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.



Nautilus Thursday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Thursday July 31 Grilled Flatbread with roasted salmon, tomatoes, scallions, pesto mayo and parmesan 11.00 Golden Fried Maine Clams appetizer 9.00 Fresh Grilled Tuna Steak with spicy chili butter, sautéed sprouts and scallions served with two sides 22.00 Grilled Chicken, ...
Nautilus  Seafood & Grill

Welcome To Nautilus Dinner Specials for Tuesday, July 29 Flatbread Sausage, Garlic ,Onions, Green Peppers Roasted Garlic Mayo with Mozzarella Cheese 11.00 Watermelon and local Cucumber Salad with Fresh Basil and Feta Cheese 9.00 Seafood Stew Provancal with Mussels, Lobster, Salmon and Scallops ...
Nautilus Monday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Monday, July 28 Char grilled flatbread with teriyaki steak, onions, green peppers, sharp cheddar and honey wasabi sauce 12.00 Watermelon and local cucumber salad with fresh basil and feta cheese 8.00 Seafood Stew Provancal with mussels, lobster, salmon and scallops in plum ...
Dinner specials for July, 27, 2014

Welcome To Nautilus Dinner Specials for Sunday,July27,2014 Flatbread – Chargrilled chicken, roasted corn, green pepper, chipotle mayo, & smoked cheddar $11.00 Chargrilled prime rib, grilled onions, topped w/ cracked pepper brie sauce served w/ two sides (med and up) $24.00 Pan seared salmon w/ ...
Nautilus Saturday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Saturday, June 26 Char grilled Flatbread with grilled chicken, roasted corn, chipotle garlic mayo and smoked cheddar 11.00 Golden Fried Crab Cakes made with local Picky Toe crabmeat with garlic basil mayo served with two sides 19.00 Char grilled Filet Mignon with yellow foot ...
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