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Surprisingly fine cuisine by chefs from prestigious cooking schools: you'll dine very well in Rockland.




Café Miranda

Since 1993, Café Miranda has been serving some of Rockland's most innovative and delicious fusion cuisine. The menu is insanely long, varied, often weird, ever-changing, the food exceptionally good, prices moderate, ambiance informal. 15 Oak Street, just west of Main Street, Tel 207-594-2034.

Primo Restaurant Rockland

A superb "destination restaurant" (that means people drive long distances just to dine here) featuring Mediterranean-influenced cuisine made from vegetables, meats, herbs and spices raised right on the grounds of the restaurant. Talk about quality control! Unforgettable, and priced concomitantly. 2 South Main Street (ME Route 73), Tel 207-596-0770.

Amalfi on the Water

Amalfi built a great reputation on Main Street, then moved to spectacular quarters right on the bay: 12 Water Street at Ocean Street (Tel 207-596-0012). Al fresco dining, elegant, restrained modern decor, live music some nights, and superb cuisine.

Lily Bistro

Fine small bistro conveniently in the center of town. 421 Main Street at Summer Street, Tel 207-594-4141

Rustica Cucina Italiana Restaurant

Good Italian cuisine? Here it is. 315 Main Street at Tillson Avenue, Tel 207-594-0015.

Pastry Garden

A European-style bakery-café serving fresh-baked artisan breads, cakes, pies, tarts and other treats right on Main Street. 313 Main Street at Museum Street, Tel 207-596-3663.

Toast of the Town

Downhome, informal, inexpensive, hearty, simple, and you can take food away for picnics. Right across the street from the Captain Lindsey House inn at 8 Lindsey Street, west of Main Street, Tel 207-594-8882.

Rockland Café

Early breakfast, quick-serve lunch of good old American cafe favorites at low prices, walking distance from the ferry docks at 441 Main Street at Summer Street, Tel 207-596-7556.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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