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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine is an art museum that specializes in American art.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Expensive farm to table menu, beautiful grounds and lovely restaurant. Reservations a must. If you are feeling a bit more casual and don't have a reservation, arrive early and head to the upstairs bar.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“For automobile enthusiasts and aviation fans, a high level museum experience. Great for an overcast or cool day.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Up for a walk...? 7/10ths of a mile out tobgg the end of the breakwater. Save this for a sunny day and bring along a drink and an extra jacket ! It gets cool out at the end.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“The Strand Theatre is a historic performing arts venue in downtown Rockland, Maine. Built in 1923 in the wake of a fire that destroyed part of the downtown, it is a rare example of Egyptian Revival architecture, and the only one of three theaters built in Rockland in that period to survive. Now owned by a non-profit, it continues to present films as well as musical and theatrical productions. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“"Located in the heart of Rockland’s downtown arts district, CMCA is in walking distance of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, the Strand Theatre, and dozens of art galleries, restaurants, and hotels. Be ready to say wow!"”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Beautiful Spot. Go to the beach to the left and follow the path past the Park Limit sign....the locals go here!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Breakfast & lunch only – a local favorite, known for their sticky buns & cinnamon rolls”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Daring thing to say but everything on the menu is good, or better than good. Outdoor seating with wood stove. Reservations necessary”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a great day at the beach ! Sit on the sand or on the beautiful flat rocks and enjoy the views and breezes. The far ebd of the beach has a nice smooth sand bottom going into the water.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent sushi. If you want a sit down sushi experience, make your reservations well in advance. They close at 9pm- fyi.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a great place to either have a meal or just have drinks. They have award-winning cocktails and a funky cool vibe.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“A cultural center of Rockland. Open relatively early and stays open later than most places in town. Besides coffee, they have a good selection of breakfast and lunch foods as well as beers and wines.”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$$
“This is a wonderful restaurant that you want to take time with. The kitchen is small so you want to allow yourself some small plates over time with a bottle of excellent wine. The setting is lovely and cozy, and food is exquisite! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Archer’s on the Pier is located on Rockland’s waterfront. Enjoy an innovative menu for lunch and dinner created with the best sustainable seafood and local produce. On Sunday, we offer a light fare for brunch while you enjoy Jazz playing softly in the background. Sit out on our large deck and watch the windjammers drift by as you relish the fresh sea air. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Locally farmed vegetables and meats as well as all of the essentials. Small kitchen also serves up lunch options. The neighboring bagle cafe makes great bagel sandwiches.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Expensive farm to table menu, beautiful grounds and lovely restaurant. Reservations a must. If you are feeling a bit more casual and don't have a reservation, arrive early and head to the upstairs bar.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast & lunch only – a local favorite, known for their sticky buns & cinnamon rolls”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Daring thing to say but everything on the menu is good, or better than good. Outdoor seating with wood stove. Reservations necessary”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent sushi. If you want a sit down sushi experience, make your reservations well in advance. They close at 9pm- fyi.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a great place to either have a meal or just have drinks. They have award-winning cocktails and a funky cool vibe.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“A cultural center of Rockland. Open relatively early and stays open later than most places in town. Besides coffee, they have a good selection of breakfast and lunch foods as well as beers and wines.”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This is a wonderful restaurant that you want to take time with. The kitchen is small so you want to allow yourself some small plates over time with a bottle of excellent wine. The setting is lovely and cozy, and food is exquisite! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Archer’s on the Pier is located on Rockland’s waterfront. Enjoy an innovative menu for lunch and dinner created with the best sustainable seafood and local produce. On Sunday, we offer a light fare for brunch while you enjoy Jazz playing softly in the background. Sit out on our large deck and watch the windjammers drift by as you relish the fresh sea air. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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