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Goldenrod Restaurant

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2 Railroad Ave, PO Box 1140, York Beach, York, ME 03910
207 363 2621
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nostalgic!

Wonderful place and full of nostalgia. Goldenrod is a must see if you are in Wells/York, Maine. Only drawback is that this restaurant is not handicap friendly for those wishing to use the restroom!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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NH
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This place is very clean. The is a sit down restaurant as well as an old fashion soda fountain. The penny counter is fun for kids. Lots of great sweets made right on sight. It's fun for kids as well as people who are children at heart to watch the taffy machines in the window.

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York, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Iconic place in York Beach! You have to take your kids and watch the taffy being made. Great candy, ice cream and breakfast and lunch. Penny candy haven for kids. Clean and kid friendly.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you want to watch taffy being made, eat some great sandwiches, clam chowder, egg cream or ice cream, this is the place for you! Great for children. Wait staff in the restaurant side was very attentive. Loved buying the freshly made taffy for friends. Our second year visiting this great institution that has been in business for over a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's always a treat to eat lunch at the Goldenrod when we go to York Beach. It goes without saying that their salt water taffy is probably the best on the planet, but having a meal there is a treat too. We always feel as if we've stepped back in time when we eat there, because it has the feel... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Goldenrod is located right next to York Beach in the downtown area. They are a restaurant, gift shops, and candy store. They are FAMOUS for their salt water taffy and they have the BEST in Maine and in the country. The taffy is homemade and you can watch them make it during the day in the front windows. They... More 

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Whitman, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Best pancakes ever. Their entire menu is perfect. Can't go to the beach without getting saltwater taffy and their wide assorted candy selection. I take everyone I know there and have been going for over 35 yrs. I LOVE this place

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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262 reviews 262 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A Great restaurant . Had a nice meal with a big menu. Great service. Just love York ME area.. Right near the beach.

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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We found this gem over 25 years ago and haven't missed a breakfast on our vacations here, yet! I always get French toast but my husband mixes it up a bit. In 25 years, I've only had the French toast come, one time, slightly under cooked. The service is fast, friendly, professional and if they're not too busy, we love... More 

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NH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wonderful place and full of nostalgia. Goldenrod is a must see if you are in Wells/York, Maine. Only drawback is that this restaurant is not handicap friendly for those wishing to use the restroom!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food was OK, the service was OK and the prices were OK. A party of 5 had breakfast on a Sunday morning. Toast was forgotten on one of our meals and the coffee went empty a bit longer then it should have. The omelets have a very strange consistency to the egg. We weren't sure if it was real... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Railroad Ave, PO Box 1140, York Beach, York, ME 03910
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York  >  York Beach
  • Phone Number: 207 363 2621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?