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Nautilus Seafood & Grill
Contact: Jenifer Oakes
95 Searsport Ave.
Belfast, ME 04915
Phone: 207.218.4218
Hours: Open 7 days 3–10 and Brunch on Sunday 9–2

Our story began, as so many do, over a few beers after work. Ron, Roz and Jenifer all worked together for many years at Darby’s, a restaurant in Belfast, Maine that has become an institution. Ron ran the kitchen for 20 years and Jen and Roz had been waiting tables there for a long time. As much as we all loved working there, we were bored. Like a lot of people in this business, we dreamt of one day having a place of our own. Our conversations quickly progressed from “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” to “How are we going to make this happen?” One day in Feb. 2012, we got our answer. Ron was driving up Route 1 one evening and saw a for lease sign on the building that would become Nautilus. The location was great, right on Route 1, and the view of the bay is outstanding. The building was crying out to be a seafood restaurant. Two days later, the three of us were planning our restaurant. A week after that, we quit our jobs and started working on Nautilus full time.

Our goal was to create a comfortable, casual environment where people could relax and unwind and enjoy a great meal at the same time. Ron wrote a menu that features his signature style of cooking which is innovative while remaining accessible. His favorite thing to do is take the foods we all grew up with and kick them up a notch. It’s just like Mom made, only way better. We cook most everything from scratch, from our pasta sauces to our pie crusts, and you can tell. If you were to look around in our pantry, you would find ingredients, not “product”. It’s very important to all of us to serve the best food, made with the freshest ingredients, that we know how. We don’t think food has to be fancy to be great. Likewise, in the dining room, we wanted to create an atmosphere that was inviting and comfortable, nice, but not too nice. We want our guests to feel welcome and taken care of whether they pop over after work or are out for a special evening. There’s room for everyone at our table.

 

 

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Dinner specials for Friday May 29

Drink Special Raspberry Shandy- St Louis Raspberry Lambic & Lemonade over ice 6.00 BBQ pulled pork Grilled Flatbread with roasted garlic mayo, onions, mushrooms and smoked cheddar 11.00 14oz. Prime rib roast AuJus 24.00 Salad- Roasted Beets and Basil Marinated Watermelon with raspberry vinaigrett...
Nautilus Thursday Dinner Specials

Specials for Thursday, May 28 Drink Special Raspberry Shandy- St Louis Raspberry Lambic & Lemonade over ice 6.00 Grilled Flatbread with Ducktrap smoked salmon, pesto mayo, red onions, scallions and parmesan 11.00 Salad- Roasted Beets and Basil Marinated Watermelon with raspberry vinaigrette on a ...
Nautilus Dinner Specials for Tuesday

Specials for Tuesday, May 26 Grilled Flatbread with southern rubbed steak, chipotle mayo, roasted pepper salsa, and smoked cheddar 11.00 Salad- Roasted Beets and Basil Marinated Watermelon with raspberry vinaigrette on a bed of greens topped with feta 8.00 Golden Fried Clams with fries and ...
Nautilus Monday Dinner Specials

Specials for Monday, May 25 Cherry tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers with fresh basil chiffonade drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil 6.00 Grilled Flatbread with fresh local Crabmeat, fresh herbs, tomatoes, scallions, mayo, crème fraiche and cheddar 12.00 Golden Fried Clams with ...
Nautilus Dinner Specials for Saturday

Specials for Saturday, May 23 Grilled Flatbread with Crabmeat, fresh herbs, tomatoes, scallions, mayo, crème fraiche and cheddar 12.00 One pound of steamed clams served with drawn butter 12.00 Golden Fried Clams with fries and coleslaw 18.00 Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus served with two sides 14 oz. ...
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