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“Cocktails with a View”
Review of Tia's Topside - CLOSED

Tia's Topside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: THE place to go when you are thinking of dining at a waterfront restaurant in Kennebunk, Maine. Our customers sing our praises better and more effectively that we could. Read our Tripadvisor reviews and decide for yourself. "We decided to try someplace new during our annual trip to the Kennebunks. We were impressed right away with the beautiful water views and the friendly staff. We stopped by the patio firepit overlooking the water for a cocktail before dinner, and saw a beautiful sunset. We then moved inside to the cozy dining room. We loved the menu, including some unusual items like the sushi and the lobster flatbread, which we had as appetizers. Both were excellent and quite a bargain. Main courses were also excellent. Everything was so good that we returned for brunch (blueberry buttermilk pancakes) the next day, which were also great."
NYC
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cocktails with a View”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Tia's is a great addition to the area. Great place to sit outside on their patio or porches with friends and a cocktail. Prices are a bit steep for the food but they have a nice happy hour from 3-6 pm. Loved the tuna burger and the staff were very friendly. Will definitely go back. Bruch is great as well - they make a mean bloody mary!

Visited September 2013
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Thank 2cents2travel
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Holden Beach, NC
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“WOW”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This restaurant is technically in Kennebunk not Kennebunkport but it is not important. We ate here twice while visiting the area. Lunch was fabulous - had the Lobster flatbread, very good. We returned on Sunday and they had brunch menu's - I had Frangelica infused french toast - OMG and my wife had a Lobster Omelet - both were outstanding. Service was great and the location very good. We sat outside with our dog.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jburns33
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Topside is top notch”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had a great evening at Tia's Topside that included a bottle of wine and excellent steak and swordfish entrees. The Service was also very good. Too bad the weather was bad because Tia's has really nice outdoor seating...but they are prepared for Inclimate weather. Indoor seating was a problem when there is a party going on upstairs...very loud and distruptive...but fine after we moved to the porch.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Frank_and_Valerie
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND DIDN'T EVEN HAVE LUNCH/DINNER--YET”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were touring this lovely town and looked up and saw a most inviting site. There was an outdoor patio with highboys and lounge chairs just beckoning to us. It was their happy hour and our 1/2 price martinis were fantastic. We ordered the fried green beans (can't be unhealthy, right?) which were delish. We sat and people-watched and had a view of the harbor--just gorgeous that we wish we could have stayed longer. Noticed what was being served to our fellow patrons and everything looked good and ample. Speaking of being served, our waitresses were outstanding.

Look forward to a return visit for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank birkiecontessa
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Ordinary food”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

compared to others in the area this restaurant can not compete. Drinks were very expensive and mixes were used. Food is like "pub" food but priced like gourmet offerings.

Visited October 2012
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