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Rising Tide Restaurant

96 King St, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-1792
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Portland, Maine
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266 reviews 266 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very casual and pleasant by the water...lovely views of the lobster boats...away from the crowds. Delicious seafood, especially the steamers, fried haddock, and the amazing fresh salad with lobster (lots of large pieces). Lots of tourists and locals alike makes for a lively and friendly environment in this seasonal venue. You can sit inside (all seating with water views) or... More

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Zionsville, IN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Sometimes we gamble on small restaurants just to find one like this - a true "hidden gem". We passed on the huge Clambake restaurant in favor of the very small Rising Tide and we ended up with a truly memorable meal. I debated on a 5 star rating, but this is really not a "5-star type" super-elegant place - just... More

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Ocean Park, Maine
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I have been to Rising Tide three times in the last couple of months. First time, I wanted some steamed clams...we had gone to another local spot where they were asking 22 dollars for two pounds of clams...being local we knew how much of a mark up that was and just couldn't do it. We just happened... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We return year after year for their outstanding seafood chowder. Don't ignore their other offerings as their crab and lobster rolls are quite tasty as well. Rustic setting right on a working harbor of Pine Point.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Rising Tide is a wonderful little restaurant with beautiful views of the Saco harbor and what we've been calling the poop deck since childhood. Always a wonderful meal with excellent service!

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Thompson Falls, Montana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It wasn't opening time yet but there were 22 of us waiting for them to open up for lunch. Not sure how it is on a normal day but the wait staff, chefs and the hostess were up for the crowd. Everyone was pleasant and professional and brought drinks, flatware etc. as they took everyone's order. After looking at all... More

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a beach restaurant. Nothing fancy but the food is fabulous. The portions are large for the money and well prepared. Would recommend to all who are in the area. I make it a point to go there a few times each summer.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been here twice in the past few weeks. Both times we waited 15-30 min. The food is worth the wait and prices are right. The young wait staff is upbeat and they move fast to cover several tables each (but were we never felt rushed). The lobster and steamers ($19.99) were cooked perfectly and the steamers were sweet.... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Absolutely one of the top meals I've had...period! I heard about this casual restaurant, looked at some reviews and was surprised it was not rated number 1 for ALL of the greater Portland area. Granted it's small and the building is not anything special, the food (particularly the lobster and clams), service and view are all top notch. We went... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited the Rising Tide restaurant last week. Small dining room with about 10 tables and a small outside deck with about 5 tables. We had the fried clam/scallop dinners and they were excellent, they offer 2 sides with the dinners, we had the cole slaw and onion rings. There were loads of onion rings and a small serving of slaw,... More

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Additional Information about Rising Tide Restaurant

Address: 96 King St, Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone Number: (207) 883-1792
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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