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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 Thursday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Thursday, March 26 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Grilled Flatbread with Cajun seasoned steak, onions, tomatoes, fresh basil garlic mayo and cheddar 11.00 Stuffed Green Pepper in a plum tomato sauce served over ...
Mexican Dinner @Nautilus Monday, March 30!

Join us at Nautilus on Monday, March 30 for an evening of Mexican food! Call 218-4218 for reservations First Course Shrimp Ceviche Second Course Lamb Birria slow roasted lamb with chilies and spices served with house made tortillas Third Course Pork Tamales with tomatillo sauce served with beans ...
Nautilus Tuesday Dinner Specials

Dinner Specials for Tuesday, March 24 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Pan Seared Native Scallops with chili honey glaze and pickled mango 14.00 Grilled Flatbread with grilled chicken, chipotle mayo, roasted corn and pepper salsa and ...
Nautilus Seafood & Grill Monday Specials

Dinner Specials for Monday, March 23 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Sausage gravy and cheddar fries 8.00 Grilled Flatbread with grilled chicken, chipotle mayo, roasted corn and pepper salsa and cheddar 11.00 Golden Fried Clams with ...
Nautilus Friday Dinner Specials

Welcome To Nautilus Dinner Specials for Friday, March 20 Ricker’s Maine Hard Cider “Mainiac Mac” 4.50 Liberty Craft Brewing Queen Bee Honey Lager 4.50 Grilled Flatbread-The Reuben- corned beef, sauerkraut,Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese 10.00 Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus served with two ...
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