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111 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
+1 207-646-6263
11:30 - 21:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebrated restaurant in the quaint Perkins Cove area of Ogunquit near the start (or end) of the Marginal Way. We stopped for lunch after a walk. Service was pleasant but food prep was slow. We had a nice crostini starter with ricotta, Lima beans and house pickled onions. The brisket sandwich with sauerkraut was tasty but the bread was too... More 

Thank Mary M
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

We loved having you stop by, Mary. Consistency is important to us, so we want every visit to be an excellent experience -- I hope that was the case for you. Thanks for leaving us some feedback about your visit. Sounds like you had to wait a little longer than our usual wait time. This isn't something that should happen... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is spectacular, the service is excellent, and a highlight was when Mark, one of the owners, came to our table to chat. We had equally high expectations for the food, but were disappointed that our dishes did not receive the same level of attention. The flounder was bland and unexceptional, and the tarragon sauce did not help. The... More 

Thank Bill S
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us, Bill. I know price is important to our customers, so we make sure to match that price with excellent food and drink. It's nice to hear that you received quality service from our staff. I'm sorry to hear your flounder wasn't quite what you were expecting, but I'd love to have you come see us... More 

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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I really wanted to be wowed by this place after reading all the glowing reviews. We were not disappointed by the view, the beautifully appointed restaurant, or the server. But the food was just good; it wasn't amazing. I'm not sure why. I hope we get back there again to give it another try.

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

While I'm happy to hear that you loved the view, ambiance, and service, Grace, I do wish the food had made the same amazing experience. We certainly take pride in the dishes we serve here from the flavors to the presentation. I'm sorry that you didn't see that, and I hope we'll get another chance to show you what we... More 

Troy, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to MC Perkins Cove. Menu was a little pricey for the portion received. Out of 5 stars I would give it 4. The service was excellent and attentive. I had the mussels which were excellent. Our daughter had the poblano pepper soup which she said was excellent. Lobster mac n cheese was loaded with lobster. Fried trout and... More 

Thank I_want_Maine
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback about your visit. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us -- the mussels are one of our favorites too! Customer service is very important to us, and we try our best to make that apparent with every visit. Hope to have you and your... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Be prepared for exactly what you would expect from James Beard award winning chefs......an exquisite dining experience. We were last here for brunch on a Sunday morning. The view is breathtaking with the waves crashing against the rocks directly outside the windows. Mimosas are fabulous as are the bloody Mary's. We chose to start with the butter lettuce salad, delicate... More 

Thank circe64
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the detailed review! Our team is committed to bringing you consistent excellence with our service, so it's nice to hear that hard work is paying off. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed everything you ordered, and I hope to see you again soon. Take care, Javier, General Manager More 

Kennebunk, Maine
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Four of us dined here for the first and last time. The ocean views from the dining room are wonderful, and the service is friendly, efficient, and nicely paced. But we came for the food, which was mediocre at best and overpriced. The fried haddock was an unappealing dark brown, and the coating -- panko, I assume -- was nearly... More 

Thank RH0001
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

Enjoying a meal with us should be an easy and affordable experience, so this is disheartening to hear. Our prices are set to match the quality ingredients and preparation that goes into every dish -- I'm sorry if that wasn't quite what you were expecting. On the other hand, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your view and service when... More 

Newbury, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Have not been here in a few years and went last night. The atmosphere is still beautiful but everything goes downhill from there. Service was OK,not professional or engaging. Food? Where are you Mark and Clark? This is not the food I expect from you. Crab cakes could have come from Costco. Lobster Mac and cheese bland with commercial crumbs... More 

1 Thank dkreczek
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to see us after a few years away -- we missed you! However, I'm sorry to hear that you feel things had changed since your last visit. I wish you would have taken the opportunity to send the food back, as we cook everything fresh and want to make sure things are prepared just the way... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Walking around Perkins Cove in the off season, we were pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant open. A couple leaving the restaurant said "You're going to live the food!" They were correct. We arrived around 11:30 am and were really just looking for breakfast, though they had a brunch menu available until 3:00 pm. It seems like reservations are recommended,... More 

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Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

It's always great to meet people while they're walking around -- we're glad you surprisingly found us! It's great to hear that things were fantastic on your visit, and I'm thrilled that everything from the food to the jazz hit the spot. Hope you had a great time on the Cove, and we can't wait to see you again next... More 

Burlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Always super service and super delicious. So nice to see Mark And Clark. It's the last service before they break until February. Love that seafood tower!

Thank dbldidit
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

It's always great to see you too! Customer service comes first, so I'm happy that things have always been great. Hope to see you again soon next time you're in the mood for seafood. All the best, Javier, General Manager More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I have been to MC's many times, the food is always delicious and the view is spectacular. The staff is always welcoming and efficient. We always to look forward to dining there.

Thank Maocr27
Javier N, Manager at MC Perkins Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued support! I'm so glad that you and your husband have had a bunch of great times here, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Javier, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-6263
Imagine eating a meal that offers amazing flavors in every single bite. Now imagine that same meal taking place while watching the waves of the Atlantic Ocean softly crash on the coast all in an intimate and cozy atmosphere. This is what MC Perkins Cove offers its diners every time they visit. MC Perkins Cove offers a unique upscale, yet casual atmosphere that makes for a great intimate setting for those on a date or a relaxing dinner for those visiting the Ogunquit area. Head chefs, Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier consistently serve fresh, delicious, and unique dishes that are sure to take your taste buds on a journey from first to last bite. All of the dishes are made with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. MC Perkins Cove offers a raw bar, lounge, two bars, two beautiful dining rooms, and a private dining room all overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Dine with us at MC Perkins Cove for lunch or dinner and enjoy a meal and view that will not be quickly forgotten.

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