The Tides Beach Club

4.6
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Seafood
Dining at the Tides Beach Club in Kennebunkport, Maine is a refreshing experience with the emphasis on fresh! Our menu is bursting with fruits of the seas and vegetables of the garden, skillfully prepared in an uncomplicated manner to emphasize the great quality of the food and loving attention of Chef Taylor Stanton. Pair your favorite with one of our signature cocktails or a selection from our extensive wine list and you"re sure to have a meal you'll never forget.
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LisaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

This is such a beautiful spot & always on our summer bucket list, but unfortunately this visit, the food was awful :-(. They ran out of the appetizer we ordered, and we had to send the tuna poke back because it was tough & rubbery. The lobster flat bread tasted freezer burned and sadly, the strawberry shortcake was dry and lacked flavor. Our drinks were excellent, however. We may just plan on drinks next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

This restaurant in the Inn is so cute and the ambience is great. Unfortunately the service was terrible. We must have gotten a new waitress that didn’t know how to use the menu management software. We watched her fumble around trying to place the order. We waited 20 minutes for cocktails and then way too long for apps and dinner. She forgot to bring second cocktails that we ordered completely. Forgot condiments too. My seared tuna was ice cold so it has been sitting in the pickup window forever. We never got water refills either. We left before ordering dessert bc didn’t want to wait.

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vipKevinW
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped by for cocktails and appetizers

Very good on all counts.

Will definitely come back for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and ambiance!!! Our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love Tides 💕 fabulous setting, fun cocktails like the Diablo margarita, great menu from casual to more complex! The lobster raviolis 😘

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JillianC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved loved LOVED our dinner at the Tides. Beautiful decor, romantic and fun ambiance and amazing food and wine! Highly recommended!!!

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vipfoodforcath
New England
84 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as well as the service was wonderful as usual

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Foodie2015
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff. Location is fabulous, beach front.

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RonaldH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious but felt very crowded at small table for four.

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RobinM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Things are quiet now that it is in the off-season and we pretty much had the dining room to ourselves… Our waitress was very pleasant and our food was delicious!...The desk clerk even gave us a tour of the rooms!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the service is outstanding. A favorite.

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viplisaf
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would go again

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KittyH
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a wonderful spot, feels more local , not packed with tourists, our waiter was great. Loved ambiance sitting out enclosed patio, very cozy. My husband had seafood risotto that was good. We started with warm crab dip, sadly served with greasy chips, little flavor. I had beet and goat cheese salad that fell short, bitter dressing. Ended with apple crisp that was too tart. Wanted it to be so much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tides is our favorite place to go for date night in the local area. They knock it out of the park with their entire menu and service every time! Try the oysters & their El Diablo. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipdave
London
38 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Ben and Kate are exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time at The Tides and I was so excited to bring my friends to try it. It did not disappoint! From our initial greeting by the host to the warm and efficient service, it was a wonderful evening. The food is excellent- such depth of flavour.
Special shoutout to the peanut butter ice cream which stole the show at dessert!

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vipJoanM
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here this time with 3 other friends, Some came last year with me. One had not. We all loved our meal.. I have had dinner with this restaurant multiple times this summer. This night was the quietest, and we got outstanding service.
Loved the round table in front with the comfy chairs.. Had not sat in those this year..
We will be back next year and I will definitely be back many times too. I live at the Beach and love being able to walk to dinner and back on the sand!!
Have a good rest of the fall and winter..

CK
vipCKMarin
San Francisco
165 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but we expected brunch but got only a limited lunch menu which apparently started at 12:15. The reservation was made after a “Sunday Brunch” search on Open Table so we were mildly disappointed. That said, we loved our table and the server was efficient and nice. We’ll be back some other time once we figure out the time for brunch.

The Tides Beach Club
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi CKMarin, I'm sorry that your search for brunch suggested The Tides' as we have never served brunch as an option here. For our fall schedule we are opened Monday-Thursday 3pm-9pm and Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 12pm-9pm. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again before we close for the season! Katelyn Lohnes Restaurant Manager

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vipFunkadoo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stay at The Tides every year and love dining at their restaurant. Food is
Consistently great and they have a very creative cocktail menu. The vibe is also wonderful. Pottery Barn meets Jonathan Adler.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here - will be back!!

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valerieC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food2service2ambience2

From the first moment when we arrived and saw the iconic Inn as charming as it could be, we sat on the gorgeous porch and enjoyed the view of the beach and ocean sipping on our fabulous cocktails. We were seated inside in the porch area for dinner and it was lovely, our waitress Abbey was sweet and attentive and our meals were both wonderful. The lobster cooked two ways was yummy and my husband's fish and chips were delicious. Our desserts were fabulous, the orange cheesecake and blueberry pound cake were some of the best desserts we've had in awhile. Don't miss this charming place when you visit Kennebunkport, it's a winner. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Gorgeous view, great service. Dinner menu is a little limited. Seating in the covered porch area is very close quarters.

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vipDanR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was a little slow. Steak was poor quality and tough.

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vipObanlover
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dinners were very good. The service was very fast, almost too fast as I would have enjoyed more time with my drink. From order to dinner served was less than ten minutes. I know it’s crazy to complain about too fast service, but we do like time to enjoy dinner. Just ask to hold your order for a certain amount of time. No other complaint... great drinks, great food, beautiful beach front view, definitely a beach inn vibe.

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vipsaras
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere and super nice staff. Love this place!

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious Maine seafood dinner at Tides. Our waitstaff was friendly and attentive. Our reservation was early so we had no wait being seated and served. We were near the bar so the noise level was pretty high but we enjoyed the food and the view very much.

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DeeDeeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome dinner . Service was great . Wait staff wee excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Stellar1
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Vacation visit. Great summer vibe in a sophisticated but not stuffy environment. The mixologist is excellent-drinks are special and worth drinking-but the wait for a drink is just too long. The service overall is scattered and inattentive. The food is above average and prepared very well. Location is quintessential summer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great!
Wonderful

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Bostondiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal!

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vipGail
New England
278 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cole was fantastic, the food was delicious and the staff were spectacular! Will be going back very soon!

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Nosefood
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointing menu. Poor rolls, mussels so so, not exciting desserts. Not as remembered from previous year. Great Aperol spritzer!

JM
vipJoanM
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was only my husband and I for a small dinner out. We were seated it the front room and loved it, much easier to talk to each other. The main room is lively and fun , but this was perfect for a quieter conversation. I liked that there were other small tables and no loud parties around us.

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JoanH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our drinks and meals were outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipMolly
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the setting the friendly staff and the great menu selections

All in all a great evening!

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HillaryH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely and memorable time at TBC! The ambiance is unlike anything else in town. The service is friendly and casual which adds to the relaxation of the experience. The food. Well the food is art on a fork and we are never disappointed!!

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thisiswherewego
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at The Tides regularly during the high season and we love it. Last night’s experience was wonderful as always despite the computer systems being down. The service, food and beverages were still just as excellent as ever!

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vipPatty
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place to go for cocktails and dinner. Very romantic and I will definitely be back with my boyfriend. The service and food was excellent and I love the porch with the comfortable couches and chairs to sit and relax for a before/after dinner drink.

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