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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Mayonnaise, shredded lettuce, buttered brioche bun, kettle chips
Baked Stuffed Lobster
1 lb. lobster prepared with scallops & seasoned cracker crumbs
Seared Sea Scallops
Summer tomato-red onion & tarragon salad
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.
Great food, service and beautiful atmosphere! Thank you
Great food. Bison meatloaf yummy. Nice bar. Other things besides seafood.
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.
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.
The usual great food and service, on the porch because it was too windy on the deck.
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.
The salmon was too heavily sauced so the taste of the salmon didn't come through.
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
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!
Great food and service! Beautiful view from the deck too!
Awesome food, service, location. Have had both breakfast and dinner at Joseph's.
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.
Our annual Dinner at Josephs in Old Orchard Beach. It never Disappoints. We look forward to great food, service, and ambiance.
Good food and nice atmosphere. We were there at night but imagine the view during the day would have been very nice. Great service!
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.
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.
Absolutely wonderful with a perfect view
Was a great meal, service top notch.
Food was perfectly cooked. The beach view was beautiful.
Highly recommend this restaurant.
A lovey restaurant upstairs on deck & downstairs also. Delicious food & excellent service.
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.
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.