Joseph's by the Sea

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Celebrating over 50 Years of Service!!!
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MrsACD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GaryF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Good service and quiet. Would definitely recommend!

MM
vipMaineMom2
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GeorgeK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great staff.

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BarbaraD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MM
MatthewM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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CharlesO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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JaneL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Great atmosphere, outstanding food, and excellent service! Definitely recommend the banana crepe for dessert!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Would definitely eat there again! Best food that we’ve eaten on our many trips to OOB

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vipLulu
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing

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Thomas
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Joseph’s! The food, staff and ambiance is perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipPamJ
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious - what a View!!! So beautiful - we loved it

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headhunter
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was exquisite.
Waitress was a bit cool.
View of the beach is sublime

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RainO
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. No matter where you sit, you have a beautiful view of the dunes and ocean.

MA
MrsACD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SheilaF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased service was awesome and we all enjoyed our meal
Looking forward to next year

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JackO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MichelV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go there with my family when i come at Old Orchard Beach

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TristanS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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ANDRED
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!!

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vipKalineM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was wonderful and the view was absolutely gorgeous.

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seated by the patio on a beautiful night. Strawberry salad, Lobster Saute were excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, great food.

AM
AnneM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.🥰

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vipAlisonA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Go for a drink....the food is fair but not fabulous. Can't beat the location/view!

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vipmainediner6
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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MeganVP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great view. Love this place

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SylofQC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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!

KB
KellyB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

PROFESSIONAL STAFF, PERFECT LOCATION, WONDERFUL OVERALL EXPERIENCE,

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kathyh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, watching sunset over a fabulous dinner. Goat cheese app, arugula and strawberry salad, with salmon entree and strawberry rhubarb pie - excellent dinner!

JK
JeanK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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CHuck
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Filet Mignon! Great Ocean view and we received our great meals within 15 minutes from ordering.

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DarleneO
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food,waitress was great,beautiful area

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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.

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