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Goldenrod Restaurant

2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
+1 207-363-2621
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fudge” (31 reviews)
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2 Railroad Ave, York Beach, York, ME 03910
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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...More

Thank Holly T
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...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank rftopping
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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Frangiul13
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...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Atmosphere reminds me of the movie dirty dancing. Friendly great aromas of chocolate and ice creams. Children love the candy area.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Always a favorite watch the taffy and enjoy a great simply lunch Sandwiches , Best Chowder and Ice Cream

Thank 62Dadof4
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Iam G
When are you closed for the year?
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
My aunt Hilda Durandt worked at the Goldenrod years ago. In the 1940s to the 1960s. Worked there in the summer, lived in St. Petersburg Fl. in the winter. I remember writing to her . The address was C/O the Goldenrod Yorkbeach Maine. I wonder if you have any information about her?
20 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.
Are they open in December for lunch... thanks
9 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, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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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