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King Tide Fish & Shell, Portland, OR

King Tide Fish & Shell

3.9
3.9
464 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
King Tide Fish & Shell, led by Executive Chef Alexander Diestra, is a riverfront seafood restaurant and bar inspired by the laid-back fishing lodges of family vacations gone by. With sparkling waterfront views of the Willamette, a welcoming energy and a menu that ranges from no-fuss to fancy, here at King Tide we serve fresh, inventive seafood dishes with local ingredients that are uniquely Portland.

There aren't many places that command the vantage point we enjoy here at King Tide, 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.

As we like to say, King Tide is where food & drink & people always complement each other, and everything goes with the view.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 7:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 295-6166

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alexander Diestra

  • Catering

    <br />We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    At King Tide we do big, as in full-scale weddings, small, as in your own private dining room, or somewhere in-between, as in renting our legendary patio for your social function. Whatever your special event needs, we're here to help you pull it off in style.

  • Private party contact

    Josh Tart: (503) 423-3145

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Montgomery

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking is available breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner based on availability. ($5 per hour after 2 hour validation)

  • Public transit

    The Portland Street Car stops two blocks away from King Tide.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 464 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed overall. Average to below average experience across the board - extremely limited and costly menu. Below average selection of alcohol and wines. Just meh other than the lovely river view from our patio table.
  2. AP

    APDX

    Portland

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    No bartender, waitress who didn’t seem to know a lot, and average food for high cost. Won’t be back.
  3. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice setting along river walkway trail with views of the waterfront. Menu was very limited and items overpriced. Fish and chips fish was disappointing and octopus portion was very small.
  4. C

    Cayo

    Guadalajara

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best seafood restaurant in town with a great view !
  5. DN

    DateNight

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Gorgeous waterfront patio. Service was incredibly slow. Small portions of food were tasty, but sloppy preparation (i.e. bones in fish, mismatched side dishes to entrees, poor plating).
  6. MG

    MamasGotToTravel

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Loved our waiter, Christopher. He was personable, attentive and funny. Food was tasty and what we expected but a bit pricey. The risotto and the branzinno were $48 each. That said, the calamari was cooked perfectly. We asked for two items from the bar-Lillet and Tawny Port--and were told the restaurant does not have those. Please! How can the bar not stock Port?? We were there for the Oregon Symphony's outside concert. For this event in Tom McCall Park, the location was perfect.
  7. J

    Jass

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so amazing went to celebrate my partner graduating the service was amazing and just a awesome atmosphere.

    King Tide Fish & ShellResponded on September 5, 2022Hi Jass, Thank you so much for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Congratulations to you and your partner!

  8. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Not a great place. Place was half empty but hostess placed a family of 4 with 2 kids real loud next to just my wife and I. One of the featured fish was market price but never guessed it would be $48 and not very good!
  9. TW

    TWL69

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Place is going downhill fast. Now have to eat in the bar. Food was still good but service suffers badly from no help. Hope they can correct as location is great.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It’s fine. The view is nice. The food is okay to good, the prices
  11. PC

    PaulaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The fish and chips were overly breaded. The risotto was $46, ouch! And it was way too complicated with beans, peppers, hot sauce, octopus, mussels (one), shrimp (two), scallops (one), clams (two), onions, and a few additional unidentified bits. Way too many ingredients! I don't recommend this place unless it is perhaps for drinks only. My Aperol Spritz was tasty.
  12. LM

    LynneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The salmon was excellently cooked and well presented. We asked no potatoes and Raquel offered extra vegetables. Well I don't think 4 strands of beans constitutes extra vegetables. Nice ambience with river view. Not too busy. We would return.
  13. t

    tomw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The outdoor table had a great view of the river. The server was friendly and dinner served at a leisurely pase. Food was good, but the entre portion was not very large for the price.
  14. SW

    SandyWill

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations and requested a particular area outside. Arrived with our table setting at the spot requested. The waitress Helen and Profridio (spelling) were excellent. Helen greeted us and Profridio took our breakfast order and served us . They were cordial and competent. Food embed hot.
  15. MF

    MelissaF

    Portland

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Really disappointing and it felt like they have just given up on being a fine dining experience. To start, it was our anniversary and this is where we dined on the night of our wedding 7 years earlier. Wish we could have gone back in time last night. First offered a poor location along what was a very narrow outdoor area, but then offered a space that had a bit of a river view when I asked if they had something better. Server wasn’t rude, but not really friendly either. It was curious to me why every task was supported by someone else. One for our drinks, another for bringing out apps, another for main course, it was all just “odd”. Asked three times for lime with our sparkling water, and eventually brought a couple of tiny pieces on a cocktail napkin. Before I talk about the food, it should be known that the outdoor dining area was dirty. Concrete was so nasty and needed a power wash, and the handrail our table butted up against it needed to be wiped down. Our table was sticky too. Next to us was a table that had obviously had a toddler at it - as there were French fries, chicken strips, and silverware strewn around it. At no time did anyone pick up the mess - even the manager walked by it several times and even laid on the ground to try and fix a wobbly table with drink coasters while a couple was sitting there. It was just gross. The food? Expensive and not worth it. The appetizer shared was at best a few tablespoons of yellow fin tuna & 4 tiny buttermilk crackers. $27. The mains were a fish swimming in a very cloying, soy sauce based sauce and a side of garlic rice. No veg. $35 Really underwhelming. My seafood risotto was unattractive dish, w blobs of orange colored sauce on it and the seafood wasn’t featured, but thrown under the gloppy rice - the mussels and clams also looked like no though was paid to how to present them. One of the mussels tasted so questionable I stopped eating the dish. Sand in the clams too. Price? Over $150/2. No alcohol. Rip off.
  16. L

    Live2dine

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Breakfast on the Patio, food and service was top notch, price was affordable.
  17. d

    debbieg

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really lovely dinner. And we’re coming back for brunch. Every single thing we ate was amazing.
  18. SW

    ShannonW

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Beautiful location. Great cocktails. Food was ok. our group had Branzino, Salmon and Seafood risotto. May have been an off night. Had Branzino and the rice that accompanied was undercooked. Mentioned to the server and she simply said will let the chef know.
  19. AD

    AcmeDiner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Appetizer and cocktails were good. Enterees: Branzino had bones. Pork cheeks were ok. Gives off an upscale vibe but the hostess was wearing sweatpants. Our waitress was nice but pretty unhelpful…when asked about items she said “it’s good” after each one. Same with cocktails. Decent place to grab a cocktail on the patio but anything else isn’t worth it.
  20. MA

    MariaA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Enjoyed salmon, yucca fries, and desert of pastry with guava. Service was excellent and relaxed environment with beautiful view!
  21. LM

    LisaM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Terrific after-work appies and drinks on the verandah. Great service. Not inexpensive. Perfect spot on a warm day for our foursome.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was quite tasty! Very good service and the view is perfect.
  23. JC

    JulieC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast and service . Very convenient for hotel guests.
  24. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our particular waitress was not the greatest, although I noticed two other servers who were doing a great job. The kitchen is slow with the orders for the oysters, be warned. We had 6 and then ordered another 6 and our mains came before the 2nd set of oysters. Wonderful outside venue. The menu is small. Some things we ordered were very good and a few not so good. The risotto was good. The whole Branzino was great. The salads were great. Desert menu was unappealing, not worth the calories.
  25. NM

    NancyM

    New England

    91 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful location with water views. Excellent service. Not enough choices on the dinner menu. Strange combinations of spices and sauces on the menu items.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome. Great service. We were from out of town and would go back if ever in Portland again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Very poor service, waiter was not knowledgeable and didn’t care
  28. R

    Renee

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Food was overpriced and mediocre. Service made up for the terrible food. The best part was the chocolate cake.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Absolutely no complaints there. But the food was a huge disappointment.
  30. LU

    LindaU

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, friendly staff, great views and awesome food and wine.
  31. CR

    CristinaR

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice dinner on the patio. Great seafood dishes, I loved the risotto and the very unique cocktails. Service was exceptional, attentive and professional without being overly present.
  32. MR

    MichaelR

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Oysters were extremely small and overpriced. The fish and chips fish filet was frozen and pre-breaded...not what I would expect for a fine dining experience. I will not be coming back again.
  33. SW

    SandyWill

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been eating out because of Covid. The restaurant offered outdoor dining. Server was prompt, pleasant, & competent. We had a great time.
  34. AL

    AnnaL

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We ordered the Fish and Chips dinners. The batter on the Fish and Chips was light and not heavy. We were seated fairly quickly (had reservations) inside. Most reservations were for the patio. We were one of the two tables inside the establishment which was very nice. So no competition on conversation. Service was okay. We did not get a refill on our drinks. Our server checked on our table at the beginning of dinner, but after we received our dinners no follow-up until another server came by and offered us dessert. We had dinner prior to a show at the Keller Auditorium. Plan to stay for dinner between an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes. So, if you are in a rush, plan on a different establishment.
  35. M

    Matt

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Yesterday my wife and I came to dine at King Tide Fish & Shell. It was by far one of the worst experiences I've ever had. My wife has an allergy to eggs and we expressed this to the server Christian multiple times. When she initially told him of this, he said "I'm not 1000% percent sure what has eggs in it but I'll ask". I asked him to mark up a menu so we could be certain what could be ordered. He returned moments later and said "most of the menu is fine" he then proceeded to explain to my wife (who is acutely aware of where eggs can be commonly found) that "mayo is actually made with eggs". Due to his seeming incompetence, we decided to just order two small plates and have dinner elsewhere. At his direction we ordered the octopus and a salad and specifically asked that he make a note of an egg allergy on the ticket.  To the credit of the kitchen staff, the octopus dish was excellent. When Christian returned to clear the plates I asked him about the olive sauce. He struggled to explain anything about it not only because of his lack of knowledge on the dish, but also because he had a mouth full of food. He returned several minutes later and said "You were right! The sauce is made from olives and mayo.". I cannot begin to explain the amount of outrage I'm feeling at the heinous disregard for the wellbeing of their guests. I've been in the service industry for close to two decades and am truly appalled at the wholesale failings of their staff. There were multiple times that we made completely reasonable requests to ensure her safety and (through gross incompetence or malice) they were ignored.
  36. CA

    CARLOSO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Awful and extremely expensive flood; mushrooms appetizer was a joke, a couple of little pieces of mushroom with no seasoning at all, completely blend. My wife had the salmon dish, a very tiny piece of fish (very very small) very dry and zero taste with a couple of baby potatoes (very tiny too) with no seasoning (And they didn’t even have salt and pepper shakers on the table to fix it) for $33 dlls, what a rip off!!!. I had their burger ($22 dlls) it comes with fries, also very blend and just tasteless ( I’ve had much better burgers at Carls Jrs or Wendy’s for a fraction of the price). What a shame, the restaurant is very nice with a great location and friendly stuff, but the food completely sucks (and very expensive for what it is) !!! Id fire that chef immediately.
  37. R

    Roberto

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very interesting menu with unique offerings. Very flavorful dinners, try the Spanish octopus, outstanding. Great desserts too.
  38. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food (although a bit overpriced for sure), and excellent service. We were able to sit outside on the covered patio area which was excellent - great views of the river - excellent location! Parking very easy as well - garage nearby and street parking available too.
  39. v

    vwin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We had two risottos, salmon and a steak. The risotto was not cooked all the way so it was crunchy. The salmon was dry and shriveled. The steak was a tiny medallion. We won't be back it was way too expensive for the price. Probably good for drinks though but again too expensive.
  40. BV

    BretV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great! Food was amazing and we loved the drinks. Smaller portions but worth the experience.

FAQs

King Tide Fish & Shell offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 295-6166.

King Tide Fish & Shell is rated 3.9 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for King Tide Fish & Shell

1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Montgomery

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 7:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking is available breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner based on availability. ($5 per hour after 2 hour validation)

  • Public transit

    The Portland Street Car stops two blocks away from King Tide.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alexander Diestra

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 295-6166

  • Catering

    <br />We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    At King Tide we do big, as in full-scale weddings, small, as in your own private dining room, or somewhere in-between, as in renting our legendary patio for your social function. Whatever your special event needs, we're here to help you pull it off in style.

  • Private party contact

    Josh Tart: (503) 423-3145

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