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About The Tides Beach Club

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 John Shaw. 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.

254 Kings Highway
Kennebunkport, ME 04046-7262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
Belvidere

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 967-3757

Website:
http://www.tidesbeachclubmaine.com/

Parking Details:
On site and on the public road with a parking permit required Memorial Day- Labor Day

Executive Chef:
John Shaw

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Tides Beach Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (23)
Waterfront (21)
Good for a Date (16)
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Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
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Local Ingredients (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Seasonal (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Had a great evening. Fun, lively atmosphere. Delicious dinner, beautiful view (a rainbow appeared as well. ) Then enjoyed a nice after dinner walk on the beach.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Greaaattttttt as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My husband and I visited Tides for a recent night out without the kids. I have been to tides several times before for cocktails and it is always a lovely spot! You can't get a better view! But going for dinner was okay---we sat in the front room which was lovely but HOT! There was no air flow they only had 2 windows open and we were both so hot. The food was good but not sure it was really worth spending as much as we did. I will be back for drinks on the porch for sure!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We 5 were seated in the reception area not the dining room for lunch at the noon time opening at 12 noon. Service was slow. The first course oysters were delicious and served well. Unfortunately it all went down hill from there. One guest was not served his plate with the 4 of us, he had to wait 15 minutes. While we were not charged it was an unfortunate occurrence.
The food, my plate. Shrimp and scallops with rice was quite spicy and not very tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. Exceptionally delicious food. Ambience understated elegance New England style. Our server was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 16, 2017

They simply do an excellent job! From cocktails through to an after supper drink, the food and accompanying refreshments are delicious as well as some rather original and all nicely served by a youthful smiling staff.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food was delicious as always. An old favorite in a great location

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Organic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fantastic hand crafted cocktails. Try the watermelon cosmo.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great find in Goose Rocks Beach. Views of the oceans while you enjoy wonderful cocktails and food. Great casual, beach vibe! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

As always, a great spot for dinner "at the beach" - wonderful food, ambiance, and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great ambiance Great Service Great choices on the menu to eat light or eat big.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This was my second visit to the Tides. It is an absolutely wonderful place. The food is superb the view is amazing and so comfortable and cozy. I came for a birthday dinner and was travelling alone. My server was Marjorie. Absolutely fantastic!!!!! She was so wonderful and made my dinner extra extra special. Thank you Tides and Marjorie Have a wonderful Summer!
See you next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Tides Beach Club was outstanding! We especially enjoyed the seared shrimp/scallop dish on top of very yeasty lobster fried rice. Cooked perfectly and very flavorful.
Marjorie, our server was awesome, and learning about her move to the US from the Philippines was a nice anecdote to add to our evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The best. Gabby our wait person so friendly and one of the best ever. Food best I have had in Kennebuckport. I rated the Tides #1 followed by Ocean #2 Davids #3 and Pier 77 #4. Now these are very close but what made Tides #1 was the overall atmosphere, staff and the manager. You can tell they all really like working together and that made it so pleasant. Can not wait to go back next year.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My wife and I gave the Tides Beach Club a try based on the favorable reviews we saw online. Even though it was a very dreary Saturday night in May on the Maine Coast, we certainly enjoyed the warm atmosphere we experienced at this restaurant. With a huge bar at one end, a cozy living room type area on the other and dining tables in between made for a very lively yet cozy experience. The food is very good, original, and offered at a wide range of prices, so while it is an upscale restaurant, it can still be enjoyed at moderate prices. The service was prompt, constant, and polite. Food serve was hot and delicious. This inn also offers at terrific view of the ocean, so when making a reservation (highly recommended) ask if they will be able sit you in the enclosed porch in the front of the restaurant. You will not be disappointed eating (or drinking) at this establishment.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My mom and I came here for a mother/daughter date. The staff were so friendly and really knew a lot about the menu and were able to offer suggestions. The food was unbelievable and I cannot wait to go back (I live in Mass, so not totally easy). We especially loved the mussels in the curry broth...sooooo good!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

As always food and drinks were perfect. Service excellent. This place is a jewel.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent meal and superb service with a lovely setting.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Hostess was so unfriendly and borderline rude that it set the meal off to a poor start. Crab cakes were heavenly, great oysters. They were out of salmon, ahi was good, but portions on mains were not consistent. Cute chic beach vibe!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

A neighborhood gem. Beautiful view of the ocean, great bar, restaurant and porch. The Tides says summer has arrived!!! The food is always good, but it was the best this summer. Water mellon martini is a must! Great service always fun. Scallops and shrimp, crab cakes, fish and chips and the lobster roll are favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2016

We were in Kennebunkport for a few days with friends. I choise The Tides as it was oceanfront. It was a wonderful meal. Very creative choices. Wonderful service. Great time!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Had a wonderful time. Loved the decor and view. Food and service was great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2016

The service was very professional and they gave us the requested table

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Dined here twice during our stay. Small menu with innovative techniques employed in their preparation. Seafood is fresh and presented expertly. Service is professional and not overbearing. They know how to explain the dishes. Mid level pricing . Limited seating. Would recommend to anyone seeking a nice experience in KPT.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2016

It was our first visit to The Tides and we had a great experience. The ambiance of a lovely summer house on the coast of Maine, the sounds of the surf from the beach and the welcoming outdoor seating greeted us as we arrived. We had a lovely dining experience and our servers were excellent and the meal delicious. Hope we can visit again next season. Thank you!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Very nice spot across from the beach. Service was excellent. Food was great. Espresso martinis best ever!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2016

It would be helpful to deal with the flies that constantly buzzed and on us during dinner. It was a real disappointment to see my wife and friends swatting flies during the meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2016

We have been Tide's customers for almost 40 yrs when it opened under the previous owner. The new iteration is very glitzy, a bit expensive but always dependable for a good meal. The views are stunning and the staff very young,energetic and attractive.(As are most of the clientele)
There is often music on the porch on weekends and their front yard is a fun place for cocktails. in season,reservations are a must.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Very noisy. We vas a place next to the bar in the middle of the trafic coming out of the kitchen. People going at the bar had to get around us to get there. Very expensive for the quality of the food. They charged me 5$ extra to switch my fires for a tiny plain salad.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We simply loved this place!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 3, 2016

This place is an absolute MUST! Service was great, food was phenomenal and the view of Goose Rocks beach is breath taking! Some of the best seafood we had on our east coast trip!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2016

we were 6 and they gave us a great round table in a more quiet area. we are regulars but it was a first time for our friends who loved their experience at Tides.

we love the Tides!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2016

We had an awesome experience for dinner last week. Beautiful view, great staff, lovely table for two, our waiter Christopher was spectectular, and the food was fantastic! You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2016

One of the best restaurants in Kennebunkport, a wonderful mix of great location and great food & drink!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Even at the end of August, we were able to get a reservation for 5 PM. We were seated in the bar area at a table, but were very comfortable. The noise level was a little high -- we would have preferred a table on the porch, but our reservation was only made earlier in the day.
The only issue is parking -- we were fortunate to get a spot on the side road.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The TBC was a good overall experience - we had a very nice waitress who recommend dessert, which did not disappoint (try the Raspberry Mojito Sorbet while they have it)! I had a bucket of fries and the mussels in a smoked tomato bouillabaisse - so good! This was a much bigger portion of mussels than I was expecting - you could definitely make this a meal rather than an appetizer. My mom had the bibb wedge salad and the crab cakes, also a very good option. The setting was a little louder than expected - but it was a popular place. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The food is mostly very tasty and creative with local ingredients with a very good seafood and fish selection. Service was very pleasant and well paced. Reservations and seating were a bit challenging, first with our table given away and then retrieved for us, but placed in the middle of bar area and in the direct path of the fast paced servers and runners to/from the entrance of the kitchen. Too noisy, so ask for a table on the enclosed porch, and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail outside facing the ocean instead!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We own a house in Goose rocks and we are regulars at Tides. We love that restaurant. Great food, excellent service and perfect ambiance. Their famous watermelon Cosmo is the best cocktail!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Hostess was beyond rude. I had a reservation for lunch. We asked to be seated by windows overlooking the ocean. She said we could not sit there. Then another party of 4 came in after and she sat them there. Horrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2016

We had a great experience with food and service but the noise level in the room was to high which makes almost impossible to talk normally.
Except for the noise level the ambience is very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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