King Tide Fish & Shell

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334 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
To be honest, the view came first. There aren't many places that command the vantage point we enjoy here at King Tide Fish & Shell, so we like to make sure it lives up to Portland.

We do that with a blend of the traditional and the non, the comfortable and the slightly twisted, the satisfying food and the swinging drink.

King Tide Fish & Shell embraces the Shared Plate philosophy that encourages more people to enjoy more flavors in more ways than any single plate can accommodate. And because we're Portland, we make it as local as possible. When we see water we think fish, so you'll find plenty of it on our menu. Basically, we just like to keep it fresh.

King Tide Fish & Shell is where food & drink & people always complement each other, and everything goes with the view.
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Austin
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The best mussels I've ever eaten! Great service! All excellent!

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service in the bar and in restaurant. Food recommendations were delicious. They made our 10 year anniversary dinner very special.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, outstanding service, quiet enough to have a conversation.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return

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PD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Saturday Brunch. There was no indication we would be eating in the bar when I made the reservation on Open Table or on the restaurants website. Not a lot of crab in my eggs. Probably will not return for brunch.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Hi Peggy, Unfortunately we had some renovations to make to our dining. We appreciate everyone's flexibility as we make steps to constantly improve our space for our guests. We will use your feedback as a training opportunity, however, and make some adjustments to better serve our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity as I know we can do a better job.

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JS
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ended up & Kind Tide while attending a business conference at a nearby hotel. The meal was very good- the Salmon la plancha. It was cooked perfectly, was fresh and had an excellent flavor served with the verde option. I’d recommend it. The pricing was a bit high - probably due to its location in a hotel. All in all it was a good option near the riverfront.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Hi James, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. Chef Lauro's technique with fish is incredible and should be shared with the world. So glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your return soon!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great, service is amazing.
Desert was a bit disappointing, maybe was better to have ice cream outside.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Kobico, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We strive for 5 star service and sounds like we hit the nail on the head. We take your feedback seriously and will look at make some improvements to dessert in hopes of wining a 5 star review during your next visit. We look forward to your return soon!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best date nights we've had in so long! From the ambiance, to the service and the food- it was truly unbeatable. We purposely over ordered so that we'd have leftovers to eat later on! Cannot wait to come back for more, highly highly recommend!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Addison, Five star first bump! Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. We strive for that experience with every guest and love to learn when we hit the nail on the head. Thank you for sharing your experience. We very much look forward to your return soon!

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A
Columbus
107 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had very few expectations going in and thought that being a hotel restaurant it might not be that good. However we were amazed at the service and the quality of the food. The hamachi tostadas were out of this world. We all agreed that the beet salad was the best we’ve ever had. The monkfish osso Bucco was delicious.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Hi Anitamd, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We love to hear that type of reaction as that is a common misconception. We are Chef driven and focus on local, fresh, and quality ingredients cooked to perfection with service to match the awe striking location. The Hamachi tostadas are a crowd favorite with everyone that tries them. We look forward to your return soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful with views of the Willamette River and the boardwalk. The bar was plush and comfortable with a cozy fire on a cool fall evening. We sampled the drink menu with oysters all around. Everything was delicious and our evening was made even better thanks to our very attentive waitress. Thank you!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We strive for 5 stars every time, so we would love to know how we could've improved on your experience? So glad you were able to enjoy the fire and sample through the beverage menu. We look forward to your return soon! Cheers

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Parts of meal were excellent, my wife,s and my Freud’s pasta dish. My fish was dry and over cooked. Cheese cake was excellent the double choc. Cake not good. Service was OK, they corrected mistakes.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 12, 2019

Hi ClarkK, We take all feedback seriously and will use yours as a training opportunity. Its sounds like a one off situation with your fish and I hope you will give us another opportunity to make it right. I know we can do a much better job. Look forward to your return soon!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The oysters was amazing

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Five star fist bump! Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We look forward to your return soon.

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D
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I ordered a36$ dollar steak it wasn’t even seasoned and my wife ordered the halibut it was flavorless! The service was good and the wine was good but the food not so good!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hi Duke, I want to apologize for missing the mark on your visit. We pride ourselves on our ability to put out great food with great service, but it sounds like we dropped the ball on your occasion. I can assure this was a one off situation as we get great reviews about our food quality and preparation and would encourage you to give us another chance. I know we can do a better job.

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RS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant on the waterfront. The chefs served up an exceptional gourmet dinner. Our complements. I do have to wince just a bit on the bartender's idea of 5 oz and mine. Seemed a bit on the less than 5 oz. For the price, anyway. But yes, I highly recommend this place.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hi Regina, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and atmosphere was awesome, roasted beet appetizer was delish! Server was attentive, a bit on the pricier side to what we usually spend, however it was worth it as a treat while travelling from out of town.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. We hope to see you again next time you are in Portland!

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p
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

I could not give this restaurant 5 stars simply because the service was so poor. The Food was excellent, and being outside on such a beautiful evening was great. We ordered 3 beverages, of which only one arrived after a very long wait and had to remind the server of our missing beverages as our dinner arrived. We ordered the special fish of the day which was excellent while our friend has the halibut. Both dishes were wonderful. It seems that they were poorly staffed with waiters in bar and the restaurant. It seems that the bar tab should also be combined with the dinner of which they could not do. Food great, wait staff were friendly but service needs some help.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Pambj, I was shocked when I read how poor your service was. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a 5 star experience but it sounds like we missed the mark on your visit. That seems uncharacteristic of our service model here and I will use your feedback as a training opportunity to ensure this doesn't happen in the future. I would encourage you to give us another chance as I know we can do a much better job. Hope to see you again soon!

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SM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

King Tide was a short walk from our nearby hotel so the location was convenient. We greatly enjoyed our dining experience and the fish selection we made was excellent. We would definitely consider returning next year when my wife and I visit the Portland area.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

SMDude, Thank you for your glowing five star review. We appreciate your business and willingness to recommend. We look forward to your return next time you and your wife visit Portland. Cheers

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

My husbands birthday. They knew it and didn’t offer a desert or anything. The ambiance is awful. It lacks style top to bottom. Kinda like a Holiday Inn. Food was ok. Service was ok too. Won’t go back or suggest this place to anyone.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

I want to apologize on behalf of my staff for missing the mark on your visit. I will use your feedback as a training opportunity to improve on our service. I can assure you this was a one off situation and would encourage you to come back and give us one more chance as I know we can do a much better job. Hope to see you soon!

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GM
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel which is a wonderful spot to stay. The restaurant is nice and the bar area next to the restaurant is big and very nice. Also sitting outside for dinner is a big plus as it overlooks the river. Food was good. If you're staying at the hotel certainly would recommend eating there.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. How may we get a 5 star review next time? It seems like we hit the mark on your visit but you only gave us 3 stars and we strive for a 5 star experience every time. Hope to see you back soon!

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JO
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view by the river.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Five star fist bump! Thank you John

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It took a little while for food to arrive. At times our waiter was switched out with anotherso it became a little confusing. Overall everyone was pleasant and the food was delicious.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. I apologize for the confusion but we very much garner a team atmosphere where everyone is helping everyone, but I can understand how that can be confusing. I will use your feedback as a training opportunity going forward. We hope to see you back soon!

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t
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant has a lovely outdoor seating area in the lounge, with a nice view of the ducks and the river below. A group of us (6) wanted to enjoy this area along with the happy hour specials, however rather than help us collect some chairs the waitress pushed us to proceed to the dining room, saying it also had a nice outdoor patio, but that we would have to forgo the HH specials. Well the dining patio turned out to be very noisy, with a lot of traffic noise from the bridge and a poor view of the river through all the trees. In addition, we were forced to pay full price for all our food, which in this restaurant is no small thing. Food was delicious, but small servings for the prices they charge; when they recommend sharing a $140 sea bass among four people, you would think the sides would serve more than two. All in all a lot of money for food that was not particularly special and bar servers not interested in pleasing customers. Will try somewhere else next time.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 20, 2019

Texasgirl, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. I want to apologize for missing the mark on your visit. That is uncharacteristic of service standards we train. I can assure you it was a one off situation and would encourage you to give use another chance as I know we can do a much better job. We hope to see you back soon! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for our last night in Portland! Great service from Jacob and excellent food. Four of us shared mussels, black cod, fish and chips and roasted beets...everything was delicious! Really enjoyed our meal and price was reasonable. Highly recommend!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Pyot, Thank you for your glowing five star review and recommendation. Jacob is an amazing server and I am glad to hear he hit the mark during your visit. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town!

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T
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We opted to eat outside so it was nosier. Halibut and oldster tortellini were outstanding. Very extensive wine list although no Moscato by the glass. Dress code was supposed to be upscale however there were a lot of patrons dressed in t shirts and shorts.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Thewineguy, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and providing feedback on your experience. Just for future reference, we are fine dining in a casual atmosphere so we do allow t-shirt and shorts. I hope this wasn't the reason we missed out on the 5th star as we strive for a 5 star experience every time. We hope to see you again soon!

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d
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service delicious meal and drinks. Menu was a little limited

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

drdawg, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!

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l
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was fine. I had the scallops, they were good, not gritty. My husband had the halibut, it was overcooked. Our two companions had the salmon and lobster ravioli. There were no actual lobster pieces, it was a lobster mash in the ravioli. Considering underwhelming preparation and presentation, the menu is probably $4-$5 overpriced.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Lauraw, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take your feedback seriously and appreciate your willingness to share your experience. We hope to you will give us another opportunity as I know we can do a much better job.

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H
Denver
75 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Tide has great food in a beautiful setting, but their clam chowder is amazing! Lots of goodies in it (bacon, purple potato, onions, etc.), along with fat juicy clams...and the presentation is first-class.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 22, 2019

Harryl, Five star fist bump! Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you back again soon! Cheers

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When I made a reservation they asked me what is the occasion. I told them for my wife birthday. But at the end of the meal I had to tell the waiter. It was celebrated my wife birthday tonight. Even though the waiter did nothing for us. That was the downside from the service. Therefore I would not recommend people are going there to celebrate their birthday.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 17, 2019

Simon, I am disappointed to read that your wife's special evening was not celebrated accordingly. We send out dessert on the house for every birthday celebration and try to make them as special as possible here at King Tide. I apologize that we missed the mark, as that is by no means our standard. We are very grateful for you choosing to celebrate at King Tide and would love another opportunity to make it right. We hope to see you back soon. With hospitality, Chase U. (GM)

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AB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great bday dinner and service. Back soon! Thank you

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 20, 2019

Adam, Thank you for your glowing five star review! We appreciate your willingness to share your experience. We look forward to your return soon.

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DT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ...staff went the extra mile. Great food. Very helpful when it came to parking both our cars an when we want to go for a walk along water front ...we asked if they would put our leftovers in the fridge while we were walking ... waiter said sure. Excellent we will be back for sure.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 17, 2019

DonaldT, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and more importantly for taking the time to share your experience. 5 star fist pump! We strive for five star, personalized service every time and appreciate those that share those experiences. We look forward to your return soon!

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SM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a good quaint place to meet with a customer over a great meal.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return soon! Cheers

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Try the clam chowder. Chilqueles rojo was delicious. Fresh pressed juices a must too.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 17, 2019

Amanda, Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return soon. Cheers

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m
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Drinks we’re amazing as well. Excellent service! Highly recommend!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank for your glowing 5 star review! We appreciate your patronage and willingness to recommend! We hope to see you back soon.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! beautiful and delicious food. Attentive, thoughtful service.
Clam chowder is a must, with smoked purple potatoes, and finished table side. The roasted beets- honestly, a perspective changing dish. Life altering sounds extreme, but it was that amazing. And please finish your meal with the "Not your avocado toast". You will not be sorry. Tasty food, great service, artful presentation...I simply can't wait to eat at King Tide again.

SR
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I am pleased to say, after two visits I really liked King Tide F clean, flavorful, excellent bread and not too large of a slice. I've had this twice now and the second time was better so whatever you did to improve it was spot on. We both had fish over cauliflower rice which was great, enjoyed the salsa verde and the fish was cooked perfectly for each of us however, we both noted the whole almonds mixed into the cauliflower rice were A) a bit odd and B) definitely too many of them. It was almost odd that every bite had a gigantic whole almond in it. Perhaps sliced or slivered would provide that crunch but not be so awkward? Anyhow, flavor was spot on. Loved dining al fresco and will definitely return!

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was tasty and out server was friendly and attentive

N
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our friends loved eggy aspect of their meal, but especially the fine service and the tomato/cheese plate, which was like Italy itself. Would come again...absolutely!

JT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Halibut cooked perfectly and the dessert play on avocado toast was excellent!

p
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Way overpriced for the food. Deck was nice, but everything was over priced..,..frys were greasy, lobster roll was petite with no side, only picked carrots. Won’t be back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don’t bother

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