I would like to get a gift certificate for my
parents but I live too far away to come by.
You can order gift certificates over the phone and put it on Visa or Master Card. We will mail gift certificates
either to you or to whom ever you designate. Call 207-646-3355. If we are not there to answer the phone, leave a message and
we will call you back. We charge $2 for postage and handeling. In December we make an effort to be available to answer the
phone Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 9pm. Calls before 5 are easier for us to handle.
far in advance do I need to make a reservation?
Off season (November-April) availability on Saturdays between 6:30
and 7:30 fills up about two weeks in advance. You can usually get a table for before 5:30 or after 8:30 by calling before
noon on Saturday. The same goes for holiday nights. The most popular times on Friday fill up later in the week and there
are usually a few tables available when we begin service Friday.
We are getting increasingly busy during the week. It is unusual
for someone without a reservation to have to wait for a table but it does happen so reservations are recommended for any evening.
In summer 6:30 to 8
fill up as much as three weeks in advance for any night and Saturday is pretty much full a week in advance. I read on a blog that someone came with a reservation but you didn't have space for them.
that happens it is usually because they made reservations in another restaurant. There is another Joshua's in Brunswick, Maine
and information usually gives their phone number rather than ours. People have also been known to confuse us with Johathan's
in Ogunquit. We hate when that happens but there is really nothing we can do about it. When you make a reservation we will
read it back to you off the page so that you can correct us if we got it wrong. We also call to confirm reservations that
were made more than a couple of days in advance.
Can I come if I don’t have a reservation?
Sure. We don’t
take reservations for the bar. On the busiest nights there may be a line at 5 waiting for us to open. When the bar is full
we will take your name and help you get a seat in turn when it opens up.
Do you have restaurants in any
Where do you get the vegetables when the garden shuts down?
Onions, winter squash,
carrots, beets, Brussels sprouts and cabbage from the garden will supply Josh through fall and into the winter. He buys salad
greens from Lisa Turner in Freeport. Her organic greenhouses are heated with oil from restaurants that have fried food. http://laughingstockfarm.com
get organic potatoes and other root crops from Wood Prairie Farm in northern Maine. http://woodprairie.com
vegetables come from conventional sources.
Where do you get your coffee?
Coffee By Design in Portland. http://coffeebydesign.com
Where did the
chef go to school?Josh is self-taught.
He grew up in a house where all the meals were made from scratch. He also saw his mother and father baking deserts that we
sold to restaurants between Ogunquit and Portland. (He now makes the fudge pie and maple walnut pie from his mother’s
original recipes.) He’s been working in restaurants since he was 14. Most importantly, food is his passion. A story
by Barbara about Josh in the kitchen when he was six can be found in the stories section.Some of our stories
Where did your chairs come
We got them from a company in Lewiston Maine. They were more expensive than we could
have done elsewhere but we figured it was highly unlikely that anyone from China (the country not the Maine town) would ever
spend money in our restaurant. It was just part of our ethic, besides they are really nice chairs Unfortunately Bradco has
since gone out of business.
Why is a restaurant of your caliber located in Wells?
Josh was born here and Barbara and I have lived here since 1972. Also
there are lots of wonderful people in the area who appreciate what we are doing.