One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fresh seafood and drinks at Amalfi On The Water in Rockland.
Amalfi On The Water woos taste buds with fresh seafood dishes peppered with organic and locally farmed ingredients, an extensive wine list, and flavorful Shag Rock Brewing Co. ale brewed on-site. The chalkboard raw-bar menu tempts tongues with local oysters ($13 for six) and a ceviche of scallops, cucumber, and red onion doggy-paddling in citrus juices ($10). The short but well-appointed dinner menu offers netfuls of fresh fish, from the baked haddock filet, conspiring with crab in a pool of lemon beurre blanc ($21), to the pan-seared scallops, dressed in a savory tux of mushrooms, sherry, and cream ($22). Unrepentant carnivores can nibble the rosemary-and-cabernet-butter-adorned New York strip steak ($24) or proudly chomp into the port scaloppini’s tenderloin medallions nestled with roasted-apple compote in a cider sauce ($18).
Patrons can take their nosh in the cozy indoor dining room or sip suds beneath a shady forest-green umbrella on the seafood sanctuary's outdoor patio, which boasts an unobstructed view of Rockland Harbor. Amalfi On The Water treats diners to live music every Friday night, making spontaneous interpretive dances performed in tribute to the harbor’s majestic beauty only slightly less awkward.
12 Water St.
Rockland, Maine 04841Get Directions