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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%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
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11 - 20 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I've been on a lobster roll binge for 4 days (mini vacay). Typically the lobster is super chunky, fresh, and meaty tasting. I couldn't figure out of their roll had old lobster meat or if it was overcooked. Either way it was chewy and tasteless....More

Thank lizzaine
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We like this restaurant.Food was good.I got the scallops and clamstrips meal with lobster bisque and salad for $22.95.It's our first time to visit the place and we ordered the 3 course meal.The waitress name Jodi was very friendly.They will give you a warm bread...More

Thank bluecard21
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My wife and I ate here with our four kids. I had the lobster dinner and she had the lobster roll. The kids had chicken strips meals and cheeseburger meals, respectively. The lobster was delicious and the best I had on this trip. My wife...More

Thank arconic2017
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers all kinds of great food and drinks !! Right on the famous old orchard beach strip this place has really friendly service and daily drink specials at very affordable prices. Their menus offers daily specials too including fabulous Maine seafood . If...More

Thank mollykapoo
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good food and service. Was the only place still open for the season we could find at the time. There wasn't anything that stood out that set it apart from other restaurants I've been to so its not on my list of 'Definitely Revisit' but...More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I walked in for dinner service, the place was not crowded at all. Upon entering this place smelled foul.... like bad seafood and I have been to several restaurants who serve seafood. I would not eat seafood here ever. Upon entering we...More

Thank Private620
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I recently ate here again (we have lost track of the number of times we have eaten at Bell Buoy the three times we have visited Old Orchard Beach) and this place just does not disappoint. I had the NY sirloin strip...More

Thank worldtraveler0173
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We always dine here several times during our week-long visits to Old Orchard Beach. Every dish we've tried is exceptional, fresh, and extremely tasty. Plan to take home a doggie bag! Linda Cates, the owner, always makes us feel like we're having dinner in her...More

Thank YellowBrickRoad58
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had dinner here and were expecting a great lobster dinner, but instead got a very disappointing meal. The baked potatoes were not done and the lobster was bland and rubbery in texture, the service was ok and the best part of the meal was...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We came here after our other first choices were closed for the season. People are correct, the decor is a little outdated... but who cares! I came for the food, and was NOT disappointed. I ordered the chicken Alfredo, and the sauce was completely homemade,...More

Thank Victoria J
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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
29 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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