Joseph's by the Sea
Joseph's by the Sea is family owned and operated since 1968. Located in what was once a coastal private home, Joseph's offers a unique dining experience different than anything else in Old Orchard Beach. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner for creative regional cuisine with a focus on locally caught seafood.
Sat 7:30 am–10:30 am
Sun 7:30 am–12:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
This was my parents favorite restaurant 20 years ago and it still does not disappoint. Great service and wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent experience for our 26th anniversary. The food was very fresh and tasted great.
Exceeded my expectations. Lots of gluten free options. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Filet was perfectly cooked. Great gf dessert to finish the meal.
Very nice place, The food is good, appetizer was lacking. Ordered the calamari, it came with all kinds of caramelized onions and other things like scallions, but barely any calamari on the plate. The Calamari rings were tiny. The flavor was good but portion was terrible. At a high-end restaurant the portions should be on par with the price. I will say that my wife had the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection.
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Joseph’s was great. Food was outstanding especially grilled swordfish and seared shrimp, and reasonably priced. Wine list was pretty limited as far as selection, and we would have wanted more choices from CA or OR as they are familiar to us, however the server gave us some good suggestions and helped us out.
Great ocean front fine dining with a casual upstairs bar with ocean view deck. Excellent food in main ocean view dining room, unfortunately they were out of fresh lobster, which was hard to imagine since they are in the fishing community of Old Orchard Beach. However, they were serving a great lobster based dish, which was worth the trip. Great service and great bar tender, Michael, in the upstairs bar. Definitely recommend it.
It was clearly after season and it appeared to us that the food they served was what was left over form the summer. The lobster I had looked like it came from Red Lobster. One would expect better quality lobster from a place like this.
The stuffed lobster was amazing. The steak was not the best. Very boring, no flavor at all. My husband was extremely disappointed. He ate only two bites. The waitress did not ask if anything was wrong when he took his plate. Wouldn't go back just for the lobster.
Joseph’s never disappoints. Always delicious food.
We have eaten at Joseph's several times and have never been disappointed. My husband's go-to is the Blackened Salmon and mine is the Pasta Maison (which changes with the fresh available seafood). The view is spectacular.
Wonderful we come here every year on our way home from Acadia. The staff are friendly and knowledgable about the menu and the wine. The ambience is second to none. Fabulous
We can always count on Joseph's for a great meal and great service.
We brought our fronds who were visiting there for dinner, and they loved it. A home run!
Thanks fir being the Best restaurant in OOB.
One of our favorites. Joseph's will always hold a special meaning to us.
Love Joseph’s - food is always delicious, servers are warm, efficient, and personable. Ocean front location and views cannot be beat. Beautiful new rooftop bar is great for drinks or lighter menu. Definitely don’t want to miss this one!
One of the best dinners I have had and the atmosphere was fantastic
Was given a comfortable table for 4 next to the window.
Food was interesting. By the glass wines were over priced, low quality. Service was good, view out to ocean was nice
Such a beautiful restaurant! Right next to the water and the food is amazing!!
I made an afternoon reservation. I was able to get a table at 8:45pm. You will need to call earlier or the day before during tourist season to get an earlier seating. I requested a table by the window because I was proposing marriage to my now fiancee. They accommodated my request. The service was very good as was the food and ambience. I would recommend Joseph's for special occasions or date nights.
Very nice restaurant that we have enjoyed for years.
While service was good, food was mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the price. The quality of the rib eye was sub par and it was overcooked. I also expected a better selection of vegetables to come with the steak than sauteed zucchini from a place that calls itself "fine dining" and charges as much.
We went for our first wedding anniversary dinner. Had the halibut special, the orecchiette seafood pasta, the escargot, and the creme brulee. Everything was amazing. Our server Deana was outstanding. Beautiful scenery and great for pictures.
As always, great food and service. Cheryl is an outstanding server🙂
Incredible eats, staff, and ambiance. They have an amazing rooftop deck overlooking the sea. If in the area, please don't miss this place!
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Very professional staff with attention to detail.
From cocktails on the roof deck to fabulous delicious meal in new garden room!
Margarita’s, Lobster Potato Pancake , Jamaican Charred Salmon and best of both worlds entree’s were excellent. Only negative was the limited parking. Had to pay$15 to park at the Pier.
Lobster was cold, had to send back. Came back still not hot. Jamaican Salmon was good.
We were on vacation in Old Orchard Beach and always eat at Joseph’s. This time we had breakfast three times and dinner once. Breakfast was good all 3 days, but the service was slower then usual on one day. Dinner was delicious as always.
Amazing service! Great staff!
The parking is bad
We had reservations and arrived 10 minutes early, We sat at the bar while we waited for our table and the bartender did not acknowledge us for at least 10 minutes
Once seated it was very loud and crowded and our waitress seemed overwhelmed
Wonderful meal service and view. Only complaint is the parking. Had to park on the other side of the railroad tracks and quite a walk through downtown if you have a timed reservation.
Had lobster and petit filets—beef perfect, lobster dry and not very tasty. Cocktails very good. Enjoy Joseph’s—have been there many times—a special place!
Our table was next to large floor to ceiling windows opening to the outdoors, offering a spectacular view of Saco Bay. Our food was very good. The salmon in the pasta dish was a tinge over cooked for our taste, and we would have preferred larger pasta in the lobster sauté (I.e., the orecchia would have been a better choice than pearl size pasta). Overall, a memorable dining experience & great choice for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
There was no Parking i had to spend 20.00 to park. I got the “best of bothh workds” surf and turf. My steak was rare i sent it back i ordered it med. it came back the same “rare” they were good enough to credit me for the meal but it was still quite a letdown.
Comfortable. Nice by the ocean (can’t see the water, though). Food well prepared. Attentive service. Good drinks.
This was a nice find walking distance from our hotel. The food was great! View was beautiful of the ocean! Highly recommend it!
Beautiful views very relaxing! Great place to enjoy time with family. Staff was excellent relaxed environment, and great food options!