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Goldenrod Restaurant

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2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
207 363 2621
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 139
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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of a kind old time diner

My husband used to eat here as a kid, with his family, and not much has changed in the meantime. That's a good thing, in our opinion. We love stopping at the Goldenrod and will visit at least once when we come to Maine. If you're looking for a fusion menu, or bright lights, try somewhere else. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Chester, New York
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Rahway, New Jersey
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I ordered the French toast casserole with pecans. I thought the portion was small for the price and it wasn't tasty, just sweet.

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Chester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband used to eat here as a kid, with his family, and not much has changed in the meantime. That's a good thing, in our opinion. We love stopping at the Goldenrod and will visit at least once when we come to Maine. If you're looking for a fusion menu, or bright lights, try somewhere else. It's a warm... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love the Goldenrod!! Great meals, great ice cream and the kids love the penny candy. I've been coming here for 40+ years and it is always a treat. I just wish they stayed open later for ice cream after dinner!

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Fairfield
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Tables were sticky, atmosphere is dark. Our party of 5 was told to sit at one of 2 tables. We looked at the small and unappealing menu --they don't open until 11 and we were looking at the "24 hr" breakfast menu of 2-3 items as we waited for our waitress that never came. After 15 minutes, we left. Went... More 

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Fairfax, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great experience from the taffy pulling and candy selection to the restaurant and food. The service is always great even when busy!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

gets wicked crowded but its worth it, the taffy is wicked good, and you get to see the taffy being made, which was a first for me, they also sell cute knick knacks, and ice cream and other treats, also a restaurant

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Year after year Goldenrod is known for its excellent homemade taffy and candies. They are also a great place to have a quick lunch, or delicious ice cream treat.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had wonderful clam chowder there, which I would get again but we held out on dessert because we wanted to try the salt water taffy - big mistake! The desserts I saw looked really good! And they did not skimp on the servings! We were, however, disappointed by the taffy. They are known for it, but it was so... More 

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Franconia, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been half a dozen times. Always busy because the food is great. Best clam chowder and lobster roll all summer. Taffy made in the window -- charming family place. A tradition worth joining.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good service and good for families. The lunches do not come with french fries, just chips. Drinks were a little small.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Railroad Ave, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?