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Joseph's by the Sea

4.6
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Celebrating 50 Years of Service!!!
Joseph's by the Sea is family owned and operated since 1968. Located in what was once a coastal private home, Joseph's 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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Bar
Daily 12:30 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(207) 934-5044
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Dussault
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Private party facilities
Joseph's by the Sea captures the romance of days gone by. Weddings are special, with over 40 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.
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Private party contact
Erica Stagg: (207) 934-5044
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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, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 296 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and view with good options for vegetarians.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding all around, the food, the view, the service. The lobster was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Very disappointing food preparation, had to ask for air conditioning to be turned on. Indifferent service.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A great breakfast served up again by a great team! Joseph’s by the sea never fails to deliver

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent meal and server was attentive to our table. Had window seating with beautiful view of the ocean.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great.....as always!
Good food, friendly people and beautiful view!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Sister’s birthday, beautiful spot. Love the new deck!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

As always......a wonderful evening! Great food, wonderful service and a great window table. We keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food and view

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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 :)

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We enjoyed breakfast of crepes - made much tastier with real maple syrup. Looking forward to many more visits throughout the season ..

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have been here several times. Always great food and service. Best stuffed lobster in the Portland area.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We absolutely love Joseph’s and have been going for years. We have had many celebrations there.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent in every way and what a view of Saco Bay and the islands.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We always have a great meal at Joseph's. I love that they label their gluten free items right on the menu.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

This has been our favorite "go to" restaurant for at least 25 years now, and rarely do they fail to exceed expectations

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

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?

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