Great food and view with good options for vegetarians.
Outstanding all around, the food, the view, the service. The lobster was amazing!!
Everything was lovely from the service to the ambiance! The only critique we have is that there was only one little piece of lobster meat in the bisque. For the price of it, there should've been more meat in the lobster bisque.
Outstanding location in Old Orchard Beach. The food is excellent, as always. The new rooftop bar, "The Roof," is an awesome addition. Talk about views!
I had the 1 3/4lb lobster. It was the best! The fiddles appetizer was pretty good as well. Downstairs is fairly stuffy, however, they only serve lobster on the lower level. We went upstairs following the meal and had drinks. I would recommend it!
We never have a bad experience at Joseph‘s by the sea! If there was one thing we would change, and it’s minor, it would be to have sausage patties instead of the links. The links always taste greasy but I love the crispy bacon so it’s not a big issue. The service is always tops!!
We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio. The waitress was attentive and friendly and the food was tasty. We had a chance to see the new roof dining area. A gorgeous view of the beach and ocean. A most enjoyable experience.
Booked a Sunday Brunch for my mother's 73rd birthday; requested a table with a view. We had a gorgeous view of the ocean and a wonderful, friendly waitress. Food was excellent. My husband ordered off the specials menu, my mother had the strawberry waffle, and they also split a "stuffed French toast" as a treat. I had a smoked salmon and leek omelet which was delicious but on the small side. Mom and Hubby's portions were huge, though; all in all they give you a good amount of food. Service was great, bathrooms were very clean, and the food is tasty which is saying a lot because many places make food bland and you end up needing to add salt. This was not the case here. Great place all around. Would recommend!
Very disappointing food preparation, had to ask for air conditioning to be turned on. Indifferent service.
Wow, fir.st time i Ocean Park, and just before the summer madness too.
Lookig for a waterview restaurant and with good food too not to mention a good Martini. Great food, i had the haddock very flakey in a nice sauce, and the mushroom tart, so incredible almost a meal. The martinis well sone and generously made.
A great waiter person (she)made it enjoyable too to us out of towners from L.A. the setting is simple ,clean and the view of the water is the best!
We’ve enjoyed Sunday brunch and special dinners here for several years. The ocean view is wonderful. It’s so nice to be able to enjoy delicious meals in such a terrific setting.
A great breakfast served up again by a great team! Joseph’s by the sea never fails to deliver
We were very disappointed in the meals We ordered the calamari appetizer which was over cooked and somewhat blackened. I had the lamb dish (a special on May 20th) which was also over cooked, meat was too tough. For the price the quality of the food preparation was poor
Overall it was very good but, we were expecting brunch as their was no indication on their website that brunch ended at noon. Also, there was no reference to lunch for Mother's Day
Great atmosphere and great service. The bison meatloaf my husband ordered was delicious. I was disappointed with the chicken breast with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, that I ordered. It didn't have much flavor to it. We have eaten here before and that was the first meal I didn't find appealing.
Excellent meal and server was attentive to our table. Had window seating with beautiful view of the ocean.
Good food, friendly people and beautiful view!
The food was wonderful as was its presentation. The waitstaff is "topnotch" and very responsive to customers' requests no matter how busy it gets. Having a view of the ocean is always a treat too.
Sister’s birthday, beautiful spot. Love the new deck!
We had our anniversary meal at Joseph’s. We had a lovely window seat where we could see the ocean as the sun was going down. The salmon was grilled to perfection and the asparagus and risotto made a nice complement. My husband sea scallops were good too. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed the people around us yet not too noisy. The menu is not extensive, but there is a little bit for everyone on it. The waitress was kind enough to even walk outside with us and take our picture for our anniversary! We will definitely go back. Now that they have a deck upstairs, it will be a good summer hang out. The prices are a little upscale, but well worth it.
As always......a wonderful evening! Great food, wonderful service and a great window table. We keep coming back!
We always enjoy crepes on Sunday but strayed to other delicacies this time. Food was well-prepared and hot. The bacon was cooked to perfection. As great as the food is, the service is just as good! I’m sure we’ll be back many times this year
Great food and view
Joseph’s is always fantastic! We always go for breakfast when we are up in OOB. Staff is amazing and the food is always delicious! I’m very excited to see they are adding a roof top deck for this summer season!
The view of the ocean was great, but the food was not what I expected for the caliber of the restaurant. I had the Orecchiette Pasta Maison, and the scallops were overcooked and rubbery. My date had the Bison Cranberry Meatloaf per the recommendation of our waitress. It was dry and not as tasty as the meatloaf and sweet potato that we make at home. The service was great, and the ambiance was very nice, but the food was not impressive.
JBtS is the best restaurant in Maine. We have been going there for decades. The food and service are consistently excellent. The ocean view is simply splendid. I have traveled a lot and lived in Europe and I think it is one of the top restaurants I've ever been to. I always look forward to Joseph's, as does my mom :)
I requested a bottle of wine chilled the way I like it in my reservation.
When I arrived the waitress had the bottle waiting for us. Great service.
This is a beautiful place run beautifully. The food is excellent, the ambiance is lovely, and the view of Old Orchard Beach makes a perfect setting. Service that day was not not as attentive as the past. Had to get up and find the server on two occasions, not what you want to do and not what management envisions either, since their usual practice seems to be to run the place on a higher level. Needs some intervention but is it one isolated incident in a sea of greatness for this restaurant.
We enjoyed breakfast of crepes - made much tastier with real maple syrup. Looking forward to many more visits throughout the season ..
I have been here several times. Always great food and service. Best stuffed lobster in the Portland area.
We absolutely love Joseph’s and have been going for years. We have had many celebrations there.
Excellent in every way and what a view of Saco Bay and the islands.
We always have a great meal at Joseph's. I love that they label their gluten free items right on the menu.
Joseph's by the Sea is our favorite restaurant. The food, service and drinks are outstanding. Many tables overlook the dunes and there is an outdoor area where you can have drinks in warm weather. Joseph's offers a quiet and calm dining experience, whether for a couple or a great room on the second floor for groups. Simply wonderful.
Great food and service
Greeted pleasantly and seated right away. Service was exceptional and not overbearing. Cocktails were a little strong but tasty. Clam &corn chowder and lobster bisque was well done and nice portion size. Bison cranberry meatloaf was flavored well. The filet was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. We were too full to have desert but the choices sounded great. We plan to return and try their Brunch menu
Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Definitely will return.
Absolutely wonderful restaurant! I have been dining here for many years and every experience has been fabulous. In fact, it’s so good, my wife and I had our wedding here!
This has been our favorite "go to" restaurant for at least 25 years now, and rarely do they fail to exceed expectations
The food was very good, the service was also good. The view, what we could see from our table was lovely. While I totally understand that there are a limited number of « prime » tables, and we were given a window table ( closed, in a corner with trees and bushes blocking any view), I have a tad bit of trouble with a walk-in being given a « prime » table when we show enough respect for the restaurant to take the trouble to make a reservation two weeks in advance, and both couples walk in at the same time. So... will I go back? Maybe. Will I take the trouble to make a reservation? No. Why should I?