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Goldenrod Restaurant

2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
+1 207-363-2621
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fudge” (33 reviews)
“club sandwich” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here only for taffy as it is different than any taffy you have ever had. The flavors, while limited, are the most tasteful you will ever have in a piece of taffy. This is a very firm piece of candy compared to the taffy...More

Thank Vistaviewer77
Reviewed 6 days ago

After visiting some windy beaches, mountains, and lighthouse we were glad to sit inside for a while and enjoy lunch! I had a salad and clam chowder (and it was excellent). My companions enjoyed sandwiches. Be sure to save room to enjoy either the freshly...More

Thank Cyndi1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast. The eggs Benedict were overlooked and the pecan waffle had very few nuts. We never saw our waitress after she served our food. The manager finally brought our check.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love going to Goldentod since I was a child. Now I take my grandson. Good for sandwiches, ice ream, pie, breakfast. Perfect for families, great location. A landmark in the downtown area

Thank andreamcd1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always good here as is the service. Great lobster rolls and soups. Always great fun to watch the taffy being made in the window from turning to packaging.. Ice cream is also good as are the chocolates

Thank beachloverUpstateNY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to breakfast at Golden Rod. The food was sufficient. It is a family restaurant so bringing the kids is ideal. It also has a gift shop/taffey shop. They sometimes show how they make the taffey which is fun to watch.

Thank plb1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for ice cream on a rainy evening. With very few people inside, service was very slow and staff stood around talking to each other. Ice cream was average.

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal was so so, coffee was the worst, and $3.00 a cup. The candy however was absolutely fantastic, so were the coconut macaroons.

Thank frank k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most wonderful candy stores in the north east! You can watch the salt water taffy being made in the window. The chocolates are delicious and packaged in the old fashioned way - in paper cups and flat in paper bags....More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Way overpriced and very small portion sizes. Nice atmosphere but also service was lousy. It is end of season but that is no excuse.

Thank beezer03_2003
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Questions & Answers
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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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