“Olivia’s by the Sea” is under new management, renovated, and almost ready to roll

“Olivia’s by the Sea”, formerly “Amelia’s” (near Good Harbor Beach), is under new management! It has been taken over by the same people who run the new Cape Ann Diner in Brown’s Mall.  It has been renovated, and work will continue until the summer.  The new layout includes an informal, tray-serving-style dining area, designed to be comfortable for beach-goers:

and a smaller, more formal area where there will be waiter service and a more comprehensive menu.

Outside, the plan is to have an ice cream window on one side of the outdoor eating area.  In short, something for everyone!

On Wednesday, the restaurant opened for a breakfast test run “on the house” so that a small number of people could try the food and meet the staff. I was invited, so I showed up for a late breakfast.  The menu has a wide selection of scrumptious sounding breakfast food, with reasonable prices (although not as inexpensive as the Cape Ann Diner, which is to be expected for the location and style). I opted for a scrambled egg with bacon, home fries, and beans, with a mug of decaf coffee.

It was delicious!  And the owner, Ron, and the greeters and servers were friendly and cheerful.

They will be opening fully for business sometime next month.  I look forward to it!

- Fr. Matthew Green

 

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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5 Responses to “Olivia’s by the Sea” is under new management, renovated, and almost ready to roll

  1. gayle white says:

    Great photos Fr. Matt! looks like a great place to eat! let us know when they open for good and we’ll head up from Boston!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Fr Green for the very nice review. Olivia’s by the Sea is now under new ownership with new managers, staff and Chef. We are now called “Olivia’s at Good Harbor”
    We are featuring a brand new menu with FRESH Local seafood and as fresh local products become available this spring and summer we will feature those items as well.
    We will have a tasting table at the “Taste of the Times” event this Wednesday night, also we are launching a smaller version of our lunch and dinner menu beginning Thursday 3/20.
    Please stop in and say hello, have some fried clams while you’re here!

    We are looking forward to a very exciting year,
    Chef Ron

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am a little confused. Is the new restaurant under new management or new ownership? Either way, good luck Chef Ron!

  4. fredrikdbodin says:

    Definitely a restaurant for us to check out!

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