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“Not Family Friendly!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bessie's

Bessie's
Ranked #38 of 97 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not Family Friendly!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Totally disappointed! Kids and PARENTS, for that matter, getting reprimanded for standing in the aisle...sorry 5 children under the age of 7 and 4 adults waiting an hour and a half for chicken fingers and burgers! Whose at fault here?! Get it together Bessie's! Get enough people to work instead of making a poor young waitress run around all night and serve people in a timely fashion. And oh, word to the wise, respect customers for giving YOU business. In this day and age, YOU are in the wrong. Don't come to Bessie's if you have ANY self respect and stick up for your children. Very unprofessional. I will be surprised if you stay in business with your waiter's attitude. To the owner of Bessie's, you may have responded to a situation of a mom sticking up for her children and getting upset at a stuck-up waiter, but you really need to look at your staff as a representation of what you would like to represent in this supposed family friendly tourist town of Ogunquit. Do not go to Bessie's if your a parent and accidentally swore out of anger at a stuck-up waiter...you too may have the police called. True story!!

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5 Thank meganbouchard
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You called the Police..are you kidding me!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you like super slow service with waiters that give your children dirty looks then Bessie's is the place for you. If you like your waiters wearing under armour hoodies then Bessie's is the place for you. If you like Bessie's waiters making a comment about your children walking around the table then Bessie's is the place for you. If a comment is made to the manager about the waiters professionalism and you friends wife uses the "F" word then Bessie's is DEFINITELY NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU! The manager will call the POLICE and sure enough the POLICE SHOWED UP to a chaotic scene of 5 children 7 and under playing with their leapsters. Oh the humanity! I have never been more embarrassed in front of my family with the police questioning if one of the adults swore. Apparently a swear is a serious offense in Ogunquit. On a positive note our waitress, who was the only overwhelmed server at the time we were seated, was very nice. I hope a she finds a a real restaurant to work for.

  • Visited February 2013
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6 Thank Thunder290
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Barrington, New Hampshire
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

No-frills atmosphere, super-friendly staff, home-cooked meal. I recommend this if you're looking for a tasty meal at a decent price.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Sharon P
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Lynn, Mass
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great comfort food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

In the center of town,open all the time unlike alot of the spots. Food was good and staff was nice. Been here a few times and never a problem..

Visited December 2012
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Thank jim t
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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Okay for a quick lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Bessie's is really nothing more than a diner and that was fine for me. I had the haddock sandwich that came with steak fries. Was perfect for an overcast afternoon lunch. Service was friendly, though the place did get pretty crowded. If your looking for a quick bite and people watching while you eat than this is the place for you since it is located in the street corner of the small village.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Kevin C
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