Travelling is all about getting connected with the local way of life and experience new scents, colors and flavors. During your stay at Camden Harbour Inn, we encourage you to emerge in the rich culture of coastal Maine by learning how to catch a lobster. After the educational morning you spend time with our chef learning to prepare the perfect Maine lobster roll (or a deeply flavored lobster bisque).
Did you know we also grow grapes in Maine? Close to Camden Harbour Inn, you will find Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard. A beautiful estate offering wine tastings including wines from their own vineyard. Our award winning restaurant Natalie’s is the only restaurant between Portland and Bar Harbor awarded with the Best Of Excellence by Wine Spectator in 2023. In total 4 restaurants in Maine received this award which recognizes the beautiful wine menu, knowledge and commitment by our sommeliers and wine director.
This pristine region is brimming with remarkable food professionals involved in everything from cutting-edge restaurants including our own Natalie’s Restaurant or Primo in Rockland and speciality food companies like Bleecker & Greer in Rockport, to aquaculture, fishing, lobstering, and organic farming. Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn is committed to locally sourced , seasonal ingredients including our own vegetable and herb gardens. While at Natalie’s you find a touch of Spanish flavors, Primo a farm to table restaurant is inspired by the Italian cuisine and for southeast Asian flavors we recommend Long Grain in Camden Maine. If you don’t mind the drive, have dinner at Fon’s Kitchen, a Thai restaurant in Belfast. Fon came to Camden on a work visa when Camden Harbour Inn and Natalie’s sponsored her internship. Have lunch at The Waterfront, order a lobster roll and watch the yachts and sailboats mooring and leaving. Other restaurants we recommend are Franny’s in Camden, 18 Central Oyster Bar in Rockport and Suzuki’s sushi bar in Rockland.
Many more culinary experiences are available. Please let us know if you would like us to make a reservation when you book your stay. Whether it’s enjoying a midnight lobster dinner with champagne in the privacy of your room, a private wine tasting, a cooking class or an educational morning with a lobsterman – Our concierge is happy to create an unique itinerary with a sense of place , showcasing the beautiful mid coast of Maine.