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8 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3700
+1 207-646-0888
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bessie’s is just what you want and need in a small, Oceanside, New England town like Ogunquit. The diner itself is in the perfect location of all the going ons. It also has a bar which I though was great. We visited on a busy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jailene R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner here as everything was very tasty and well-prepared. We especially enjoyed talking with Barb, the hostess. It was very comfortable and well-priced.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the middle of all the action! Casual usual fare. Portions are plentiful. Staff friendly and accommodating. Chicken pot pie is a favorite with my family

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Camper26611169638
Reviewed November 10, 2018

I went with a friend the other day for lunch. The place wasn't busy at all and there were two waitstaff. I ordered the hot turkey sandwich and asked if I could have white bread instead of sour dough. I was told that was their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peke47
Reviewed November 9, 2018

As my wife and I were getting ready to head back home to central New York, we stopped here for breakfast. Although the restaurant was obviously busy, we were seated right away, and our server Paula immediately brought us coffee and menus. My wife had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Hard to find an open place after tourist season, but managed to get a decent breakfast here. Waitress was friendly and food came quickly. Good portions and cooked to order...no complaints.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

On a visit to Ogunquit we had three breakfasts, two at our lodging and the last one at Jesse's. The eggs that I ordered "over medium" ( I wanted the whites solidified) came out with the yolks hard. The side of sausage, a single thin...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LarryJN
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We waited about 5 minutes to be acknowledged that we were waiting at the door. Were told that there was left over prime rib from the night before if we wanted to wait until 5:00 for dinner rather than ordering lunch, which by the way...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank donna l
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We go to ogunquit in the fall to avoid the crowd and get better prices. Bessie’s is open all year and is right in the heart of Ogunquit. I have never had a bad breakfast here. Maine blueberry pancakes is one of my favorites. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank senator46
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We did dinner. I love a good French Dip, and they have one. They slice all their own meats, so no lunch meat dip. Messy, but delicious. My wife and I split a half order of home made mac and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cary S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3700
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-0888
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