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“Disappointing.”

Oarweed Cove Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 101 Restaurants in Ogunquit
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Our party of 10 ate here. We were disappointed. After eating great lobster rolls at Barnacle Billy's these were not nearly as good. Less lobster meat and no mayo. The clam chowder was watery. The lemonade was horrible. Tasted like chemicals. We won't be returning.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

As you end your walk along the Marginal Way, you are greeted by the Oarweed Restaurant. The menu is mainly seafood with one alternate chicken and one meat meal. It is a pricey menu for the rustic decor of exposed beams overhead and small cafe table eatery outside.

Location is everything and the Oarweed has it. Hungry walkers coming to the end of the Marginal Way find themselves at the front door of the Oarweed. The rocky shoreline is right outside of the window and features a view of the Atlantic Ocean as far as the eye can see. Picturesque scenes near to shore change by the minute. Waves lap against the rocks and periodically a large breaker will bang its way into shore.

The half of roast chicken was excellent, tasty and juicy. We complemented it with white wine, the house green salad and warm rolls with real butter. This was a perfect meal for $15 p/person - a competitive price among the casual dining restaurants in this area.

The wait staff is attentive and plentiful and add to the dining experience in a very positive way. Enter by way of a wooden door with screen implants and there is a ramp for those who are mobility - challenged. However, be aware of the slant angle of the ramp because it is a bit steeper than most and has sandpaper embedded into the wood.

As you arrive, the first sign is for valet parking. It is at the rear of the building and not easily accessible for guests. Walkers, wheelchairs, canes and other assistive devices will find it difficult to get to the entry. There is NO parking for the disabled visitors. This is the one thing, in my opinion, that lowers the rating for our dinner visit.

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Thank write2earn
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had been to the Oarweed previously just for drinks after walking the magnificent "Marginal Way". Decided to give it a try last night for dinner with an out of town guest and our 6-year old grandson (with Autism). My husband explained that our grandson would be more comfortable outside due to sensory issues related to being inside a busy active restaurant. Mind you the restaurant was busy, but the manager told us YES of course if we could wait just a few minutes he would fix us up. Within 10 minutes he set us up with a lovely waterfront table in a fenced off area on the patio at the back of the restaurant. See the photo below that we took from our table the view at this restaurant can't be beat. Our grandson had room to move around and enjoy the outside and we (and those around us) all had a very enjoyable dining experience. Restaurants are getting better about special needs, but it was such a relieve to encounter a manger that "gets it".

The food was also very good, my husband had the seafood trio with a twice baked potato that he raved about and his brother had the baked stuffed haddock. I am not much of a seafood lover, so the chicken sandwich was perfect for me. Make sure you save room for the blueberry pie or the strawberry shortcake.........delish! We will absolutely return to the Oarweed. Oh and the valet parking was so welcome....Perkins Cove is a popular area and parking can be tricky.

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Thank Teri B
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I couldn't believe the steamers.. So small, hardly could feel it was a full clam, and small portion for the $$. The baked fish sandwich was not worth the $$.. Half of fish. This place was too pricey for what you get. Quality was not up there. They are getting the business due to location. The view was nice, that's it.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate lunch at Oarweed and were quite happy with service, food, and view. Our waiter was fantastic making our experience very enjoyable.

Thank Natureboy29a
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