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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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Nautilus Seafood & Grill Friday Specials

Dinner Specials for Friday, February 27 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Bernier Estate Chardonnay, France 20.00/bottle Cht Bonnet White Bordeaux, France 20.00/bottle Perrin Cotes du Rhone, France 20.00/bottle Pemaquid farms mussels ...
Nautilus Seafood & Grill Tuesday Specials

Dinner Specials for Monday, February 24 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Golden fried Duck & Crab spring roll appetizer with a mint and basil dipping sauce 7.00 Grilled Flatbread with chicken, roasted pepper relish, scallion and ...
Nautilus Saturday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Saturday, February 21 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Shrimp and Cajun Sausage stuffed mushrooms with cheddar cheese 9.00 Grilled Flatbread with roast duck, roasted pepper relish, scallions and sharp cheddar ...
Vietnamese Dinner Monday @Nautilus!

Join us at Nautilus for an evening of Vietnamese food! Monday, February 23 from 4 to 9 Call 218-4218 for reservationsThis is coming right up! While we don't require reservations for these dinners, it really helps us out a lot if we have an idea how many people are coming. So if you're planning ...
Nautilus Friday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Friday, February 20 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Shrimp and Cajun Sausage stuffed mushrooms with cheddar cheese 9.00 Grilled Flatbread with garlic shrimp, onions, tomatoes, roasted pepper relish and mozzarella ...
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