a great lunch place. They have an upstairs deck that looks out to Curtis Island. The sandwiches have names after the windjammer and schooner boats. The selection of beers and wines are ideal for happy hour on the deck.

The Camden House of Pizza

The Camden House of Pizza is a short walk over the footbridge from the hotel. The little store front is a favorite of locals and the staff at Camden Riverhouse Hotel.

 

BOWA: From the people who brought you the award-winning Long Grain restaurant in Camden. BOWA’s meals are inspired by the seasons in Maine. We call our cuisine “honest food” meaning we use seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, no inconvenient truths here. Our dishes are inspired by many different cuisines and cultures.

WHERE IS A GREAT PLACE FOR COFFEE AND BREAKFAST IN CAMDEN MAINE?

Boynton and McKay

Boynton and McKay is located right around the corner from the hotel and our suites. Located right on Main Street, this local favorite breakfast/lunch stop is ideal for a home style meal. It is often referred to as an old school diner.

Bagel Cafe

The bagel cafe is a favorite of the kids in town. There is plenty of seating and the bagels are made on premises. Again – like many of the other suggestions on this page, this is right near the Camden Riverhouse Hotel.

The Smoothie Shack

Zoots

Located on Elm Street (rt1), this coffee shop is hoping. In the morning many come for the coffee, but stay for the conversation.

Owl and Turtle

The Owl and Turtle is located on Bayview Street. It is a great bookstore with a coffee shop. They have a few tables outside that are fun to sit and people watch. The famous Camden Cone Ice Cream Shop is right next door.

WHERE CAN I GET ICE CREAM IN CAMDEN MAINE?

Riverducks Ice Cream – Only open in season

Peter Otts Ice Cream Window – Only open in season

Camden Cone – Only open in season