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“Skip It!”

Bell Buoy Restaurant
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Beverly, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Skip It!”
Reviewed August 16, 2010

Our family had lunch at Bell Buoy Restaurant in Old Orchard Beach yesterday. The best way to describe the visit is SKIP IT!

We arrived and there were only two tables of people in the restaurant so we thought we would be served quickly. We were seated promptly and drink orders were taken and delivered. The waitress was nice enough to put the kids' orders and appetizers in quickly and delivered them promptly, but we had to wait more than 30 minutes for our entrees to come.

Pros: Good menu selection and prices.
Cons: The service was slow, The food was average. The decor was dizzying. The background music was awful.

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English first
Bridgeport, CT
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Listen to the waitress”
Reviewed July 28, 2010

Here's all you need to know: We sat down and asked the waitress the market price on clams, as we were looking forward to the steamers. She told us she wouldn't tell us because she would not serve us the clams. She said they were old and mentioned something about red tide before we beat it out of there. Either this woman hates her boss or she's a very brave soul who actually cares about her customers. Either way, stay away from this place!

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Paw Paw, West Virginia
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Gone Downhill”
Reviewed October 13, 2009

We’ve enjoyed this restaurant in our prior two trips to Old Orchard Beach. It has gone downhill over the past year. We visited twice, the first on our first day, and we were both exhausted. The food on that visit was just OK, and the service slow. On our second visit, after an hour and a half, having still not seen our entrée, we paid for our drinks and appetizer and left. The appetizer was steamed clams that were cool and dried out. Stay away from this restaurant.

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