Cornerstone - Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer


11 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

228 Main St
Ogunquit, Maine, 03907-3203
United States

(207) 646-4118 | map

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Added by cornerstoneogt on 05-30-2012

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of coombski
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DrStiffington
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of morebeergood
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Very cool place. Walking distance from beach. Very airy, lots of outdoor seating. Great service. We had pizza, and it was excellent. Heavy focus on Maine beers on draft. Overall great draft lineup and extensive bottle lineup. A perfect choice for good food and craft beer in Ogunquit.

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Photo of AirBob
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of RobWhiting
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Decent beer selection. Some high ABV choices and different options than you would see in the normal pizza joint. Definitely worth a look if you are in the Oqunquit/York/Kennebunk area!

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Photo of LeRose
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My wife and I have visited this establishment several times. In general, things have always been good, but the service has been variable.

The location is great if you are walking, otherwise it is on one of the worst intersections for driving in this and any alternate universe. On a busy day, it's just flat impossible to navigate this little knot of roadway - drivers just seem to lose their minds. But Ogunquit is laid out for foot traffic and Cornerstone is an easy walk from just about any place you'd stay on Shore or Rt. 1 where it parallels Shore.

The vibe is lively - the setting is sort of industrial with exposed pipes and whatnot. The bar has always been hopping and crowded, with the patio-ish area a more sedate but still lively and fun setting.

We've had several variants of pizza - always excellent flavor, nicely cooked and presented. The Manchego meatball appetizer is always awesome. Food has always been very good quality. The beer selection has varied, but does feature a decent number of Maine brews as well as some imports from other parts of the US and abroad. You are going to pay for the food and the beer, though. It is a little on the pricey side in my opinion, but we go there anyway as a treat.

I reduced my original 4.25 numerical score for one reason. Service is the one area that has been a sore point on different occasions. One time we thought we were on the lengthy waiting list, went back to check several times and were told 20 minutes. After an hour and a half, we found our names were not even on the list as we watched other couples arriving after we did get seated. When we pointed this out (we could see the book sans our name), we were treated quite rudely. Waitstaff has also been variable from pleasant and properly attentive to here's yer food, see ya, almost surly in attitude. Only once have we found a waitress who knew the beer menu - that's fine for us, but not for a non-BA. OK - I imagine they go through a lot of staff turnover, but there don't appear to be standards. And given the tourist traffic, I can certainly see the challenge, but inattentive to borderline rude service is something I have become less tolerant of as I am aging (apparently less than gracefully).

We'll certainly still go there, but maybe we'll target more "off peak" times. It is one of the "special places" for us within the general fondness we feel for Ogunquit.

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Photo of Sderoche77
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HomelessSanta4
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Excellent and very consistently rotating draughts that maintain their 'beer geek' respectability throught the seasons. Not to mention, the pizza is phenomenal. Though the beer tends to lean more toward 'city' prices, they are all worth it. Awesome place all around

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Photo of Chris415
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Ok, it's been a long time coming, but here is my first review on BA, and for good reason, I might add. My wife and I have been coming to Ogunquit for the last 15 years, and in fact it was just north of here, in Kennebunkport, at the ripe old age of 24, I got hooked on craft beer with my first taste of Old Thumper at Federal Jack's (Shipyard). Anyway, why my first review now, do you ask?

Up until now, my wife and I have lamented that the only thing that Ogunquit, our favorite place on earth, is missing, is a craft beer bar or brew pub to take advantage of the wonderful craft beer community and the fantastic location in the heart of New England craft beer country. Sure we can go to Portland to Novare Res, and we will, but why not Ogunquit?

Long story short, we went to Cornerstone today for lunch and it was excellent! We met 2 of the nicest people ever, Mike and Kristy, the owners, who are very passionate about the beer they serve, and had a wonderful lunch complete with beer talk with both of them. They have a very well thought out tap list, not to mention some great bottles. I had a Monk's Cafe sour last night when we got into town, but today sealed the deal. Started with Affligem blonde, moved on to Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale, and Finished with Gulden Draak. My wife had De Troch Framboise. We shared a lobster pizza, and paired the Gulden Draak with a Chocolate Bomb for desert. Simply put, fabulous. We have been to places with 70 taps (and a billion bottles) that weren't as well thought out, and certainly places with all the beer and none of the food and service. This is a place that you seek out for the beer, and go back for the food. And more beer. Haven't even made it to the IPAs yet...

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This new beer and pizza place is located in downtown Ogunquit, at the intersection that's impossible to get through in the summer. My wife and I stopped there on the second day of business, and had a great time.

Outside there is a large patio that looks like it can seat more than the inside. Inside has an industrial look and feel. Wood and metal in a post and beam room. Exposed pipes. Tin wall behind the bar. Only one TV at the bar, and it wasn't on when we were there. The bar seats around a dozen people, and there are seven tables inside. This all makes for a very comfortable ambience.

There are sixteen beers on tap and I think eighteen bottles. A very nice beer selection which will rotate seasonally. Nice mix on tap. Some usual suspects from Belgium, like Stella, Hoegaarden, and Leffe, but also some more exciting beers. On our visit they had Affligem Blonde, Hel&Verdoeminis, and DeRanke Guldenberg. Also, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Peeper, Goose Island Pere Jacques, and Founders Triple Trekker, to name a few. A great bottle selection also; there is even a gluten-free beer.

The small menu has salads/apps, sandwiches, and pizza. Among the apps are zucchini carpaccio and sausage stuffed cherry peppers, which sound interesting. Pizzas also looked great. They made their mushroom pizza into a vegan pizza for us with the addition of roasted peppers and roasted tomatoes.

The night was cool and cloudy, so the inside was quite busy. Still, we had excellent service and good conversation at the bar.

I'm sure this place will be extremely busy once the summer season gets into swing, but it's an excellent place to go for good beer and good food.

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Cornerstone - Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer in Ogunquit, ME
4.14 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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