The Tides Beach Club
The Tides Beach Club

The Tides Beach Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tidesbeachclubmaine.com/
  • Phone: 2079673757x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00PM - 9:00PM
    Friday-Sunday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Shaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Tides Beach Club offers private dining with the ability to serve up to 24 guests in our intimate Belvidere Room. For larger events, the Tides for private events and is available for up to 80 guests. Please call The Tides Beach Club directly at 207-967-3757 for availability and booking information.
  • Private Party Contact: Eryn Littlefield 2079673757x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belvidere
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: On site and on the road
A word from The Tides Beach Club
Dining at the Tides Beach Club in Kennebunkport, Maine is a refreshing experience with the emphasis on fresh! Our menu is bursting with fruits of the seas and vegetables of the garden, skillfully prepared in an uncomplicated manner to emphasize the great quality of the food and loving attention of Chef John Shaw. Pair your favorite with one of our signature cocktails or a selection from our extensive wine list and you"re sure to have a meal you'll never forget.
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The Tides Beach Club reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (43)fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (26)vibrant bar scene (25)special occasion (25)great for lunch (19)hot spot (14)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Excellent dinner, great vibe
    Meag
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Excellent dinner, great vibe to the restaurant, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TBC is A-OK
    KennebunkDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Start with a drink n the porch while enjoying a view of the beach then move inside for a great meal. Nice selection of entrees and good range of prices. Casual beach dining at a high level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and delish
    LoveslunchVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Lovely old inn that has been renovated. Thefood was wonderful . The corn and clam chowder was rich and creamy. Could be a meal. Loved the chicken. Only drawback was the noise level. Very high. Ask to sit on the porch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful meal. Our
    BeachLover
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We had a wonderful meal. Our waitress, Alicia, did a great job. She was very friendly and worked hard to meet our needs. The food and drinks were great. It was very busy, so I am happy I had made a reservation in advance. We were happy to have a table by the window so one of us could see the ocean throughout dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beachfront dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Cute restaurant/ inn on the beach in Kennebunkport! The food was great - very fresh and flavorful seafood and the restaurant had a cozy but energetic atmosphere. The bartender made great, off the menu martinis and the service was overall very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Mdaley3VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    This place is unbelievable! We went with our teenagers for dinner. The atmosphere is great. A large house on the beach. Bar is long and pretty active. The menu is limited but in a good way. Everything was delicious. The buffalo shrimp was lightly breaded and the best we ever had. Two of us had the corn and clam chowder but wished we didn't because the serving was so large we couldn't eat most of our dinner we were so full! The shrimp scallop and lobster fried rice is the best and the burgers are top of the line. We are just mad we didn't find this place sooner. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go near Kennebunkport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    If you don't know Goose Rock Beach and you're in the Kennebunkport area.. you must see that beach and with it, it's Tides Beach Club... excellent food, very good for diner and if it's only for lunch, the best lobster roll of the region!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Delicious and Accomodating
    shbc64VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    While we were guests at The Tides we ate dinner one night in the restaurant. The service was great in fact the waitress had the kitchen prepare fresh gluten free bread for me when I told het of my wheat sensitivity An outstanding meal!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAMILY AFFAIR
    PAINTER
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The service was excellent, we had a server that was attentive to some special eating requirements, very knowledgeable about the menu - the beer menu was excellent and served everyone's variety of taste buds, we did not have wine. The food was fresh, full of flavor and again adapted to met our needs. Recommended were the lobster spring roll, pulled pork sandwich, chicken cooked in buttermilk and the corn & clam chowder. The local farm choice of salad greens was also excellent. We would definitely go again and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tides is splashy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Not your quaint Maine beach dining place... More glitz and lucite.. still a great spot in a great place. Great eclectic menu!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    The Tides restaurant was fantastic. The ambiance is upscale and beachy. The whole evening was enjoyable. Had a reservation and was seated immediately. The drinks and appetizers were great. Sandwiches were large and dinner portions were a good size. Good variety on the menu. Looking forward to another visit some day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very loud and extremely hot
    SpinmeisterVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Very loud and extremely hot on a busy Saturday night in July. The food, however, was delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    DonU
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Seated immeditely upon arrival then waited 15 minutes for our server to greet us and another 15 minutes before our cocktails arrived. After that server was delightful and moderately efficient, but the first 30 minutes werre dreadful. Food was good. Location is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great service
    Ss73VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Consistently great service and food. Local ingredients = delicious flavor. Try the warm lobster roll, swordfish or shrimp/scallop over fried rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tides Beach Club
    Johann
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I toke my wife for her birthday. She was impressed with the resturant. The food was good but not for the price you pay for it. I had the Surf and turf which was Fried Clams and Rib eye steak. The steak was under cooked and the claims were luke warm. My wife had the Brioled shrimp and scallops which she like. Our guest had the Rib eye and he said it was also under cooked. It may have been a bad night for the steak. The desert Strawberry shortcake was a hit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress disappeared
    FoodLlover
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We went to Tides based on other reviews. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. I requested a window table but did not get one inspite of the restaurant not being busy since it was after the lunch hour. We were on the porch area so views were still good. However it took about half an hour after we were seated for the waitress to come back and get our food orders. It took so long that one member of our party had to leave after the appetizers because she had to go to work. We ended up taking her entree home with us. The waitress came back to our table only one other time after we flagged another server to ask for our check. Food was just okay for the price. If you are driving there...don't ...parking is a nightmare.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Great restaurant. Food very well prepared. Creative drinks list. Wonderful service. Our only complaint was the continual floor tremors when seated near the kitchen. Every step shook our table, drinks and bodies. Not conducive to enjoying an excellent meal. Don't sit near the kitchen where there's lots of foot traffic if that bothers you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Tides. We try to
    GailVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Love the Tides. We try to go once or twice a month because we love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tides Beach Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    From the moment we walked in the door, I knew this place was special. The music, seating and overall ambiance was very impressive. The fried clams were the lightest i have ever had and the best. I had no idea that anyone could make potatoes like this place did...SUPERB!!!!!! If you are in Kennebunkport you must visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to requests outstanding !
    Twomom
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    This was a special birthday dinner. They gave us a great table, delivered complementary champagne, and a yummy cupcake with a candle. Could not have asked for more. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This restaurant was recommend by a friend. I did not even know that it existed. My friend and I ate outside . It was a lovely evening and quite nice. The food choice was excellent allowing for a small or large meal choice. We both found the food and wine delicious but pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally..
    marianVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Have wanted to go to The Tides for a couple of years now and we finally made it over there for dinner. Upon walking in, we were surprised at how intimate the dining space is but we were escorted to a table for two that, while not full views of the ocean and dunes, was pretty close. The entire evening was thoroughly enjoyable. The ambiance. The service. The food. Choices of unusual martinis. We can't wait to go back....and plan our time better so that we can enjoy a cocktail on the porch before dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    muggsmac
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Just wanted to add that your service staff are some of the best we have experienced, especially our waitress. Can't tell you who the young lady was, she didn't give us her name. All-in-all it was a grand experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love sitting overlooking
    foodforcath
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    I love sitting overlooking the ocean and listening to the waves as I eat delicious food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate here for dinner one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    We ate here for dinner one night and loved it so much we came back for Sunday lunch a few days later with four friends. Fantastic food and service with a view right across from Goose Rocks Beach. Also loved the watermelon cosmos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Excellent Service, Food, and Ambiance. I am definitely returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Season 3
    NewYearsEveVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The Tides never disappoints and as the summer months progress and the local produce comes in it will only get better! We hope to make another trip before the end of the season. A true 'neighborhood gem' on Goose Rocks Beach! The locals are lucky to have it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Returned the next day...
    Winelovr2
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    for an afternoon drink and snack at the bar to enjoy the beach view. The cocktails are works of art to drink. Dinner last night was excellent with a wide selection to please all 6 in our party. Don't miss the ribeye or the raw bar and the seafood is great of course. Casual, comfortable but elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time this season and
    GailVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    First time this season and still love The TidesBC. Service is excellent and food is very good. Love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • when you go, don't go unless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    when you go, don't go unless you can reserve a porch table. when we arrived, there was a large group at the bar and in the lobby, if we had not had a porch table we would have had to leave as the noise level was epic and people were standing around the dining tables drinking and talking while we would have been dining. One person in our group would not have been able to hear our conversation over the din. With that said, the food was wonderful, service was great and we had a great dining experience on the porch!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We stayed at the Tides and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    We stayed at the Tides and ended up eating dinner the two nights we were there. Both dinners were very nice. The first after driving up in the rain from Boston was very relaxing. The wait staff was most helpful in guiding our selections. The lobster bisque was excellent. The Swordfish was also very well prepared - in fact I had it both nights and the second was even better. My wife had the lobster entree and thoroughly enjoyed that. The only negative was that there was a large family reunion on the second night. It was OK as long as they were in the room reserved for the party. However some of the guests decided to come and chat with other friends in the main dining room and stood around talking very loudly which detracted a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Tides-atmosphere
    GailVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Love the Tides-atmosphere is wonderful and service is fantastic. I feel like I'm on vacation every time I go there!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The dining experience was
    Retiree
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    The dining experience was very enjoyable and the food was very good. Our table was located in the smaller area from the main dining room so was slightly quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is well integrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    This restaurant is well integrated into what is a small hotel overlooking the Goose Neck coastline. The unpretentious food was well prepared and appropriate for the setting. Service was friendly. Would recommend for the peaceful location, view, and better than average food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice food but very noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Nice food but best tables with ocean view seem to be reserved for hotel customers. Others are sitting in a very noisy spot along the bar. I would not recommend because of its very noisy environment. Finally 9$ for a bottle of sparkling water and 10$ for a blueberry pie with extra 3$ for an ice cream scoop is a bit overpriced!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night at a special place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Great night at a special place. Kudos to Tim Harrington on transforming another Southern Maine landmark. Fun place with friends offering a diverse menu from gourmet hamburgers to lobster rolls and this night a grilled cod special that was excellent. We were disappointed that the lavender infused lemon drop martinis we enjoyed on our last visit weren't available because the head bartender was off for the night. Seems like he should be able to pass along the recipe to his staff, but we suffered through a basic martini and did just fine. We'll be back for sure to enjoy this special place before they close for the Winter.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, across from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Great view, across from the ocean and the food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good at this
    GindyR
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    The food was good at this beach community restaurant but it was very noisy! It has a really loud bar scene and some of the tables are right in the bar so if you are looking for a quiet place this is not it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third time here this summer
    GailVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Third time here this summer and absolutely love it!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent. Vibe was
    Ss73VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Food was excellent. Vibe was a cross between Maine and South Beach. A nice change of pace for the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet