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The Foreside Tavern, Falmouth, ME

The Foreside Tavern

4.4
4.4
216 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 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 216 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maine

    Kid Friendly

  • Maine

    Good for Groups

  • Maine

    Great for Lunch

  • Maine

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long wait, even with reservation. But I understand why the folks who had our table lingered…
  2. 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 .
  3. 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!
  4. A

    Avatar910

    Houston

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 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.
  5. 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…
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere love outside !!
  9. MW

    MikeW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Foreside. Good food and always pleasant waitstaff!
  11. 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.
  12. 2

    2taste

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

    Monty

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

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

    MarciaW

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wxcellent food and service.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. RH

    RobertH

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! A perfect Classic Reuben, and a great waitress!!
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. PG

    ParticularGirl

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 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.
  31. SM

    SusanM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to eat outside. Staff is great, nachos are the best!!
  32. m

    mix579

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Okay pub grub, with good selection of local brews. Fish and chips was fine but my wife's short ribs left a lot to be desired, in particular in the presentation department. The risotto accompanying it had the texture of grits and was way too salty. I wouldn't mind going back but it's not going on my list of local go-to places for future travel.
  33. SW

    SarahW

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a wonderful experience at the Foreside Tavern. They are always accommodating!
  34. PC

    PeterC

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Price is what you pay, value is what you get. Unfortunately, the value didn’t justify the price this time.
  35. j

    jmkeller02

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and wonderful food!
  36. m

    mekygirl

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love being able to eat outside on the patio. One of our very favorite places!
  37. MH

    MauraH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We eat at the Foreside Tavern several times a month. The staff are friendly and the food is pretty consistently good. Right now the prices seem high but that is likely because of inflation.
  38. r

    roberth

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Way too expensive Compares to new york city Prices Not given bread or salad With entre' Carrots cake was very expensive 15$ a slice Not told it was extra Expected a least a rool or bread
  39. FL

    FrankL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Rice didn't taste very good. Rest of meals where very good
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were lovely and the food was excellent

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 216 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 37 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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