Lynn Archer is no stranger to the media and to being in front of a camera.

Featured in hundreds of articles, and on national and local television, Lynn Archer, and her mouth-watering dishes, are no stranger to the camera. From being a regular on 207 on Maine’s local NBC channel, WCSH 6 to claiming victory on Bobby Flay’s Throwdown, Lynn had been a mainstay in the food community.

While readers and viewers worldwide enjoy following Lynn’s career and the evolution of her recipes, diners at Archer’s on the Pier enjoy her creative spin on Maine classics and her love of her restaurants and community firsthand. As owner and head chef, Lynn can be found whipping up her famous dishes or at the door greeting guests.

Lynn’s no nonsense approach to cooking with fresh, local ingredients and seafood from local fishermen has delighted diners at her restaurants the Brass Compass Cafe and Archer’s on the Pier for years. We invite you to experience her cooking for yourself. We’ll see you in Rockland!

  • Regular on 207 on the local NBC station WCSH6
  • Between the two restaurants, more than 1000 reviews on Trip Advisor
  • Featured multiple times on the Food Network, and won Bobby Flay Throwdown
FOODNETWORK

Lobster Club Sandwich Throwdown

Lynn Archer has become the queen of Rockland, Maine with her famous “King of Clubs” lobster club sandwich. This neighborhood hit has spawned fans from the local park bench to Park Avenue, and now folks from around the country flock to Lynn’s restaurant, The Brass Compass Cafe, to sample not only her lobster club, but other New England favorites.

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It’s a flaming success with Chef Lynn Archer in the 207 kitchen

Think Oysters Rockefeller are too elegant and complicated? Think again. Chef Lynn Archer from Archer’s on the Pier and The Brass Compass, both in Rockland, joins us in the 207 kitchen at O’Maine Studios to show you how easy it is to impress your guests with this delicious appetizer.

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Chef Lynn Archer’s making Baked Beans in the crockpot

We get a peek at Lynn Archer at home in her kitchen today as she prepares traditional Baked Beans. Lynn is the owner and chef of The Brass Compass and Archer’s on the Pier. Both restaurants are closed at the moment, but on Wednesdays, Lynn and her husband Walt are serving up chowder and mac & cheese from The Brass Compass and accepting donations for the AIO Food Pantry in Rockland — check the Brass Compass Facebook page for more details.

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In the Media

THE PENOBSCOT BAY PILOT

Rockland Restaurateur Enters Third Week of Providing Free Meals

by George Harvey – Tue, 04/14/2020

As Rockland restaurateur Lynn Archer prepares for a third week of providing free meals at the Brass Compass, she is proudly able to say the first two weeks of her free meal initiative was a success.

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NEW ENGLAND BOATING

Dock & Dine: Archer’s on the Pier, Rockland, ME

Text & Photography by Tom Richardson, June 20, 2019

For Lynn Archer, the affable owner and head chef of Archer’s on the Pier in Rockland, Maine, it’s all about fresh and local. “I was doing sea-to-table and farm-to-table before it became a ‘thing’,” she laughs, explaining that her father, husband and three sons are all lobstermen.

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MAINE FOOD AND LIFESTYLE

Lynn Archer: Queen of Lobster Clubs

Text & Photography by mainefoodandlifestyle.com, September 9, 2009

In the new issue of Maine Food & Lifestyle, we introduce a new feature called Local Heroes. Our first inductee into our Local Hero Hall of Fame is Lynn Archer, owner and chef of the Brass Compass Café in Rockland. Lynn, who says she’s been cooking since she could walk, has become more of a celebrity than ever since her recent Throwdown win against Food Network’s Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay.

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RESIDENT FOODIES

Bobby Flay Throwdown v Lynn Archer–lobster club sandwich in Maine

by Resident Foodies, September 29, 2009

This week, Bobby Flay went up against Lynn Archer, who is famous for her “King of Clubs” lobster club sandwich in Rockland, Maine. Archer owns the The Brass Compass Cafe, which has a Facebook page. Even before the show aired, The Brass Compass boasted on its Facebook page: “Best Lobster Club in town, hands down. Beat Bobby Flay in a Throwdown!” So we guess we know who won!

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CRATE TO PLATE

LOBSTER CASUAL

by Crate to Plate, June 28, 2010

There is a myth that lobster is fancy. The degree of fanciness or some might say stuffiness is based on the cooking method. Regardless of your view of lobster one thing that must be true, always, is the freshness of the lobster and the ingredients used to enhance it.

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