Old Orchard Beach Pier

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Old Orchard Beach Pier
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Carrie D.
Cleveland, OH1,532 contributions
I love the idea of this pier and from the beach it is kind of cool, although even from the outside it can clearly use a little bit of love (it doesn't really look like the main photo on this page any longer). But walking through the pier was a huge disappointment. It was dark and dingy and quite honestly, there's not much on it--a couple shops and food stalls, leading to the restaurant at the end. Maybe my expectations were too high, but it just felt dark and crowded and kind of a waste of time. We went in and got back out very quickly.
Written August 7, 2022
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DLP
New Jersey1,739 contributions
Family
We walked the pier which really was not long at all. Most of the pier seems taken up by the restaurant on the end which we did not go in. The rest of the length of the pier is filled with food vendors and kiosks. Nothing too special about it, except that you are probably able to find the cheapest lobster roll in all of Maine for $10.00
Written July 29, 2021
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itseng_angel
North Brunswick, NJ61 contributions
Friends
It was actually okay to visit this location, it’s just kinda there. Didn’t try any of the seated restaurant but did try the lobster roll at one of the quick food shop there (was $10 per lobster roll when I visit), it does not worth it for sure. Not as fresh as you’d think since it’s Maine.
Written July 31, 2021
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ClaireWithLove
Germantown, MD635 contributions
To the right of the pier is a path to the beach and there is a foot washing station. There is no bench to sit on though.

The pier was built big lumber like Santa Monica Pier in California but in a little worse shape. The pier was much smaller, and the amusement park was located to the right of the pier. Parking was near the amusement park.

There were a few boardwalk shops (closed during the day when were there), game places, and bars leading to the Old Orchard Beach Pier Restaurant and Bar. Although the food menu did not look exceptional, the restaurant had outdoor seating at natural wood tables that ran across the front of the restaurant facing the water and the right side of the beach. Sitting there to eat or drink and enjoy the view would be wonderful.
Written June 23, 2022
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SeñorElGreco
Little Neck, NY198 contributions
The Old Orchard Beach Pier is over 100 years old, as so it seems to hold a special place in many peoples memories. While it may have been a nice place at one time (and it probably was better years ago), I think it is that rose-tinted nostalgia glasses are at work. The Pier is very run-down and dirty with many places selling expensive (and I am sure not quality) food, junk or touristy stuff. There is a cool wooden model of the pier you can see, other than that not much else, no place along the pier to get a view of the ocean or beach view without buying food. A large restaurant caps the end of the pier and even there you cant even get a good view without siting down for a drink or food, a shame really. The walkway is very narrow and I am sure it can get quite crowded. If you are thinking this may be like the Jersey shore or Fisherman's wharf then you are wrong, nothing in terms of entertainment other than drinking and eating, though I hear the restaurant at the end gets hopping with dancing and such at night if that is your thing. We were there for maybe 15 minutes. Will never go back.
Written August 2, 2020
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R H
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went to the pier pub on the 17th of June thinking of getting some seafood and figuring that this would be a nice place to go, the menu at the door look good. went inside and a little dirty but its the beach. i order the seafood platter, the menu says shrimp, whole belly clams, scallops, haddock, well i received the plate and i got upset(pissed)
this plate came with i wasn't sure. i asked the server what the items was. i held up a item that was as small as a piece of popcorn, he said that was whole belly clam, i picked up another item as small a unpoped cernal of corn he said it was shrimp, the shrimp was the can shrimp that you would put in potato salad, oh ya potato salad came in a cup the size of a shot glass , the scallops was as small as a small tater tot , the whole meal you could fit in a juice glass. they never asked if i wanted to change for something different,,so for $30 i wasn't happy.
Written July 1, 2021
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NHjo
Saco, ME5,308 contributions
The pier is an old-school architectural treasure. The inside is pretty rustic, with third-rate restaurants, bars, vendors, etc., and takes a certain mindset to enjoy. (Most of the Old Orchard Beach area is gaudy anyway). But, the pier is a historic landmark and is nice to look at. The pizza stands opened up (it's mid-April), so we grabbed a few slices and sat by the beach. It's quiet this time of year, like the calm before the storm of summer when the tourists will be pouring in.
Written April 21, 2022
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jack M
New York City, NY1,197 contributions
An old fashioned wooden pier with great photography potential. Although googled as a "fishing pier" one can't really fish from it as all space from parapets are taken up by somewhat "tacky" restaurants and gift shops. Even the end of the pier which should be open to visit is completely fenced off by a restaurant. My first visit was a disappointing one.
Written July 12, 2020
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kathyg812020
Boston, MA27 contributions
Friends
Old Orchard Beach is worth a trip, the ocean is clean with big waves and very good sand, but the water is freezing but us New Englanders ride the waves. Yes, you can see the ocean from the pier without buying a drink or food as some negative people wrote on their review. I will be going up again this Saturday and I enjoy those pier fries with vinegar!
To those who have given negative reviews don’t know what your problem is, it’s not a Taj Mahal!!! It’s great for kids too with rides and arcades! I like the candy shop down the street and up the hill! They do have nice gift shops off the pier if you take the time to explore.
From a New Englander who has been going there since I was a kid with my parents and still enjoy going about 4 times during the summer.
Kathy
Boston,Ma.
Written August 18, 2020
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pisc0011
Ironwood, MI430 contributions
Family
We have been to the pier a few times over the years. It has slowly morphed into different things. This time we were pleasantly surprised while we visited it during the day. They have seemed to update it a little bit with different vendors. There is one restaurant at the front and back. They had a vendor selling fried dough, nachos, lemonade, and etc. and all were at a reasonable price right around $5. They also had a few other vendors selling different items. It was family friendly enough to walk down and back for a little entertainment.
Written July 15, 2021
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