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Goldenrod Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
+1 207-363-2621
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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New England
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Closed for season Call before taking a detour for taffy Frustrating to find it all closed up Fun place, in season close to beach and amusement park

Thank HappyLocalPatron
York, Maine
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How could we not love coming to the Goldenrod? We've been coming forever. My mom came here as a young girl back in the day! Now I bring my grandkids! Good food, basic but yummy. Ice cream is always terrific. The Goldenrod kisses (salt water taffy) is to die for. Always introducing a new flavor but keeping the favorites (like... More 

Thank Nancy S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walking by will draw you into the candy shop where you will find all sorts of delightful candies. Don't walk away without the flavorful salt water taffy or fudge. The restaurant has a nice menu and great breakfast.

Thank Victoria L
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved coming here when I was younger. The sights and smell of this place was magical. I guess when we get older those feelings leave. I remember the staff being courteous now the waiters and waitresses play on their phones. The seating there is awful.We were a party of 4 for breakfast and we were crammed into a corner,meanwhile... More 

Thank Rob G
Middletown, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The last time we were in York Beach, Maine we went to the Goldenrod Restaurant and bought their homemade taffy. It was the best taffy we ever had. The peanut butter taffy has a lot of peanut butter inside it. When we decide to go back to York in October we called Goldenrod only to find that they closed on... More 

Thank irisb781
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food was delicious and the service was quick, especially considering how busy it was. Highly recommended!

Thank razman10
Ballston Spa, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Interesting to see how the taffy is mixed and pulled and then packaged. Didn't take advantage of the restaurant.

Thank 647donna
New York City, New York
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194 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We vowed to come back in the off-season. How fun was it to see signs for free hermit crabs and free ice cream as we walked toward The Goldenrod? We timed lunch for clam chowder (mine) and a grilled cheese on rye (my partner's). We also made sure to leave room for penuche walnut fudge (mine) and taffy (my partner's).... More 

Thank 012345km
Nashua, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Red flags should have gone up when we saw that all the eating places in York were crowded except this one. When we entered the dining room there were only a few people at the tables. I ordered a hamburger and my husband ordered an omelet, The burger was so dry and was like shoe leather, You could tell that... More 

Thank prettykitty1966
Salem, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The Goldenrod is def a must see while in York. Watching the taffy be made is very cool. The restaurant serves diner like food and is good. Not great. But good. Have eaten several times and will visit again

Thank Nhmom6421

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York  >  York Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 207-363-2621

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