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Bell Buoy Restaurant

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24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
+1 207-934-2745
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good food and service. Was the only place still open for the season we could find at the time. There wasn't anything that stood out that set it apart from other restaurants I've been to so its not on my list of 'Definitely Revisit' but if you are looking for a place to eat with good food and service, it... More 

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Thank Alexandra B
East Greenbush, New York
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I walked in for dinner service, the place was not crowded at all. Upon entering this place smelled foul.... like bad seafood and I have been to several restaurants who serve seafood. I would not eat seafood here ever. Upon entering we stood at the door for over five minutes and were never seated either even after... More 

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I recently ate here again (we have lost track of the number of times we have eaten at Bell Buoy the three times we have visited Old Orchard Beach) and this place just does not disappoint. I had the NY sirloin strip steak (cooked to well done perfection without losing the tenderness) and my spouse had the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We always dine here several times during our week-long visits to Old Orchard Beach. Every dish we've tried is exceptional, fresh, and extremely tasty. Plan to take home a doggie bag! Linda Cates, the owner, always makes us feel like we're having dinner in her own home. She is warm, friendly and greets us with open arms each time we... More 

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Thank YellowBrickRoad58
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had dinner here and were expecting a great lobster dinner, but instead got a very disappointing meal. The baked potatoes were not done and the lobster was bland and rubbery in texture, the service was ok and the best part of the meal was the dinner rolls.

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Thank Michael R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We came here after our other first choices were closed for the season. People are correct, the decor is a little outdated... but who cares! I came for the food, and was NOT disappointed. I ordered the chicken Alfredo, and the sauce was completely homemade, and the chicken perfectly grilled. My husband ordered the fried clams and scallops, and side... More 

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Thank Victoria J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went their for an appetizer just to check the place out. The lobster soup was great and the shrimp was ok. Dinner menu seemed expensive so we opted to grab dinner elsewhere. They need to add draft beer!!!

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Thank BaldSerb
Clearwater, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. Warning: it is not fancy in any way! But the service was excellent, the clam chowder & salads were very good, & the lobster was steamed to perfection. The drinks were good, too. We were too full for dessert. The place was clean & open all day even though it was after-season. Many places don't... More 

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Thank Hikero50
North Adams, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were referred to Bell Buoy by our hotel owner.....it has the most amazing food, a lot of it!, and reasonable prices....we have invited our family here to join us as they can accommodate larger groups...they also have drink specials that no one else does

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Thank Claire M
Hastings, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The steaks were cooked to perfection! Easy walk from B&B close to beach. Staff was friendly. Prices about what we expected.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 207-934-2745

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