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Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant

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55 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2645
207-934-5044
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7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious waffle with strawberries, real maple syrup and whipped cream

The view from Joseph's is unbeatable, the atmosphere is tasteful, and the food and coffee are delicious. We went early on Saturday morning, and it was perfect. We were warmly welcomed, and enjoyed a table by the window. Joseph's is family-owned and operated - which is evident in the cleanliness... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
LuckyLobsters
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The view from Joseph's is unbeatable, the atmosphere is tasteful, and the food and coffee are delicious. We went early on Saturday morning, and it was perfect. We were warmly welcomed, and enjoyed a table by the window. Joseph's is family-owned and operated - which is evident in the cleanliness, nice upkeep, and good service we received.

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for my birthday about a year ago. The food view and service was great. It is a bit expensive but for a special occasion its well worth it.

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Breakfast choices are amazing and all presented in a very appetizing way. Coffee is good and the service exquisite. Very nice location right on the beach.

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Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Last Sunday 4 of us enjoyed a wonderful brunch at Joseph's By The Sea on Old Orchard Beach. We were there last Mother's Day and thought it was great! The dining room has large plate glass windows facing the water. The restaurant is very close to the beach. The brunch menu is excellant featuring several kinds of eggs benedict. omelettes,... More 

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Saco, Maine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have been regulars at Joseph's for nearly thirty years. Family-owned and run to very high standards. Creative local seafood prepared well. Predictable, but nice brunch menu with a lovely view of the Atlantic. Pleasant dinners, impeccable service. Nice facility for small special parties too. Closed in winter months.

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Westchester, Ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We go here every year the first night we arrive. You don't need the car. you can walk here. The food is good and the drinks.

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Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2645
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: 207-934-5044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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