Joseph's by the Sea
Josephs by the Sea is family owned and operated since 1968. Located in what was once a coastal private home, Josephs 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.
Friendly greeting upon arrival; great table by the window; attentive server; delicious food and drink. Can’t wait for them to re-open in the spring!
My husband and I went to enjoy a pre-Xmas dinner for ourselves. The room was festive and decorated with a fire going. Our waitress was pleasant. We had our favorite wild mushroom crepe appetizer. Entree's were Grilled Salmon for me and Angus Beef for him. We thoroughly finished our plates. Food was delicious. My only dislike was an apple-cranberry sauerkraut served with my entree. A bit to cabbagey for me, but eaten by my husband much to his delight. We lingered and were not rushed to leave. Our waitress gave me a gift box from Joseph's to open for the Holiday. It was a free house bottle of wine good through next year. What a nice treat! We are looking forward to their re-opening in the Spring!
Good food. Good service and quiet. Would definitely recommend!
We were a bit disappointed with our visit to Joseph's this time. The food was really just ok. Both the salmon and my filet were over cooked. Will definitely go back as it is close to us and perhaps it was just an off night.
Great experience great staff.
Eating at Joseph's is always special!! Excellent food, service and ambiance. Our Saturday evening dinner at Joseph's was wonderful. Not only was the food outstanding, but it was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening.
It's the end of the season and it was the last reservation time they accepted so it's understandable that the staff was anxious to go home. The presentation and lobster was excellent and the service was good. The staff was friendly and I especially appreciated Michael unlocking the door and allowing us to go on the roof deck to enjoy the view.
Very slow service the night we were there (Saturday). After inquiring we were told there was a "medical emergency" that affected the kitchen. Unfortunately, due to a subsequent theater commitment (which is why I had made an early reservation) we had to rush through our meal, which was good but difficult to appreciate. Certainly a beautiful setting viewing the beach through the dune grass. Might try it again on a week night.
Everything was perfect! Great atmosphere, outstanding food, and excellent service! Definitely recommend the banana crepe for dessert!
Wonderful! Would definitely eat there again! Best food that we’ve eaten on our many trips to OOB
Always a great experience at Joseph’s! The food, staff and ambiance is perfect!
I have been coming to Joseph’s for years and always love it! I love about 3 hours away and make it a point to visit every time I’m in Maine. The food is always high quality and delicious. The roof top lounge is an awesome edition as well. Highly recommended!!
So delicious - what a View!!! So beautiful - we loved it
Food was exquisite.
Waitress was a bit cool.
View of the beach is sublime
Had a wonderful meal. No matter where you sit, you have a beautiful view of the dunes and ocean.
We haven’t been to Joseph’s in quite some time and thought it would be perfect to visit again for my birthday! The table was perfect with a view of the ocean as the sun was setting. Our waitress was friendly and patient. We ordered the wild mushroom torte as an appetizer and it was delicious! Our entree’s were the pan-seared haddock and bison meatloaf. No complaints from either my husband or I. Food was exceptional and I love the fact it was served with a beautiful array of mixed vegetables. Portions were perfect, not overwhelming and no need for a take-home bag. We enjoyed a relaxing evening or a great meal and glasses of wine,
We both highly recommend Joseph’s for any occasion and will definitely return!
Thank you for a wonderful birhday!
We were so pleased service was awesome and we all enjoyed our meal
Looking forward to next year
Food is excellent, as is the service and the decor. When the sliding doors are open, it is as though you are enjoying an elegant meal right among the sand dunes, watching the rhythm of the waves.
The sautéed scallops I had for dinner were fabulous! Deliciously sweet, tender and juicy. My partner enjoyed the pasta alfredo with muscles. We enjoyed the dinner meal enough that we returned in the morning for a wonderful breakfast meal, crispy waffles served with real maple syrup!
Always a pleasure to go there with my family when i come at Old Orchard Beach
We've been going to Joseph's on our yearly Labor Day weekend trips to OOB. The food is good and the atmosphere is nice. We'll be back again!
We’ve been going to Joseph’s for years now and have never had a bad meal or service. We love everything about this place and will continue going for as long as we can!!!!!
The food was amazing, the service was wonderful and the view was absolutely gorgeous.
It was our anniversary. We had a reservation. Never been. Wouldn’t you know we got the best table in the place. Patio was opened. Center table on a gorgeous night! Our waitress was a gem. I got the baked stuffed lobster. It was a little over cooked. For the price I expected perfection. But the overall experience was fab!!!
Seated by the patio on a beautiful night. Strawberry salad, Lobster Saute were excellent
Great service, great food.
Always love, and the food, service, and view were exceptional. With the amount of folks there, I felt it was a bit warm and stuffy, but there was some change in the air after we’re we’re there for awhile.
Many thanks! Always a favorite, and a place we’re proud to bring our longtime friends from NY.🥰
Go for a drink....the food is fair but not fabulous. Can't beat the location/view!
We have been to Joseph’s a number of times for breakfast and always enjoy it. Beautiful view of the ocean from the dining room and everything was delicious. Our server was wonderful, and assumed we were tourists (we aren’t) and offered some great ideas for things to do in the area.
For the area, the ambiance was the best around. Nice rooftop bar. But the food wan’t good at all and the service was really slow.
Great food. Great view. Love this place
The food was very good and everyone enjoyed their meal. The lobster and the seafood pastas were great as well as the steak. Service was a little bit pushy but we were able to took all our time. Will come back!
PROFESSIONAL STAFF, PERFECT LOCATION, WONDERFUL OVERALL EXPERIENCE,
Lovely evening, watching sunset over a fabulous dinner. Goat cheese app, arugula and strawberry salad, with salmon entree and strawberry rhubarb pie - excellent dinner!
We always have a wonderful dining experience at Joseph's by the Sea! Our server was extremely helpful tonight in helping me select an entree outside of my normal fare. I enjoyed it immensely!
Great place. The only reason it was a little loud was because there were children running outside. So the romantic dinner was a little loud but I still highly recommend this restaurant. Excellent food and services.
Excellent Filet Mignon! Great Ocean view and we received our great meals within 15 minutes from ordering.
Chrissy was our server. She was enthusiastic warm and welcoming Food service and atmosphere were all excellent. I spoke to the manager at the end of our visit to express our satisfaction.
Very good food,waitress was great,beautiful area
Joseph's by the Sea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 934-5044.
Joseph's by the Sea is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.