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submitted on January 17, 2019 3:27 PM EST
Comments: Had a bottle of the Tommasi Amarone back in May when we were in for our parents anniversary in Florida and would like to find some here. Is there a year on it or any other details? Thank you.

submitted on January 8, 2019 2:07 PM EST
Comments: Hello, My name is Suzanne Benoit and I applied for your Front Desk position. I was just checking in to see if you received my resume as I am very interested. I hope we will get to speak soon. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Suzanne Benoit

submitted on September 26, 2018 3:09 PM EDT
Comments: Great restaurant and excellent food.We look forward to going to Josnua's when we come to Maine.Best restaurant in Wells.

submitted on September 22, 2018 7:34 AM EDT
Comments: Can I send an email? Please let me know your email address....we ate there last night. Sally and John

submitted on July 8, 2018 3:05 PM EDT
Comments: During our stay at Sea-Vu Campground this weekend, we had the pleasure to enjoy the Joshua experience. Everything was absolutely perfect! From the gracious hostess to the servers to the delicious food: just divune! We’ll make sure to return when we are back in Maine. Fully recommended!

submitted on May 23, 2018 9:18 PM EDT
Comments: Thank you chef Jashua for taking some time today and talking about your approach to running a restaurant and kitchen and of course the very delicious mint and chocolate ice cream! Much appreciated! Ana/ intern at Brown Trading

submitted on April 20, 2018 10:14 PM EDT
Comments: Always gracious and always excellent food. Looking forward to returning to Maine in June 2018.

submitted on November 9, 2017 2:55 PM EST
Comments: My husband and I have had many dinners at Joshuas's. We sometimes have made the trip from our home south of Boston and stay the night in Ogunquit JUST to have dinner here! Never have been disappointed and actually look forward with excitement to the delicious meal we undoubtedly will have! - AnnMarie Walsh

submitted on October 23, 2017 12:01 PM EDT
Comments: Joshua's is our FAVORITE restaurant! Ginny and Tony Covino

submitted on October 9, 2017 1:06 PM EDT
Comments: Your Anadama bread is the best. Do you sell it by the loaf? Also, the walnut pie, do you sell it as a whole pie? Every meal we have had has been superb.

submitted on September 11, 2017 11:40 AM EDT
Comments: My wife, daughter and I stayed in Wells this summer for vacation. We found Joshua's one night and were so thrilled we came back the next. Without a doubt, one of the finest dining experiences we have ever had anywhere! My wife and I are coming to Wells in October. We will be making our dinner plans with Joshua's.

submitted on September 4, 2017 9:34 AM EDT
Comments: Hello, firstly I want to say we had the best food all around in a long time. My partner and I chose to visit Ogunquit for this Labour day weekend. We were told about your restaurant over a year ago by a very satisfied customer. We had a table booked on Saturday and enjoyed the filet steak , starter, desert , wine and a nice glass of sherry to finish. Our waitress was very pleasant. We loved the experience so much that we had to come again, after visiting the theatre, we didn't have reservations and decided to happily take our chances and sit at the bar. We called and were told that you opened at 5pm so we waited on the already packed porch!!. We got through the door and did not manage to get a seat, it was a bit of a stampede. We realized that it was known and we had to wait, we were told on the phone that it was first come first served and asked again at the desk to make sure. We decided to wait , we patiently waited for about 1 1/2 hours, had a couple of drinks and enjoyed the atmosphere, salivating at the food being served. We waited in clear view of the staff, by the window and much to our annoyance observed the waitress giving the first 2 available seats at the bar to another couple who had just walked in. We let it go because we saw others finishing up. We sat down shortly after only to be told in a loud voice from the lady behind the bar that we needed to check for a List . It was embarrassing and impolite, she seemed annoyed and uptight with us from that moment on. Thankfully we were having such a great experience on our visit that we chose to keep it that way. None the less she was rude and not pleasant we like fine dining and sitting around a cozy bar is a fun way to end an evening especially with a friendly bar staff .

submitted on August 19, 2017 2:28 PM EDT
Comments: One word for you folks, "Perfect"! Now a ? For you: what was that delicious molasses, apricot and walnut bread. Started with an A. I cannot find it anywhere. Is there a recipe you care to share?

submitted on August 6, 2017 12:12 PM EDT
Comments: We had not dined at Joshua's in many years, but had the wisdom to schedule a reservation for this past Wednesday evening, August 2. Positively delicious salads and entrees and we booked another reservation for September before we left! Fresh, excellent food and fine service---what more could one enjoy! Dr. Pamela Arons

submitted on July 29, 2017 12:16 PM EDT
Comments: Enjoyed dinner with friends 7/27/17. Jocelyn was our server. She was very helpful and delightful. Only 2 of the 5 of us had the pleasure of dining here before. Nothing was rushed. Everything was delicious!! I can't wait to come again. Thank You Carol Gage d

submitted on October 16, 2016 4:56 PM EDT
Comments: Your place is always the highlight of our Maine vacation each year. The food is so good and very fresh, and your staff are friendly, helpful, and down to earth. Thank you for all you do to create such an amazing meal and atmosphere. You have a very special place. Tom & Kathy

submitted on October 3, 2016 5:40 PM EDT
Comments: A few weeks ago we had a crab cake appetizer that was exquisite. Is there any way you could share the recipe with me? Or even direct me to a recipe on line that is close to yours?

submitted on September 18, 2016 8:26 AM EDT
Comments: Thanks so much for our 3 dinners this past week. It is extremely rare for us to go anywhere several times on a vacation. Your food was compelling and so amazing that all I can do is rave to everyone I know about your restaurant. Thanks so much!

submitted on September 7, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
Comments: Lovely restaurant. We make sure we enjoy it every time we are staying in Maine. Thank you for this great spot. Wondering if you are serving dinner on New Year's Eve!?

submitted on December 13, 2015 1:46 PM EST
Comments: Phil & Debbie Richards Sterling, Mass. We've been twice and we absolutely love it. Definitely our favorite. Best wishes for the New Year!

submitted on December 5, 2015 5:35 PM EST
Comments: Had a wonderful dinner with friends last night. The ladies loved the cranberry Cosmo.... Would the bartender share that recipe?

submitted on October 20, 2015 2:22 PM EDT
Comments: What an unbelievably perfect meal! My husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in Maine, and the B&B recommended dinner at Joshua's. I am thrilled they did! Every detail and morsel was simply scrumptious! The wait staff was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. The food, from the salads and appetizers through dessert, was impeccable. Hats off to the chef and his incredible work! Thank you for such an enjoyable and lovely evening. Michael and Kim McGowen, Albemarle, NC October 2015

submitted on September 26, 2015 6:30 AM EDT
Comments: Interesting that you have now deleted 2 comments about the difficulty in contacting you in order to make a reservation, with no comment from yourselves. Do you just keep the positive comments??

submitted on September 1, 2015 10:04 AM EDT
Comments: Joshua's is the greatest restaurant any where around. Best food ,best service and Barbara is so helpful. See you Saturday the 12th.

submitted on August 30, 2015 6:44 PM EDT
Comments: In addition to having a delicious dinner at Joshua's in July,I also noticed your white daylilies in your garden. Do you know their name? Thank you, Marylin

submitted on July 17, 2015 10:14 PM EDT
Comments: We were extremely dissatisfied with the food we had in Maine until we dined at Joshua's this evening. Thank you for one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. Wait staff was just as impressive

submitted on December 6, 2014 8:05 PM EST
Comments: We visit the Wells/Ogunquit Kennebunkport area 4 times a year and with every visit since 2006 we visit our favorite restaurant-Joshua's. What makes it so great? Besides the "world class food", it's Barbara who meets us, the wait staff with people like Christy (now the bar manager) and the relaxed atmosphere. We love Joshua's and would be upset if we couldn't visit 4 times a year!! Leslie and Glenn from CT

submitted on November 18, 2014 9:35 AM EST
Comments: My husband and I enjoyed dinner for the first time at Joshua's last month. Our dinner was delicious. We are doing all of our cooking with locally sourced and organic ingredients as possible and using veggies, spices and herbs that help us fight my cancer diagnosis. We had a wonderfully prepared delicata squash with skin on of course. Wondering if you have a recipe for how you cook the delicata as it was both firm enough inside and tender enough with the skins. Thanks for the great meal as it was part of a special retreat at the Dunes for the night. Thanks for any recipe hints. Jennifer Norton

submitted on October 22, 2014 8:57 PM EDT
Comments: We will be dinning at Joshua's this coming Saturday evening. Can't wait. We are fortunate enough to enjoy Joshua's twice each year, June and October. A must stop, no compromises!

submitted on October 12, 2014 7:16 AM EDT
Comments: Well, after viewing your website, I wish I had eaten here. I mistakenly called Jonathan's for a last minute reservation. NOT the resturant I remembered!! I've only been to you once before and it was fabulous. Next time I'll get it right because you're in my cell phone now

submitted on August 21, 2014 4:10 PM EDT
Comments: After making a reservation to stay in Ogunquit, our next call is for dinner at Joshua's. It was a bit tricky this July as we wanted to celebrate Gram's birthday with three generations of our family including kids 16, 10 & 10 (polite but would they be food fussy?) We were seated in a cosy spot with a great server and it was uphill from that moment on. Our fruity adult drinks & warm house made bread put us in a good mood and away we went, selecting 5 appetizers to share. Each was presented artfully and uniquely delicious. The salads and entrees we chose did not duplicate within our group so we sampled a good portion of the nights offerings. What a total pleasure to see everyone scarf down their meal including the kids who it turns out appreciate a well prepared duck confit and fork tender halibut. Desserts were of the same delicious standard and at this point we knew anything we chose would hit the mark. We left grateful for the talents of Joshua and his team who gave us a memorable evening. Oh yes, I just reserved at the Sparhawk so we'll see you in's Papa's birthday!

submitted on April 29, 2014 3:32 PM EDT
Comments: Congratulations for the excellent review in the 4/27/14 Maine Sunday Telegram. I don't know why you didn't get the full 5 stars when there wasn't a bad thing said about their experience at Joshua's. Stan Goldberg Wells

submitted on January 30, 2014 3:06 PM EST
Comments: Joshua's: My wife and I dined at your establishment on January 29, 2013. The dinner itself was excellent, everything cooked to perfection. What took a fine dinner to a truly memorable dining experience was out server Tom...he was amazing, both professional and personable. We could tell he truly cared that the quality of our dinner was up to Joshua's standards and also that we truly enjoyed ourselves, which we absolutely did. Tom made our evening and if he is indicative of the quality of Joshua's staff, you will throughly enjoy your dining experience. Chris/Kevin Moynihan

submitted on January 16, 2014 6:28 PM EST
Comments: Joshua's is an outstanding restaurant. The food is delicious and what Joshua does with the food is amazing. It is a quaint place and the service is excellent. We have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. We believe it is the best restaurant in Southern Maine and know many people who feel the same way. The Beglanes Longmeadow, MA

submitted on December 9, 2013 9:28 AM EST
Comments: In April we were staying at the Sparhawk and it was my birthday. We asked for a recommendation to a great area restaurant and Joshua's was suggested. That was our first experience of what is now our favorite Maine restaurant. We recently visited Maine for the Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude and were fortunate to dine at your outstanding restaurant twice and have already made Valentine reservations! Thank you for your commitment to serving grest, healthy, delicious food. Mary Anne Ross

submitted on November 5, 2013 9:14 AM EST
Comments: While in Wells recently I had dinner 3 times at Joshua's. As always a very pleasant experience and wonder food and presentation; service is always very good. I make the trip each year for fall color and a highlight is dining at Joshua's. The quality & service has remained top notch since my first visit-keep up the great work. I'm already thining about next year! Harry Watkins, Lake City, FL

submitted on November 4, 2013 6:10 AM EST
Comments: We brought friends to experience Joshua's for the first time. They now know why we rave about the food and the wait staff. I'd ordered 2 loaves of bread to bring home, but neglected to bring them with me. I left a voice mail to let them know I'd be coming for them the next day. Showing their true first rate service once again, I was sent home, not with the bread I should have received from the day before, but with two warm loaves. We can't recommend Joshua's enough!!

submitted on October 15, 2013 7:52 PM EDT
Comments: I ate there on Friday night. Had the BEST haddock in my life! I'm from Chicago so haddock is rare here. Seriously, the best fish I've ever had. Will recommend to anyone going to the area!

submitted on July 20, 2013 10:04 AM EDT
Comments: WE've eaten there many times, and we live locally. Last night we had the usual wonderful mussels, swordfish, rack of lamb, and haddock. As usual, EVERYthing was wonderful, the swordfish was butter under the fork! So tender!! And the bread was to die for. Topping it off was the homemade ice cream. Thanks! Loved it! Sally and John, Judy and Jim

submitted on June 16, 2013 2:13 PM EDT
Comments: Dear Barbara Mort and Joshua, Thank you all for an amazing bithday celebration! This was a big one 70 and I was missing my kids and grandkids who are living in Sydney, Australia. Yes,missing my family,yet the warmthand simplicity of your special restaurant lifted my spirits and the remarkable delicious fresh foods, that we have enjoyed for the almost nine years ,rejoiced my palate. Thank you .thank you for a memorable evening. with grateful hearts and bodies,Georgiana and Vince Andrea and Parker are our favorite servers.

submitted on June 12, 2013 12:41 PM EDT
Comments: As a frequent visitor to Ogunquit, we were visiting this past May and decided to try Joshua's. The entrance with it's greenery and tiny white lights on the bushes was so appealing and just the beginning of a wonderful dining experience that I have since told all my friends about. Once inside, the lighting is low but not too low, and there are candles all around making it warm and inviting. The table that we sat at gave us a view of the kitchen and Joshua working his magic. Our waitress was so friendly and pleasant, we ordered our drinks and she returned with bread. Not just any bread but a nice foccacia with rosemary, I believe, and the most wonderful Annadama bread with molasses and walnuts. We then received our salad, a huge portion of fresh greens. We both ordered the filet. Well, it was the best filet I have ever had ever! It just literally melted in your mouth with a buttery consistency....out of this world. This was accompanied with fluffy mashed potatoes and a veggie medley that Joshua incorporated fiddle heads that he picked, a first for me, and delish. We ordered chocolate pie, his mother's recipe, sooooo good and topped with freshly whipped cream. This is casual elegance at it's best and our new favorite Maine restaurant. Thank you all for a wonderful evening, we will definately return again and again. Joyce Mueller & Bob Diliddo, Framingham, MA.

submitted on February 25, 2013 11:50 AM EST

submitted on November 17, 2012 6:21 PM EST
Comments: We have been frequenting Joshua's over the past year everytime we are in Wells. Love the food, people and atmosphere at Joshua's. They are doing everything that a good restaurant should. Service is excellent. Food is fantastic. And all the staff so nice. Prices are very reasonable, wine list very adequate. Keep it up Joshua's. We love to come back everytime. Elizabeth & Bob Lapointe

submitted on October 18, 2012 1:48 PM EDT
Comments: I just returned from my fall leaf trip; not much color here in FL. The highlight of my trip is always dinner at Joshua's; it's always a great experience and great food & service. This trip I managed to dine on 2 different nights. I look forward to many more trips to ME and Joshua's.

submitted on September 16, 2012 1:52 PM EDT
Comments: Though this past Friday was the first time we dined at Joshua's, it felt like we were returning to the home of a loved one we haven't seen in some time. It was familiar and comforting, Jen, our waitress, made us feel welcomed and appreciated. It was like Christmas for our taste buds - each bite revealing a new and delicious gift to savor and enjoy. Continued blessings to your family and staff. Lenore & Francis Beebe, Glastonbury, CT

submitted on September 8, 2012 12:24 AM EDT
Comments: It was a Friday evening, my last of three nights in Wells. How I wish it had been the first -- I would have gone back every night. I mistakenly read that Joshuas didnt take reservations. So I drove down, walked in and happily waited 20 minutes for a seat at the bar. It was worth every second of wait. From the friendly and helpful hostess, who I understand is mither if Joshua, to the attractive lady who served my food with a smile and much care, to two great bartenders, the staff was fantastic. The food was beyond excellent. Homemade bread, exquisite salad, wonderful haddock and fresh blueberry pie with homemade ice cream. WOW!! YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT. Everything was great but I have to say that the fresh vegetables with the entree were unlike anything I have ever tasted. Call now or go there and wait for a chair. You will be glad you did!! John from Santa Fe NM

submitted on August 25, 2012 11:07 PM EDT
Comments: Joshua's is by far, our favorite place to eat. We would encourage you to lower the amount of salt you use in your food. You food is wonderful. You do not need all the salt!

submitted on August 23, 2012 11:23 PM EDT
Comments: We are so extremely luck that we found Joshua's on our week's vacation in Maine. It was the best tasting steak I have ever had in the U.S. and cooked to perfection. Everything was superb, especially the fresh vegetables and Key Lime Pie...fantastic. Congratulations Joshua, we are telling everyone in CT to come visit. Tracey and Sean

submitted on August 19, 2012 4:17 PM EDT
Comments: Hi Barbara,Joshua & Mort,we are soooo looking forward to our annual autumn trip to OGT & your fine dining! We love that we stay for a week and get to enjoy more than one night of delicacy! I can already taste the Oak Grilled Mushrooms! See you then, Donna & George

submitted on August 2, 2012 12:17 PM EDT
Comments: I don't know of many other restaurants where I went for the first time and then went back again the next night for dinner. Can't wait to come back this Summer. -Jen and Nick

submitted on June 16, 2012 4:25 AM EDT
Comments: Visted Joshuas on June 3 2012 for my birthday. What a warm cozy atmopshere.I had the chicken and my husband had the haddock. Both were excellent. I can't wait to go back. The Gould's

submitted on May 22, 2012 1:25 PM EDT
Comments: Creo que es maravilloso consumir los alimentos frescos. Los felicito y mucho exito Tere Gonzalez Aibonito Puerto Rico

submitted on March 25, 2012 2:26 PM EDT
Comments: We spent the weekend in Kennebunkport and Joshua's was highly recommended, so we decided to give it a try. Everything was fabulous! The food was outstanding and the service superb. Thank you Joshua. Luckily we live in New Hampshire, only an hour away, so we will be back. Your hard work shines!

submitted on November 28, 2011 12:07 PM EST
Comments: Joshua Can't begin to tell how nice dinner was for my girlfriend and I Sat. night. Your staff is wonderful as "Wells" Ken Alias Kenzo

submitted on November 17, 2011 9:11 AM EST
Comments: Discovered this gem in late August. Have been back 3 times since then. I've never tasted ingredients that were so fresh! Have always had the chicken (incredible!) but our fellow diners have had the fish, steak kabobs and many other items on the menu. All have been fantastic! Heading there this weekend JUST to go to dinner at Joshua's all the way from south shore of Boston! This place is not to be missed!

submitted on November 10, 2011 3:49 PM EST
Comments: Hi Joshua, I read than you are closed SundayS and Mondays from November to May... But do you make an exception for the New Year Day ? (Sunday first of January 2012) Because we hope to have a reservation to a well beginning of the new year... We came to Wells, from Montréal Qc, in this time of the year ? Anyway, please let us know the dates tou are open in this time ? Thank you in advance ! Sorry for my english writing !

submitted on October 26, 2011 5:04 PM EDT
Comments: Finaaly after many tries we managed to enjoy a dinner on Oct.18th My wife,my Mother-in-law who holiday in ells twice a year had a great dinner.My wife had the duck (extremely delicous) Kate had the swordfish(also great) and i the filet,cooked to perfection. We had dined here several years ago shortly after Joshua's opened. Good then ,great now! Terry Mailloux,L'ile Bizard,Quebec

submitted on October 21, 2011 2:27 PM EDT
Comments: I just returned from a week in Wells and as usual a highlight was 3 dinners at Joshua's. I always enjoy the food and atmosphere; the bar area and Christina is always enjoyable. The whole restaurant has a comfortable feeling and I will certainly be back on my next visit to the area. Many thanks for some wonderful meals-keep up the good work as it is definitely working.

submitted on October 15, 2011 12:57 PM EDT
Comments: My family visited Maine last weekend - someone suggested Joshua's for dinner, so I immediately made a reservation. So glad I did - the place is very popular and we could see why - it was perfect! We so enjoyed ourselves that evening - even though the restaurant was very busy somehow we still felt special - the staff was exceptional and the food delicious. Thank you for a wonderful night. The Caito's from RI

submitted on October 1, 2011 5:19 PM EDT
Comments: Can you accommodate a gluten free diet?

submitted on September 18, 2011 9:32 PM EDT
Comments: This was our first visit to Maine. Joshua's was highly recommended to us. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in your beautiful restaurant last Friday evening. We can truly say it was one of our most memorable and enjoyable meals. We can't wait to return! Lisa and Fred

submitted on September 10, 2011 3:42 PM EDT
Comments: What a jewel by the sea you are! I've been traveling to Kennebunk every summer for years. We always used to head up to Portland for our special dinners. Now, if I were ever to stay in Portland, or anywhere else in a several hour radius, I would be driving to Wells for dinner. Your food is truly perfection - every plate, every time. The freshness of the food is always a given, but your creative sensational twists on each dish is what truly makes it. On our last trip, my father in law ordered the assorted mushrooms, even my husband who doesn't normally like mushrooms LOVED them. The mussels with blue cheese should probably be illegal they are so decadently delicious, and the fish was a flaky fantasy. Can't wait until we get back to Maine for another experience at your amazing restaurant! Thank you for being there! Kelli Phillips, Rockville, MD

submitted on September 2, 2011 7:48 PM EDT
Comments: I would love to see you do a ravioli!

submitted on August 30, 2011 4:26 PM EDT
Comments: We came last Saturday night for our first visit because of rave recommendations from a couple who bring their house guests to Joshua's. We were waiting on Saturday for the 5pm opening with four people who had dined several times with you and were coming back again(good sign). We took several of their recommendations for food and everything was outstanding. The wood grilled mushroom appetizer alone will make us come again. For entrees we had the chicken, the haddock and two of us ordered the filet. All entrees were perfect but we're neck craners(we like to peak at what others are ordering). The lamb looked fantastic(next time, next time).The wild blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream(both made by Joshua) was as good as the long ago memories of my mom's pie made from foraged wild blueberries(and I've never said that before. Patti, David, Beth and Scott

submitted on August 3, 2011 6:29 PM EDT
Comments: Thank you for outstanding meals last weekend. We loved it so much we could not resist coming for a second night. Everything tasted so fresh and flavorful. Our compliments to the chef and farmer! Sincerely, Steffanie & Arndt

submitted on July 17, 2011 8:18 AM EDT
Comments: My boyfriend, friends and I had a great time at the restaurant last night. We enjoyed the food, wine, atmosphere and service. The shrimp and haddock soup was superb. We will be back. Beth

submitted on July 12, 2011 5:33 AM EDT
Comments: We had a wonderful meal last night and will be back on Thursday. Thank you for the smoky mushrooms and the champagne grape sorbet, two of the best things I have ever eaten!

submitted on July 11, 2011 11:54 AM EDT
Comments: Hi We had dinner at Joshua's last week. It was wonderful! We all loved the anadama bread you served. I came home and googled a recipe that was 5 stars and it tastes nothing like the bread you served. Are you willing to share the recipe? Was that anadama bread? Thanks Theresa

submitted on July 10, 2011 12:58 PM EDT
Comments: We are four tough customers. Our comment after the dinner: Excellent food, superb service. Thank you! ChEszter and friends

submitted on June 15, 2011 1:39 PM EDT
Comments: Coming from an Italian family with wonderful cooks all around including myself - I am not easily impressed with restaurants and the people in the kitchens called "chefs" today . Unfortunately the clowns on Food network have made that word mean making a fool of yourself on TV ! How absolutely refreshing it was to dine in a fine restaurant that has the warmth of someone's home and the staff to mirror the tasteful yet unpretentious surroundings AND foremost the namesake ACTUALLY cooking for his clientele!! We chose to dine at Joshua's 2 nights while in Wells and both nights were an experience in how to make a customer feel welcome from the greeting right through the "good nights" . Everything in between from cocktails in the bar prior to dinner ,onto our relaxed meal of 4 courses with wine right down to the aromatic coffee with our house churned icecream & warm from the oven maple walnut pie (ruby red rhubarb on night 2) had "We're glad you're here, looking forward to seeing you again" all over it ! This is a talented young man who hears the applause of a clean plate and does all he can to make sure that's what comes back to him because it's a sure sign of a job well done. No use in going on with what we had - it's ALLLL GOOOD and between the 2 of us had quite a sampling.Simple ingredients brought to a sublime level. So to Joshua, Barbara & Mort ( and Anne , our wonderful server both nights )"Glad we were there and soooo looking forward to mmmmany more meals in Wells at JOSHUA's". The CT. Foodie

submitted on June 14, 2011 4:27 PM EDT
Comments: Me family and I had dinner at Joshua's last Thursday night. We were a table of 8 ranging in age from 28 to 89 years old. Everyone was happy with their choices. We had appetizers, salads, dinners,and desserts. We had some special dietary needs and the waitress was very helpful with the selections. We all agreed that the food and service were phenomenal. We look forward to coming back next year when we are in Ogunquit again. Greta Schofield (Sarasota, FL and Elmira, NY)

submitted on June 14, 2011 9:27 AM EDT
Comments: Joshua's is BY FAR our FAVORITE restaurant for fine dining. We make sure to dine here each season to take advantage of the varied selection of exquisitely prepared dishes depending on the seasonal ingedients available. We are not vegetarians but several times we have selected a vegetatian friendly option and have always been happy we did. The specialty martini's prepared with fresh squeezed juices are a hit with us too! Looking forward to our visit in July. Dan, Diana, Paul and Lynda. Massachusetts

submitted on May 19, 2011 9:03 AM EDT
Comments: Can't visit southern Maine without dining at Joshua's. Bruce and Jean Wetherbee, Worcester, MA

submitted on April 7, 2011 11:03 AM EDT
Comments: We dined at Joshua's last night for the first time. It was our 4 year wedding anniversary and I have to say we loved it!! One of the best restaurants we have ever dined at! We will definitely be going back! Thank you for an amazing meal and experience!

submitted on April 4, 2011 6:53 AM EDT
Comments: My husband I and visit Joshua's once a year and EVERY year we say the same thing, THE BEST MEAL WE HAVE EATEN ALL YEAR. This year we made a decision that we cannot wait another year to come back, we will make the trip from MA sooner. We just LOVE not the only the perfectly cooked equisite food but we love the pride and the family feel that seems to come with it. From appetizer to OUT OF THIS WORLD caramlized banana rum ice cream pleased doesn't even begin to describe it. Thanks for a great meal and a great experience!!!!! Alex & Sheryl Demakis : O )

submitted on March 26, 2011 3:12 AM EDT
Comments: I truly enjoyed your Our Farm notes on the garden. I am from Maine & now reside in NC. Am attempting to garden. It is insightful to read your "blog". From Rhonda Rowe in Princeton, NC

submitted on January 25, 2011 9:24 AM EST
Comments: One of the best meals we've ever eaten. Thank you, Jim and Mary Wiggin for the gift. Joshua, I'm currently training to become a pastry chef and would consider relocating if you're ever in need. :) Sincerely, Priscilla and Bernie Dutton (Mary's daughter).

submitted on December 30, 2010 9:53 AM EST
Comments: Always a great meal when we join Paul & Bev Daoust. Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Hoffman.

submitted on December 27, 2010 2:22 PM EST
Comments: This is by far the very best restaurant in the area. The food is exquisitely prepared and presented. It is always fresh and innovative. The service is impeccable. I highly recommend it to anyone who knows good food. Katherine Cooper

submitted on November 19, 2010 9:48 PM EST
Comments: Joshua; I have not had the pleasure of eating at your restaurant, but I thought that I would write to you about the house. The house was in my family for 100 years. While we owned it it was used in the summer to exhibit and sell antiques. In the late 30's we moved into the house year round. I have some pictures of the original house. One interesting feature, that is missing, was an Elm tree that had a trunk that was large enough to accommodate a car. Dutch Elm Disease claimed it. I have read your reviews and am glad that caring people as yourselves have chosen this house for your restaurant. May you have a fruitful future. Bob Allan Portland, ME

submitted on October 23, 2010 2:20 PM EDT
Comments: Well another wonderful trip to Wells for the fall color. The highlight was of course a great meal at Joshua's-always something I look forward to when in that area. It is consistently good and excedes expectations-friendly staff also.

submitted on October 11, 2010 4:48 PM EDT
Comments: what is your email address so that I could send comments? thanks...sally

submitted on October 4, 2010 4:46 PM EDT
Comments: My husband and I love your restaurant and we have celebrated our anniverary at Joshua's every year since you opened. Your food is beyond wonderful and the service is excellent. Judy&Mike Lewandowski

submitted on October 1, 2010 2:58 PM EDT
Comments: Joshua's food and presentation of the meal is outstanding. Charming atmosphere and wonderful staff.

submitted on September 21, 2010 2:08 PM EDT
Comments: Love everything about your restaurant. Never visit Maine without dining at your wonderful restaurant. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and service. Jacky Rittlinger

submitted on September 12, 2010 6:44 PM EDT
Comments: Simply put- your restaurant is the best. Everything- from the drinks all the way to the dessert- was incredible. You will see us for years to come! -Cathy and Marty Horkan, Boston, MA

submitted on September 2, 2010 9:32 PM EDT
Comments: I just returned home from having dinner at Joshua's for the first time. I can't remember when I have enjoyed a meal more than the one I had tonight. Everything was perfect, the waitress was charming, and the service outstanding. I will call tomorrow to buy a gift certificate for our daughter's 10th anniversary later this month. She is a vegetarian & will so much appreciate the choices you offer. Her husband does eat fish(and occasionally meat). He will be equally impressed, I'm sure. Thank you so much for creating such a fabulous restaurant, Sue in Rye, NH

submitted on August 31, 2010 11:53 AM EDT
Comments: We went to your wonderful restaurant, for the first time, August 28th. This was my birthday gift from our best friends. The five of us had a wonderful restaurant. We all ordered something different and all of us raved about how good the meal was. I had the haddock and it was the best haddock I have ever had. Keep up the good work. We will definitely be back. Theresa & Butch

submitted on August 23, 2010 1:09 PM EDT
Comments: Joshua, Wow! My family recently visited your restaurant for the first time and it's hard to find words to match what we feel was the best meal we had enjoyed in many years. From the buttermilk/herb salad dressing and fresh salad to the entrees to the homemade blueberry pie with homemade vanilla ice is so clear that every dish you serve is prepared with care and pride. We thank you for an amazingly delicious and healthy meal. We wish you much success! Bravo! Eric, Jennifer and Kiersten Nyquist

submitted on August 13, 2010 10:51 PM EDT
Comments: My wife and I literally JUST left your restaurant, and I couldn't wait to post our feedback on your website. The quality of food, and the care that obviously goes into the preperation of each dish, puts you head and shoulders above the dozens of tourist trap restaurants within 2 miles of your location. The entire experience at Joshua's was memorable, from the terrific bartender while we waited, to the pleasant waitress who served us; not to mention the food which was perfect from the first bite of appetizer, to the last mouthful of dessert. We will definetly return each time we are in Wells. Thank you again, Bill Graves, Ludlow, MA

submitted on August 11, 2010 4:55 PM EDT
Comments: This was our best meal in Ogunquit. I am not a salad lover but ordered one due to the farm-fresh produce. It was a wonderful salad with the tomato vinaigrette. I had the lamb, one daughter had the duck, and the other had the vegetarian entree which she raved about. The many veggies on the meat entrees were wonderful. And the desserts were marvelous! Thanks for a great meal. We'll be back. Marian Price, East Greenbush, NY

submitted on August 9, 2010 4:24 PM EDT
Comments: Chef, we fell in love with your food since our first meal several years ago. The service is always wonderful. What we really appreciate, however, is your thoughtful attitude toward your vegetarian entree. As the parent of a vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for something that is more than the ordinary entree or the "piece together" or the pasta primavera selections we often find surprisingly even in the best restaurants here and at home. In the last three years (that is the limit of my memory for meals), your offering has been incredibly inventive (and delicious) for my son's somewhat sophisticated palate. While tofu and mushrooms have their place, he prefers other selections and yours have always delighted. Thank you! Gale Heck-Rosenman Bryn Mawr, PA

submitted on July 26, 2010 12:09 PM EDT
Comments: Thank you for a wonderful meal last week. Joshua's was recommended to us right before we left for our annual week in Ogunquit and I can't believe we had never dined there before. We'll definitely be back as the food and service were both superlative. Thank you. Rob Canfield

submitted on July 25, 2010 6:26 PM EDT
Comments: We had our first meal July 4 weekend and you can be sure it will not be our last. The food is incredibly delicious and the wait staff are wonderful. We plan to have many more dinners! Rosemary Marshall Waltham, MA 02453

submitted on July 9, 2010 7:41 AM EDT
Comments: What a wonderful place. We always love coming to Joshua's. It's the one place in the area where we have a consistently fabulous dinner. Too bad its so hard to get in, although we've been very lucky in the bar area, which I love. The staff is superb. Other restaurants should take a page out of your book!!!

submitted on June 21, 2010 9:04 PM EDT
Comments: 6/21/2010 We just had a wonderful dining experience at Joshua's. The service was fantastic--thanks Blaine. The food was all fresh starting with the bread and ending with the peach pie and ice cream. We will be back. Rick and Francie Segal

submitted on May 21, 2010 2:26 PM EDT

submitted on May 9, 2010 4:06 PM EDT
Comments: I learned first hand this weekend why the Captain Lord Mansion consistently recommends Joshua's to their guests. With fabulous food, presentation and service, it's a a place to feel special and pampered. Ann Paquette

submitted on May 5, 2010 10:14 AM EDT
Comments: We spend our Wedding Anniversary at this restaurant yearly. It is a must. The service is wonderful and friendly and the Food is Exceptional!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the state of Maine or anyone planning a visit.

submitted on April 24, 2010 6:59 PM EDT
Comments: Dear Joshua's, What an experience! From the second we walked through the door. The service was great,and the food was amazing! As was my blood orange martini! the fudge pie was a great way to end the dining experience. Can't wait to come back Jill and Tony Graves Mass