Food + Drink

Best Oysters in Camden

Guests of our Camden boutique hotel Whitehall love to enjoy fresh Maine seafood during their visit. In particular, Midcoast Maine is known for its oyster varieties, with over 80 oyster farms in the state. A plate of freshly shucked Maine oysters enjoyed while overlooking the Camden Harbor should be one of your vacation goals. Next time you're on a lark to Camden, visit one of these raw bars to find the best oysters in Camden.

Rhumb Line | 59 Sea St, Camden | (207) 230-8495

This recent addition to the Camden dining scene has everything we love in Midcoast restaurants: great water views, plenty of outdoor seating, and a menu of fresh seafood. Head over to the northern side of the harbor to enjoy a dozen local oysters on the half shell and enjoy the view of downtown Camden. You can even arrive by boat, as the restaurant is dockside to Wayfarer Marine.

Peter Ott's on the Water | 16 Bay View Landing, Camden | (207) 236-4032

This longstanding steakhouse offers another great place to enjoy local oysters with a view of the harbor. Head down Bay View St, then walk towards the water to find Peter Ott's. With local seafood options like steamed mussels, oysters on the half shell, and crab cakes, you'll satisfy your seafood craving here. The deck overlooks the docks where the windjammers tie up, creating a perfectly nautical atmosphere for enjoying the best oysters in Camden.

18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill | 18 Central St, Rockport | (207) 466-9055

Just like all the best places to enjoy oysters in Camden, this oyster bar in nearby Rockport has a great view of the water and fresh local oysters. With a raw bar offering 7 different varieties of oysters, you can mix and match to sample the different kinds of Maine oysters. With a farm-to-table menu and original cocktails, you'll love more than just the oysters at this raw bar near Camden.