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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 70
    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
Great spot

It is a great spot for a lunch and desert. Located right near the beach, the food is good and deserts are sweet. I would recommend going here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Rick88888
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  • Families with children
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is a great spot for a lunch and desert. Located right near the beach, the food is good and deserts are sweet. I would recommend going here.

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Portland, CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A fun place with decent food and really makes you feel like you are on vacation. After you leave, you have the quaint village of York Beach to explore - Great location

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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268 reviews 268 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?