Whether you’re searching for a traditional seaside lobster shack or a gourmet preparation of Maine’s famed crustacean, you’ll have a bounty of options to choose from in the Camden-Rockland Region. And if you want to cook up your own local delicacies, you’ll find the day’s fresh catch at nearby fish markets.
When you’re hungering for more than seafood, you won’t be disappointed. With the influx of artisanal food makers, chefs who are James Beard Award winners and nominees, and a new generation of family farmers, the Camden-Rockland Region continues to gain notoriety for its distinctive cuisine in all settings, from bakeries and bistros to saloons and sushi bars.
And when the spirit moves you, you’ll discover our vibrant craft beverage scene that draws inspiration from the very best Maine- grown ingredients, from barley to blueberries, and so much more. Visit their tasting and taprooms, and be sure to bring some home with you.
Tastemakers from Lonely Planet, Wine Enthusiast, and Bon Appétit have named our region’s culinary scene among the nation’s best. Your table awaits!
➤ The region is brimming with dining options to satisfy a wide range of appetites, whether you’re hungering for a hearty meal along the working waterfront or an elegant candlelight dinner with innovative cuisine.
➤ Farmers’ markets in Camden and Rockland overflow with veggies and fruits (including our signature Maine wild blueberries), meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and baked goods.
➤ Take a trip off the beaten path to discover the likes of Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville. Make a day of it in
Union, where you’ll find Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery, and the Pour Farm nano- brewery. Or stay in the city of Rockland to visit Rock Harbor Brewing Co. Taproom.
➤ A new generation of niche food makers is nourishing and delighting us with freshly baked breads, cakes and pies, artisan cheeses, bean-to-bar chocolates, jams and jellies, and flavored oils and vinegars.