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Joseph's by the Sea

4.6
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786 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 786 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Oobforaday
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very slow service. Food was just okay. View was pretty

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good breakfast. Excellent service!

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SusanJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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+ 🌟

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SteveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our visit to this restaurant was nice. Chrissy our server was excellent and we enjoyed having our daughter's 21st birthday dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience & scenery, excellent service, but most importantly, amazing food! Thank you!!

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Ayshe
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, Great Location! Highly recommended!

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JayP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant with excellent food. COVID has changed normal ambience a bit. Otherwise very high quality.

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CraigC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. We've never had a bad meal.

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, great service, a billion dollar view, and the food was tasty and enjoyable!

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DonatoG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, delicious food and friendly service. We'll come back.

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RussK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BillP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Southwind
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JimD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location & view. Very good food. Can't believe we never knew this place existed.

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LindaV
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always!!! Especially, during these difficult times.

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MargaretJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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!

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vipRondo
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and they have changed up the menu while keeping some of the classic specialties like the Pasta Maisson!

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SheilaJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LocalGirl
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and beautiful atmosphere! Thank you

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drummerboy
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Bison meatloaf yummy. Nice bar. Other things besides seafood.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the atmosphere was amazing!. Waitress and wait staff was attentive. We decided to eat outside, but due to the chilly temps we changed our minds. The waitress was more than accommodating to our request. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First off we sat down at our table and there was one menu. We asked for another and the waitress just said no without an explanation. She was pretty rude to us the rest of our time as well. We should’ve left but figured it would be hard getting in somewhere else at that point. We ordered from the extremely limited menu and was rushed to do so by our ever so positive waitress. The food comes in a reasonable 45 minutes and is absolutely awful. Under cooked scallops that tasted like fishy almonds and a haddock sandwich that was covered in panko breadcrumbs and had no flavor. My wife and I may not have looked like their upidy clientele and we were treated like we didn’t belong. While we were chocking down a bite of our food our waitress was being very pleasant to the tables close by and having nice fake conversation. Like I said we didn’t look the part for their atmosphere and we were treated poorly and served terrible food. I’m not one to leave a bad review so I usually don’t write one if it’s bad but the way where treated inspired me to do so.

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Carlo
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The usual great food and service, on the porch because it was too windy on the deck.

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Tari
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're visiting OOB for the first time, this spot is a must for your breakfast outing! A fantastic breakfast by the water, what more could you ask for? Sitting outside, you couldn't get any closer to the ocean. Joseph's is the most beautiful spot for a morning meal, whether it's with your family or spouse. Exceptional service makes the experience all the more memorable. Their breakfast menu is simple but elegant and executed flawlessly. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. This is THE place to make your go-to.

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Chuck50
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The salmon was too heavily sauced so the taste of the salmon didn't come through.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding view and food And service was great. My only gripe was that my 1 cocktail costs the same as my lunch entree.
I will definitely be back

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JoanneW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is so yummy at Joseph’s. They don’t change their menu but that’s ok with me. I am going to have haddock or seafood pasta! Husband loves the salmon. Great calamari and the drinks are outstanding and creative. Before they opened up again this summer we ordered out several times- just as good. If you are not comfortable eat in a restaurant yet. Highly recommend Joseph’s. We have done hamburgers take out and steak both done perfectly (Take-out). Desserts, incredible, if you have room. Service always impeccable. Ask for a seat by the window or on the lawn and watch the ocean while you wait for dinner. Do I sound like an ad, sorry, really love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Beautiful view from the deck too!

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SharonZ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, location. Have had both breakfast and dinner at Joseph's.

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Bostongurl
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience! I will definitely go back!
We sat by the open windows. We were the only ones there during lunch time I had the chicken panini & it was wonderful. Cant wait to go back.

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FrancisJ
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual Dinner at Josephs in Old Orchard Beach. It never Disappoints. We look forward to great food, service, and ambiance.

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KarenK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and nice atmosphere. We were there at night but imagine the view during the day would have been very nice. Great service!

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were very good.
Service was excellent.
We like to dine a little earlier and was able to get a 4:30 reservation.

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vipRobynP
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Josephs for the first time on my husbands birthday. It was excellent! Great food, service, ambience and value. Everyone enjoyed what they had and the view of the ocean was a very nice backdrop. We would definitely go again. We would also highly recommend Josephs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful with a perfect view

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Trapperjohnoldorchardbea
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal, service top notch.
Food was perfectly cooked. The beach view was beautiful.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JeanC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovey restaurant upstairs on deck & downstairs also. Delicious food & excellent service.

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ScottF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started the afternoon off with fantastic drinks and service up on the rooftop deck. Then came back for dinner and the food and service was amazing. Had the baked stuffed lobster and a seafood pasta dish.

FAQs

Joseph's by the Sea is rated 4.6 stars by 786 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.