Billy's Journal

Gift Certificates may be purchased by sending check in any amount to Barnacle Billy’s, P.O. Box 837, Ogunquit ME, 03907-0837. Please make checks out to Barnacle Billy’s. We do accept Credit Cards as well over the phone, but we limit credit card phone orders to $100.00 per certificate..

Ogunquit ME

Tim Tower, April 4, 2015

Yesterday was the best opening day we have ever had at Barnacle Billy's. Not only was it a financial success on every level, there were no complaints (that I heard of) and everything ran as smoothly as if there were half the patrons.  I was happy, our staff was happy and the customers, to a person, were all very happy to be there.  

My sister Meg started the day at 7:00 AM (or maybe earlier).  She worked the floor until 4:00 PM.  Many customers were grateful she was there.  After working in the office during the morning, my sister, Cathy, became a patron with local friends. She was noticed by other regulars.  My brother, Court, controled the nuts & the bolts behind the scenes.  And I worked the dining room & deck making sure everyone was okay, welcoming people to the opening day, thanking them for being there and very happy to see everyone.  Our cocktail staff did a wonderful job as did managers Matt & Chuck (the GM from Etc) and the whole staff.  

The weather is such an important part of a successful day at Barnacle Billy's. There was very little wind, the air temperature reached 65°F at least.  We saw the sun through a smurry sky all day. The deck was full almost all day which left plenty of room in the dining room.  Even at night we had a warm breeze making it easier for patrons to linger outside the restaurant before moving on.  It was just a wonderful day all around.  Thank you all so much for making it so!