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Rising Tide Restaurant

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96 King St, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-1792
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little secret

I have been going to this restaurant for years .....only seasonal....look forward all winter for it to open ...Great food.... Wine and beer only ...indoor seating Air conditioned also out door seating.. Staff is awesome..... Price very reasonable..everything fresh.. small place so will need to put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lorelle C
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for years .....only seasonal....look forward all winter for it to open ...Great food.... Wine and beer only ...indoor seating Air conditioned also out door seating.. Staff is awesome..... Price very reasonable..everything fresh.. small place so will need to put your name in with hostess for seating...great location boat ramp , beach, pier to... More 

Thank Lorelle C
Fruit Cove, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Just go inside this little seaside shack for fresh, well prepared seafood. The menu is limited but the food is great. The prices were reasonable, service was fast and efficient. It was exactly what we were looking for on our first night in Maine.

Thank russellgirl
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Located right at the Northern end of the coast road from Old Orchard Bay (known locally as OOB), this fisherman's cooperative sits right on the water's edge. Whilst you don't come here for the decor, the place has a certain rustic / no-nonsense charm about it, and let's the food do all the talking. The extensive menu caters for all... More 

Thank JohnnieC1966
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Following the reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to have our Sunday evening meal here. We were staying at the Black Point Inn which is about a 15 min drive away. It's an easy place to miss as you pull into the car park. Nothing visible until you get out of the car and head for the waterfront. A small... More 

Thank ajplap
Springfield VT
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I'm still dreaming about the seafood chowder...It was easily the best I've ever eaten! The scallops were also delish but I would encourage everyone to try the chowder, it's the BEST!

Thank hartsister
Waterbury Center, Vermont
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Good food, lots of it, reasonable prices. In October this can be hard to find. Nothing fancy. Classic Maine seafood restaurant experience.

Thank BearHugVT
Paw Paw, West Virginia
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We return to OOB yearly, and the Rising Tide is a must stop. It is not fancy, but the steamers and lobster are fantastic. You have a nice view of the lobster boats moored in the river. The Rising Tide is not big, so you may have a wait especially in peak season, but oh the wait is well worth... More 

Thank RobRoy47
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to eat. Friendly, quaint, beautiful view. Can't say enough about the food and service. Outside dining as well. Not expensive either. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Joanie0818
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The food was great and the prices were reasonable. We had the seafood chowder, fried scallops, and Lobster and all were wonderful. The atmosphere was minimal but if you just care about good seafood then that does not matter.

Thank Terriw99
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Only a week's vacation; but, we ate lobster twice a day. It was our last night when we accidentally discovered this jewel of the coast. The very best lobster and lobster roll we had! Service was great. Prices were the best, also. I wish we had more time. The full menu was intriguing. We had been using magazine recommendation of... More 

Thank cmmc54

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?