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Jul 12, 2007 02:10 PM

Old Orchard Beach, Maine dining recs ??

I know this is a little North of what is considered New England but I think many New Englanders are familiar so I will post here. I haven't been to Old Orchard in years and was wondering what if any new dining experiences have popped up there? I am going in about a week and I understand that they do fireworks down at the Pier every Thursday Night in season also. I know that there is a nice restaurant right off of the exit at the fork but I can remember the name of that one either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Depending on the type of food you're looking for.........When were all hungry, and the kids want lot's of food including desserts, we head out to The Dunstun School House Restaurant on Route 1 in Sagamore. They have a great buffet and serve a wonderful selection of food. Also, some of the best pies ever.

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    1. re: othervoice

      Dunstan is in Scarborough...... I will not recommend that place. Go into Kennebunk or north to Portland. Nothing going on in OOB food wise.

      1. re: mjp81

        I am into BBQ and I think this might be something that is "Going On" I will let you all know when I get back.

      2. re: othervoice

        Oops that's right Dunstun is in Scarborough, I didn't say it was fine dining, just good old American food, cheap and lots of it.

      3. I think you may enjoy Josephs in Old Orchard. It is on the beach and it is full service and sit down. Please don't go to Dunstans. I would hate to think of you feeling that is represenitive of Maine Resturants. There is also Kens near by for the best clams around and if you have time go into Portland which has some of the best resturants in New England,which we are still part of! Tom

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        1. re: Tom1758

          Been to Joseph's by the Sea, had a great breakfast overlooking the Atlantic, service was rather slow, but like most in Maine, there is no rush. I thought it was rather pricey for what was served but If you just take a deep breath and take it all in, it was fine.

        2. OOB is fine if you're looking for pizza and fried food. However, discriminating eaters will be disappointed with this town. Joesph's is it as far as white table cloth dining goes, but I've never been particularly impressed with their food.

          1. I'm gonna have to try the Dunstan School restaurant...I've heard SO many remarks about their pies !

            Try Wormword's in Camp Ellis for seafood, a few miles south of OOB. And you gotta go to Rapid Ray's in Biddeford for a hot dog!

            1. Traditions in Downtown/Main Street Saco is good for Italian food. There is also a good Irish restaurant in Saco on the main strip/rte 1 - Kerrymen's Pub (I think that's the name). Joesph's by the Sea is good... but other than that there really isn't a whole lot of good dining in OOB.