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Bell Buoy Restaurant

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24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
+1 207-934-2745
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lewiston, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers all kinds of great food and drinks !! Right on the famous old orchard beach strip this place has really friendly service and daily drink specials at very affordable prices. Their menus offers daily specials too including fabulous Maine seafood . If I plan on spending a few days in this area you will have to make... More 

Thank mollykapoo
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Good food and service. Was the only place still open for the season we could find at the time. There wasn't anything that stood out that set it apart from other restaurants I've been to so its not on my list of 'Definitely Revisit' but if you are looking for a place to eat with good food and service, it... More 

Thank Alexandra B
East Greenbush, New York
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My husband and I walked in for dinner service, the place was not crowded at all. Upon entering this place smelled foul.... like bad seafood and I have been to several restaurants who serve seafood. I would not eat seafood here ever. Upon entering we stood at the door for over five minutes and were never seated either even after... More 

Thank Private620
Rochester, New York
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I recently ate here again (we have lost track of the number of times we have eaten at Bell Buoy the three times we have visited Old Orchard Beach) and this place just does not disappoint. I had the NY sirloin strip steak (cooked to well done perfection without losing the tenderness) and my spouse had the... More 

Thank worldtraveler0173
Rochester, New York
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We always dine here several times during our week-long visits to Old Orchard Beach. Every dish we've tried is exceptional, fresh, and extremely tasty. Plan to take home a doggie bag! Linda Cates, the owner, always makes us feel like we're having dinner in her own home. She is warm, friendly and greets us with open arms each time we... More 

Thank YellowBrickRoad58
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had dinner here and were expecting a great lobster dinner, but instead got a very disappointing meal. The baked potatoes were not done and the lobster was bland and rubbery in texture, the service was ok and the best part of the meal was the dinner rolls.

Thank Michael R
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We came here after our other first choices were closed for the season. People are correct, the decor is a little outdated... but who cares! I came for the food, and was NOT disappointed. I ordered the chicken Alfredo, and the sauce was completely homemade, and the chicken perfectly grilled. My husband ordered the fried clams and scallops, and side... More 

Thank Victoria J
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Went their for an appetizer just to check the place out. The lobster soup was great and the shrimp was ok. Dinner menu seemed expensive so we opted to grab dinner elsewhere. They need to add draft beer!!!

Thank BaldSerb
Clearwater, FL
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. Warning: it is not fancy in any way! But the service was excellent, the clam chowder & salads were very good, & the lobster was steamed to perfection. The drinks were good, too. We were too full for dessert. The place was clean & open all day even though it was after-season. Many places don't... More 

Thank Hikero50
North Adams, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We were referred to Bell Buoy by our hotel owner.....it has the most amazing food, a lot of it!, and reasonable prices....we have invited our family here to join us as they can accommodate larger groups...they also have drink specials that no one else does

Thank Claire M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 207-934-2745

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?