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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 105
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    Very good
  • 17
    Average
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    Poor
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    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
Great lunch

Don't miss the lobster or caprese omellettes for brunch. The French toast is dynamite too. The drinks are wonderful. Be sure to sit on top for great views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the lobster or caprese omellettes for brunch. The French toast is dynamite too. The drinks are wonderful. Be sure to sit on top for great views.

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Food was excellent but our waiter was awful- even as the place cleared out later in the evening he was hard to find. Additionally when we got the bill we had been charged for two lobsters instead of one and naturally it took way too long to correct this. Good thing I looked at my bill. Hope this was an... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I ordered a burger that was ok. My wife ordered a Tuna sandwich that was very good. I guess that is what I get for ordering a burger near the coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went here for happy hour! Great place right in Kennebunkport. They had $1 fresh maine oysters and a great drink menu. Would have loved to get here for dinner, the menu sounded great!

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Maquoketa, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped here around 11:30 before our lobster boat cruise left a 1 p.m. and enjoyed a glass of wine and some $1 oysters on the half shell. A real deal and the service was great. Friendly staff and you can't beat a deal like $1 oysters. Outdoor seating and a gorgeous day made it even better.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's just not as good any more, the food is average and boring, tastes like a chain restaurant not worth the money, the outdoor fireplace is nice to sit with a cocktail and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to give our teenagers a classic East Coast lobster dinner. People told us we should eat at a lobster shack for the best experience. We decided on Tia's because it was a beautiful sunny day and we could eat outside on the deck. So glad we did. Our waitress was fantastic. She gave us the "how to" on... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I took a last minute trip to Maine and discovered this great spot. What used to be a house has been transformed into 3 floors of seats, patios and views all perfect for any meal or private party. We arrived just as lunch was starting and tried many things. I was hesitant to have sushi in a... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in Kennebunkport last week and out of all the place to eat we stopped here. Big, huge mistake. Wasted 15 minutes of our lives sitting here waiting for something, anything... Two waitresses and a manager came to our table... all we got were menus and nothing else... After 15 minutes of watching others get services and chatting up... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent food, service and lovely ambience. We will be back. The seared a hi tuna was the best I ever ate.

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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

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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