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Roost Cafe and Bistro

262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
+1 207-646-9898
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed today

The online menu listed items as vegan that were not. It took 30 minutes to get water and 35 minutes to get tea. The toast that came with the meal never materialized. An hour after being seated the waitress asked if we still wanted the...More

Thank tee5
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful food! Perfect for individuals who have celiac disease! Warm and friendly environment! Can't wait to go again!

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Roost was so good from service right down to the food. The waitress knew exactly what to recommend and was accommodating when one ingredient was not a favorite. She offered an alternative cheese for a stuffed chicken dish. That also let us know the...More

Thank LakelifeMaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have vacationed at Wells beach for some 20 years and we frequent Ogunquit because it offers so much in the way of food and entertainment. When Roost moved in it quickly became our favorite. The food is great, the atmosphere is...More

Thank Paul F
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Paul, wow, thank you so very much for a great review. It is very much appreciated. It is also kind of you to comment on our best nice...you should ask the staff...hahahaha. We do enjoy our guests very much and love to entertain with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New England clam chowder was very good. The bloody mary was extra spicy. Service was fine. Quaint and New Englandy atmsphere.

Thank marie t
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Marie T, Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon Best, Rob and Aldo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to stay in Ogunquit during the offseason so finding our favorite restaurants was a problem. Fortunately for us The Roost was open. We were greeted at the door by both owners who were very welcoming. They informed us that they had hired a...More

Thank Vincent D
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Vincent for your kind words and taking the time to write the review. Hopefully we have become another of your Ogunquit favorites. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Rob and Aldo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very good breakfast at the Roost Cafe. It was plentiful and very good, but the service was very slow and was not offered a refill on my coffee. The waiter took our order, someone else delivered the order. Then...More

Thank liquor343
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Liquor 343, we are glad the you enjoyed the meal, but we are also disappointed that the service was poor. The waiter was actually an owner who had to fill in because our regular, professional waiter had sliced his finger at home and had...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite rides on our motorcycle is to the coast of Maine. Easter Sunday we met up with relatives for brunch at the Roost. Hosts Rob and Aldo were busy greeting a steady flow of customers, but always have time to chat for...More

Thank Dawn & Mich... L
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Good Morning Dawn and Michael, Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments. As always, it was nice to see you as well as your bringing greetings from others in our old stomping ground. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at Roost...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about this lovely establishment. My husband and I were staying at Cliff House to celebrate our anniversary. We decided to take a break from the hotel and I am sure glad we did. The moment we entered, we were greeted by...More

Thank Linda C
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Linda, WOW, you really spent a lot of time on writing about us. Thank you very much for your kind words. We do appreciate it very much. We are very happy that you and your husband had a nice experience with us at Roost....More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I came to Maine by myself for a birthday adventure, and ended up having dinner here. They were having German night, and were not serving their regular menu, but they kindly made an exception for me thanks to my waitress, Paula. I ordered a burger...More

Thank Laura H
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that Paula was able to accommodate you on your birthday, and that you enjoyed your visit with us. Best for the upcoming summer season, Rob and Aldo and of course, Paula

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Matt M
Dear Mr. Pinkham: I'm not sure how you can say "all the other reviews," if you take the "poor" and "terrible" reviews equal about 20% of the reviews posted. Another 20% defined it as average. We appreciate getting good food for a good value for our money. It seems that was not apparent for us and others. I may indeed be incorrect on the seating numbers, but July Fourth weekend, one would think that :excess" space would be in demand. I do not wish to get into a pissing match here. I try to be as forthright as possible with my reviews. If a place excels, I will post it as such, even noting minor missteps. But if a place is deserving of poor marks, I will post that too. Yes, it is subjective, but I've eaten in some awesome low and high end places, and I've eaten in some horrible high end and low end places. Please accept my and the other less than wonderful reviews as constructive criticism and use it for the betterment of your establishment. I hope you succeed in that task.
19 July 2015|
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Response from AldoandRob | Property representative |
Dear Sir, I get all what you say.And we do, listen to all the reviews, regardless of the # of stars given. And we do meet and take away a bit of humility when we make mistakes, but use the review to improve. I do believe... More
Will you be open on Easter Day and if do will there be a special menu? Are reservations also being accepted?
8 March 2015|
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
I am an occasional visitor, so I am not able to answer. Try contacting them through their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence)
    (Ledge Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-9898
  • E-mail
A warm and welcoming Cafe and Bistro where our philosophy is hand-crafted, a la minute entrees and appetizers that are exquisite, yet affordable. We pride ourselves on classical cooking techniques with contemporary flavors and creations that are perfect for a bistro. Our Summer hours are as follows: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch: 8 am - 2 pm Pub Fare: 2 pm - 9 pm Dinner: 5 pm - 9pm