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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Great Family Friendly Restaurant

I have been taking my family ranging from age 6 to 18 to Tia's each summer several times since it was opened. The menu options are superb for adults and children and the kitchen is willing to be flexible in preparing for what my cast of characters (and characters they are!) is looking for. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been taking my family ranging from age 6 to 18 to Tia's each summer several times since it was opened. The menu options are superb for adults and children and the kitchen is willing to be flexible in preparing for what my cast of characters (and characters they are!) is looking for. The restaurant is always clean and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I have never written a reviewer before, but felt compelled after our visit to Tia's. We (family of five; kids are 8, 6, & 3) stopped in Kennebunkport on our way home from Boston for lunch on the coast because the day was so lovely. My daughter really wanted lobster mac and cheese and this restaurant was recommended by a... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was my first visit and I was more than satisfied. I had the lobster ravioli and a small steak. I started to ask for a steak knife until I realized it was not necessary. Perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth. The raviolis are rustic not formed and the sauce was light with capers. I substituted the asparagus, again... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had dinner here. It was one of our best dinning experiences in the Kennebunks. The food was excellent, our starters and entrees were good sized and very well presented. The chef really new his stuff, the combination of flavours was excellent. We recommend the coconut shrimp starter, the swordfish taco's and the Panko crusted Ahi tuna. Service was fast... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant and it was wonderful. The food, the location, the staff-all were perfect! The upstairs dining room has a lovely deck and there is seating outside the main level which also has additional seating around a beautiful fire pit area. We had a party of 10 and everyone loved what they ordered all of... More 

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Kennebunk, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We try to go to Tia's at least once a week for cocktails and appetizers on the porch or patio. Gillian, Ryan, Juliet and Lori always welcome us with a smile and great service. We love the fried green beans and have never been disappointed with any meal we have had at Tia's. I had my company Christmas party at... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Service was ok, restaurant was pretty and clean... but I ordered the 1lb lobster and when it came out it had a weird smell to it. Kind of smelled like the ocean at low tide, not a great smell. I thought maybe it was normal. I ate it, but couldn't finish it. The rest of the day I was feeling... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The patio has a great view on a nice day. The hostess and servers were incredibly friendly but we were a little disappointed with the food. The shrimp cocktail was overcooked and chewy. Also seemed a little pricey ($15) for four shrimp. I had the stuffed lobster which was pretty good but the sides were lacking. Not sure we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Loved this restaurant. Great food and excellent service. Had a wonderful waitress by the name of Jillian, I believe. Outstanding server, gave us great recommendations and to be honest made my night with her beauty and charm. If you have the chance, make sure you stop by here for dinner!! Highly recommended. 4 stars. Jillian deserves a promotion!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice front porch to dine at when the weather cooperates. Went for apps and a couple of drinks. They honor happy hour! They have jumbo shrimp with good cocktail sauce. Fries were good and they make a mojito with seltzer which turned out delicious.

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

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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, 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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