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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
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  • 12
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
family dining

if you are looking for comfort food and an old time atmosphere this is the place!franks and beans are the best along with homemade ice cream and salt water taffy

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
104rick
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Lake George, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The Goldenrod serves great food and has been doing it for a LONG time. Best lunch in town. Homemade soups and "chowdas" can't be beat.

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Thank Rich G
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

if you are looking for comfort food and an old time atmosphere this is the place!franks and beans are the best along with homemade ice cream and salt water taffy

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Thank 104rick
Holbrook, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

When you walk into Goldenrod, you walk back in time. You smell the saltwater taffy being made as it was a hundred years ago. There are the taffy machines that were doing their job a hundred years rolling out taffy as it did then. Looking around you see the counter and the dinning room. It gives you a feel of... More 

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Thank Mark S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We did not eat here even though the crowd suggested good food judging by its popularity. We stopped in to purchase some of it's mouth-watering saltwater taffy officially called "Goldenrod Kisses." There are nearly 80 different flavors (hope that's accurate). I chose licorice, peanut butter, maple, lemon and vanilla flavors. Each flavor is distinctly what it says it is. Like... More 

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Thank Frances V
Flat Rock, Michigan
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My daughter and i ate here for dinner one night when we were in York a few weeks ago. Food was very good and service, although the restaurant was very crowded, was good as well. Lots of choices for kids and adults. We had a window seat and could watch all the shoppers walking around town. The only negative was... More 

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Thank Marci52
Rutland, Vermont
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Yummy, watched them make the taffy and bought fudge and caramel corn. We stayed and had lunch. It was raining and we were cold, the nice waiter Sat US near the fireplace. Good food and fair prices. Will be back defiantly!

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Thank crazycatladyx3
new hampshire
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Live about 100 miles away. I was in Manchester on business. Some said how good the Golden Rod was. Drove over and surprised it was a Drive-in restaurant. Well I went in a figured I try. It was fantastic. They had the best fried shrimp I've ever had. They were butterflied. Never seen it before but don't want the whole... More 

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Thank Tuckermart
Freedom, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stopped by for lunch, a very quaint old-timey feel. The lunch was very good, our waitress friendly and well-trained. The soda fountain and salt water candy brought back wonderful memories of long ago....If you visit York Beach, go to Goldenrod.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This visit we enjoyed ice cream on the outdoor patio and took home the best peanut butter salt water taffy.

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Thank 2janelll
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

A summer vacation to York Beach is not complete without a visit or two to this beach landmark. From the ice cream to the "made while you watch" taffy to the delicious chocolates and candies, this is a must visit while at York's short sands beach.

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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?