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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 Tuesday, August 26 Grilled Flatbread with roasted salmon, roasted corn, scallions, tomatoes, smoked cheddar and chipotle garlic sauce 12.00 Golden Fried Crab Cakes made with local picky toe crabmeat with basil garlic mayo 19.00 Cajun Shrimp Skewer over crabmeat cheddar grits ...
Dinner specials for august, 25, 2014

Welcome To Nautilus Dinner Specials for Sunday, August, 25, 2014 Flatbread – Chargrilled steak, roasted pepper relish, roasted local corn, & smoked cheddar $12.00 Golden fried crab cakes w/ basil garlic mayo & choice of two sides $19.00 Cajun seared sword fish over collard greens & white rice ...
Sunday Night Dinner Specials at Nautilus Seafood and ...

Grilled Flatbread with smoked chicken, balsamic marinated tomatoes and mozzarella 12.00 Appetizer – Fresh crab salad stuffed tomato with little mayo, fresh basil and lemon served with garlic toasted baguette 14.00 Golden fried crab cakes with basil garlic mayo served with two sides 19.00 Roast ...
Nautilus Tuesday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Tuesday, August 19 Golden Fried Maine Whole Belly Clams Appetizer 11.00 Grilled Flatbread with smoked mussels, bacon, scallions, tomato, gruyere and horseradish sauce 12.00 Seafood Stew Provencal with mussels, salmon, tuna and crabmeat in tomato saffron broth with house made ...
Nautilus Seafood and Grill - Monday Night Dinner ...

App – Cajun shrimp skewer over cheddar crabmeat grits w/roasted green tomato relish $13.00 Flatbread – Ducktrap smoked mussels, bacon, tomato, scallion, gruyere and horseradish sauce $12.00 Golden fried crab cake sliders w/fresh basil garlic mayo and lettuce served w/ FF $14.00 Seafood stew ...
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