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Celebrating the Holidays at our Local Restaurants

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018

Don’t feel like cooking for the Holidays? There are plenty of restaurants and eateries in and around the Camden-Rockland Region that would love to serve you, your family, friends, and co-workers as you come together to celebrate. Then as we get ready to ring in the New Year, there are many establishments in the Camden-Rockland Region offering dining and party options. Here is a list of many to choose from.

As always, we encourage you to call ahead.

Restaurants open on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

Archers on the Pier: 58 Ocean St, Rockland. Open Christmas Eve until 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day. 207-594-2435.

Atlantic Baking:  351 Main St, Rockland. Open Christmas Eve. Closed 12/25 & 12/26. 207-596-0505. 

Brass Compass: 305 Main St, Rockland. 207-596-5960. Open Christmas Eve until 2:30 pm. Closed Christmas Day. 207-596-5960.

Camden House of Pizza: 12 Mechanic St, Camden. Christmas Eve. 11 am-8 pm. 207-230-2464.

Clan McLaren: 397 Main St, Rockland. 207-593-7778. Open until about  4 pm on Christmas Eve.

Domino’s Pizza: 270 Park St, Rockland. 207-594-9494. Closed Christmas Day open all other times.

Eclipse: 2 Park Drive, Rockland. 207-596-6661 ext. 606. Christmas Eve 11 am-3 pm. Christmas Day closed.

Flatbread: 399 Commercial St, Rockport. Open until 9 pm Christmas Eve. Reservations suggested for larger parties. 207-706-4146.

Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn: 83 Bay View St, Camden. Christmas Eve - Fine dining: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Bistro: 5 pm – 9 pm. Christmas Day: Special 5 course Christmas Menu, reservations only. Seating: 1 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm. Reservations 207-236-7008.

Port Clyde General Store: 4 Cold Storage Rd., Port Clyde. Open 7 am-5 pm Christmas Eve. 207-372-6543. 

Primo: 2 Main St, Rockland. 207-596-0770 x4. Christmas Eve special “Feast of Seven Fishes” plus regular menu. Reservations. Closed Christmas Day.

Rock Harbor Pub: 416 Main St, Rockland. Open Christmas Eve 11 am- 9 pm. 207-593-7488.

Samoset Resort: 220 Warrenton St., Rockport. Christmas Eve dinner, 5-9. La Bella Vita. Christmas Day breakfast 7-10:30 am. Traditional Christmas Dinner in La Bella Vita • Serving: 1 pm – 8pm. Reservations Suggested. 207-593-1549.

SeaDog BrewPub: 1 Main St., Camden. Open Christmas Eve until 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day. 207-230-1306.

Tenants Harbor General Store: 16 Main St, Tenants Harbor. 5 am-5 pm Christmas Eve. 207-372-6311.

Vintage Room, 16 Bayview St, Camden. 4 pm to close both days. Christmas Day is Taco Tuesday. 207- 706-7990.

Waterfront Restaurant: 40 Bay View St, Camden. Close at 2:30pm on Christmas Eve. 207-236-3747.

Youngtown Inn, 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville. Christmas Eve, Reservations essential. 207-763-4290.


Restaurants open on New Year’s Eve/New Year's Day

Atlantic Baking: 351 Main St, Rockland. 207-594-7246. 

Archers on the Pier: 58 Ocean Street, Rockland. Reservations: 207-594-2435.


Block Saloon: 173 Main St, Thomaston. 207-354-5145. 4 - 10 pm. New Year's Eve.


Brass Compass: 305 Main St, Rockland. 207 596-5960. O pen New Year’s Day. Until 2:30pm.

Café Miranda: 15 Oak St, Rockland. Lunch 11.30-2pm, Dinner 5-8:30pm. New Year’s Day 11:30-2, 5-8:30pm. 207-594-2034.

Camden House of Pizza: 12 Mechanic Street, Camden. 207-230-2464. 11-8. New Year’s Day 11am-8pm.

Clan McLaren: 397 Main St, Rockland. 207-593-7778. Open until about 4pm on New Year’s Eve.

Craignair Inn: 5 Third Street, Spruce Head. 207-594 7644. Burger Night, New Year’s Eve. 5pm-9pm.

Domino’s Pizza: 270 Park St, Rockland. 207-594-9494.

Eclipse:  2 Park Drive, Rockland. 207-596-6661 ext 606. Lunch 11am-3pm. Dinner 5pm-9pm.

Flatbread: 399 Commercial Street, Rockport. Open until 9pm. Reservations suggested for larger parties. 207-706-4146.

40 Paper: 40 Washington St, Camden. Regular hours, bar open until midnight. 207-230-0111.

In Good Company: 415 Main Street, Rockland. Reservations. 207-593-9110.

Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn: 83 Bay View St, Camden. New Year’s Eve: Special 8 course Tasting Menu, reservations only. Reception 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Dinner starts at 7:30 pm. Open to the public after 11:30 pm for toast and live music. New Year’s Day: Fine dining: 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Bistro: 5 pm – 9 pm. Reservations. 207-236-7008.

Nina June: 24 Central St, Rockport. 207-236-8880. 5:30-9 pm. Last reservation 8:30 pm.

Norumbega: 63 High St, Camden. 207-236-4646. Reservations. 5 course chef’s tasting menu, music and bubbles.

Peter Ott’s on the Water: 16 Bayview Landing, Camden. 207-236-4032. Open 5 pm-9 pm.

Port Kitchen: 4 Cold Storage Rd, Port Clyde. 207-372-6543. Open 7 am-5 pm.

Primos: 2 Main St, Rockland. 207-596-0770 x4, New Year’s Eve Reservations essential.New Year’s Day Brunch 10 am-3 pm.

Rock Harbor Pub: 416 Main St, Rockland. 11:30 am-9 pm. Bar stays open longer. 207-593-7488.

Rockport Diner: 420 West Street - Route 90, Open until  8 pm New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day 7.45 am-3 pm. 207-236-6109.

Rustica: 313 Main Street, Rockland. Open New Year’s Eve 5 pm – 9 pm. 207-594-0015.

Samoset Resort: La Bella Vita, open on New Year’s Eve for breakfast and lunch, dinner service from 6 pm-10 pm. 207.593.1502. New Year’s Day Breakfast 7-10:30 am. Also, New Year's Eve Party, 9 pm to 12 am featuring live band and ball drop. Tickert $25, available at Health Club front desk or call 207-594-2511.

Sea Dog Brew Pub: 1 Main Street, Camden 207-230-1306. 11 am-10 pm.

16 Bay View: Camden. 207-706-7990. Bubbles and Bites (a pairing of sparkling wines and hors d’oeuvres) 5-8 pm (seatings every ½ hour) in the Curtis-Bok Room. $15 per person. Reservations Requested.

Vintage Room: 16 Bayview St, Camden. Open 4 pm to close on New Year's Eve.

Waterfront Restaurant: 48 Bayview St, Camden. 207-236-3747. Close at 9 pm.

Whales Tooth Pub: 2531 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville Beach: 11:30 am ‘til late. 207-789-5200. Open New Year’s Day 11:30 am-7 pm.

Youngtown Inn: 367 Youngtown Rd, Lincolnville. New Year’s Eve, reservations essential. 207-763-4290.


These lists have been compiled by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce for your information. Because circumstances change, we do suggest that you call ahead.