We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bell Buoy Restaurant

24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
+1 207-934-2745
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (224)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in with growling stomachs and were pleasantly surprised by selection and qualityof seafood dinners. My wife's lobster bisque came with a whole claw of lobster meat! Great waitress!

Thank vtbiker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here was very good. The service was decent. The atmosphere was casual. While the food is yummy, the restaurant needs some serious updating. The decor is old and outdated. The tables and chairs are in great disrepair. The chair I sat in was...More

Thank Rhyan O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant recommended but I will not. Waitress was very friendly. Food was pricey and not terrific. Clam chowder more like clam broth. Main courses were okay but still pricey for what we got.

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad we ate here on our trip to Old Orchard Beach. The lobster rolls were fantastic - not drenched in mayo (though you did get extra on the side), fresh tasting, and extremely generous with the lobster meat! We ordered small size (on...More

Thank Tiffany B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the Bell Buoy. We had eaten here 2 years ago and had to come back. The food was as good as we remembered. The seafood was very fresh and burger was cooked as ordered. 3 of our party of...More

Thank Cory T
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family went here when we went on vacation to OOB and my brother abd his friend both got lobster rolls, I wasn't feeling in a seafood mood so I got Fries and tenders and my dad got some sort of noodles. His...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After six years vacationing in Old Orchard Beach, we wish we'd discovered this restaurant sooner! They have superior service (thanks Tracey)! Wonderful food at reasonable prices. Great family atmosphere right in downtown OOB.

1  Thank Sunshine458
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went there with the family. Served by Matt, very friendly and knowledgeable guy. He helped make my choice. I had The Lazy Lobster and it was VERY GOOD. Again, do not try to compare this restaurant with the fine-dining big cities type of places. But...More

1  Thank Laurent_CAN
Nearby Restaurants
Pier French Fries
442 reviews
.10 km away
Big Daddy's Bar & Grill
217 reviews
.12 km away
Beach Bagels
253 reviews
.08 km away
Rocco's Pizza
143 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Orchard Beach
1,223 reviews
.23 km away
Palace Playland
463 reviews
.17 km away
Pirate's Cove
131 reviews
.59 km away
Old Orchard Beach Pier
659 reviews
.26 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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
29 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing