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The Tides Beach Club

4.4
248 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
The Tides Beach Club is a seasonal restaurant open from May to October. We are currently closed for the winter season and will reopen May 2018.
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Phone number
(207) 967-3757
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Shaw
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belvidere
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Parking details
On site and on the public road with a parking permit required Memorial Day- Labor Day
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

The lobster raviolo was great, with a generous helping of Maine lobster. The other apps we got (Brussels sprouts and buffalo fried shrimp were great.

My old fashioned came pink - I’ve rarely found someone who makes an authentic old fashioned, but I’ve never had one that was pink. The bartender also didn’t know the other bourbon drink I requested.

The s’mores molten chocolate lava cake... I’d pass on that next time.

Overall, the space was great and most of the food was great. I just didn’t care for the desert we ordered and I think the bar could have done better. This will also put a healthy dent in your wallet.

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vipGail (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was excellent. My husband loves the buffalo shrimp and I always love the farm to table salad and the tuna dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

The tides is perfect for special occasions or casual night out dinner. While small, the menu has something for every taste. The location is beautiful; the ocean and beach are right across the street.

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vipbunny (Oklahoma City)
3.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Food quality was good but preparation was ordinary. Service was friendly and attentive. Tables are very close so private conversations are limited.

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vipCindy (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Food is always great here, especially the Scallop and shrimp with lobster fried rice. Our server was super friendly. It can be a little warm when it's humid outside, but it was fine on our most recent visit. It's the best spot to have a cocktail on the porch listening to the ocean.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Lex was out waitress and food and service were outstanding.
Great recommendations from Lex and this was a good value, too!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food and wonderful staff. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, ambience was coastal chic, food is excellent. Staff very friendly. Highly recommend!

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mossie (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good but menu was surprise.. not crazy about Asian inspired with many dishes. Would have preferred new England, Maine inspired dishes without the Asian influence. Pricey for sure!!!! Not a place to go on regular basis.

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Mexicanfoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

One of my favorite places in Maine! Amazing view, cozy porch seating, delicious cocktails and wonderful food!

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Bill (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

The food and ambiance are excellent! Always go there when in Kennebunkport.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a reservation for a table but were having so much time at the bar that we decided to stay there. Our meals were the best. Well thought out and delicious. Scottish salmon and grilled swordfish. We will be back the next time we visit the area.

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ElizabethA (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

Inconsistency marked our recent dinner at The Tides, especially regarding the food. Moving from best to worst: The Lobster Spring Roll was delicious, the Goose Rocks Beach Lobster Roll (cold) was good, and the Fish 'N Chips was mediocre-to-lousy (including the same uninspired fries that accompanied the Lobster Roll). Wine & beer choices were adequate, including a delious Lunch IPA from the Maine Beer Co. Seating was in a sun-porch style room facing the ocean, which was pleasant, but service was mediocre. With so many dining choices in the area, we'd be unlikely to return if we vacation in Kennebunkport region again.

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vipDCLady (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food, lovely ambiance - a great evening by the beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

Anniversary

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JoanM (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Labor Day dinner with family. Great variety of choices and all 4 of us loved what we ordered. From Beef Sirloin to Tuna Poke, to clam cakes. Service excellent and we even lucked out with a parking spot behind the building. We could have walked but it was pouring rain... this was far from our first dinner and it will not be the last.. We will return..

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Don't miss the blueberry pie dessert, tuna tartare & lobster spring rolls

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vipHungryInBoston (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The Tides Beach Club has it all: Delicious food, attentive & friendly service, beautiful location!
The menu offers a nice variety of options. Of course it's heavy on local seafood options. Our group enjoyed the lobster roll (both hot & cold- -loaded large chunks of tender, tasty lobster), the mussels (so succulent~) and swordfish wrap (tasty!). Definitely make reservations as this is a very popular spot given the limited options in this specific locale.

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BetsyL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Beautiful setting, good food, service was a little spotty but fine

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

One of the best restaurant in the Kennebunkport vicinity. The Lazy Man lobster is a must! Cheers

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Sully (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Overall we were a little disappointed with our lunch. We were seated inside although there were open tables on the porch. The hostesses were a little preoccupied and did not appear to "read" diners facial expressions, or they didn't care to. Service was slow and it took a while for our lunches to arrive. The swordfish tacos and CAB sandwich were both very good. The highlight of the luncheon was the margaritas-delicious. Great view from the porch tables.

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vipConte (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Very nice place for lunch near beach. Would get the tuna poke again. Hot lobster roll ok but cold one was better. Server very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
2.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

I had made this reservation 1 month ago requesting a table by window
We arrived and were seated in the bar in a very tight table with people yelling in bar and standing next to our table
It was VERY noisy
I asked the hostess if we could sit out in the room overlooking water and she said there were no tables yet there were atleast 3 tables of two set up
They could have easily put two small tables together for our party of 4 adults - no attempt to accommodate us
Food was mediocre at best
I would not return
They need better management instead of a 19 year old running the reception desk
Tides was highly recommended by several sites as well as our hotel
Need to work on accommodating their guests!
Our server was excellent! Best part of dining at the Tides!

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LeeLee (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

We have been vacationing at the TBC for the past 4 years and love the atmosphere. It is the best place for a lively atmosphere in KPT after the town spots close down. Great happy hour too with live Jazz on Sundays.

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CPFam (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

This old seaside favorite has been redone so that it is modern, yet still has the timeless sense always appreciated. The food is well cooked and expertly served.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Our food was delicious! The cocktails were delicious too!

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vipLisi (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Beautiful setting!

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vipfoodforcath (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and service were great as usual

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Love this place! Beautiful setting and best drinks around.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

Patrick our server was great! Personable and on top of service. I loved the lobster ravioli while others guests really enjoyed the tenderloin. Beautiful view of the beach!

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