King Tide Fish & Shell
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.
River View Table$50.00 per person
Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2021Enjoy the Christmas Boat Parade at King Tide! All River View Tables require a $50 minimum purchase per person. River View Tables are offered by availability and may include brief wait times. River View Tables seatings are available for a maximum of 2 hours.
scallops, shrimp, fresh herbs
creamy potatoes, pork belly, minced clam
local blonde ale, house chorizo, sourdough
Good experience overall. Expensive for the quality of food and level of service. Great ambiance and setting.
My husband and I got dressed up and were looking forward to a romantic dinner in a nice restaurant. We thought there was a valet but there wasn’t one. When we were seated in the bar area we asked where the restaurant was. They said this is the restaurant, for now. It was brightly lit and noisy. The food and service was good but we left feeling disappointed. I guess our expectations were unrealistic.
We arrived after a show at our reservation time, we were seated promptly in a comfortable table near the bar. Valet parking worked great. Our server took our drink order and explained the daily specials. When our drinks arrived (quickly) she took our appetizer order, then came back for our entrée order. She was very attentive, addresses all of our dinner questions. Kept our drinks refilled as necessary. The food was well prepared and great presentation. It was a very enjoyable dinner experience. We'll be back again.
Delicious food, stunning river views and outstanding service!
Amazing food and the best clam chowder I’ve ever had
The food was on-point, the servers were wonderful.
There was live music, piano and a singer, that made it tough to talk to my company - if they’d turn the mic down a bit it’d be a full 10/10 from me.
Food was solid, view is spectacular. Only downside was that the waiter rushed us through the meal.
Fabulous staff our server was very nice and informative. Would highly recommend to anybody.
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
We had a great meal. Our server went above and beyond to make our time enjoyable.
Had a dinner for the Portland dining month. The choice and quality were excellent for the price.
Amazing food was great and the service matched. Awesome deal for Portland dining month.
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.
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
We had a great small group Portland Dining Month dining experience at King Tide. I would come again.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great value and most certainly a foodie place. Deviled eggs were fantastic and the presentation.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
Incredible four course menu. Fish was cooked perfectly. Truffeled bisque with oyster was an appetizer to remember.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great server Great Prices. Great Night
Thank you for your glowing five star review. Come back and see us again soon!
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.
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!
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!
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!
The best meal I've had in several months. Food was spectacular, service was attentive but unobtrusive. Would highly recommend.
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!
Would definitely go back. A perfect pre-theater meal.
Thank you for your glowing five star review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
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.
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!
Terrific! I'm very picky about my fish and this is one of the best fish dinners I've eaten.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Outstanding food, unusual dishes and old favorites, something for everyone, exceptional service.
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.
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
King Tide Fish & Shell offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 295-6166.
King Tide Fish & Shell is rated 4.2 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.