The sea swells on MidCoast Maine and brings with it salt air, relaxation, and ample guests to our area each year. Located on the Penobscot Bay, Camden has a quintessential seaside culture that’s steeped with a rich history. Our area boasts a variety of arts, culture, and recreation. Perhaps one of the best ways to explore, though, is by dining at waterfront restaurants in Camden, ME. Indulge in MidCoast Maine classics like crab cakes while taking in expansive views of the bay. One of our favorite ways to experience these restaurants is to go during sunset. Request a copy of our complimentary Travel Guide for more recommendations on how to have the best Camden, ME, getaway.
Top 3 Waterfront Restaurants in Camden, ME
Waterfront Camden, Maine, is the premier waterfront dining experience. This restaurant opens daily at 11:30 a.m. and stays open all day to accommodate the constant flow of locals and visitors alike. Indulge in Maine classics like clam chowder, Maine crab roll, and other dishes made using locally-caught seafood. Enjoy this innovative menu while gazing at views of the bay.
Waterfront is also passionate about not only serving the community delicious food, but also enhancing and sustaining the lives of community members. They’re open year-round (even during the frigid Maine winter!), purchase fish and produce from local fishermen and farmers, and employ locals!
Hoxbill is another waterfront restaurant in Camden with an especially nautical flair. Feel right at home with large, wooden dining tables and chairs as well as floor to ceiling windows and outdoor seating overlooking the bay.
This eatery features a variety of fresh seafood, sushi, pizza, burgers, and more. There’s something for every appetite at Hoxbill and views that surely won’t disappoint. You can also enjoy a refreshing craft beer or martini from their bar. Visit in the 2019 high-season and pull a seat up at the new seaside bar. Right now it’s just unfinished wood, but soon it will be a gathering ground for friends and families alike!
Peter Ott’s on the Water
Peter Ott’s has a little bit of everything. Their menu features seafood and steak, pasta, burgers, and more. Their recipes have few and simple ingredients, but yet are exploding with flavor. They use fresh seafood whenever possible so you can look out at the bay while also tasting its bounty! There’s no better way to garner appreciation for our seaside town.
This restaurant has been operating for more than 40 years. Peter Ott’s experience paired with panoramic harbor views makes a one-of-a-kind experience! Find out for yourself on your next Camden, ME, getaway.
Relax at Our Seaside Oasis
While many of these waterfront restaurants in Camden, ME, have large windows for guests to enjoy views of the bay, we recommend visiting in the warmer months to sit outside. Allow the seaside to delight all of your senses with the salt air, sounds of swelling and splashing, and delicious seafood. Our inn is located in Camden’s Historic District. This situates us near some of the best waterfront dining options during the summer in Camden, Maine!
Retreat to your guest room at the Camden Maine Stay Inn with a full belly after dining at these bayside eateries. For maximum comfort, we recommend the Dogwood Room. This room is spacious, has a private bathroom, and views of our award-winning, park-like garden. When you’re not relaxing in your room, explore the rest of our inn that’s decorated with innkeepers’ very own art and books.