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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Freeport, Maine
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to stray away from my usual take out place. Bad move!!! I ordered the Grilled Vegan Tofu from the Foreside Tavern. Sounded great. Presentation was ok. Taste was super salty. The asparagus stalks in this dish was practically raw but the leaf part was mangled. The black rice was about a third of a cup and the tofu... More 

1 Thank MRM M
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The dining area is separated from the bar and provides a nice atmosphere for your meal. The food is generally good.

Thank michaelrM7116KL
Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had dinner there on Friday night and we were in the middle of a blizzard, but the place was packed! The food was excellent and the service couldn't have been friendlier. Very large restaurant with lots of space but not cavernous. We did not go into the bar.

Thank Joe B
Falmouth, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

After our weekly walk on Macworth Island, this is the place my friend and I go to for a cup of chowder and glass of wine. If we're lucky, we get a seat where we can look out into the woods.

Thank CarolFalmouth_Maine
Bath, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered the calamari salad. The flavor was ok, the lemon pin wheels were a nice addition but all of it was greasy. My companion ordered a salad with poached salmon expecting a piece of warm salmon on the salad. She said it was fishy and tasted like canned salmon. Too bad, I really liked the place when I came... More 

Thank Laura H
Portland, Maine
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went here with a large group of family for an 80th birthday party. It was one of the few places I could get a last minute table for 14 over the Holiday break - this should have been a cautionary indication. We had many of the items on the menu given the size of the group. I had a very... More 

2 Thank workoutfoodie
Portland, Maine
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

3 Thank Sarah L
Peaks Island, Maine
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

2 Thank Samantha P
Portland. ME
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Mainer81

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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?