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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 good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (15 reviews)
“steamers” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
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24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Was walking by and had some specials on a board outside that looked appealing so thought I'd check it out. Seems like a place the locals go so thats a good sign I thought as I sat at the small bar they have. There were...More

Thank Skeets37
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place had been recommended to us by a local and we finally gave it a try. The atmosphere is sort of diner like, not fancy, but the food was really good. The choices on the menu were many, including many combinations of an app,...More

Thank Glcharm
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Met a group of friends for dinner., I am the local", they from out of town. Very busy summer night, got seated, but told we would have to wait a bit before orders could be taken. That was fair. We got drinks and in no...More

Thank FrankOOB
Reviewed 1 September 2017

First time in OOB and I had some time to myself! Not knowing the area, I happened upon this restaurant! I sat at the bar and ordered a drink and dinner. I arrived at bartender switch over. Both bartenders were awesome! They made super strong...More

Thank Polywog67
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have been coming to OOB for four summers now for a girls long wkend. This year we tried some new restaurants. Bell Buoy was such a disappointment! Our waitress, Merideth, was horrible. Very unfriendly, very phoney, with that sarcastic laugh to go with it...More

Thank Dori N
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We tried this restaurant for the first time and enjoyed the food once we finally got it. My husband and I both ordered the 3 course dinner of haddock and scallops which, once everything finally arrived, was quite good. The problem was that we waited...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Best clam chowder period. Best old world feel. Just go and soak up the atmosphere. This is a real place with real people and great service and food. We love it

Thank James R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was very very good an reasonable prices friendly wait staff we did the lunch specials Aliyah got a meatball sub and it was huge homemade meatballs Dennis got a steak and cheese which was your me and I got a grilled chicken sandwich

Thank MichelleJSP
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This local restaurant was only a five minute walk from the Old Orchard Inn where we stayed. It's a casual place but the food is excellent with reasonable prices. We had the lobster roll lunch special-so fresh and so good!!! They also have daily drink...More

Thank grannyluvs2cruise
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Run of the mill place. Expected more and better seafood choices for a place 50 yards from the beach! Less a restaurant than a diner, and an average one at that. Saving graces - $3 glasses of wine and a friendly, young hippie bartender.

Thank Joe S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
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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