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Joseph's by the Sea, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Joseph's by the Sea

4.5
4.5
954 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sun 8:00 am–8:15 am

  • Phone number

    (207) 934-5044

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Justin Lamore

  • Private party facilities

    Joseph's by the Sea captures the romance of days gone by. Weddings are special, with over 50 years experience you can be confident that we will provide the attention to detail that you deserve. The setting and ambiance lends itself to the occasion. Enjoy fabulous food without compromise and let our staff assist you in making your day everything you dreamed it might be. Joseph's is the place to host your Special Event whether it be your Wedding Day or Rehearsal Dinner, Anniversary Party, Bridal/Baby Shower, or a casual get-together.

  • Private party contact

    Erica Stagg: (207) 934-5044

  • Neighborhood

    Old Orchard Beach

  • Parking details

    Please take note that our parking lot is first come first serve. On busy nights we simply can not guarantee parking for everyone.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Country Breakfast

Served with home-fries & toast

  • 2 Eggs, Cooked to Order$8.00

    • Choice of Creton*, Bacon, Ham or Sausage$10.00
  • Steak & Eggs$15.00

    2 eggs, cooked to order, 6 oz pan-seared sirloin

    • Eggs & Hash$12.00

      2 eggs, house-made corned beef hash

      • Mariner's Breakfast$15.00

        2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon, 2 sausage

        Waffles

        • Malted Belgian Waffle$9.00

          • Strawberry Belgian Waffle$12.00

            Fresh strawberries & whipped cream

            • Maple Pecan & Banana Waffle$12.00

              Topped with sour cream

              Lighter Fare

              • Breakfast Sandwich$6.00

                Bacon, egg, & cheddar on English muffin

                • Bagel with Creton & Fresh Tomato$8.00

                  • Fresh Fruit Cup$6.00

                    • Fruit & Granola Yogurt Bowl$8.50

                      Bananas, strawberries & blueberries

                      • Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Tomato & Toast$7.00

                        • Bagel with Cream Cheese$4.00

                          • Blueberry Muffin$4.00

                            Pancakes & French Toast

                            Served with hilltop boilers pure maine maple syrup

                            • Buttermilk Pancakes$9.00

                              • Orange-Grand Marnier French Toast$10.00

                                • Cinnamon French Toast$9.00

                                  • Caramelized Stuffed French Toast$12.00

                                    Cream cheese, bananas & strawberries

                                    Fluffy Pan-Style Omelettes

                                    Served with home-fries & toast. Make it an egg white omelette for $2

                                    • Cheese Omelette$9.00

                                      • Vegetarian Omelette$11.00

                                        Tomato, spinach, onion, mushroom & cheddar cheese

                                        • Greek Omelette$12.00

                                          Feta cheese, spinach and Kalamata olives

                                          • Tuscan Scramble$12.00

                                            Fresh basil, capicola, sun-dried tomato & mozzarella

                                            • Ham & Cheese Omelette$10.00

                                              • Spanish Omelette$11.00

                                                House-made spicy salsa & cheddar cheese

                                                • Portuguese Frittata$12.00

                                                  Chorizo sausage, peppers & cheddar cheese

                                                  Beverages

                                                  • Fresh Squeezed Juice

                                                    Orange or Grapefruit

                                                    • Small$2.50
                                                    • Large$3.00
                                                  • Herbal or Regular Tea$2.50

                                                    • Chocolate Milk$3.00

                                                      • Maine Roasted Coffee$3.50

                                                        • Milk$2.50

                                                          Barista

                                                          • Espresso$4.00

                                                            • Latte$5.00

                                                              • Cappuccino$5.00

                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                What 954 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                4.5
                                                                4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                • 4.3Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                1. DR

                                                                  DeniseR

                                                                  New England

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 18, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Perfect meal….so so sorry to hear about fire, today!

                                                                2. PF

                                                                  PerryF

                                                                  Cleveland

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 18, 2021

                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                  Food was good, not exceptional. Would try again but restaurant burned the next morning.

                                                                3. m

                                                                  mack

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great view on the water. Outdoor seating on deck was nice & food was really good, too

                                                                4. SG

                                                                  StevenG

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                                  overall3food5service5ambience1

                                                                  Food was great except the seagull that took half my sandwich. I was never offered money off my meal for losing it to a seagull. Prevention should be attempted.

                                                                5. AN

                                                                  AnnaN

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  It was the perfect evening The food was amazing We sat outside looking at the water What an amazing view Thank you

                                                                6. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New England

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Outstanding beautiful view, impeccable service , delicious food.

                                                                7. KR

                                                                  KevinR

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Reservation was for outside but we arrived during a thunderstorm. They accommodated us on the inside porch, next to the windows with an excellent view. Wait staff was gracious and attentive. Cocktails and food were both delicious. This was a our first visit but will not be our last. We would highly recommend Joseph's.

                                                                8. AV

                                                                  AngelaV

                                                                  New England

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing food and incredible service with a beautiful view!

                                                                9. BB

                                                                  BB86

                                                                  New England

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 14, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Had dinner with a friend, the service was really great this time around and the Saco Bay Soup is always my favorite, my friend really enjoyed the Beach Burger, the view and atmosphere is always spectacular.

                                                                10. KC

                                                                  KevinC

                                                                  New England

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 14, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Another wonderful meal on the upper deck. Steak tip add-on to salad melts in your mouth and beach burger remains my go-to with perfect combo of toppings.

                                                                11. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 12, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Always a favorite in OOB!

                                                                12. DW

                                                                  DerekW

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 11, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  My girlfriend and I planned a dinner here by reservation for our first anniversary. We are from New York and vacationed to Maine, and loved the menu from online. The food was DELICIOUS- filet mignon and pasta maison were on point. The ambiance outside was amazing; even as it started to sprinkle the staff made sure we were aware of available seating inside. Wonderful service, amazing appetizers, meal and the best clam chowder we had in Old Orchard Beach! Would recommend five times over! Absolutely no complaints and the best money we spent on a meal the entire vacation.

                                                                13. B

                                                                  Brian

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 11, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great atmosphere, amazing food, reasonable prices, great service!

                                                                14. s

                                                                  steveb

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 11, 2021

                                                                  overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                                  AS USUAL EVERYTHING AT JOSEPHS WAS GREAT---SERVICE,FOOD AND THE OCEAN VIEW,CANT BEAT IT.

                                                                15. TK

                                                                  TracyK

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 11, 2021

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent view and delicious food! Will definitely go there again

                                                                16. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 10, 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                  Anniversary dinner

                                                                17. C

                                                                  Caty

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 10, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Food was excellent! Service amazing, quick attentive. First visit and won’t be the last. We really enjoyed our meals..

                                                                18. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New England

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 8, 2021

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                  The view was beautiful even though a storm was coming in!

                                                                19. AA

                                                                  AmandaA

                                                                  New England

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  Had a wonderful dinner last night and highly recommend. The food did take a while to come out but we were in no rush so didn’t mind. Food was great and we sat on the roof top which was amazing!

                                                                20. JW

                                                                  JimW

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                  Took over 45 mins to get our drinks. Our food took at least 40 minutes to arrive. The food was terrific and the server was apologetic, but we dropped $320 for dinner for four and wished our dinner have progressed at a quicker pace.

                                                                21. AD

                                                                  AnnmarieD

                                                                  New England

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  A very good experience

                                                                22. NF

                                                                  NancyF

                                                                  New England

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had a lovely evening! The service and food were wonderful!

                                                                23. MD

                                                                  MarkD

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Fabulous experience all the way around. Food, Waitstaff. Environment. The Best.

                                                                24. T

                                                                  Tina

                                                                  New England

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 5, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This was our second visit to Joseph’s by the Sea. The first time we were up on the deck outside and it was quite breezy but yet very beautiful. This time we were inside and it was lovely because the doors opened up wide so we felt like we were still somehow outside but it wasn’t as windy. And it was only because I was dressed nicely with my hair done and that it was an issue. The ambience is lovely. The customer service is wonderful. It is very clean. The service is very fast. The drinks are wonderful. The prices are moderate but as everything else is inflated so are the prices here but what you get is Delightfully made food that you would never cook on your own. I would definitely suggest going here.

                                                                25. DB

                                                                  DB1972

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 5, 2021

                                                                  overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                                  My husband and have been going to Joseph’s every year when we come for vacation. We were super disappointed at the quality of food that we got. We waited 45 minutes fir our entrees and his haddock was grey, overcooked and dry. My lobster/scallop dish was also over cooked and chewy. For what we paid, we’re super disappointed. The ambiance and our waitress were excellent, however the food needs serious help. Hopefully this gets better as we have loved this restaurant for years.

                                                                26. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Orlando

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 5, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We return for our anniversary every year. Well done!

                                                                27. K

                                                                  Kris

                                                                  New England

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 5, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing little gem tucked away in OOB. Will definitely go back!!!

                                                                28. AC

                                                                  AliciaC

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 4, 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  Nice , clean restaurant by the sea, nice view, friendly staff. The food is excellent quality, price is fair. Dinner Menu has a lot of variety , Lunch Menu no so much.

                                                                29. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New England

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                  While I would highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast based on this meal, dinner, not so much. Our waitress was attentive and provided excellent service. My wife and I had “the best of both worlds”, lobster and steak. The steak was cooked perfect to temp but the lobster did not taste fresh and there was only half a tale and half a claw. The Demi-glacé for the steak tasted fishy, like water had dropped from the lobster into it and this was consistent on both plates. Again, everyone was pleasant, nice and accommodating but for a nice dinner out my money is better spent elsewhere. I do though highly recommend them for breakfast.

                                                                30. DD

                                                                  DonDover

                                                                  New England

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                  Always a lovely choice and it didn't disappoint this time around.

                                                                31. s

                                                                  shelly

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 2, 2021

                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                  Was very average dinner and no acknowledgement of birthday even though I put it in our reservation. Dinner was just so so.

                                                                32. RB

                                                                  RandyB

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 2, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Beautiful place to dine and take in the ocean view! The bartender had a lot of personality, very welcoming! The food was excellent, I cannot say enough good things about it. Very neat and clean, just a wonderful atmosphere! Very professional. There is nothing lacking on the menu, that’s for sure. If you want the ultimate ocean dining experience, I strongly recommend this restaurant!! 👍🏼

                                                                33. RC

                                                                  RickC

                                                                  New England

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We eat at Joseph’s frequently and have never been disappointed

                                                                34. c

                                                                  cipster

                                                                  New England

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Joseph's is a special place in so many ways. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. It's been our favorite restaurant for so many years.

                                                                35. p

                                                                  pruss

                                                                  New England

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Had a lovely birthday dinner for my 91 year old mom. Service was professional and courteous, food was delicious and nicely timed and everyone was pleased with their choices. Not too fancy and portions were realistic and not skimpy. It was a great value and the view continues to be beautiful! Thank you.

                                                                36. BN

                                                                  BeverlyN

                                                                  New England

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Great view,good service,good food,annoying seagulls.

                                                                37. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on June 30, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Always a great experience!

                                                                38. AK

                                                                  AlyK

                                                                  Milwaukee

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 28, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing place. Sat up top on the deck. Gorgeous and tranquil view. Pleasantly quiet. Very upscale. Great cocktails. Wonderful food. Worked for the whole family including 2 four year olds. Try the soft shell stuffed lobster. To die for.

                                                                39. N

                                                                  Niki

                                                                  New England

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 28, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We ordered the Korean steak tips which were the best we've tasted. Great ambiance and our waitress was fantastic. Highly recommend!

                                                                40. D

                                                                  Daniel

                                                                  New England

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 27, 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Talented chef and bartender. Our server was excellent, despite handling several tables

                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                • Screening

                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                  • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                FAQs

                                                                Joseph's by the Sea is rated 4.5 stars by 954 OpenTable diners.

                                                                Not bookable

                                                                This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                  Old Orchard Beach

                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                  Breakfast Sun 8:00 am–8:15 am

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  Seafood, Continental

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                • Dress code

                                                                  Smart Casual

                                                                • Parking details

                                                                  Please take note that our parking lot is first come first serve. On busy nights we simply can not guarantee parking for everyone.

                                                                • Payment options

                                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                  Justin Lamore

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                • Phone number

                                                                  (207) 934-5044

                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                  Joseph's by the Sea captures the romance of days gone by. Weddings are special, with over 50 years experience you can be confident that we will provide the attention to detail that you deserve. The setting and ambiance lends itself to the occasion. Enjoy fabulous food without compromise and let our staff assist you in making your day everything you dreamed it might be. Joseph's is the place to host your Special Event whether it be your Wedding Day or Rehearsal Dinner, Anniversary Party, Bridal/Baby Shower, or a casual get-together.

                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                  Erica Stagg: (207) 934-5044

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