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8 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3700
+1 207-646-0888
07:30 - 23:00
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places open to eat in the winter. We got Turkey Club sandwiches that were very tasty. Seems like a local favorite kind of place.

Thank Toonzie
Laval, Quebec, Canada
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you want a good and small snack we went to Bessie's for clam chowder and a sandwich,it was delicious especialy the clam chowder. Realy good food and friendly service.

Thank Pierrehebert
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Service was great, food and drinks were fantastic. The waiter could not have been any better! Great value, too!!

Thank Carolyn C
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were waiting for the restaurant, we had planned to go to, to open at 4 pm; we were too hungry so we came over to Bessie's. I was worried about finding something I'd like, because I don't eat fish or seafood + most New England coastal towns have a lot of restaurants that specialize in it. However, I found... More 

Thank CaesarBrutus
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

While technically not a diner, Bessie's has that great diner vibe. Great home-style food in an unpretentious setting. Our service was great. Perfect for families.

Thank Frank B
Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Had lunch. Coffee was weak and tasted like it was made with dishwater. Clam chowder tasted more like flour than clams. Nothing we had was the classic diner-delicious we expected, and we decided our watress must have gone out for a cigarette or vacation or something. She certainly didn't need a break from the "cleaning" of tables. A better choice... More 

1 Thank EDPMass
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420 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nine of us went in for New Year's Day breakfast. The seating is not a problem at all for a group this large. They had several places for large groups. The menu had lots of choices at very reasonable prices. All of us enjoyed our breakfast. Our waitress was fun to talk to and knowledgeable of handling a large group.... More 

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Brampton, Canada
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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Waitress was excellent, She was on her game. Food was average. Fries hot but gravy cold. Given the locale we expected something better.

Thank Eric o
Harwich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Was not happy at all, clam chowder had lumps of flour and onion rings were just ok. 2 people 2 cups of chowder 2 sofas 28.00 Definitely would not go back Service was so so

Thank todhels
Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visit Ogunquit on a regular basis, and Bessie's is a must place to eat. The BEST of Dinner food and homemade desserts!

Thank loriheidenengle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3700
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-0888

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?