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Foreside Tavern & Side Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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270 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105-1326
+1 207-781-4255
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Foreside Tavern seems to have lost its touch over the past year. Went in for dinner early Saturday night and everything was underwhelming. Fried Calamari Salad was soggy and the fry oil must've been too cold since everything was soaked in grease. Cuban was cold. Bahn Mi had an unpleasant flavor that even my brother in law (who never leaves... More 

Thank Sarah L
Peaks Island, Maine
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch the other day and once again enjoyed everything - from the quick service to the great simple lunches that featured a mix of specials and regular menu items. Nice having the bagel connection to substitute an "everything' for traditional bread slices. Oh, and the sweet potato fries were a great addition, too !

Thank Christopher H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited 15 minutes for someone to come to our table and there were only two other tables occupied at the time. Our server was completely emotionless and responded to our basic questions like a robot. We only ordered light apps and they took 20 minutes and came out cold and under-cooked. The drinks were extremely watered down. We waited... More 

Thank Samantha P
Portland. ME
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I used to meet a friend for lunch at this place and the food, except for the crab cakes, was always good, not great. I had't been to the Foreside in a couple of years. The first sign that things had changed was that the parking lot was almost empty for lunch in the middle of the week. It had... More 

Thank Mainer81
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The dining spaces are large and you have the option of a booth or table. I had the flatiron steak and grilled pepper/onions with sweet potatoe fries. It was very good. My husband had a bowl of haddock chowder-he loved it.

Thank 767co
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We frequent the Foreside Tavern often. It is a great place for a drink and quick meal with Family and friends. My only complaint is options. We usually eat in the bar and the menu is limited and and doesn't change enough so I find my self eating the same food.

Thank Linda D
United States
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Foreside Tavern is one of the mainstay dining places in the suburbs north of Portland. Just off Interstate 295 in Falmouth, it offers a good selection of appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts. The menu focuses on fairly standard American fare rather than exotic and ambitious cuisine. The beer selection is a strong suit. The prices are not low but... More 

Thank CHEB15
Springfield, Virginia
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245 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This restaurant is overpriced with below average food. We went based on some previous reviews. There are far too many superior choices in town. The service is slow and the food tastes, as if it were frozen, maybe it was, but it definitely was not fresh. If you are looking for food just as good and much faster service, then... More 

1 Thank DaveHom1796
Eddington, Maine
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great food! Started with the fried clams appetizer - flavorful, just enough crunch and tender! The homemade tartar sauce was really delicious too! My husband had the lobster roll, tasty, but unexpectedly warm meat and not made with mayo. The lobster meat was juicy and rich. I had the haddock pan seared with brown butter and capers. AMAZING! Light and... More 

Thank TinaGr
Cousins Island, Maine, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This tavern has good food and a separate restaurant side.....the bar/tavern is a bustling social place for after work drinks and after golf etc. on weekends! The lot seems to be always full at the Foreside Tavern.....that tells the tale right there!

Thank Annie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-781-4255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?