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Papa J's Restaurant - CLOSED

193 Searsport Ave, US Route One, Belfast, ME 04915-7103
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 1, 2015
“Great late night meals or a quick drink before turning in.”
Jun 24, 2015
“Best new find this year!”
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193 Searsport Ave, US Route One, Belfast, ME 04915-7103
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

The owners of this restaurant go out of their way to make you fell at home. They sit down at your table and ask you where you are from and answer any question you might have about the area. They are friendly and helpful and...More

Thank Chiquis926
Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had been driving all day (from Nova Scotia) and the usual place we stop was packed... so we kept going and decided to try Papa J's. Awesome site and ambiance! Very friendly staff. Lots of higher end stuff that looked fantastic, but we were...More

Thank mainetraveler50
Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had dinner here on May 15 (my buddy was from Dublin, Ireland). We sat at the bar. He had scallops, I had lobster stew ... after two pounds of soft-shell steamer clams for appetizers. We were both impressed. I'm a native New Englander so...More

Thank CB3322
Reviewed April 8, 2015

Home to Belfast after leaving in 1966 for fun with the US Army for 23 years. I know how good Maine lobster and lobster rolls are - but the Chef recommended I try a lobster pizza. This was sacrilege to good Maine lobster in my...More

1  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nice water view. Eclectic but pleasant atmosphere. My husband had the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly. The salmon was slightly uncooked but well seasoned. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great Food, Fun Atmosphere! I had Portuguese Steak and my friend had the Salmon...both meals were wonderful! The waitstaff was friendly...I let the bartender surprise me with a rum drink :) Our waitress was Sydnie, she was friendly, smiling and fun! The owner stopped by...More

3  Thank sweetpea92
Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were visiting Belfast after moving away in the late 60's and met up with high school friends who took us to Papa J's. Just in looking at the outside, we would never have known what awaited us inside. We sat in the back room...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Service was great, waitstaff friendly and food was very tasty. A very extensive wine menu. Looks like a neighborhood stop and probably is. Would have driven right past, and have in the past. Recommended by a couple we met on the summit of Mt Battie...More

Thank BobBar
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Four of us (two couples) had a very good late dinner at Papa J’s. We were staying next door at Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village, and were thrilled to find Papa J’s serving good food and excellent wine at 10 pm. The late night menu ($7...More

Thank Rebecca1921
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We are so lucky to live nearby...we just wish Papa J's was open year-round! This is one of the few restaurants where your meal is prepared by a CHEF, who also happens to be well-versed in wines. The steamed mussels, lobster, steaks & fried corn-on-the-cob...More

Thank ClareET
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  • Address: 193 Searsport Ave, US Route One, Belfast, ME 04915-7103
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast
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