King Tide Fish & Shell

4.5
382 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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RileyM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff our server was very nice and informative. Would highly recommend to anybody.

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PamelaJ
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have tried this restaurant. The chef really knows how to prepare seafood and shellfish well. Great service! You can't go wrong. I will definitely return

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Gramuyo1
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Our server went above and beyond to make our time enjoyable.

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Vince
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a dinner for the Portland dining month. The choice and quality were excellent for the price.

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Mowebster
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food was great and the service matched. Awesome deal for Portland dining month.

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Grangerz
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to King Tide on a gorgeous evening; the water outside shimmered in the evening sun. The restaurant was almost completely empty, due I believe to Corona virus concerns. Portland Dining Month afforded more than one choice of meal courses: Would recommend the pickled deviled eggs, rockfish with delicious potato croquet, and Meyer lemon ice cream. All was delicious, well flavored and a real bargain. Might go again in the summer for a lobster roll on the outside deck.

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TracyN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are always looking for new places to find fish and in a healthier way. This place was amazing. We got the special which was a grilled whole white fish, perfectly done. Ceviche was amazing for an appetizer and we got the green tea tart for dessert

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great small group Portland Dining Month dining experience at King Tide. I would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service and ambience was wonderful. The server took the time to explain the menu to a friend who was gluten free and was very patient and offered suggestions. The menu is diverse and appealing. The view of the river is stunning. The Octopus Tostada was sublime, so was the Tagliatelle with razor clams. The sauce on the Mary's chicken was yummy, but the airline chicken itself was dry. Dessert was a pleasure as well.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and for your review. We are sorry for not meeting your expectations and will use your feedback as a training opportunity to improve on guests service going forward. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again soon as I know we can do a better job.

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Dining out Portland menu which was extensive. This made it a fantastic deal. I would go here again regardless. Food was delicious, fresh and tasty! Loved the service and atmosphere!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Elizabeth, Five star fist pump! We were so happy to learn we exceeded your expectations. We went with an aggressive menu this year to ensure we stood out from the pack. We are a hidden gem in our second year that people are still discovering and what better time to discover a new restaurant than Portland Dining Month. We appreciate your feedback and very much look forward to serving you again soon!

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Rachel
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visited here for Portland Dining Month & was pleasantly surprised with the portion sizes. Often, restaurants seem to scale back on portions for Dining Month, but not the case here! The food was also delicious & tasted very fresh. The service was wonderful --I will definitely be back!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your glowing five star review. Our goal was to separate ourselves from the pack by maintaining value and options during the highly competitive Portland Dining Month. We are so thrilled you took notice and enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JonS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Better than its predecessor, 3 Degrees, but not much. Attentive waiter, its a shame he has to suffer with mediocre food and tone deaf management. Soup not hot, barely warm. Entree overpriced and uninspired. Ambience ok. Might be ok overall with experienced and caring management.No reason to go back.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi JonS, I am sorry for not meeting your expectations. We value your feedback and will use it as a training opportunity to improve on our guests experience going forward. To be clear my management team is very passionate about what they do and care very much for our guests. I am sorry you didn't feel that during your visit but can assure you that was a one off situation. I would encourage you to give us another chance as I know we can do a better job.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall great experience. we had the whole bass with sides. It was a bit over cooked, the meat was mushy and at $90 was overpriced. That won’t stop me from visiting again.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Scott, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We are sorry for not exceeding your expectations and will use your feedback as a training opportunity to improve on our guests experience going forward. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great value and most certainly a foodie place. Deviled eggs were fantastic and the presentation.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for your review. We strive for a 5 star experience for all of our guests and would love to know how we can exceed your expectations on your next visit? We look forward to serving you again.

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MattW
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice spot with a view of the Portland harbor. Went for a business meal and everyone enjoyed it. Hard to get a 5 star review in Portland though, I'll give it 4. Also you can valet park at the hotel front entrance and they will validate your parking.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi MattW, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We strive for 5 stars on every guests experience and would love to know what constitutes a five star rating in your book so we can exceed your expectations on your next visit. Thanks again and we look forward to your return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and ambiance. We sat at the bar and had some yummy food and delicious drinks. Recommend the mussels are to die for. Make sure to dip the bread in the broth. The bar tender( I forgot his name, he is a transplant from Miami) very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Great dining overall

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 7, 2020

Five star fist bump! Thank you for your glowing five star review. The mussels are a crowd favorite, so glad you enjoyed them and your bartender Alex really goes the extra mile for his guests. He is amazing at what he does. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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RandyH
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know a rating of all 5’s is suspect but frankly...the food was amazing with so many flavour profiles and pleasing presentation. Our server was knowledgeable and shared suggestions based drink pairings as well as dessert ideas. The river as our view made it a great evening.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Five star fist bump! Thank you for your glowing review. We are thrilled to learn we hit the nail on the head and exceeded your expectations. Come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible four course menu. Fish was cooked perfectly. Truffeled bisque with oyster was an appetizer to remember.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for your review. We strive for a five star experience with every guest and would love to know how we can exceed your expectations on your next visit? We hope to serve you again soon!

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DavidB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One of our two meals was great. My wife’s fish was fatty of all things and the plate overall was underwhelming. Too bad. Otherwise nice place. Good Manhattan from the bar.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Davidb, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for not meeting your expectations. We take feedback seriously and will use it as an opportunity to improve on our guest experience. It sounds like a one off situation and I would encourage you to give us another opportunity. I know we can do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Jesse was outstanding and made the experience very special. food was fantastic except the filet did not have very good flavor and you could tell was hardly seasoned. other than that it was incredible.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Jesse is an amazing server that really goes the extra mile. We are sorry for not meeting your expectations on the steak. We will use your feedback as a training opportunity to improve on our guest experience. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server Great Prices. Great Night

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for your glowing five star review. Come back and see us again soon!

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vipDanielA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

No ambiance. While had requested a quiet, out of traffic seat, we were seated in the "restaurant seats in the bar". Steak poor quality, while my wife enjoyed her fish dish. If you are seeking a quiet, romantic restaurant with amazing food, this is not your place.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

DanielA, We are sorry for not meeting your expectations. Unfortunately, Valentine's Day Holiday is a very busy one for us, so requesting a quiet table on that day was out of the realm of possibilities for us. Every table was accounted for all night long as we were sold out. I would encourage you to give us another opportunity to serve you as I know that we can do a better job meeting your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Iggy
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were a party of six...ordering off of both the dinner menu and the happy hour and how Jacob kept it all straight was proof of his high professional skills...and he couldn't have been nicer!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Iggy, Thank you for your glowing five star review. Jacob is a fantastic server that really enjoys what he does. We look forward to your return soon!

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vipfoodtourdeforce
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had in several months. Food was spectacular, service was attentive but unobtrusive. Would highly recommend.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 28, 2020

Five star fist bump! Thank you for your review. We strive for that reaction with every guest and love to hear when we hit the mark. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely go back. A perfect pre-theater meal.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your glowing five star review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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johninportlandia
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was completely remodeled about 2 years ago and is smaller with a better ambiance than before. The menu is well curated -- in other words there are limited choices but they are all local and from scratch. Both of our dishes (lobster roll and Bouillabaisse) were excellent. There is an extensive cocktail list, and the wine list is limited but very good. Good service. We will be back.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and were thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! I'm very picky about my fish and this is one of the best fish dinners I've eaten.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for your glowing 5 star review. I am so glad we hit the mark on your visit and were able to exceed your expectations. Come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband reported back that his 89-year-old mother was extremely happy with the breakfast and the entire experience. This is not an easy woman to please. Thank you!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for sharing your 5 star experience at King Tide. We were thrilled to learn we exceeded your mother-in-laws expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Happyhour
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to King Tide and they exceeded our expectations. David welcomed us with champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary. His recommendations hit the spot! So glad we ordered the seasonal catch. Thank you for making our experience special.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on February 1, 2020

Isnt David fantastic? He really goes above and beyond to curate a special experience. We were thrilled to have you celebrate such a special occasion with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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SydneyH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined for Sunday Brunch and appreciated the shades being drawn to eliminate glare. GF options available. Gorgeous river views. Great service from Knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. Very good food. Restrooms a bit of a hike. Appreciated the free parking and valet service very much on a rainy day.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your glowing five star review and recommendation. If you enjoyed brunch you have to give dinner a try. We look forward to your return soon!

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RichardO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent but the atmosphere was fairly sedate - despite it being a Friday night the place was largely empty. The view is likely much better during daylight hours - plan to check it out in the future.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Given our location we tend to be fairly quiet in January which explains the atmosphere during your visit. We look forward to your return soon!

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MauiGal
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, unusual dishes and old favorites, something for everyone, exceptional service.

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vipSilviaS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time dining here. We chose the place for its convenience to the venue we attended after dinner. Overall the service was very good but the start was slow with servers switching on us with first orders getting a slow start. Food that we ordered was very good. Recommend mussels as an appetizer. The pork based broth was amazing. We split the seafood special that came with three sides that included foraged mushrooms and truffle mashed potatoes. Will come back for mussels for sure.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on January 2, 2020

SilviaS, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take your feedback seriously and use it to make constant improvements to our guest experience. We strive for a 5 star experience every time and apologize for not meeting your expectations. We hope to see back soon as I know we can do a much better job. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
183 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. Plus saw the Christmas lit boats to top off evening

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you for your glowing 5 star review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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viprsmilko
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was the first person in for dinner so I had the place to myself. But the staff was incredibly helpful and gave amazing recommendations. Super happy with the dinner!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on December 21, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and for that glowing 5 star review! We appreciate your patronage and very much look forward to your return soon.

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sploid
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, not blown away. Attentive waiter. Requested a birthday cake for my son when I booked on opentable.. cake never showed up. $175 check. Disappointed.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your son's birthday with us at King Tide. We always provide a complimentary dessert for birthdays, so I was very disappointed to learn that your son never received one. We 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 opportunity as I know we can do a much better job. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Valet was the best part of the evening. Staff was blase about our existence in the dining room. Presentation of food was klunky and overdone. Foam on tart...foam is passe at best.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take it seriously and will use it as a training opportunity to better improve our guests experience. We strive for a 5 star experience with every guest and it sounds like we missed the mark on your visit. I would encourage you to give us another opportunity as I know we can do a much better job. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipKet1971
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The restaurant is convenient to the hotel, but the food is significantly overpriced for the quality and service. There are much better options in the city. The choices on the menu are very limited. The service received was not professional. The main waiter performed as would be expected, but passed the drink order to another staff member that delivered the drink to the wrong table and left it there. Eventually, the table that the drink was delivered to alerted the attendant that it was not their drink. Instead of getting a new drink, we watched the waiter bring it to our table. I expressed concern that the drink had been sitting at another table and was not comfortable drinking it not knowing what could have happened to it while at another table. The waiter expressed anger that I would not accept the drink that he delivered to the wrong table. Under protest, he brought me a new drink. I got severe stomach issues later that night, which left me with a very bad impression of the restaurant -- I feel that either the waiter did something to the new drink out of anger or the food was bad (not fresh). I have no way of knowing whether the illness was arose from the restaurant or another meal. Regardless, we will not return.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on December 11, 2019

Ket1971, Thank you for choosing King Tide to celebrate your Thanksgiving holiday and thank you for your feedback. We take it seriously and will use it as a training opportunity to improve our guests experience. I would like to apologize for missing the mark as it is very uncharacteristic of us here at King Tide. We take pride in what we do and I can assure you that no staff member of mine would intentionally taint a guests food or drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was super nice and the view was beautiful! Food was average for an expensive restaurant.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your 5 star review and take feedback, such as yours, and use it to better improve our guest experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipmssciteacher
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We came for the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. It was underwhelming. The pumpkin soup starter tasted more like beef broth than pumpkin and the crust was undercooked and doughy. The main course of branzino was perfectly cooked but the stuffing had an odd, sweet note that our palate did not find pleasing. Dessert was a greasy pumpkin doughnut accompanied with cream and a caramel "smear." Our server was earnest but seemed a bit new or overwhelmed. We ordered a bottle of wine and consistently had to re-pour our own glasses. The dining room is pleasant and you do have a good view of the river. We won't be back.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us at King Tide. We will use your feedback as a training opportunity to improve on our guest experience. The feedback received on the prix fixe was generally positive so I am sorry we missed the mark with yours. I know we can do a much better job and I would encourage you to give us another opportunity. We hope to see you soon.

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King Tide Fish & Shell is rated 4.5 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

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