Archer’s on the Pier opened in 2011 after owner and chef Lynn Archer decided she simply must own the property that was once home to a waterfront bar. The view was stunning, the air clean and salty, and the harbor ripe with history and memories. Since 2011, Lynn and her friendly staff have greeted every diner that has walked through their doors like family. The dining room and deck are always alive with the sound of laughter and friends sharing stories, including the occasional “fish story.”

Lynn learned her work ethic, how to cook and most of life’s lessons in her grandmother’s kitchen. Rise early, work hard and eat heartily were all given practices. She has always been on the waterfront, as her father, her husband, and her three sons are lobstermen. It was only natural that she would build her restaurants on a love of locally sourced ingredients, and a strong sense of community.


Lynn Archer

Lynn spends most of her time at her restaurants, The Brass Compass and Archer’s on the Pier. She starts her days at 3 a.m. preparing homemade bread and cooking hearty breakfast for the lobstermen before they set their traps! Then, the work to prepare homemade delights — including her famous chocolate peanut butter cup cake — begins. Trust us, you do not want to miss this cake!

Her hard work requires playtime, which Lynn spends swimming daily and enjoying scenic rides on her motorcycle. If you happened to see Lynn on Food Network’s “Lobster Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” you won’t be disappointed when you meet her in person!

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On the Pier

Join us for lunch or dinner with family and friends! Our large deck provides the perfect spot to watch the windjammers roam the harbor while the sea air washes over you.


Let Us Host Your Event

Our talented staff will work closely with you to personalize your menu, whether your event is casual or formal. Join us on the deck!


Fresh seafood everyday

58 Ocean Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

Closed Mondays
Open Tues – Sun 11 am – 8:30 pm
Fri & Sat 11 am – 9:00 pm