16 Delicious Choices for Restaurants That Should Be on Your Old Orchard Beach Bucket List
There are a lot of great places to eat in OOB, whether you are looking for classic beach fare like burgers and fried fish, pub food, satisfying breakfast joints, or the iconic Maine lobster roll. We compiled a list of the ones that are all highly recommended on TripAdvisor (and most are within walking distance of Waves!).
- Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill (2 West Grand Avenue) – Miso ginger-marinated grilled salmon (photo: Elaine L.)
9 minute walk OR 2 minute drive – By far the best lobster sandwich/roll I have ever eaten. I think it was the crescent roll and the incredible amount of fresh lobster. Filet mignon was tender and done perfectly. Mussels – the sauce was some of the best I ever had. The lobster omelette was also very good. GET THE LOBSTER SANDWICH. – Jack M. Yummy espresso martinis. The salmon tikka was fantastic and my hubby’s burger mouthwatering. Cooliocutie – Hands down best burgers around. – Erinannie74
2. Pier French Fries (12 Old Orchard Street) – Poutine (photo: Nic S.)
10 minute walk OR 2 minute drive. Awesome fries. Hot, tasty, and fast. Best fries and pizza in town. They are worth waiting in line for these fries. – semperfi80 The best fries you can get in Old Orchard Beach. Pier fries are nice and crispy. They are always made fresh and hot. – lorisusanne
3. Beach Bagels (34 Old Orchard Street) – (photo: CarpeDiem1984)
12 minute walk OR 3 minute drive. Great place for bagels for sure! Bakery items looked delicious too! – DeaWindsor
Awesome breakfast food, burgers, and sandwiches! – LEE S. Even though the place was packed, the line moved fast and we had delicious bagels in no time. – Alberta G.
4. Tami Lynn’s Restaurant (126 West Grand Avenue)
4 minute walk OR 1 minute drive. My family thought the pizza was amazing – beachlover723. The meat omelette was excellent, home fries are fresh-made pub-style chips. – Dann K. We love their subs as well as their fried fish. – hoffvrn
5. Joseph’s by the Sea (55 West Grand Avenue) (photo: Donna Marie D.)
3 minute walk OR 1 minute drive. The corn/clam chowder is spiced up a bit and hits the spot. Two of us had bison meatloaf. It was very good. The other two in our party had steamed lobster and pan-seared scallops. Both were very good and made an attractive plate. The orange rolls are unique and tasty. – qsclock1965 The rouille was divine. Like my chef mother used to do. I had the swordfish and my companion had the most tender steak and accompaniment. Both delicious. – Quiquine15 Breakfast is awesome! Go for the strawberry Belgian waffle with the real maple syrup and the whipped cream! – Phil T.
6. Good Thyme Cafe and Catering (2 Cascade Road) – (photo: Melissa A.)
4 minute drive – Delicious Eggs Benedict and potatoes. – bvoyage2018. The food was excellent, coffee great! .My pancakes were to die for, did not even need the butter or syrup! – Deborah S. From waffles, pancakes, French toast, and everything in between – they have it. We enjoyed everything here. – Kelly B.
7. Landmark (28 East Grand Avenue) – Duck and halibut (photo: RCS3rd)
13 minute walk OR 3 minute drive – Mussels, lobster stew, salads, all right-sized, perfectly prepared, and delicious. Creme brulee at the end was spot on. – Hewitty15 My husband always gets the twin lobster dinner. Comes with pasta salad and blueberry cornbread which is amazing! I get rack of ribs! – sharls08 The crab cakes were amazing and the French onion soup was out of this world! – malberini2018
8. Jake’s Eatery Too (12B Old Orchard Street) Pancake (photo: Vacation462459)
10 minute walk OR 2 minute drive – Their corned beef hash is wonderful, their pancakes are huge and yummy. – jemunsie. The homemade pancakes are huge, and the Irish Benny is a dish I come back to every year! – mountecho2006. Food was really good, portions good too. Bloody Marys with shrimp are the way to go. Big mimosas. – SSSNES
9. Bell Buoy (24 Old Orchard Street) – (photo: Kelly B.)
11 minute walk OR 3 minute drive. My wife got twin lobsters, I got whole belly clams. The food was very good and the service was top notch. – IrozUpstateNewYork. I had the stuffed lobster and my wife had the haddock and chips, washed down with a bargain rice beer. A really great night out for a great price. – FrankJ123. They had a lobster roll with mayo on the menu but I asked if they would make me a hot buttered lobster roll instead and they said absolutely and it was huge and delicious. My husband had fried clams, which he said were delicious and there were plenty of them. – Concord808
10. Jumpin Jakes Seafood Cafe (181 Saco Avenue) Lobster roll (photo: FoodPhotographer1)
4 minute drive – I got a twin 1lb lobster dinner and the lobster was perfectly cooked and delicious. – Michael S. Seriously, my boy loves the lobster rolls here. – Beckie B. I had the haddock piccata and my friend had baked scallops. Both were fantastic.– Kdlwall
11. Chrys’s Restaurant (6 East Grand Avenue) (photo: ver_Onika_27)
10 minute walk OR 3 minute drive – Great hummus and falafel, tons of food at a good price. Lots of vegetarian options. – onecoolraisin. The breakfast is awesome, the chicken fingers are the best in the world, and the prices are very affordable. – Eric S Great food for reasonable prices. I like gyros and theirs didn’t disappoint. – tomjones63
12. Bua Thai (194 Sace Avenue) Pad Thai, soft shell crab, iced coffee (photo: Toru M.)
4 minute drive – My husband ordered beef kao pad (Thai fried rice), I chose panang curry with pork, and our grandson had beef and vegetable stir-fry. It was spot on. – Vickie M. The food is the best Thai food I have had in this area. You will not be disappointed! – Robin C. My boyfriend and I are pad Thai enthusiasts. We have been to many places that offer pad Thai, but this one is by far the best. We consistently go back and it’s just as good as the last time we got it. – Bethany P.
13. The Shack (27 West Grand Avenue) (photo: The Shack)
6 minute walk OR 1 minute drive – My son ordered the crispy lobster roll and I ordered the one with crab meat on top and we cut them in half and shared. Absolutely amazing!!! The chips were even amazing! – jemunsieâ. My husband and I both had the lobster roll with brown butter instead of the mayo and it was amazing! – duncanboy1. The menu is an interesting mixture of local seafood and it is prepared in an original form. The oysters are fresh, the service is attentive, and the beer selection is more than sufficient. – DPTMF
14. The Brunswick (39 West Grand Avenue) Lobster roll (photo: hubbyfamily)
5 minute walk OR 1 minute drive- They make sure to keep everyone hydrated with continuous cups of ice water to refresh. The food I had along with my six friends was prepared perfectly – nachos, Hawaiian Thai chicken wrap, waffle fries, chicken fingers, haddock fingers, and turkey wrap. – CountyGirl81. The onion rings were perfect. The lobster roll was huge. – MartinHiltonHeadSC – Clam chowder is excellent as is the veggie burger!! – Deb S.
15. Duffy’s Tavern and Grill (168 Saco Avenue) Baked haddock dinner (photo: Duffy’ss Tavern & Grill)
4 minute drive – Lobster dinner was delicious and surprisingly inexpensive. Great selection of local beers as well. – votfinoskiâ. One of the best pizzas around. Prime rib special is great. Good seafood and burgers. – jimcx2. Had a great Cosmopolitan, then a glass of vino.Had a great wedge salad. Friendly, clean, and delicious salad and cocktails! – Chrissy31
16. Sunset Bar & Grill (37 West Grand Avenue) Lobster roll (photo: Kyle M.)
5 minute walk OR 1 minute drive – Awesome atmosphere, great drinks, the teriyaki chicken skewers are the best around. – Chuck W. Absolutely the BEST LOBSTER ROLL. – maineexper. Bacon burger was perfectly cooked to how I requested. Chicken sandwich came in a serving size I wasn’t expecting (in a good way!!!), and fish sandwiches were fantastic as well. – John W.