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Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant

55 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2645
207-934-5044
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, myself and my friends who had planned a special dinner at Joseph's were extremely disappointed. The shellfish was small and served on a bed of overcooked pasta, and beef dish was like "rubber". Given this restaurant is on the water, and has access to fresh seafood, we were shocked. All of the meals were of tapas size and all... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Let me start out by announcing that the place is nicer than most establishments in the town and that the hostess was a pure delight. The issue, bypassing the "quality" of the underwhelming food, was that after purchasing a bottle of wine and discovering a fly in the wine our waitress told us that it was fruit fly season and... More

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I went to Joseph's with a large party knowing the entrees were between $23-$35. I ordered a seafood pasta dish. Now I am in costal Maine I am expecting large sea scallop's. This was not the case the scallop's were the smallest bay scallop's I have ever seen! The dish was covered 90% with over cooked pasta. It came with... More

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AUBURN
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Classy place and meal was delicious. I had the baked haddock and it was wonderful. Staff was great and service was timely. Enjoyed this very much and I would highly recommend.

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Central New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Joseph's by the Sea is a Fine Dining opportunity close to pier in Old Orchard Beach with an excellent location right on ocean for an outstanding view. The location is close to the pier area but there is ample private parking for the restaurant. The décor is elegant the atmosphere is perfect for the location and venue. The staff was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There was 3 of us girls and we all had an excellent dinner. We started off with clam and corn chowder unbelievable. Then the mussels were good. And I had the swordfish special excellent, and my girlfriend had the steak melted in your mouth! I would defiantly go back!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been to Joseph's several times and sadly the last two times were very disappointing. The last two times my lobster pancake was charred, and turned over to hide the black. This was the first time I mentioned it to the waitress. We travel frequently and like to eat at fine dining establishments, and really don't mind paying the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

While staying in OOB we asked for restaurant recommendations and Josephs was one of them. The interior was lovely and we were greeted as soon as we entered. We did make reservations and had a lovely window view of the ocean. My husband was longing for some land lubbers food and had chicken. It was seasoned beautifully and the vegetables... More

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were treated like a 4 star restaurant. Tables had linens not paper. All staff dress professionally. Terrific options on the menu. Not a cheap eat. No rush to get us out. Check out their website for more http://www.josephsbythesea.com/

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Kingsland, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As always, our reviews are based on our particular tastes/experiences; never intended to persuade or dissuade anyone from patronizing a business. We were looking for a "special occasion" kind of dinner; my sister-in-law recommended Joseph's so a reservation for six was made. We were impressed upon entering, nicely and tastefully decorated with friendly and experienced staff. We sat in a... More

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