King Tide Fish & Shell

4.3
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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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r
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
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!

s
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 2 days ago

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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OT
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 2 days ago

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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K
Houston
1 review
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 2 days ago

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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OT
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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m
Los Angeles
21 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 2 days ago

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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j
Seattle
79 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The fish dish was bony and difficult to eat, not a prime piece of fish, mainly backbone, not great. Beet salad was good and fish and chips were OK, chips were cool. Kind of hit and miss dinner...

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 30, 2019

Hi jvf41, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take feedback seriously and use it as a training opportunity to better improve our guest experience. I am sorry we missed the mark on your visit. I can assure you it was a one off situation and would encourage you to give us another chance. I know we can do a much better job. We hope to see you again soon.

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SK
Angus
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole fish was amazing, definitely coming back!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 21, 2019

Five star fist pump! That is our flagship dish and we are so thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed it. We very much look forward to your return. See you soon!

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P
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for lunch at our favorite spot! I needed to catch up with my sister- she had never been here, not being much of a seafood person. She was very brave and got the fish and chips- she LOVED it!! I had the salmon and veggie plate, hubby did the same with rockfish. We started with the broiled oysters and the mussels- we CANNOT resist those items! I regret that I don’t remember our server’s name... she was cheerful and professional! Thank you for another lovely meal- we’ll be back soon!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 16, 2019

Pazzogirl, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and your glowing 5 star review! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank your sister for being brave for us. We love to hear when we have turned another guest on to seafood. Cheers

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G
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Our plates had so many whole almonds that it really smothered the taste of the fish. Whole almonds did not pair at all with the plates. The entrance was not intuitive and had to ask where to check in.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hi Greg, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take feedback seriously and will use yours as a training opportunity to improve our guest experience. It sounds like your visit was a one off situation and I would encourage you to come back and give us another chance. I know we can do a better job. We hope to see you soon!

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p
Portland
101 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Halibut and cauliflower almond “rice” was incredibly creative and well prepared. Mussels and crab and avocado toast were perfect starters. Attentive and friendly service. Perfect dining experience all around!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 12, 2019

Philwupdx, Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! Chef Lauro Romero's passion and creativity comes through in every dish and we were thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return soon!

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M
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This is a casual restaurant with some Sparks of greatness in food and drink quality. There are Innovative dishes like the clam chowder, a lobster roll and shrimp cocktail. However there are some letdowns like the fish and chips which was greasy over fried and tasteless. However this misstep doesn't ruin some good work in the kitchen, bartender cocktails, and mostly proficient service.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on November 12, 2019

Michael, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously to continuously improve our product and were so pleased to learn you enjoyed your visit. I believe your fish n chip experience was a one off situation and I know we can do a better job. Thank you for your 5 star review and we very much look forward to your return soon!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, wonderful service, fair price.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback; however, we strive for a 5 star experience every time and would love to know how to get there on your next visit? We look forward to seeing you soon.

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OW
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We strive for a 5 star experience every time and would love to know how we can get there on your next visit.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you for your glowing five star review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience here at King Tide and we very much look forward to your return soon.

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R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on October 23, 2019

SaraR, Thank you for celebrating your 10 year anniversary with us at King Tide. We look to make every evening one to remember especially a 10 year anniversary, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We appreciate your glowing five star review and very much look forward to your return soon!

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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