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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
very nice place for an upscale meal

The food and service here are very good. The atmosphere is lovely and more upscale than most of the other dining establishments in Old Orchard Beach. And the location right on the water is beautiful!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
TessieNewYork
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new york
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
new york
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food and service here are very good. The atmosphere is lovely and more upscale than most of the other dining establishments in Old Orchard Beach. And the location right on the water is beautiful!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful spot, fine dining, cocktail bar small but nice, view of ocean, great service, elegant. The baked stuffed lobster was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband, daughter and I have visited Joseph's for breakfast multiple times over our trips to OOB the last 2 summers. Amazing view of the water from their terrace and a great breakfast. A little pricier than a typical breakfast joint but it's worth it for the view, quality of the food and the service.

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Edmond
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Coming from a larger city, I have found the food in OOC overall pretty poor. But this place offer a great view, great service, a great menu... And.... And you get your own table to sit down at! If your looking for something a little nicer, this is a great place to have it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Josephs is tucked away among many motels and tourist attractions just south of Old Orchard Beach, so that you could easily pass it by, and that would be a mistake. This is a very nice place with excellent food and wonderful ambiance. If possible try for a table in the room that faces the beach and watch the sunset over... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were quite favorably impressed with Joseph's. It has been around quite a while, but has definitely been modernized and upgraded, with an attractive stone wall and a modern American menu. Our party was very pleased with our entrees of scallops and swordfish. The view of the beach through the open front was another surprise; you would never know you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was my favorite surprise of the week. The dining room overlooks the sand dunes and is a perfectly bright and cheery way to start a vacation morning. Joseph's atmosphere gives a charming nod to an era gone by while being clearly modern and and well maintained. We went for brunch with a mix of adults and children and the... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I first heard about Joseph"s in England from a skilled cook and thought we needed to check it out. Its been a stable in our vacation "must do" restaurants ever since. Joseph's is in the midst of a tourist section on the beach near Old Orchard Pier but it provides fine dining and an excellent atmosphere.

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Endwell, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great atmosphere sitting in the open air dinning room. Service was very good and the food came fast. Plate presentation was very good and the food was very good. It was a nice change from the tourist stop grab a bite to eat restaurants.

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Saco, Maine
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Overpriced and bland. I am not sure I will ever go again and I have been a customer for 25 years....

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Additional Information about Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant

Address: 55 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2645
Phone Number: +1 207-934-5044
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
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
Cuisine: French, American

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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