Rock’s Family Diner

Diner | Hamburgers | Small Town Café
Worth a detour

A St. John River Valley beacon since 1945, Rock’s is Fort Kent’s go-to place for three meals a day. Take-out is popular; if you plan to eat here, service is eat-in-the-rough. Walk in, study the wall menu, place your order and pay. Then find a seat. In a short while, out comes a member of the staff with your cheeseburger, chili dog, sandwich, or hot-lunch plate.

The burgers are ingenuous short-order patties that get squished hard on the grill; but they are fatty enough to be full-flavored and juicy. A single is fine, but if you’ve got a big meat craving, go for a double. Cheese, bacon, and pizza sauce are possible toppings. On the side of any meal, fried potatoes are a must. Seven versions are available: jo-jo’s, curly fries, plain fries, fries topped with gravy, hamburger or Italian sauce, or as a classic mix (aka poutine): potatoes heaped with mozzarella cheese and dark brown gravy.

A case up front and the counter are arrayed with all kinds of kitschy, made-here desserts, including turtle cheesecake, Rice Krispie concoctions, an array of oversized cookies, and some mighty fine whoopie pies. (The diner will ship its whoopie pies.)

What to Eat
Rock’s Family Diner, Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger, works. Fries come separately.
Rock’s Family Diner, Fry Mix
Fry Mix
Poutine, Fort Kent style
Rock’s Family Diner, Pot Roast
Pot Roast
International Boundary cuisine: pot roast and a ploye
Rock’s Family Diner, Spice Cake
Spice Cake
Spice cake is simple, unimprovable
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday6:30am - 7pm
Monday6:30am - 7pm
Tuesday6:30am - 7pm
Wednesday6:30am - 7pm
Thursday6:30am - 7pm
Friday6:30am - 7pm
Saturday6:30am - 7pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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