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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.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046-7262
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site and on the public road with a parking permit required Memorial Day- Labor Day
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Tides Beach Club Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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!
The location of this restaurant is lovely. We had a table that looks out at the beach a cross the street. It took a long time until they came to take our order.
The waiter was fine. The bus staff was very attentive to our water glasses. The crab cakes were very good but the Caesar salad was just ok. The corn bread croutons were disappointing. They were a bit mushy and the taste was bland. My daughter got the warm lobster roll and noted that the bun was too soggy. Though she enjoyed the lobster meat.
We thought about staying for dessert but opted for a local take-out ice cream place.
Very pedestrian experience. Nothing special about the menu that would intrigue me to return - very uninspired. Only saving grace was their fried whole clams were excellent and I'd admit one of the better lobster rolls. I'm a big fan of the KRC group for their lodgings but this was a bite for a restaurant.
The food was excellent and well prepared. The service left much to be desired. Our server was very slow to initially come to the table and rarely checked back in over the course of the meal. Service was VERY slow. They also served the wrong meal to a member of our party and forgot to enter the order for one of our guests as well. We were very disappointed in our experience at The Tides Beach Club.
My friends and I booked a table for 9pm for the evening of July 4th. We had read good reviews about the place and were looking forward to a nice dinner. The restaurant has a very nice vibe and is quite at the upper end of the range. We ordered a cocktail and a snack to start with. 5 mins later our waitress came to take additional orders. We politely asked her to come back later as we were in no a rush. 5 mins later she came back, so we put the order through for 2 starters. We should have known better... Snacks and starters arrived before the cocktails. Given this, we were not going to rush to order our mains, but again our waitress seemed to have decided otherwise. I asked for a break, at which point only we were told the kitchen was going to close at 10pm. Given the prices and style of the place, I would have greatly appreciated to have been told before we started ordering. We ended up eating within the hour and left no tip (not something I have ever done since I moved to the US!). We didn't have a good experience, which is a shame given that the food, wine and the restaurant itself are actually pretty nice.