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Restaurant & Bar Guide

Sammy’s Deluxe

Sammy’s Deluxe information

// Location488 Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841

// Hours5 to about 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

// Contact207-466-9059

// Price Range$$$

// Cuisine Type Eclectic,

// Features Great Cocktails,

// Reviews

⇢ A shifting menu of comforting dishes mostly shines at Sammy's Deluxe in Rockland

The next time you are in Rockland, it is worth your time to seek out Sammy’s Deluxe, an eclectic, casual restaurant. Chef-owner Sam Richman previously worked at technique-driven, precision operations like Jean-Georges and Gramercy Tavern, both in New York. At Sammy’s Deluxe, his goal is a bit different: to source high-quality, local ingredients and treat them well, frequently in homey, comforting dishes like matzoh ball soup with a pudding-tender poached chicken leg, or egg noodles and beef brisket, cooked over low heat for a ponderously slow 14 hours. His housemade milled bread, available a la carte for $2.50 for two half-slices, is so good, it is almost – almost – worth the highway robbery of its price tag. But one dish worth every penny at Sammy’s Deluxe is his delicata-and-sweet-potato “salad,” not so much for the gorgeously roasted winter vegetables and the innovative whey-and-garlic dressing, but for Richman’s ultra-creamy, unpasteurized ricotta. It is outstanding.