Reviews

Great food! Beautiful views of the ocean. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
Great food! Beautiful views of the ocean. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
Amanda Bolio via facebook.com - Apr 22, 2018
Great food and view ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 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 ... read more
NortNurse via opentable.com - Apr 22, 2018
Dinner
Excellent service ,food superb, risotto great, all perfect, atmosphere wonderful, waitresses top notch. I used to work in a 4 star resort couldn’t have ask for better service.
Macky C via tripadvisor.com - Apr 19, 2018
Great Sunday brunch. View of ocean to die for.
Jacquelyn Geany via google.com - Apr 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!
JenniferR via opentable.com - Apr 15, 2018
Looking forward to a new spot for summer relaxing “On The Roof”
Looking forward to a new spot for summer relaxing “On The Roof” ... read more
Nancy Mackin via facebook.com - Apr 8, 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 :) ... read more
Eric via opentable.com - Apr 1, 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.
TimothyT via opentable.com - Mar 30, 2018
The food is excellent!
The food is excellent!
Richie Descoteaux via facebook.com - Mar 28, 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 the ... read more
DonDover via opentable.com - Mar 24, 2018
Local who loves it
We live in OOB year round and we try to eat here multiple times each year. We find it easiest to get in at the beginning and end of the season. Food is always fantastic and I hear they are opening a rooftop dining area...More ... read more
oobtravels via tripadvisor.com - Mar 23, 2018
We loved, loved our first visit this year at Joseph’s BTS! Best crepes and best service! Oh and vie
We loved, loved our first visit this year at Joseph’s BTS! Best crepes and best service! Oh and view of the ocean - voilà :) ... read more
Jane Adams via facebook.com - Mar 19, 2018
We enjoyed breakfast of crepes - made much tastier with real maple syrup. Looking forward to many more visits throughout the season ..
NortNurse via opentable.com - Mar 18, 2018
Excellent in every way and what a view of Saco Bay and the islands.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 17, 2018
We absolutely love Joseph’s and have been going for years. We have had many celebrations there.
KarenP via opentable.com - Mar 17, 2018
I have been here several times. Always great food and service. Best stuffed lobster in the Portland area.
Corndogdad via opentable.com - Mar 17, 2018
You will never be Disappointed
One of yhe best 2 restuarants in time. Great service, daily specials are unique and target. Deserts at fabulous.
Ray D via tripadvisor.com - Mar 3, 2018
nice place ... read more
François Dumont via google.com - Feb 9, 2018
I had breakfast here the morning after my bachelorette party and the food was phenomenal. I’d have
I had breakfast here the morning after my bachelorette party and the food was phenomenal. I’d have to say it’s the best breakfast food I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing as well. We went at the end of September and it was still pretty warm out. They had the window doors open and you could see out to the ocean, i ... read more
Ali Ferreira via facebook.com - Jan 25, 2018
Went here last summer with my boyfriend ...
Went here last summer with my boyfriend for my birthday dinner. We were lucky enough to (wait a few minutes) and get a table in the area with the wall of windows that were opened up to a spectacular view of the ocean. Food was really good however a bit pricey. The atmosphere seemed a little bit "stuffy" too but overall it was a good ... read more
Jenna G. via yelp.com - Jan 24, 2018
Food delish atmosphere relaxed
Great dinner and drinks at this quaint beach house restaurant Service was excellent and very happy they were open since we visited at the end of season ... read more
gn2lk via tripadvisor.com - Jan 22, 2018
Amazing restaurant!! Beautiful old private home converted into a restraunt. It's modern, and classy, but makes you feel like you're having an upscale brunch in the 60s which is when the restraunt opened. Besides loving the history of this place we sat in the open air room with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The service was quick and t ... read more
Lissa S via google.com - Jan 8, 2018
Great New England Clam Chowder
My wife and I ate at Joseph’s by the Sea when visiting Old Orchard Beach. It was one of the few restaurants left open at the end of the season. Our primary objective was to eat some Maine Lobster, with was available on the menu...More ... read more
Richard_Harpum via tripadvisor.com - Dec 26, 2017
Dining by the ocean
The setting is really beautiful and with a great view of the ocean. The service is outstanding and the meal was delightful.
O4707WOlindak via tripadvisor.com - Dec 21, 2017
My girlfriend and i ate twice there in December on the 15th and 16th.Excellent food and atmosphere
My girlfriend and i ate twice there in December on the 15th and 16th.Excellent food and atmosphere wait staff is top notch,will be a dinner stop every time I'm at OOB that's for sure.
Chris Frank via facebook.com - Dec 17, 2017
Great atmosphere gorgeouse view AMAZING food perfect place for a romantic date night ���
Great atmosphere gorgeouse view AMAZING food perfect place for a romantic date night ��� ... read more
Jennifer Kyle via facebook.com - Dec 17, 2017
We always have a great meal at Joseph's. I love that they label their gluten free items right on the menu.
MaineMom2 via opentable.com - Dec 17, 2017
Breakfast
It was so nice to have a restaurant right next door to the hotel. We went for Sunday Brunch had Strawberry crepes. So delicious.
robin k via tripadvisor.com - Dec 17, 2017
went there lastnight..lobster was great.. our waitress Michelle was attentive and fun.. loved her!
went there lastnight..lobster was great.. our waitress Michelle was attentive and fun.. loved her!
Tammy Taminator via facebook.com - Dec 16, 2017
First Visit
The Banquet Room is small but offers a beautiful of the ocean. Servers were excellent keeping the food and beverage coming. Garden Greens were fresh. The Haddock was luscious. Pilaf was was perfectly prepared. Vegetables were al diente. The Carrot Cake was more like a...More ... read more
Joy E via tripadvisor.com - Dec 7, 2017
Great place ... read more
Ray Smith via google.com - Nov 30, 2017
Excellent place for sunday brunch. The strawberry creeps were light and tasty. Even had a handicapped ramp for mom and right next to our motel .
Robin Klimek via google.com - Nov 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 wonder ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 25, 2017
3.8 stars for expensive, good simple ...
3.8 stars for expensive, good simple food with a great view of the ocean. Came on a weekend night and made a reservation. Service was fast and friendly and this place is definitely more upscale casual. There is not too much seating available so I recommend reserving in advance. 1. Lobster stew - 3.7/5. Smaller side but delicious none ... read more
Gerald N. via yelp.com - Nov 25, 2017
Great food and service ... read more
Skip via opentable.com - Nov 24, 2017
Decent food, and good service. I thought the swordfish was slightly over cooked for the price.
Jason Strausser via google.com - Nov 20, 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 ... read more
Superb via opentable.com - Nov 19, 2017
Great brunch, friendly staff and a view that is intoxicating!
Michelle Bozeman via google.com - Nov 17, 2017
Beautiful location and amazing food���5 stars
Beautiful location and amazing food���5 stars ... read more
Michelle Lynn Bardas via facebook.com - Nov 14, 2017
Well I will preface this review ...
Well I will preface this review by saying that I attended a fundraiser for my nephew that was held at Joseph's By The Sea. I was fortunate to be seated at a table that had a view of the ocean. The ambience of the place was nice but a bit outdated. I felt like I was having dinner in a restaurant back in the early 80s. I didn't lower m ... read more
Rene C. via yelp.com - Oct 29, 2017
Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Definitely will return.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 28, 2017
(Translated by Google) Very good lunch (Original) Très bon déjeuner ... read more
Maude Miron via google.com - Oct 25, 2017
Had Sunday brunch
The restaurant is next door to the inn we were staying, Edgewater Motor Inn. We walk next door for brunch. View was very nice of Ocean. The food was very good. I had eggs Benedict. I can't remember what the others had but remember they...More ... read more
cp32692 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 23, 2017
Best meal we’ve had while visiting Maine! My husband loved the painkiller cocktail and his ribeye steak was cooked to perfection. I had the pasta with clams, scallops and shrimp. Shrimp was a bit small but everything tasted amazing. The clam and corn chowder soup was superb. Service was fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful dining experi ... read more
Jennifer Hogan via google.com - Oct 22, 2017
Celebrating our anniversary last ...
Celebrating our anniversary last evening with an absolute delicious dinner. It started off with a great waitress who was superb. They didn't have the wine that I usually will order but she made it a point to find out from the owner which wine would be comparable. Both my husband and I ordered the baked stuffed lobster which was wonde ... read more
Donna G. via yelp.com - Oct 22, 2017
One of my all time favorite places to eat. Chef Maura does an outstanding job, the service is impec
One of my all time favorite places to eat. Chef Maura does an outstanding job, the service is impecable and the setting is fabulous. I am a lucky local!
Alison McCormick via facebook.com - Oct 17, 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!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 14, 2017
Excellent food.
Terry Dillon via google.com - Oct 13, 2017
This has been our favorite "go to" restaurant for at least 25 years now, and rarely do they fail to exceed expectations ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 13, 2017
Popular Place
Off season this is one of the few upscale restaurants in Old Orchard. Menu obviously tipped toward seafood entrees which were good but a little pricey. Service was excellent and the ambience was very nice.
salembluz via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 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 giv ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 9, 2017
A wonderful dining experience. The food was awesome and the service was second to none.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 8, 2017
Very good , meal was delicious ... read more
Stan Roma via google.com - Oct 6, 2017
My first time here. I had a salad ...
My first time here. I had a salad.  Delicious. $8. Then I had lobster over shells (spaghetti) $36.It was delicious. However $36 for four medium chunks of lobster is rediculous  I left so hungry. The spaghetti shells were what I'd give my five year old grandson. I would not go back solely because the portions were so tiny. Service was ... read more
Paul B. via yelp.com - Oct 6, 2017
Family weekend with grandaughter
The food ,the service the view were all VERY good. I would certainly return here. Three of our group had the rib eye steak which was excellent. I had the bison cranberry meatloaf which was also excellent ... read more
jplatassa via tripadvisor.com - Oct 2, 2017
We come here every October for our anniversary and our parents anniversary, as well as summertime visits. The ambiance and view is great, really the only fancy restaurant in town. The food is consistently good and we all had a fantastic experience as usual!
Thomas via opentable.com - Oct 1, 2017
Always a great meal with excellent service. Brought my niece and her husband as it was their first visit to Maine.
CMC1963 via opentable.com - Oct 1, 2017
Great friendly atmosphere and the food is good and unreasonably priced ... read more
Don C via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
The restaurant has a calm and lovely ambiance. With a view of the ocean. The service was exceptional. The food was to die for. Everything was exceptional. First try the lobster potato cake appetizer. The blue cheese wedge salad was exceptional. The scallops were wonderfully prepared with unique vegetable medley. But probably best of ... read more
Bunny1e via opentable.com - Sep 28, 2017
This was a dinner on vacation to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was simply perfect in everyway! Food, table, view, service this place has it all. I give it a 10 out of 10.
Norman via opentable.com - Sep 27, 2017
(Translated by Google) Good restaurant (Original) Bon Restaurant ... read more
Andre Pepin via google.com - Sep 26, 2017
Three friends and I were in Maine for a bucket list trip of one of our group, and we ate here on our last night in Maine. This restaurant is indeed right by the sea! We had window seats looking right out on the ocean. The weather was mild, so they opened the doors to the outside, and we dined listening to the soothing sound of the o ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 25, 2017
Joseph's was extremely crowded around 6pm Sat. We had reservations, no problem, but other people were being turned away. Make reservations!
Warbler1 via opentable.com - Sep 24, 2017
We were SO happy with our experience ...
We were SO happy with our experience at Joseph's. We arrived around 7:30 on a Thursday night with our baby and were seated direction in front of the sliding doors with the view of the dune grass and ocean! I got the seafood pasta and my husband ordered the salmon - both were just fantastic. Service was amazing. A must visit!!
Kristine M. via yelp.com - Sep 24, 2017
The atmosphere is amazing. The qaulity of the food and the presentation was incredible. Joseph by the Sea is a must while in Maine.
timothy baugh via google.com - Sep 21, 2017
An enjoyable place for dinner
We were looking for someplace new, and someone suggested that we try Joseph's. Great suggestion! The lobster bisque was very good. I had to try the bison and cranberry meatloaf, and it was very good as well. The swordfish and haddock were also very good....More ... read more
bbwex via tripadvisor.com - Sep 20, 2017
Excellent food and extraordinary service!
J LD via google.com - Sep 19, 2017
Great!
Was my first time eating there. Had a drink at the bar at another time. The selection was great and the staff very pleasant. I had the special swordfish and it was cooked just right. Nice portions as well. Beautiful view out. To the water....More ... read more
Busylater via tripadvisor.com - Sep 19, 2017
They'll Make it Your Way
We've been here many times while on vacation in Maine. It's always a hospitable place with "real" food that's very good! If the entree isn't quite right they'll make it your way, excellent chef! My wife substituted scallops for swordfish in the lemon & herb...More ... read more
GrnSwim via tripadvisor.com - Sep 19, 2017
Nice
The is a very nice restaurant It is set on the ocean so not on a foggy day you have a nice view. The food was very good with adequate amounts. Just a nice place to try when in the area.
vtpicker via tripadvisor.com - Sep 19, 2017
Great Food in a Picturesque Setting
Had a lovely dinner here when in Old Orchard Beach. The Lobster Potato Pancake amazing. The other dishes we had were very good too. Nice wine list and good service ... read more
Jacobfc via tripadvisor.com - Sep 18, 2017
We were lucky enough to get a table on the porch last night. Beautiful night, met some lovely peopl
We were lucky enough to get a table on the porch last night. Beautiful night, met some lovely people. Service was wonderful and the stuffed lobster was perfect!
Marissa Erickson Heffernan via facebook.com - Sep 18, 2017
From the ocean view to the service to the dinner and dessert, it was all A+. I'd strongly recommend
From the ocean view to the service to the dinner and dessert, it was all A+. I'd strongly recommend Joseph's by the Sea.
Jeremy Dunitz via facebook.com - Sep 17, 2017
Excellent menu, best restaurant in the area.
Woodie Bartley via google.com - Sep 17, 2017
Great food exprience and staff ... read more
K Young via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
Wonderful breakfast!
Leah Soriano via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
Wonderful place. Great food and atmosphere. Very friendly staff.
Jennifer Melton via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
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