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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)
Opens in 19 min
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
24 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2230
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a solid place with good food and pretty reasonable prices for the amount of food you get and the location. The service here was very kind, welcoming and helpful. I especially recommend the baked stuffed haddock.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here with the wife. They focus on food not atmosphere. Great meal at a great price. Lobster was perfectly cooked.

Thank Skinnison
linda c, Owner at Bell Buoy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you and glad you had a great meal. We hope to see you return next season.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Today marks the last day of the season for Bell Buoy, Old Orchard Beach's most loved restaurant (in my humble opinion), in downtown Old Orchard Beach. We went back to this amazing restaurant (our third year in a row) but missed out on the inviting...More

Thank worldtraveler0173
linda c, Owner at Bell Buoy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind words. There could be no better way to end our season than to be in the company of people like you. Hope to see you next season!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My husband, my sister, her fiancé and I were looking to have some lobster while in OOB and we were told the lobster here was pretty good. We were not disappointed. From the delicious margaritas, bloody Mary's right down to the seafood stuffed mushrooms (crab...More

Thank Tammy D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Stopped in Saturday by myself to get something to eat..I got the lobster roll and fries (no where else can you get a lobster roll fir 6.99) My waitress Tracy was very warm and friendly..Had my food and a very cold Bud within minutes..The lobster...More

Thank thumpbumppy
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had dinner here on the last night of a long weekend we spent in Old Orchard Beach. The food was great. The other nights we went out for dinner the food was good but the filet mignon at the Bell Buoy was the best...More

Thank Tom N Donna W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The specials board outside drew me in. Great place for a drink or a meal. Ordered the scallops over linguine with a mushroom sauce. Came with a side salad. Potions are huge and the food was outstanding. Had enough for lunch the next day. My...More

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went here twice, some of the restaurants we're closed when we were here as it's the end of the season. Bell bout do a set menu for $22.95. I had the French onion soup to start and this was just how French onion soup...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Was a little sceptical....looks like a diner from outside but had a great fillet steak for a really good price.... would definitely recommend!.... good friendly service as well.

Thank Myles C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great place to eat. Family and kid friendly. Prices are reasonable. Good portions. Only item that we were not happy with was the fried seafood platter. Not enough seafood for the price. If you want a fried seafood platter you need to visit Massachusetts. The...More

Thank Danielle M
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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, Local cuisine, Groups
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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