From the owners
I think Mike has wanted to own his own restaurant since he was two years old sitting in his parent's garden eating raw onions! He loves to cook and especially loves to cook for others. Mike is the second youngest of nine kids. I am the fourth of six. We grew up in Gorham, went through first communion together, and graduated from Gorham High School together.
Twenty-five years went by before we saw each other again. We met at our 25th high school reunion and have been together ever since. We have three children between us: Mike, Jess, and Phil.
We could not do this venture alone. Our partners, Greg and Debbie, live in Texas. Greg and Mike started working together in Westbrook in 1976. Greg graduated from Westbrook High School and moved to Texas in the 1980s. He married Debbie and together they have two children, Nicole and Ryan.
Together, our team owns and operates Ocean Gardens Restaurant and Tavern. All of our food is made to order from scratch, and the restaurant feature photographs taken by close family members and friends.
We strive to provide the food and space for your family to make as many memories as ours has made together. Sit back, put your phones away, talk, laugh, tell stories, relax, and enjoy your time together!
- Mamie (Dugas) Martin