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Bell Buoy Restaurant

24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
+1 207-934-2745
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“steamers” (11 reviews)
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24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
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Reviewed yesterday

We stop into the Bell Buoy every year during our annual trip to Old Orchard Beach. Every year so far I have made the mistake of ordering too much food, given that I'm really there for the Mariners Stew, which is freaking amazing. It's a...More

Thank Shaniqua37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch break in Old Orchard Beach. Ordered steak sandwich and lobster roll, well this place is a little small in size but big on service, taste and options. Our sandwiches were plentiful lots if lobster, really fresh. Steak sandwich melted in your mouth. We split...More

Thank SdenRI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious dinner at the Bell Buoy on our last night in OOB. Waited about 20 minutes to be seated, which was not a bad wait for downtown at dinner time. Food was AMAZING. Best clam chowder ever, delicious lobster bisque. The lobster alfredo...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure who’s padding reviews for this place, but OMG what a disaster! Waitress was completely incompetent, both bisque and Mariner’s stew just watery, salt-broth, entrees so disgusting (over cooked, leftover-looking garbage) we asked to speak with the “manager” and left. OOB is not a...More

Thank kingnaubuc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited this restaurant once before and remembered it fondly. the night we were there they offered a 3 course dinner for around $22 and we both had that. the food was excellent and everything being served around us looked equally good. Although this...More

Thank Gregg F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice - prices are reasonable, food was good. Enjoyed the lobster with seafood stuffing. I'd eat the seafood stuffing as an entree!

Thank lindyg79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place accidentally because we were hungry between meal times, so we didn't expect much. The food here is pretty average- not great, but not horrible, either. HOWEVER, their mariner's stew is awesome! It has a surprising amount of seafood in it......More

Thank V7386OEjessicar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place rocks. $2 haddock sliders with fries. $10 beer buckets. Awesome and friendly staff. This place is old orchard little secret. No it doesn't have beach views but you also don't pay beach prices. A must visit on your tour too the beach. I...More

Thank devohq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1 out of 4 of our meals were inedible, cold lobster with flavorless butter. Other than that it was fine! :)

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday night when the restaurant was crowded. We had a half hour wait. Once we were seated the staff was very friendly. They had a variety of menu items. I ordered baked stuffed shrimp and a baked potato. The food was...More

Thank EilSat
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Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing this e-mail in order to seek for a job opportunity at your restaurant,in the summer period.To be honest,I am writing this letter asking for a chance.I am student in the first year in Romania,studying Law.I have worked 4 summers in a row in a restaurant in the city where I study , Cluj-Napoca,as a waiter.I have learned and earned all the necessary abilities which a proper waiter should have.I like very much to make myself pleasant to the people,to interact with them at all time,and do to the best both for them and for the restaurant I will work for.I will come to America with a special program for students called “Work&Travel” and I will be staying for 4 month in the U.S.,being able to work 3 out of the 4 months.I speak English at a high level,having a Cambridge Certificate.At my arrival in the U.S.,I will be working at the Palace Playland.So,if you think I could be suitable for your restaurant as a waiter,it will be in the best interest if I could work after my first and main job,at the Palace Playland,which will start in the morning and end in the afternoon.I hope I will hear from you soon,and I promis you,if you give me this chance,you will not regret it.For any questions , please contact me at chisvladdumitru@yahoo. com. Wish you the best ! Yours sincerely, Chis Vlad Dumitru
30 March 2016|
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Response from linda c | Property representative |
Please come in and see me when you arrive. The Bell Buoy Restaurant is a very busy restaurant and you have to be able to work in a very fast paced enviroment. I look forward to meeting you. Sincerely, Linda Cates Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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Family style setting with a variety of menu items to choose from. Seafood, chicken, beef and a three course meal special.
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