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Goldenrod Restaurant

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2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
+1 207-363-2621
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Sussex, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch while in town. Very cute atmosphere, good service and good food. We had no complaints except the only bathroom facilities are up a steep set of stairs. Should advise that as you are entering. When we questioned the workers they said the place is grandfathered in so they don't need to have bathroom facilities on the... More 

Thank Janet P
Troy, Virginia
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends recommended we stop by and get ice cream at the Goldenrod if we were in York. Stopped in and got ice cream. This is a unique place in that it has a ice cream counter, taffee making area and full service restaurant. It is clean and had a steady clientele even though the rainy day kept people away from... More 

Thank Peter M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Befoere you go inside, check out the taffy machines making taffy the old fashioned way, like a hundred years ago! When you first enter Goldenrod you see cases of taffy and chocolates. Then when you look to your right, it looks like an old fashioned ice cream soda shoppe with a lot of tables and chairs. The food is simular... More 

Thank Holly T
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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172 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Goldenrod has been open for 50+years. People line up in front of their big window and watch the candy makers do their stuff. They make the best salt water taffy I have ever had, They also make great fudge. Treat the kids to the store let them watch the taffy being made then take them in to sample the... More 

Thank Don B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I come here at least once while I am staying in York. I love the hot fudge!! It is the best I have ever had! And I love sitting in the dining room with all the wood!!! The staff are always smiling and happy to help you!! And you always have to get some salt water taffy!!!

Thank Meredith C
York, Maine
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the Goldenrod since I was a toddler (literally 65 years ago). The wonderful thing about the Goldenrod is that it hasn't really changed for one hundred years. The furniture gets a fresh coat of varnish yearly which makes it glasslike. The soda fountain has stools to sit at and a traditional marble top (it is... More 

Thank rftopping
Albany, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is average. Staff was nice food was ok. The real treasure is the taffy. You can even watch as it's made!

Thank karenkB4868OD
Andover, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have a summer home off of Nubbles Light Road, and have Breakfast at the Goldenrod at least twice/month. I just LOVE the smell of warm Salt Water Taffy cooking away. Breakfasts are very good and the food is always delicious! This is truly a York Beach Landmark!!

Thank Frangiul13
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Goldenrod Restaurant at Short Sands, York Beach, Maine is one of those "must visit" destination. The restaurant has been around for 122 years, and it's been meticulously maintained, with an expansive menu that includes many inexpensive items. The atmosphere is really charming with both regular table seating and soda fountain counter seating. The candy store is amazing, especially the... More 

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We love going to breakfast here. Always friendly staff and great quality food. If coming on the weekend, there may be a bit of a wait.

Thank 488caitlyn

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?