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Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant

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55 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2645
+1 207-934-5044
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7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Good breakfast overlooking the ocean

We had breakfast here with five adults and three year old twins. It was a perfect set up since we were on an open porch area with an enclosed grass yard and overlooking the ocean. The boys we're able to run around in the yard for awhile. Breakfast was very good, especially the berry pancakes. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
ladyright
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Cleburne, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is advertised as "fine" dining. It use to be a few years back but that is not the case now. My friend and I "dressed" for dinner and with reservations, we still had to wait. While waiting, everyone who walked in had shorts on, t-shirts, flip-flops and no one seemed to care. I was embarrassed for me and... More 

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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here with five adults and three year old twins. It was a perfect set up since we were on an open porch area with an enclosed grass yard and overlooking the ocean. The boys we're able to run around in the yard for awhile. Breakfast was very good, especially the berry pancakes. The service was good and... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has really good food. Located directly on the ocean which is a plus. Extremely clean, kinda fancy atmosphere . Again, the food is good but I think it's a little expensive but then again it's on the ocean and somewhat fancy . Overall , I'd recommend this place . Prob better to go without children on a nice... More 

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Manlius, New York
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

disappointed that I double checked our reservation so that they did something special for my son's birthday - I had made the reservation about a month in advance and then that morning stopped in to make sure they had it down and they assured me it was all set.- and they forgot. it is the little things that make a... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

this place has everything. The best lobster bisque with chunks of lobster. the food was affordable. You can not beat the location.Its right on the beach. If you are looking for music and dancing,this is the place to be. We also went for breakfast one morning and it was also reasonably priced and good. All our servers were nice.

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Carmel, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food and service was good but pricey for quality and atmosphere. We sat in the room whose doors opened so that we could see the water. However, not all seats had a view. Since doors were open, no a/c, and it was too warm for me.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food was ok not great. Not what you expect for the price. Kids plates were very small and not really as kid friendly as I would have liked. Chowder was good. Veiw is nice but won't be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were on vacation in Old Orchard Beach and thought that we could have a great tasty dinner at Joseph's restaurant. Big mistake! The food was salty, not worth the money. This restaurant claims to be a fine dining restaurant, but it not. They tried, but the food is definitely average. This establishment use a third party billing company that... More 

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I come here once a year for breakfast while we're on vacation in Maine and have never regretted it. The breakfast menu is simple, but with plenty of options. My wife tends to go for the smoked salmon and leek scramble. I tend to get the Mariner's Breakfast - eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, homefries, and 2 fluffy... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went for breakfast here. The atmosphere is really cosy and welcoming and the view to the ocean simply makes your morning more positive! The food was good (tried waffles) but nothing too special. Definitely would love going there for a dinner.

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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: +1 207-934-5044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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