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Goldenrod Restaurant

2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
+1 207-363-2621
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fudge” (33 reviews)
“caramel corn” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

GoldenRod has been part of the ambience of York Beach Center. It's so much fun standing outside windows and watching the Taffy being stretched and made into salt water Taffy candy. Inside there is a cute family restaurant with yummy comfort food. After your meal...More

Thank cbsully2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been coming here for over 35 years each August for a family vacation. The years of good memories continue to include Goldenrod Restaurant for fun family meals and the candy shop. Now that our kids are grown, they still want the tradition to...More

Thank Bryant A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived, but the young man seating us first led us to a small interior table. He did, however, move us to a window table without question when we asked. Next problem - we were seated at least 5...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best New England meal in along time. Introduced my wife to true Boston baked beans and Lime Rickey's. Jess the Matre d and PJ the waiter were super duper! Topped it off with traditional blueberry pie ala mode!!!!

Thank Danc1952
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited York Maine on and off for 30 years, and always make a stop for the taffy and chocolate. Kids love watching it being pulled. We had breakfast there this time and as always the customer service was wonderful. The breakfast was good,...More

Thank lmcandrew29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids grew up walking to this restaurant from my sister's beach house. We had to go back on our recent visit to York beach and show this sweet family memory to their children. We had 17 people in our group and they accommodated us...More

Thank merledunson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to love to come to the Goldenrod for a great dinner. Tonight we came in to an almost empty restaurant. We were handed very limited breakfast and lunch menus for dinner. I asked the waitress what happened to the place and she told...More

Thank independentrider1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter, now twenty, had breakfast for dinner, a childhood favorite. My partner had a grilled cheese on rye. And I had clam chowder. All tasted and felt exactly right. The young staff is polite, friendly, lovely.

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Dave P, Manager at Goldenrod Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, we love to hearing about moments like this!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

30 years ago my children used to watch in the window as they made the taffey, now my grandson watching them. The tradition continues.

Thank Teena G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we stay in Ogunquit, we always make a trip to Short Sands to visit the Nubble Light and to see the taffy being made in the Goldenrod window and buy some treats to enjoy! It is a tradition to stand by the colorful flower...More

Thank libbybarry10
Dave P, General Manager at Goldenrod Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making us a part of your visit to Maine!

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Iam G
26 July 2016|
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Response from Trude W | Reviewed this property |
I sent them a Facebook message, and this is their reply: "We are seasonal. We close on Columbus Day, October 10, 2016."
Bruce J
21 March 2016|
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Response from crazycatladyx3 | Reviewed this property |
I would not know that kind of info about the Goldenrod and it's employees. I have just had several encounters as a customer. Sorry.
10 December 2015|
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Response from JPSNewHampshire | Reviewed this property |
Their sister restaurant The Lobster Cove is open all year. The hours and days are limited, so call ahead. Also try the Fisherman's Dock on Rt 1. Food is better and hours were more predictable last I checked.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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