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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
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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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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had supper here and everyone ordered a seafood dish. I had the brazed scallops. Awesome. Not overcooked nor were they the huge god awful tasting huge ones. Portions were not huge, but OOB is fast paced and Joseph's is a nice place to have a cocktail and enjoy a quiet meal!

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Watertown, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Have only had breakfast here but it was excellent! Such a pretty place overlooking the water. Worth driving back to Maine for----next time we want to go for dinner.

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Nashua
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The food wasn't that good very bland. The portions were so small I was still hungry after. I don't mind shelling out money but the quality sucked. The waitress was friendly at least and a nice view.

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I have been coming here for breakfast when we stay at OOB in the summer for the last 10 yrs. We look forward to it.

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Sudbury, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Attended a surprise birthday party here. Obviously not a general review of the restaurant per se so I can only state that the catered menu was good, and the venue was perfect for our event. The room opened out on to the lawn, so guests could wander in and out. Service was excellent and the staff attentive.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant the last night of our trip to Maine. We wanted a romantic dinner, and Joseph's did not disappoint. Our meal was very good, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful. In all of the carnival-like atmosphere of Old Orchard Beach, there is this tranquil, upscale restaurant tucked away by the beach.... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Came in for late lunch to find wedding in progress. After checking out the menu we decided to return for diner. What a disappointment. We ordered the specials that eve. One a chicken dish the other Cornish hen. The chicken dry, could have used a steak knife, with tasteless side served with a cold cream sauce. The hen was equally... More

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Albany, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had a wonderful breakfast this morning at this eatery. Nicely manicured lawn and shrubs showcasing the open ocean. We choose to eat on an open terrace out of the sun. Wait staff was very kind and attentive. Served excellence breakfast fare. My steak and eggs were cooked just as I had asked.

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Long Island, ME
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent food, wine selection, service, atmosphere! Anniversary dinner. Sliced warm baguette and rolls with 2 different flavored butters were served with our generous cocktails (Manhattans was the choice this eve). Salmon and swordfish were wonderful, and the special - shrimp and asparagas in cream sauce over angel hair was delicious! All served in a perfect setting as we enjoyed the... More

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This may have been our 4th or 5th visit. This time everything was perfect. Sunny, early afternoon with the sparkling ocean just yards from our window table. Our food was perfect on this visit. Started with a nice salad. She had scallops and I had salmon. Both were prepared wonderfully, cooked just right. Scallops lightly browned and not overcooked. Salmon... More

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