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The Foreside Tavern, Falmouth, ME

The Foreside Tavern

4.4
4.4
226 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Foreside Tavern, located in Falmouth, Maine, is a neighborhood sports bar where everyone can join over a great meal featuring fine American cuisine along with a few Asian fusion and French-inspired dishes. The chef at Foreside Tavern is dedicated to providing a menu that everyone will enjoy.



For a casual night of watching the game and enjoying a drink, diners can try the Foreside nachos, pulled pork sliders. Quick lunches on the Foreside Tavern menu include fish and chips, Classic Reubens and an amazing Cobb Salad. Finally, head in for an elegant dinner with the Hanger Steak, Pan Fried Haddock or Seafood Paella.
Curbside Pickup is always an option!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 835-0019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Anderson

  • Neighborhood

    Falmouth, Maine

  • Cross street

    Route 1

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maine

    Kid Friendly

  • Maine

    Good for Groups

  • Maine

    Great for Lunch

  • Maine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Maine

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood, steak, salads with fresh and local ingredients and friendly staff. Excellent view of Falmouth Foreside harbor…the 2nd largest mooring site on the eastern seaboard.
  2. s

    scarlet52

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We frequent the Tavern on Sundays. This was not a good night. Last few times I've ordered a martini it's not full. I realize the prices on things and that is not an issue, but at least fill it up. Second my husband coffee was Luke warm. The nachos were average. My salad came out wrong twice. I refused it the second time. My husbands Cobb was not the best. Avocado was brown, chicken was dry. They did take my salad off but not once did a manger come over to say sorry, what can we do.. I hope this is not what we are going to get in the future.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious. Although we stayed quite a while ( friends catching up) we were not rushed. Highly recommended!
  4. GS

    GS13

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious salmon burgers! Outside was lovely but not sure there was quite enough help as it took about 15 minutes for someone to come to the table. That being said, when we finally did get service, he was very good and friendly.
  5. SA

    StephanieA

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good consistent food. We fine here often. This time we ordered the strawberry salad with chicken which was delicious EXCEPT the chicken was ice cold.and dry. Would have been perfect if chick were at least warm and juicy.
  6. J

    Jat7520

    New England

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good, one of our favorite places to eat!
  7. 2

    2taste

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the special appetizer of scallops on polenta was outstanding with its mushroom sauce.
  8. MS

    MitchellS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Contrary to some other reviews, I found the food to be very good. Our waitress was excellent - attentive and quick. Place was fairly crowded but noise was low. I’ll definitely come back.
  9. RH

    RobertH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and prompt service! When I asked about ground pepper for my Caesar salad, the server left the grinder for me to use as desired. I thought that was sweet!
  10. MH

    MaggieH

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delish and Mandy a pleasure as our server. Both very consistent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long wait, even with reservation. But I understand why the folks who had our table lingered…
  12. r

    retiredcoastie

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the tavern great menu and drinks always great service and great food .
  13. D

    Debbo

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor area, and wonderful food. Our waitress was also very friendly and enthusiastic!
  14. A

    Avatar910

    Houston

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Are at a high-Top in the bar area. Swordfish and rice with green beans and GF had a salmon salad over baby spinach. Good sized portions and fresh. Accompanied by cristalliano & a ranch water. Finished with Lemoncello cake. Service attentive but not obsequious. Prices moderately high - but Falmouth, Maine in high season.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved this place! It had a great ambiance and the outdoor area was quiet and nice. It had a cute fountain, great waitress and good food! It’s a kid friendly spot as well…
  16. JS

    JSSNorth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Not an extensive menu, but well-executed without a lot of unnecessary frills.
  17. L

    Like

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Foreside Tavern is a really great place to eat. The food is tasty and delicious. The ambiance is nothing particularly special but quite pleasant. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff. Every individual there is so friendly and though usually out straight with customers, takes the time to make you feel special and well taken care of. Love it there!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere love outside !!
  19. MW

    MikeW

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and our server (don’t remember her name, taller girl, dark hair, recently moved back from California) was amazing, super attentive and great!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Foreside. Good food and always pleasant waitstaff!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food good, awesome burger cooked as requested. Best fries around. Service A plus.
  22. 2

    2taste

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good as always. A quiet Sunday afternoon in the outdoor garden is always a delight.
  23. M

    Monty

    New England

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Consistently good food. The menu never changes.
  24. MW

    MarciaW

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wxcellent food and service.
  25. AD

    AnnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The server was fabulous! The food was excellent. Unfortunately, the 2 people who were seated next to us were so noisy, we couldn't hear other, but we asked to move and the server was OK with that. I do love the outdoor seating.
  26. MD

    MaineDinah

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great server! Attentive & accurate. Portion size was a bit on the small size for the price paid.
  27. DS

    DarleneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was able to snag a table on the patio through open table. I had the salmon tacos, very good!
  28. I

    Indigo

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful. Exemplary service, delicious food and friendly relaxed atmosphere!
  29. C

    Cumberlandfolks

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our family includes someone who is vegan, and we greatly appreciate that The Foreside Tavern's menu includes a vegan entree and a vegetarian/vegan sandwich. There is something for everyone on the menu, including an extensive children's menu. The food is always excellent, and our server was excellent even though she was very busy due to Father's Day crowds. We love The Foreside Tavern.
  30. d

    daveintucson

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Went for Father’s Day. Very cold in the restaurant on a day in the 50’s and raining. Had to pull out of the waiter any specials. Like many restaurants the servers are just order takers not salespeople. We received no motivation to order appetizers though we did order some. The haddock chowder was excellent. Tasted like a lobster bisque. A bit skimpy for a bowl of chowder but was excellent Fish & chips were decent. Not a huge portion but reasonable for the price. We also had the Duck which I’m told was just okay. Wanted to try the short ribs but they were out so we had the Rueben. A thin sandwich and it was okay. Not piled high or anything special. The Cole slaw side you get with your meal had no flavor very dry. It needed something whether it’s pineapple to give some sweetness I’m not sure just nothing to write home about. In general I give it a 3 stars. Nothing out of the ordinary. The big issue though is the bathroom - men’s in particular. It smelled like a cat litter box. I suspect the men’s room waterless urinal needs a cartridge change as the ammonia smell nearly killed me. 2 others that came in while I was washing my hands said the same. A dirty bathroom tells you a LOT about the pride the management puts into its product. If you can’t keep the bathroom clean what’s the kitchen like? Overall the place is okay. Would I go back? Maybe for the chowder but the rest of the food was just okay and the service? Well let’s just say it was no better than going to a counter and picking up your food - I’d have as engaging an experience. Restaurants really need to train their staff how to sell! I see it all too often. It’s sad.
  31. CW

    CherylW

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle is just the best server...fun and efficient. And everyone at Foreside feels like family...I love seeing them interact. It's always a great place to gather with old friends.
  32. c

    chappyferry

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The consistency of the Tavern’s fare is one of the reasons it is my family’s favorite local restaurant. But, the over the top friendliness of the staff, the value, and the always festive atmosphere are equally compelling. One can always expect really quality food, diverse menu, and reasonable prices. And the beer selection is most adequate as well!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Best Hamburgers! Try it w/ Blue Cheese! This place makes you feel welcome! A fave of mine for many years.
  34. RH

    RobertH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! A perfect Classic Reuben, and a great waitress!!
  35. CW

    CherylW

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love the servers at Foreside. It really is a place you fell remembered and welcomed!
  36. JB

    JenniferB

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Foreside Tavern used to be significantly better. The menu was standard pub fare with nothing special. Food was tasty enough but not unique or interesting like it used to be. Probably won’t go out of our way for this again. On a positive note our server was fantastic and they had a good wine selection.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure! Our server, Stacey, was new to us, it was nice to meet her abd she did a great job!
  38. C

    Cariminas78

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Our family goes to this restaurant very often, twice a month at least. The food, the cocktails, the atmosphere…we love it. But there’s been a couple of time that we have been unlucky with our waiter, both times the same guy. He is definitely not up to the standards of such a nice place. We will keep going and crossing our fingers that he doesn’t work our table.
  39. DR

    DebR

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice dinner outside at the Tavern. We had our usual dinner salads and we continue to enjoy the food. Server was pleasant and efficient even though she had worked a long day in the heat on the first over 80 degree day in Southern Maine this season.
  40. PG

    ParticularGirl

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the food was, service was excellent and we enjoyed the outside atmosphere. Definitely bring bug spray as the mosquitoes were just starting to come out. In our group we had duck, pan seared haddock, and short ribs which we all thoroughly enjoyed and finished. I also enjoyed a pineapple ginger spritzer which was very refreshing and very gingery. I chose this location that was close to a funeral we were coming from and had outside seating. I felt very comfortable there. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Foreside Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 835-0019.

The Foreside Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Foreside Tavern

270 Us Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 1

  • Neighborhood

    Falmouth, Maine

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Anderson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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