5 Best Restaurants in Rockland for Special Occasions

Staying at our Rockland, Maine bed and breakfast and searching for the right place for a romantic dinner? Looking for the perfect spot for a proposal? Here are the best restaurants in Rockland to celebrate your special occasion.


Salad with fresh seasonal ingredients served at Primo in Rockland, ME

1. Primo

For a truly special and unique dining experience, Primo is not to be missed. Chef Melissa Kelly calls it a “Full Circle Kitchen”, offering the ultimate farm-to-table experience that showcases love and respect for food. The animals are raised on the property, and most of the produce is grown and harvested there, or sourced from other local and sustainable farms. What’s on the seasonal menu is decided by what’s on the farm and in the garden. Ingredients include fresh chicken, house cured and smoked meats, honey, fruits, veggies, eggs, edible flowers and micro-greens. Primo is open seasonally, starting in May of each year.


Ankimo or Monk Fish Liver served at a great Rockland restaurant

2. Suzuki

Suzuki is a bright eatery offering familiar sushi and Japanese rice & noodle dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Self-taught sushi chef Keiko Suzuki has been nominated twice for the prestigious James Beard award. She takes pride in offering the freshest seasonal ingredients with unique twists on traditional Japanese dishes and sushi.


Grilled peaches at a great local Rockland restaurant

3. In Good Company

In Good Company is a restaurant & wine bar that offers an Old World atmosphere of relaxed and unhurried dining, along with an eclectic wine selection and a full bar. The menu changes according to what’s in season and features light tapas to full entrees, utilizing cheeses produced locally, wild-harvested seafood, sausages, patés, mushrooms and greens. The daily dessert offerings are decadent yet sublime.


Italian pasta dish at one of the best restaurants in rockland

4. Rustica

Rustica Cucina Italiana offers creative dishes with a superb balance of traditional and eclectic Italian foods. Owner and Chef, John Stowe firmly believes in using only the freshest ingredients, and he insists on making as much from scratch as possible. The menu features pizza, pasta and a variety of meat and vegetable dishes.


Wood fired pizza at top Rockland restaurant

5. Cafe Miranda

Cafe Miranda is an intimate restaurant serving multi-cultural cuisine for brunch, lunch and supper. This edgy and friendly spot offers delicious and innovative wholesome food with big flavor. Chef/Owner Kerry Altiero’s restaurant is fueled by his passion for great food, multi-culture cuisines, his own Italian heritage and by Rockland, Maine itself.


Best Breakfast in Rockland, Maine

Breakfast at Berry Manor Inn

After enjoying one of the best restaurants in Rockland, keep the special occasion going in a romantic room at our charming Rockland bed and breakfast. Wake up to the best breakfast in Maine, featuring coffee, juice and tea service available at 7 am for early risers and our multi-course breakfast anytime between 8 and 9:30 am.

Start with a slice of homemade bread or a handcrafted pastry, then indulge in the main course which alternates between sweet and savory entreé selections. We can accommodate food preferences, allergies or other dietary needs with advance notice.

Join us for an occasion to be remembered and a breakfast you won’t forget.

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