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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seared Sea Scallops
fire roasted fuji apples, capicola ham, braised greens, mustard vinaigrette
freshly picked lobster meat, roasted garlic, leeks, spinach, shiitake mushrooms
Baked Stuffed Lobster
1 ¼ lb. lobster prepared with scallops & seasoned cracker crumbs
Wonderful food, atmosphere and service!!
Great food, drinks and service as always. Our favorite place!
We were able to relax with the four of us and enjoy a nice Holiday get together. Exception food & even better service.
Food and service were both fantastic! Can't wait to go back.
Great as always. Never have had a terrible meal there yet.
Always great food and service. Sorry to see they are closing next weekend until spring....
Our yearly Christmas routine is to go to Joseph's By The Sea in Old Orchard Beach. While they had to adhere to the current Covid restrictions with limited seating, we still had the delicious meal we have come to expect from this restaurant. Can't wait to return next year.
Always a great experience. Martinis are fantastic. Wait staff go above and beyond.
My favorite place to dine local you cannot beat the ambiance overlooking the water it's just gorgeous can't wait for summer time and the rooftop deck to open...
A friend visiting from out of state and I tested four similar restaurants over four evenings. Joseph's by the Sea placed second overall. The only draw back was the portions were a bit smaller. Atmosphere was great with a gas fire logs in the fireplace with adequate social distancing and privacy. Small things lacking for instance were cloth napkins, and after dinner coffee served in paper cups with a lid (tacky). Menu changes were not a problem as each meal is made to order.
We stopped by Joseph's By The Sea on a Sunday morning for brunch when visiting our mother. We were very satisfied with the food (Benedicts, traditional and smoked salmon). A little disappointed that they were out of the corned beef hash, but hey, this is a pandemic. We also enjoyed well prepared mimosas and service was attentive, friendly and very professional.
Always a great experience! Love coming here for dinner and breakfast. Feels very safe especially with COVID. They do a great job.
It was good apps priced well and entrees were priced well too
Joseph's is OOB's gem. Consistently great food and great service.
We have been to Joseph’ s many times, never disappoints! Delicious everything. I often have the the seafood pasta which is outstanding. My husband loves the salmon. In the late spring before they opened inside we ordered curbside several times. Still got tenderloin and , another time, burgers cooked perfectly. Also recommend the haddock. Great cosmopolitans and impeccable service.
Service was wonderful. Tables and people were well spaced. Food was excellent. The only complaint one of our party had was that the chips were not homemade or even local. To make it worse they were served in the bag. I would not expect that in a higher scale restaurant. Maybe a diner. But we would so go back. The risotto was insanely divine.
Wonderful breakfast with an amazing view! Best crepes and eggs Benedict anywhere!
First time visit despite being in the area for quite a few years. Had Sunday brunch. (It seems that Sunday brunch has been a casualty of the pandemic at many restaurants.) Great spot right on the dunes at OOB. Food was good but not spectacular. Two issues: The online menu is different from the actual menu; that's a sure way to create an opportunity for disappointment. Also, the server had too many tables, most of which involved a hike out to the seating on the front lawn. She made a valiant effort.
Will definitely go back.
The grilled Sea Scallops with apple and ham were beyond amazing! Just such a wonderful meal! My guests absolutely loved their fish dinners too! I can’t say enough good things about just how nice all our dinners were! It’s always great every time I eat there!
Beautiful restraunt right on the waterfront. Rooftop seating allows for beautiful ocean views. The food wasn't great this time (omelette and burnt toast), but I've been here before and everything was perfect. My partner said his strawberry french toast was good.
Very slow service. Food was just okay. View was pretty
Good breakfast. Excellent service!
We went there for our anniversary and both of our birthdays combined. Was not disappointed. Excellent food. Excellent waitress. Best lobster risotto ever. The Saco bay soup was the best ever. I wish we lived closer. A definite must!! 5+ 🌟
Our visit to this restaurant was nice. Chrissy our server was excellent and we enjoyed having our daughter's 21st birthday dinner here.
Beautiful ambience & scenery, excellent service, but most importantly, amazing food! Thank you!!
Such a great view ! We were lucky to have a great weather for an October Sunday brunch. We sat inside but large patio doors were open so we had the beautiful view and fresh ocean air. They are a bi short on staff but the food was good so was the service. Definitely recommended for brunch if you are in the area.
Great Food, Great Service, Great Location! Highly recommended!
We've been to OOB so many times but never went to Joseph's By the Sea. It was really great, nice views and romantic. Food was wonderful as was the service and all reasonable.
Very nice restaurant with excellent food. COVID has changed normal ambience a bit. Otherwise very high quality.
Always a wonderful experience. We've never had a bad meal.
Very nice place, great service, a billion dollar view, and the food was tasty and enjoyable!
Very nice place, delicious food and friendly service. We'll come back.
A quiet and wonderful experience on a Sunday morning. The food and service were outstanding, and the weather shined a beautiful day on us on the outside patio. Well worth a visit.
Excellent food quality and outstanding service by Chrissy. The best dining in Old Orchard Beach, by far. We even went back the next day for the Sunday brunch!
We enjoyed a late lunch on a beautiful afternoon at a nice table outside. All precautions were taken to allow us to feel safe. Two of us ordered the lobster roll...very tasty and nicely presented. Another had a fried haddock sandwich which she described as delicious. Our wait person was attentive, professional and friendly. Very lovely experience!
Great location & view. Very good food. Can't believe we never knew this place existed.
Fantastic, as always!!! Especially, during these difficult times.
If you want a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, this is your restaurant. Large spacious windows open out to a beautiful view of dune grass and ocean. The menu is limited and slightly expensive but good to eat. The banana praline for dessert is my favorite!
Wonderful place and they have changed up the menu while keeping some of the classic specialties like the Pasta Maisson!
Joseph's by the Sea is my VERY favorite place to eat in OOB.
The quality of the food, taste and presentation is always A-1.
Joseph's by the Sea is rated 4.6 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.