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Hartstone Inn

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41 Elm st, Camden, ME 04843-1910 (Between Washington St. and Free St.)
+1 207-236-4259
17:30 - 20:30
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the food we had here was delicious and it is gourmet dining. There is a prix fix menu as well as other items on the menu. The prix fix menu did not appeal and there was only one choice so we ordered off the regular menu. We had the tenderloin and the cod and both were delicious. The appetizers... More 

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Boxford, MA
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2-night stay in April 2017 was a delight. The co-owners, Mary Jo and Michael, focus on the customer, even before they arrive, as was evidenced by their gracious accommodation of changes in our schedule. Our arrival was met with a cheerful welcome and we were taken straight to our second-floor room, which was clean and perfect for us, but... More 

Thank rspill
Mechanic Falls, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Gym husband and I ate two breakfasts and one 5 course meal here during our stay. Dinner was the Chef meal and husband has the cod and I had the lobster pasta. Delicious. Their orcchietta pasta dish with duck was delicious and I could have eaten that all night.

Thank shirleymcinnis
Camden, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal at Hartstone Inn. The service was amazing and they were great about working with dietary issues. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend the soufflé for dessert.

Thank nicoletdar
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Francine's Bistrot has been our favorite in Camden for 5-6 years. Because of the high ratings of the Hartstone, we decided to make a change this trip. We were eager as well to try Fresh, but it was not open. I made a reservation through leaving a phone message since no one answered, but heard nothing back. A couple of... More 

Thank JDM0418
Enfield CT
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is our third time staying at the Hartstone Inn in the winter. They offer a terrific 2 night package during the winter season and we love to visit Camden in the slow season. This time we stayed in "The Loft" room (in the main house, second floor) and it was a good choice- gas fireplace made it a terrific... More 

Thank 66birchpoint
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Simply put this place receives more accolades than Han it deserves. It's not awful, but it certainly is not great with its menu stuck in the 1990's. I've got to believe Chef Michael is capable of more than this. Stop resting on your laurels and show us what you can do ! Chris

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Honestly, what more could you ask for? We've stayed here again and again and the Hartstone is as reliable as they come. Tonight's dinner was the best lobster I've ever had (and I've had a lot of lobster). Fantastic staff and a beautiful place. Thank you!

Thank TeamDE
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I posted a review on the Hearthstone Inn and Hideaway, so to sum up, if you're looking for a relaxing weekend and some delicious food this is the place to go. The breakfast included with your stay will blow your tastebuds away. That alone is worth a 5 star review but pair it with outstanding service, friendly owners who are... More 

Thank April D
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Spent the holiday at the Inn with a few friends. Friendly, accommodating staff. Delicious Thanksgiving dinner. The start of a new holiday tradition. Be back in 2017.

Thank Vivian P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$48
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Elm st, Camden, ME 04843-1910
    (Between Washington St. and Free St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-236-4259
Butter poached Maine lobster over angel hair, Pistachio Crusted Lamb chops, Seared Diver Scallops and Grilled Salmon Nicoise are just a sample of what diners might experience at the Hartstone Inn. Steps from Camden harbor, Fodor's considers the Hartstone Inn "An elegant and sophisticated retreat and culinary destination offering a unique experience in pampered luxury." Choose from our ala carte menu which rotates weekly or our 5-course tasting menu ($48.50). With advanced notice we are happy to accommodate allergies or dislikes and create a menu especially for you. Our cellar list offers a selection of 150 bottles, starting at $24, and lauded by Wine Specatator. Proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence award.

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