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Tia's Topside

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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12 Western Avenue, Lower Village, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
+1 207-967-8821
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tia's Topside is THE place to go when you are thinking of dining at a...
Tia's Topside is THE place to go when you are thinking of dining at a waterfront restaurant in Kennebuck Maine. Our customers sing our praises better and more effectively that we could. Read our Trip Advisor reviews and decide for yourself. "We decided to try someplace new during our annual trip to the Kennebunks. We were impressed right away with the beautiful water views and the friendly staff. We stopped by the patio firepit overlooking the water for a cocktail before dinner, and saw a beautiful sunset. We then moved inside to the cozy dining room. We loved the menu, including some unusual items like the sushi and the lobster flatbread, which we had as appetizers. Both were excellent and quite a bargain. Main courses were also excellent. Everything was so good that we returned for brunch (blueberry buttermilk pancakes) the next day, which were also great."
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wife's 80th birthday celebration

Had a wonderful dinner for 18 of our family for my wife's 80th birthday. Great food and great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful dinner for 18 of our family for my wife's 80th birthday. Great food and great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You are definitely paying for the ambiance at this restaurant. And it's a great atmosphere, don't get me wrong, but the prices are definitely jacked up for tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had gone for Sunday Brunch and loved it so much we went back for lunch the next day! Wonderful service! Excellent 4 couples or families. In the heart of Kennebunkport. We had lobster rolls, oysters half shell, Cesar salad, tuna sushi, Bloody Mary @ brunch and lobster mac and cheese!!!

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have been to Tia's Topside when it first opened. We returned on a Saturday evening to see if it was still great. It was not great. We had an appetizer and asked the waitperson to hold up on placing the main order so that we could enjoy the wine and onion rings. We were half way through the onion... More 

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Franklin, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were hungry, and out close to 9:00 in Kennebunkport, and waltzed into Tia's Topside expecting to be shown the door, but the sweet waitress assured us we had plenty of time. We were lobstered out by this point and the Asian inspired Ahi Tuna sandwich was just the thing for me, accompanied by spicy jicama slaw. I wish I... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place was great. It had a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The lobster mac and cheese was to die for. I loved it and if I find myself in Maine again, I'll stop.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very good food. Good values. Just a fun experience. I had the cod. My wife had the stuffed lobster. Both were terrific.

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Winston Salem, NC
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nate and Lori were fantastic! Food was really good, service was better. Our family was here from North Carolina, and we had a fantastic time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I love Tia's. I have been coming to KBPT since I was a kid (for 30+yrs) and have always stuck to our go-to places for drinks and dinners. But.... You CANNOT beat the happy hour at Tia's. They have the best staff (love Sara our fave hostess!) the $1 oysters, half priced cocktails and awesome view. This... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

All four of us were satisfied w out meals. My Caesar w shrimp was great (nice big grilled shrimp!) and my husband enjoyed his ahi tuna burger. Love the building and outside seating area. Cute place for cocktails or a meal.

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Additional Information about Tia's Topside

Address: 12 Western Avenue, Lower Village, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Phone Number: +1 207-967-8821
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Western Avenue, Lower Village, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-8821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Tia's Topside is THE place to go when you are thinking of dining at a waterfront restaurant in Kennebuck Maine. Our customers sing our praises better and more effectively that we could. Read our Trip Advisor reviews and decide for yourself. "We decided to try someplace new during our annual trip to the Kennebunks. We were impressed right away with the beautiful water views and the friendly staff. We stopped by the patio firepit overlooking the water for a cocktail before dinner, and saw a beautiful sunset. We then moved inside to the cozy dining room. We loved the menu, including some unusual items like the sushi and the lobster flatbread, which we had as appetizers. Both were excellent and quite a bargain. Main courses were also excellent. Everything was so good that we returned for brunch (blueberry buttermilk pancakes) the next day, which were also great."
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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