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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
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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
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Most recent review
WOW!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Claude2020
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Pointe Claire, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Pointe Claire, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Reviewer
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
1 review
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
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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: American, French

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?