Holiday Season Dining in the Camden-Rockland Region

December 9, 2022

Give yourself a break from the kitchen this holiday season, while supporting our local restaurants, cafes, food stands, and markets. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner with a loved one or looking to feed the whole family, we have you covered this holiday season. The following establishments offer a variety of dine-in and take-out options. In all cases, plan ahead and call ahead to avoid disappointment. Check back frequently for updates.

Ada’s Kitchen, 449 Main St., Rockland, 207-593-7735. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Regular service on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by phone or on our website at www.adaskitchen.com.

Aster and Rose, 581 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville, 207-763-4290. We will maintain our normal days of operation, Wednesday through Saturday, with the exception of Christmas Eve, when we will be closed. On New Year’s Eve we will offer our a la carte menu, and reservations are highly recommended.

Atlantic Baking Company, 351 Rockland St., Rockland, 207-596-0505. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Days open 7am-3pm. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Camden Deli, 37 Main St., Camden, 207-236-8343. Closed Christmas Day; Open regular hours all other days.

Camden House of Pizza, 12 Mechanic St., Camden, 207-230-2464. Closed Christmas Day; Open regular hours all other days.

Causeway Restaurant, 5 Third Street, Spruce Head, 207-594-7644. We will be closed the week of Christmas but will resume service for a prefixed dinner menu on New Year’s Eve and a New Year’s Day brunch. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on our website at https://craignair.com/maine-inn-restaurant.

Domino’s Pizza, 212 Park St., Rockland, 207-594-9494. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day-Closed. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day-Normal hours.

Dot’s Market,  2457 Atlantic Hwy., Lincolnville, 207-706-7922. Christmas Eve, 7am-3pm. Christmas Day, closed. Boxing Day, 12/26, closed. New Year’s Eve Day, 7am-4pm. New Year’s Day, closed

Dunkin Donuts, 206 New County Rd., Thomaston, 207-594-4462.Christmas Eve, 5am-5pm. Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, 5am-5pm. New Year’s Day, 6am-5pm.

Franny’s Bistro, 55 Chestnut St., Camden, 207-230-8199. Christmas Eve, 5-9pmChristmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, 5-9pm. New Year’s Day, closed and closed through 1/17/23.

French and Brawn,1 Elm St., Camden, 207-236-3361. Closed Christmas Day; Open regular hours all other days 

Fresh & Co., 1 Bayview Landing, Camden, 207-236-7005. Christmas Eve, closed. Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, 5-9pm, prefixed menu, reservations recommended but not required. New Year’s Day, closed.

Good Tern Cafe’ 750 Main St., Rockland, 207-594-8822. Christmas Eve Day, 9am-4pm. Christmas Day-Closed. Monday, 12/26, 9am-7pm. New Year’s Eve Day-9am-4pm. New Year’s Day-Closed.

Graffam’s Seafood Market, Union St., Rockport, 207-236-8391. Christmas Eve, 8:30am-3pm. Christmas Day, Closed. 12/26, Closed. New Year’s Eve Day, 8:30am-3pm. New Year’s Day, Closed. 1/2/23, Closed.

Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, 207-236-4259. Christmas Eve – 4:30-7pm for in-house dining; take out is available. Christmas Day – Brunch 11am-2pm (No take out available). New Year’s Eve and Day – TBD

Hope General Store, 449 Camden Rd., Hope, 207-763-2816. Closed Christmas Day; Open regular hours all other days.

Lincolnville General Store, 269 Main St., Lincolnville, 207-763-4411. Closed Christmas Day; Open regular hours all other days. 

Lucky Betty’s, 46 Elm St., Camden. Closed for all holidays. Open 12/26 and 12/27 4-9pm. Closed first two weeks of January.

Main Street Market, 435 Main St., Rockland, 207-594-8515. Christmas Eve, 9am-1pm. Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, 9am-3pm. New Year’s Day, closed. 

Natalie’s, 83 Bay View Street, Camden, 207-236-7008. Christmas Eve – normal hours and menu; Christmas Day – Holiday menu with seatings at 1pm/4pm/7pm. New Year’s Eve – Normal dinner hours; New Year’s Eve party until midnight with live jazz band, celebratory toast, etc. New Year’s Day – Normal dinner hours and menu. Reservations highly recommended To view the menu, visit https://www.nataliesrestaurant.com/menu/

Nina June, 24 Central St., Rockport, 207-236-8880. We’ll be closed the week leading up to and through Christmas. Book early to secure a spot on our deck to watch fireworks over Rockport Harbor at 6pm on December 31st! All the luxurious foods-oysters, lobster, Maine divers’ scallops and best of all, plenty of bubbles including Champagnes, Prosecco, and Cremant. Book your table and ring in 2023 with us!

Offshore Restaurant, 770 Commercial St., Rockport, 207-596-6804. Christmas Eve, 7am-2pm. Christmas Day, closed. Call for details and service availability for New Year’s Eve and Day. 

Port Kitchen, 4 Cold Storage Rd., St. George, 207-372-6543. Christmas Eve Day, open 7:30am-2:30pm. Closed Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve Day is last day of the season, open 7:30am-2:30pm 

Ports of Italy, 141 Commercial St., Rockport, 207-236-1011. Open Christmas Eve; Closed Christmas Day, Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Reservations very much recommended.

Ports Pizzeria, 141 Commercial St., Rockport, 207-236-1113. Christmas Eve, normal hours, 12-7pm. Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, closed. New Year’s Day, normal hours, 12-7pm.

Primo, 2 Main St., Rockland, 207-596-0770. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Eve, 5-10pm and New Year’s Day for brunch, 10am-3pm. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.

Rock City Café, 316 Main St., Rockland, 207-594-4123. Regular hours Christmas Eve Day and New Year’s Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Rock Harbor Pub, 416 Main St., Rockland, 207-593-7488. Christmas Eve, Regular hours 12-9pm food, 12-11pm bar. Christmas Day, Closed. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Regular hours 12-9pm food, 12-11pm bar. 

Rockport Diner, 420 West St., Rockport, 207-236-6109. Christmas Eve, 7:30am-2pm. Christmas Day, Closed. New Year’s Eve, 7:30am-2pm. New Year’s Day, 7:30-2pm. 

Ruckus Donuts, 377 Main Street, Rockland, 207-975-4388. Christmas Eve Day, 7:30am-9am for pre-ordered pick up only. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Closed. New Year’s Eve Day, 7:30am-11am PLUS…Fryer’s Club starting at 5pm!  Time slots will be sold for fresh made classic raised and glazed donuts by reservation pre orders.  Also, they will be offering 2 freshly-made donuts and an 8oz. hot cider for $10. Check social media Facebook and Instagram for more details and to sign up for your time slot!  Kick off your New Year Celebration with donuts the way they are meant to be experienced!   

Rustica, 315 Main St., Rockland, 207-594-0015. Christmas Eve, closed. Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, 5-9pm. New Year’s Day, closed. 

Salt Wharf, 1 Wayfarer Dr., Camden, 207-230-8025. Friday, 12/23, closed for special event. Christmas Eve, closed. Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, Offering a five-course dinner by reservation only.  Call to make reservations. New Year’s Day, closed. 

Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, 207-594-2511. Christmas Day Dinner Menu from 1-6pm, reservations required. New Year’s Eve, 6-10pm, Offering a special New Year’s menu in addition to the regular menu with reservations required. Call a special reservation hotline to make reservations for both @ 207-593-1549. 

Scone Goddess, 1390 Atlantic Hwy., Northport, 207-505-0004. Christmas Eve, 7:30am-12pm. Scone Goddess will be closed for two weeks following Christmas Eve Day service for completion of new building!  Come visit us there in the New Year! 

Scott’s Place, 85 Elm St., Camden, 207-236-8751. Open regular hours, including closed on Sundays. 

Sea Dog Brewing, 1 Main St., Camden, 207-2301306. Christmas Eve-open for lunch and closed on Christmas Day. Normal hours and service on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  

South End Grocery, 67 S. Main St., Rockland, 207-596-7321. Christmas Eve, 8am-5pm, Deli closes at 4pm. Christmas Day, 8am-3pm, Deli closed. New Year’s Eve Day, regular hours, 6:30am-8pm. New Year’s Day, 8am-5pm. 

Subway,123 Elm St., Camden, 207-236-4447. Christmas Eve, shortened hours; Closed Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve and Day, shortened hours. 

Tenants Harbor General Store, 16 Main St., Tenants Harbor, 207-372-6311. Christmas Eve Day, normal hours, 5am-8pm. Christmas Day, 8am-2pm. New Year’s Eve, normal hours, 5am-8pm. New Year’s Day, check Facebook or Instagram for hours TBD. 

Vintage Room @ 16 Bay View, 16 Bay View, Camden, 207-706-7990. Open standard hours, 4-10 on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. 

Waterfront Restaurant, 48 Bayview St.,, Camden, 207-236-3747.  Open Christmas Eve until 2:30pm and closed Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Whale’s Tooth Pub, 2531 Atlantic Hwy., Lincolnville, 207-789-5200. We will be closing Wednesday, 12/21/2022 and will reopen on Wednesday, 2/1/2023.  

40 Paper, 40 Washington St., Camden, 207-230-0111. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, closed. New Year’s Eve, serving 4pm to close; reservations recommended but not required. New Year’s Day, closed 

Please note: This list has been compiled by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and is limited to our members. It is as up to date as we know but is always subject to change. Please call ahead! 

updated 12/15/22 

 

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