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Bell Buoy Restaurant

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24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
207-934-2745
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 12
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
In search of dinner

Staff here are really warm and friendly. Prices were reasonable and the fried haddock was delish and chicken tenders are homemade..if your looking for more of a home cooked meal in a more family setting this is a great place for supper. Service was a bit slow but the meal and friendly service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Caribbeanlover1984
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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

From the moment we walked into the Bell Buoy, we knew that we were in for a pleasant dining experience. We received a warm and friendly greeting and were led to a booth. The place has such a great ambiance and is very nicely decorated. The well-stocked bar (great Bloody Mary!) is separate from the dining room which makes it... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Recently my spouse and I vacationed in Old Orchard Beach, Maine and after a long day of seeing the sights, we got back to town and were famished. We wanted a sit down place and after being completely ignored (not an exaggeration) at the first place we walked into, we stumbled upon Bell Buoy. First off, let me say the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Staff here are really warm and friendly. Prices were reasonable and the fried haddock was delish and chicken tenders are homemade..if your looking for more of a home cooked meal in a more family setting this is a great place for supper. Service was a bit slow but the meal and friendly service definitely made up for it

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hard to believe that the owners of Buoy Bell don't take advantage of the summer season by raising their prices. Indeed, it is true, that they offer a 3-course menu: appetizer, salad, and entrée, (with choice of a vegetable or potatoes or rice pilaf), for $19.99. The variety of appetizers is striking, and includes not only steamed clams, but asparagus... More 

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Cohocton, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The staff was very friendly. We had the lazy lobster and thought the value was decent and the food was good. Nothing to write home about but not bad.

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Brandon, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Been here A couple Times first few time i was like eh its okay. Last time was the last time. Salad is yellow not green where i come from its green. made me sick as well. Will never go again. Service is super slow.

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Leyden, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, service was slow. We were recommended this place by the manager at the hotel we were staying at. It was a Saturday night so we knew they would be busy. We got seated right away and then sat there for 20 minutes before our waitress finally came over to take our drink order. We ordered our drinks... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ended up at Bell Buoy because the places we really wanted to visit were closed (offeason, Sunday night). I read a few good reviews and thought it was worth the shot. The place was like an old, dusty family restaurant; which, if the food is good, can be an asset. If the food's not good, it just brings down... More 

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have been to Bell Buoy several times and every time is better than the last. The staff are friendly and the food is great! My go to place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband had one of his best seafood meals here when we were in OOB!! I wasnt in the mood fod seafood so i had lasagna and it was very good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: 207-934-2745
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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