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Tia's Topside

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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar
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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
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
fabulous porch outdoor dinner

Wonderful location, adjacent to the dock square bridge. Outdoor seating us wonderful, good portion size. We tried their coconut rock shrimp and Caribbean chlamydia which were both delicious! As our main entree my husband and I shared their lobster tortellini and charred tenderloin...it was plenty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful location, adjacent to the dock square bridge. Outdoor seating us wonderful, good portion size. We tried their coconut rock shrimp and Caribbean chlamydia which were both delicious! As our main entree my husband and I shared their lobster tortellini and charred tenderloin...it was plenty of food! This resultant is very cute and worth a visit even if just for... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tia's is a great casual dining spot. The coconut shrimp are delicious the fried clams are tiny bellies...yumm. The only slight disappointment was the shrimp tempura roll as I have had it before and this last one was a little off the mark...a bit bland and boring. Everyone was pleased and we have even gone out to purchase Jeremiah weed... More 

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Lake George, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped by this weekend for a evening outdoor cocktail. If you have the time, highly recommend it. Perfect place to people watch, chat, or generally just hang out.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

While the entrees can be a bit pricey, this is a great spot for cocktails and appetizers! The lobster flat bread and Topsider lemonade make for the perfect stop while shopping down town. Great porch seating as well!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great place to eat on the top deck. A bit pricey but everything in that area is. Food was good and the kids liked it.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Awesome food awesome staff and awesome atmosphere!! We ate here for dinner tonight the food was fabulous best lobster I have ever had! And the lobster Flatbread and steamers were great! There is something on the menu for any taste and everything was incredible! Kate was a great server and the whole staff was excellent and everyone had a smile!... More 

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northern NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Located right next door to the Grand Hotel, in a house, this modernized, comfy restaurant was just getting going again for the season. We all had some type of seafood although they have a varied menu and everyone loved their shrimp/lobster scampi, lobster tortellini/tenderloin, and seafood medley. They have a nice selection of beers and wines as well as homemade... More 

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We saw the "Shuck a Buck" oyster specials and decided to try Tia's Topside. Not only were the oysters great but we had the best steamed clams ever and the swordfish tacos were also the best. The staff was friendly, happy and attentive. You won't be disappointed.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is our third visit to Tia's. My wife and I love eating outside and taking in the sights and sounds of Kennebunk Port. Each visit has been quite pleasant and relaxing as we usually meet tourists who are quite social. This makes the visit that must more entertaining. The food has always been very good and the service staff... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ate at Tia's during the last weekend of Christmas Prelude. Staff was wonderful, but food was anything but. Sirloin steak was overcooked, drowned in mushrooms and tasted like pot roast. Squash was undercooked. Pan roasted chicken was OK, but VERY small portion. Sauteed spinach tasted like it was sauteed in salt water. Dessert was good and beer/wine selection decent. Not... More 

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar

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
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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