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Shade, Scarborough, ME

Shade

4.5
4.5
314 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Charming
Shade: The Eatery at Higgins Beach Inn, is our re-envisioned on-site restaurant serving as your local watering hole, specializing in fresh beach-fare. You'll love our seasonally fresh cuisine featuring oysters on the half-shell and other locally sourced seafood, refreshing cocktails, craft brews, draft wines, and our covered three-season porch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (207) 883-1479
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Becky Lee Simmons
  • Neighborhood
    Scarborough
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Greater Portland

    Romantic

314 Reviews
  1. PriyaK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, if you're vegetarian the chef will make a pasta dish with seasonal veggies (chef's choice) phenomenal! The bartender was especially a gem!

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  2. ultimatefoodie

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful dinner at Shade! Delicious food and wonderful service !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Loved the beachy vibe. Oysters were delicious.

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  4. JohnnaM

    New York City

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was staying at the Inn so had dinner here on my first night. Had a nice cocktail at the bar before being seated for dinner. But after we sat down, no one waited on us. It finally took getting the attention of the other servers and it appeared that there was confusion about who was assigned to our table. The server did a nice job after that, and the food was good. It's an outdoor patio space so it tends to get loud with big parties, but it was a beautiful summer night and we enjoyed our time.

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  5. SandraR

    Greater Boston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Winnie a great bartender! Our was great too… can’t recall her name. Good food! Love the ambience!

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  6. CindyG

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Yummy seafood & good service! Good proximity to beach, but no views.

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  7. MikeF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third time dining at Shade and it never disappoints.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited over 75 mins for seared scallops and a pasta dish that, while delicious, we did not fully enjoy because of the overlong wait and very loud dining room. Our server did not communicate the situation well, and eventually shared (after we asked) that the kitchen had lost our ticket. The manager never appeared, but left the server to make it right. They eventually comped the glass of wine each we consumed while waiting, but only when we refused the first offer of a free dessert (no, we do not want to spend another hour in this very loud dining room). Great food, when we got it.

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  9. Louguy

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster roll délicieux et très bien garni en homard et très bon service.

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  10. vickid

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers, loved the food, the drinks and the service were all outstanding. I had the scallop special and my partner had the steak. We both rated our meals 5 stars

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FAQs

Shade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 883-1479.

Shade is rated 4.5 stars by 314 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shade

34 Ocean Avenue, Scarborough, ME 04074

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Scarborough
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Becky Lee Simmons
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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