A selection of the best restaurants in Ogunquit Maine will, of course, include a fair number of seafood places. I enjoyed my time on the southern coast of Maine tremendously and Ogunquit is a little town that charmed me completely.
It was difficult to choose just 15 of the best places to eat in Ogunquit Maine. That is because this town has so much to offer when it comes to food!
However, I have rounded up my top choices for restaurants in Ogunquit Maine. And each is sure to delight your tastebuds!
15 of the Best Restaurants in Ogunquit Maine:
Take a look at some of the very best dining options in this beautiful, coastal town.
1. Beachfire Bar & Grill
Address: 658 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Wednesday – Friday (16:00 – 21:00), Saturday and Sunday (11:30 – 21:00)
Contact: (207) 646-8998
If you have not already worked out from the name, Beachfire Bar & Grill specializes in smoked food. So, they enjoy getting creative in the types of food they smoke. And that includes BBQ, cheese, and seafood! Almost every item on their menu is made from scratch and is fresh and delicious.
I tremendously enjoyed this restaurant because of its reasonable prices, friendly staff, and the fire pit patio! The fire pit patio is really the big drawcard here. They light the fire pit regardless of the weather. Therefore, you’ll see it burning well into summer or even in the midst of a snowstorm!
From their menu, I highly suggest the short rib ravioli served with smoked parmesan sauce or the pulled pork. The pulled pork is smoked for 13 hours and served with a mouth-watering BBQ sauce.
2. Ogunquit Lobster Pound
Address: 504 Main St, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: 17:00 until late
Contact: (207) 646-2516
Well, it wouldn’t be a list of the best restaurants in Ogunquit Maine without a lobster joint! Maine is well-known for lobster and as Ogunquit is a coastal town, it just makes sense to serve this delicacy.
The Ogunquit Lobster Pound has been going strong for several generations. The restaurant opened its doors in 1931 and has since gone from strength to strength.
This is one of the few places in town where you can select a live lobster to be cooked for dinner! They charge their live lobster by the pound and sizes range from 1 and ¼ to 4+ pounds per lobster.
The live lobster is perfectly boiled in Gulf of Maine seawater and expertly cut and cracked for easy eating. Therefore, I highly suggest opting for this choice when dining here.
However, if you’re looking for something different on the menu, I also suggest the grilled swordfish. This dish is served with tangy mango salsa and is, therefore, extra delicious. Although seafood is the main attraction at this restaurant, they do have salads, sandwiches, and pasta as well.
3. So Zap
Address: 185 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 16:00 – 21:00
Contact: (207) 216-9098
So Zap is a wonderful little Thai place and is situated in the heart of town. It is one of the few exotic restaurants in Ogunquit Maine and is known for its delicious food. Zap is a slang term in the Northeastern Thai dialect and it means “delicious”, quite literally.
The menu will delight your transcontinental tastebuds with offers like drunken noodles, pad thai, and Panang curry. I also highly recommend the crispy wontons and the surprisingly refreshing Tom Zap soup. This creation of their own invention features lemongrass, lime leaves, and cilantro – a wonderful combination.
So Zap also offers customers the ability to place online orders, so you can enjoy their delicious fare at home! However, if you do want to head out on the town, their ambiance won’t disappoint either.
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4. Five-O Shore Road
Address: 50 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Friday to Tuesday, 17:00 until late
Contact: (207) 646-5001
The name of this restaurant makes it really easy to find because they literally give you the address. Five-O Shore Road is located exactly there and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options to patrons.
This classy establishment is the embodiment of restaurants in Ogunquit Maine. It is a classy and stylish place that serves delicious food with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The menu is seasonally crafted by Chef James Walter and he was named the 2016 Chef of the Year. For starters, I highly recommend the grilled octopus or the Maine clam chowder. Of course, you cannot go wrong with seafood in Maine because that is what this place is known for. However, if you feel like veering away from seafood, the veal polpetti is astounding.
For mains, I highly recommend the Maine lobster risotto or the grilled elk loin. These dishes are synonymous with Maine and will be expertly crafted by a renowned chef.
5. Barnacle Billy’s
Address: 50 – 70 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: 11:00 – 20:00/21:00
Contact: (207) 646-5575
You cannot visit Ogunquit Maine without visiting the legendary Barnacle Billy’s. This is one of the restaurants in Ogunquit Maine that simply captures the essence of the town.
This restaurant has been going strong for 59 years and offers patrons extensive indoor and sundeck seating. The full-service restaurant is well-known for its seafood, and, of course, the Maine lobster.
This harbor-front restaurant will delight guests with river views and they can watch the lobster boats go by! The menu is exciting and I highly suggest the boiled and buttered lobster served by the pound. But they also have hamburgers for those in the dining party not looking to have seafood.
Barnacle Billy’s etc. is the restaurant right next to Barnacle Billy’s and it is an extension of the original. Therefore, they also serve delicious seafood but have expanded their offering. So, they also have a New York strip, fried chicken, and petite tenderloin on offer.
6. Backyard Coffeehouse and Eatery
Address: 178 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Thursday to Monday, 07:30 – 15:00
Contact: (207) 251-4554
This is the first of the restaurants in Ogunquit Maine on this list that doesn’t serve dinner. But I had to include some of the best breakfast and lunch spots as well! The Backyard Coffeehouse and Eatery is a rustic little artisan coffee and sandwich shop. It is on the Main Street of Ogunquit but behind Cumberland Farms, from there the name.
This little place is wonderful because it is cozy inside but also has a sunny patio for an afternoon lunch. It is also entirely family-friendly because it has a full kid’s menu and both gluten-free and vegan options. So there really is something for everyone to enjoy!
This little coffeehouse aims to bring people together and it does so by displaying local artwork and serving good coffee. They also aim to serve only local produce where they can and is, therefore, a hit among the community.
I highly suggest trying the seasonal lobster roll or the Berwick Road sandwich which features tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto. Their menu has a ton of fresh sandwich and salad options and a selection of delicious baked goods.
7. Lobster Shack – Best Seafood Restaurant in Ogunquit Maine
Address: 110 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
Contact: (207) 646-2941
Lobster Shack is the quintessential Maine restaurant, mainly because it serves lobster. It has been in operation since the 1980s and it offers an intimate yet rustic dining experience.
As you may have guessed from the name, this restaurant focuses on Maine lobster and other seafood dishes. Pop in for a visit and you’ll see live lobsters in tanks filled with ocean water straight from Perkins Cove.
Here you can have a lobster roll any way you like it. So, just choose whether you want a quarter-pound single, double stuffed, triple, or just an entire pound! The lobster BLT and the lobster wrap are fast becoming new favorites on the menu.
I also highly suggest kicking off your meal with homemade New England chowder because it is just so good! They use no thickening flour but it is stuffed to the brim with clams, potatoes, haddock, onions, spices, and cream.
8. That Place in Ogunquit
Address: 331 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Thursday to Monday, 16:00 until late
Contact: (207) 646-8600
This has to be one of the restaurants in Ogunquit Maine with the easiest name to remember. If you head there for dinner, you will soon be telling all your friends about That Place in Ogunquit. This place is modern and lively and it also has a bustling bar and lounge. This is a place where friends meet and one of the trendiest spots in town.
Chef Derek Dolliver is at the helm of the kitchen and he is focused on producing creative and quality dishes. The menu is fairly small but that only means that the food is freshly prepared and in season. I highly suggest the clam chowder to start, or the warm lobster crostini. After all, when in Maine.
This restaurant also has a wide variety of entrées and that makes it appealing to a wide range of customers. They serve traditional Maine seafood as well as a fantastic bone-in pork chop and buttermilk-fried chicken.
9. Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer
Address: 228 Main St, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 12:00 – 21:00
Contact: (207) 646-4118
A relatively new restaurant, Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer has been making a name for itself since 2012. Many of the restaurants in Ogunquit Maine are very old, but there is no reason why a new one can’t be just as good. Cornerstone is known for its artisanal stone-oven pizzas and an impressive range of local and imported craft beers.
Pizza is comfort food at its best and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who dislikes pizza entirely. I know that when I’m traveling, I like to seek out the local fare. But sometimes you just get a hankering for something familiar.
Their menu is exciting and fresh with interesting flavors and innovative creations. If you’re looking for something simple, I highly suggest the Not So Traditional Margherita. However, if you’re on the hunt for something fancy, do try the Lobster Pizza with its tarragon-sherry ricotta.
10. Treehouse Taqueria – Best Mexican Cuisine in Ogunquit Maine
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Address: 237 Main St, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Friday (16:00 – 22:00), Saturday and Sunday (12:00 – 20:00/22:00)
Contact: (207) 646-7580
Although Ogunquit Maine is well-known for its lobster, there is no reason why the restaurants can’t branch out. If you’re looking for Mexican cuisine, Treehouse Taqueria should be your first port of call. This restaurant specializes in craft tacos and they have a fairly extensive drinks list. They are committed to using fresh produce from sustainable sources and always go for bold flavors.
This tropical-style fusion Taqueria is truly a fun place to hang out in Ogunquit Maine. Their food is creative and their drinks are inventive. It is a place where friends can meet and delight in exotic flavors and beautiful décor.
The taco plates on their menu are affordable, fresh, and inventive. They also have a long cocktail list and selection of tequila to go right along with it! I highly suggest the Maine lobster taco, or the BBQ jackfruit taco if you’re looking for something different.
11. Patio 03907
Address: 173 Main St, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: 11:30 until late
Contact: (207) 636-0909
Patio 03907 is one of the only restaurants in Ogunquit Maine on the Main Street with a sea view. This means that you can sit inside or outside and enjoy a view of the ocean with your meal.
They also serve cocktails which makes a fun place to gather with friends or family. Although this restaurant is family-friendly, they do offer nighttime fun for the more outgoing traveler.
I highly recommend heading to Patio 03907 on a warm afternoon for cocktails on their rooftop deck. Their signature frozen drinks and spectacular Fisherman’s Platter will be just what you’re looking for.
Their menu includes a wide variety of options and they also have a kid’s menu to cater for the little ones. The menu is very large and includes Po’Boys, rolls and sandwiches, seafood dinners, salads, and more. But they even have pizza for those that are looking for something a little more familiar.
12. Ogunquit Beach Lobster House
Address: 111 Beach St, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: 12:00 – 20:00
Contact: (207) 360-2286
The Ogunquit Beach Lobster House is situated right by the beach in Ogunquit and offers both dine-in and take-out options. Of course, this restaurant focuses on Maine lobster as its specialty because that just makes sense. Maine is the home of the lobster, and that is why lobster features so many times on this list.
You can choose to gather with friends or family in the restaurant or grab take-out and head to the beach! They also have a wide selection of cocktails and drinks available.
For lunch, I highly suggest the lobster BLT or lobster grilled cheese. It is something different from the traditional lobster roll and very delicious.
For dinner, you have to try the lobster ravioli or the seafood cioppino. The last one is a selection of seafood including scallops and salmon in a fennel sauce.
The take-out menu differs from the other menus but still has a large selection of delicious options. They even have cocktails to-go for those that want to take the party to the beach!
13. La Pizzeria – Known as Ogunquit’s Best Pizza Restaurant
Address: 239 Main St, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Hours: Friday to Monday (12:00 – 21:00), Tuesday to Thursday (16:30 – 21:00)
Contact: (207) 646-1143
La Pizzeria is a taste of Italy in the heart of Ogunquit and they’ve been serving pizza for many years. Their recipes have been handed down generations and include a little touch of New York. Their New York-style pizzas are made with only the freshest ingredients and their dough is made fresh daily!
They have a very large menu so you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy. It can be very busy during the tourist season because they are so popular, but their service is excellent. Even when it is really busy, they still manage to pull through and bring food to their customers on time.
I highly suggest trying their white clam pizza or the lobster white pizza. It is Maine after all. But you won’t go wrong with a prosciutto and fresh basil or Mexican pizza either.
14. Jonathan’s Ogunquit
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Address: 92 Bourne Ln, Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Breakfast Hours: 08:00 – 11:00
Dinner Hours: 16:00 – 18:00
Contact: (207) 646-4777
Ogunquit Maine may be known for its lobster joints, but it has its share of upscale restaurants. Jonathan’s Ogunquit is an upscale restaurant and concert venue serving New England cuisine. Jonathan’s likes describing their own cuisine as casual fine-dining and it certainly lives up to the hype. The food is exquisite and served in a contemporary atmosphere.
Jonathan’s slogan is #eatwell and they try to embody it in their food. The dishes are crafted with locally sourced ingredients and they serve everything as fresh as possible. The ambiance is upscale and the dining room is beautiful with a fascinating 600-gallon fish tank as the centerpiece.
Jonathan’s also hosts regular music nights, concerts, and private events. You can contact them for any type of event, whether that be a work meeting, birthday party, or a wedding!
This is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner and their menu is filled to the brim with good options. I highly suggest the seafood-stuffed North Atlantic haddock or the Steak Diane. The Steak Diane is an exquisite pairing of Black Angus beef with shallots, wild mushrooms, brandy, and Dijon.
15. Bread and Roses Bakery
Address: 614 Post Road, Wells, Maine, 04090
Hours: 07:00 – 14:00
Contact: (207) 646-4227
I haven’t dedicated a lot of this list to breakfast places, but I think I saved one of the best for last. If you are traveling to Ogunquit Maine, Bread and Roses Bakery has to be on your list. It has been one of the highest-ranked restaurants in Ogunquit Maine for many years and with good reason. They serve fantastic baked goods, delicious coffee, and innovative creations in the heart of town.
Bread and Roses Bakery prides itself on using only the best ingredients and serving it with a smile. All of their goods are baked fresh daily and this gives them an edge over the competition.
The bakery is a landmark in Ogunquit because they’ve been in operation since 1989. It is a familiar face and the locals still pop in for some of the best coffee in town.
I highly suggest having breakfast at this little bakery at least once on your visit to Ogunquit. Their menu isn’t very extensive, but it is exquisite. My favorite was the famous quiche for breakfast and the blueberry sour cream coffee cake for a late afternoon treat!
Looking for More Things to Do in Ogunquit Maine?
Ogunquit Maine is a very small town, but there is a lot to do. The restaurants in Ogunquit Maine are well worth a visit, mainly because of the delicious seafood fare. However, the attractions in Ogunquit itself mean this little town should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Ogunquit has fantastic beaches, a playhouse, and galleries, parks, and museums. There are so many things to do that you can easily spend an entire week in this little town. Be sure to check out our blog on Things to Do in Ogunquit Maine to ensure you pack your itinerary with the coolest things to do and the best this place has to offer.
I spent a fair number of days in Ogunquit and enjoyed every second. And yet I wish I had a thousand more days to explore every nook and cranny.
So there you have it, my list of the 15 best restaurants in Ogunquit Maine. As you can see there is something for everyone to enjoy in this little coastal town.
I hope you get a chance to visit sometime soon so you can experience how beautiful this little coastal town really is.
Now, it’s your turn, comment below and let us know which restaurant are you looking forward to the most when you finally visit!
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