While Rockland, Maine, is best-known for its delicious lobster, it is also a destination for food lovers. Named one of New England’s 25 Best Food Towns by GoLocal, Rockland and the surrounding towns are home to restaurants, food trucks, lobster shacks, and wineries that have gained national attention. Primo is one restaurant that has played a large part in putting Rockland on the foodie map.
Co-owned and operated by James Beard Award-winning chef, Melissa Kelly, Primo offers a farm-to-table dining experience foodies will love. Many of their food products, from vegetables to chickens, is grown and raised at Kelly’s on-site farm. Kelly and her husband/co-owner, Price Kushner, refurbished the 1890 Victorian home on South Main Street in 2002. Since then, they have used local products and the property’s four acres of land to harvest and raise their produce. Kelly calls the system a “full circle kitchen.” Anything that is not grown on-site comes from other local, sustainable farms that Kelly and Kushner proudly support.
Visitors have the opportunity to dine in the Parlor Room, where one receives a more high-end dining experience, or in the Lounge for a more laid-back and casual dinner. Regardless of your style, you will find delicious, farm-fresh dinner options at Primo.
Since opening Primo in Rockland, Kelly and Kushner also teamed up with J.W. Marriott Hotels to open Primo locations at the Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL, and the Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ. A visit to Primo is quite an experience, especially for food lovers. For other restaurant recommendations during your visit, feel free to ask us. We would be happy to suggest other Midcoast Maine restaurants to try.
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