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spicegirrl Jul 21, 2013 06:19 PM

Hi all- headed to Chatham/rockland/rockport area for Labor Day weekend. Looking for recos for 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Partial to veggie friendly farm-table, new haute cuisine and definitely any and all seafood.

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    mainemal RE: spicegirrl Jul 22, 2013 07:17 AM

    I presume you mean "Camden," not Chatham! In any case, I suggest you search this board for each of the 3 towns; you'll find lots of suggestions. Top hits are frequently Cafe Miranda and the pub in Rockport (name escaping me at the moment).

    1. GretchenS RE: spicegirrl Jul 22, 2013 01:47 PM

      Definitely make The Slipway in Thomaston one of your lunch destinations! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/908045

      For dinners, you will find lots of recommendations for Primo, Fromviandoux, In Good Company and Francine Bistro. At least, my research turned up a lot of recommendations for them. Sadly, I did not get to any of them during my most recent trip.

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        Seige RE: spicegirrl Jul 22, 2013 03:05 PM

        Primo, Primo, and did I mention, Primo? :) Gorgeous space, definitely tour the gardens and farm before or after your meal and enjoy really, really good food!

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          spicegirrl RE: Seige Jul 27, 2013 05:25 AM

          I know! I made resos for the Fri I arrive. Much Thanks.

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            tvmovielover RE: Seige Jul 29, 2013 03:13 AM

            We went in mid-July without reservation by going early (a little before 6 mid-week) and going upstairs where we got one of the last tables immediately available. We were served promptly but not rushed. People were waiting upstairs and down by the time we left. Both regular and small plate menus were given. It was great.

          2. MidCoastMaineiac RE: spicegirrl Aug 1, 2013 07:24 AM

            Here's what I would do for 4 lunches and 3 dinners (not talking breakfast here...so I won't mention those):

            Lunches: Long Grain (Camden), Home Kitchen Cafe (Rockland), Cafe Miranda (Rockland), Slipway (Thomaston).

            Dinner: Primo (Rockland), Fromviandoux (Camden), In Good Company (Rockland).

            I also love Fog Bar & Cafe (Rockland), and Suzuki's Sushi (Rockland).

            Shepherd's Pie (Rockport) is usually good, and alot of people like Francine Bistro (Camden), but I've found that place to be hit or miss for me.

            And if you want to "slum" it for one meal, go to Wasses (Rockland) for hot dogs, or Duo's (Rockland) for a grass fed burger or haddock sandwich.

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              Cheryl Fuller RE: spicegirrl Aug 2, 2013 02:20 PM

              Another great place, in Belfast, is The Gothic. New this summer, the food is sublime and in the same class as Primo.

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