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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

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 11
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food Great Service Great Value

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
Beth P
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Cincinnati, OH
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ocean Park, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I live in the area and had only been to the Bell Buoy once five or so years ago. Recently we decided we would try it again. There are only a handful of restaurants that stay open year round so we are always looking for another option. We went in early on a Wednesday and were seated... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ok so not high end, not gourmet but great casual dining spot with the Best Fried Seafood I've had anywhere in that region. We waited an hour to get in, but that is a good sign, the place was packed. One of our buddies headed for the bar during the wait and loved the drinks, he was feeling good by... More 

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It's on the main drag for OOB; it should have a line out the door. Starting with hot rolls was wonderful. Great menu selection from pasta, seafood, steak. Great value; prices are really good for all that's included. The waitress was really good and not clingy. Drinks were generous. No rush to get in and out. It doesn't look like... More 

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Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The 3 course dinner for $19.95 was worth it. The wait staff was efficient and hard working. The food was okay. The hot rolls were a nice touch. The place looks like it hasn't changed since it opened but was clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

So delicious and super great customer service! Our waitress was so attentive and so amazing! We got the three course dinner special! Everything came out at the just the right time! The food was so delicious and so reasonably priced!

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phx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well, yes, you'd have to say we look for value in a meal but we don't compromise (or at least try not to) on quality. This place fit the bill. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. I can't remember her name but she said she was from OOB and had just moved back after living in Florida - "This... More 

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Northfield, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I were in OOB over Labor Day. We were wandering around looking for a place to eat as after the holiday many places close early or close for the season. We ended up in the Bell Buoy Restaurant and were pleasantly surprised with our experience. Our waiter Corey did an excellent job. He is very friendly and... More 

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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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