Seafood with a twist at Hill's

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jul 14, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Samantha, Maddox and Jeff Hill have opened a traditional seafood restaurant in the former Brick's location on Main Street in Rockland.

Rockland — There is a new seafood place in town. Hill's Seafood Co. opened June 24 in the former Brick's location on Main Street in Rockland.

Jeff and Samantha Hill bought the establishment and remodeled the interior, while leaving the front patio for outside dining.

The couple was in Boston earlier in the year and opened a fortune cookie that read "something like you will have many good things happen to you this year," said Samantha.

"We finally had the opportunity to open up our own restaurant," said Jeff.

Jeff has a long history in culinary arts, and has worked both sides serving families as well as working for corporations. He worked for Ruby Tuesday's as well as Bugaboo Creek.

Samantha was recently appointed vice president, business relationship officer at The First in the Rockland. She is responsible for the nautical themed interior decorations at the restaurant.

"We wanted to keep it simple," said Jeff, adding "with reasonably priced fare." He said his classic Midcoast recipes are fairly easy, but he does add a twist to a couple dishes. The calamari is jazzed up with a garlic sauce and banana peppers, the salmon is pan-seared in a sweet bourbon marinade, and the haddock reuben is prepared with coleslaw, swiss and tartar sauce.

Hill's Seafood is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with a happy hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant offers take-out as well.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at


A sense of humor goes a long way in getting the message across at Hill's Seafood Co. in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Patrons — back for the second time in one week — chat with Hill's Seafood Co. owners Samantha and Jeff Hill July 10. Hill's Seafood, housed in the former Brick's location, offers traditional seafood fare. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
A seafaring decor is the flavor at Hill's Seafood Co. on Main Street in Rockland. The new restaurant opened June 24 in the location of the former Brick's restaurant. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (2)
Posted by: JUDY BULLOCK | Jul 15, 2014 12:30

Ditto that last comment!!

Posted by: Laurel E Taylor | Jul 15, 2014 07:30

Good luck to these folks, but I sure wish there was a good steak place in this town.


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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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