A Day at the Beach with a Touch of Southern Hospitality
Welcome to Tami Lyn’s Place, established on August 22, 2012 in the great State of Maine, Town of Old Orchard Beach. Whether you are one of our local return customers, visitors or first timer we hope your visit is a great one and we aim to become a “destination spot” for you and your family. As a native of Saco, Maine I am sure you are here for the beautiful beaches, weather and overall sense of community that Old Orchard Beach has become.
After graduating from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1986 with a B.A. in Business Management my travels took me to Charlotte, NC; Orlando, Florida; St. Louis Mo; and back to Charlotte. During my 26 years in the insurance industry I have been blessed to travel the world and see many places and meet many people. Every summer I would find time to spend summers in Maine with my children – Ashtyn, Quinn and Clayton. Our time spent here was special and many memories were made that will last me a lifetime. Each year at the end of our stay I felt a tug that finally I couldn’t ignore any longer, a feeling that I needed to finish the last chapter of my life here. Making this move back to the place I’ll always call home was not easy as I still have many commitments in the South, but having a special someone in your life always helps.
In 2003, I was blessed to meet Tami Lyn Westbrook as a business associate and we remained friends until 2011 when we began dating. She is a successful real estate agent, proud mother of two, Jessica and Joshua and has run several successful businesses. I quickly knew this was a special lady and she also became very fond of her visits to Maine. If you’ve seen the movie Ted, you may better understand the logo and company name but it was easy naming our place after her as she is the glue that keeps me and this place together. Her southern flare and smile are contagious and I think you’ll find her food is pretty good also! She is a special lady, a confidant, my partner in life and now in business. She is the real boss - ask her if you want the right answer!
The kitchen is named in loving memory after my mother, Theresa O. Tardif who sadly left us on January 28, 2009. She was a woman like no other and one of the most special people I have ever known. She taught me to cook when I was young and the times we spent together in the kitchen are happy memories and I hope our food would make her proud as she was one hell of a cook.
The building is the original and has been standing for close to a century now. Our plans to renovate will incorporate the existing feel while bringing things up to date and providing a clean environment to shop and dine.
Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant as possible serving good food in a friendly, clean, upbeat atmosphere. We always attempt to go the extra mile to please you and try to operate under the policy that “yes is the answer, what was the question?” Should we ever fall short of your expectations, one of us is always nearby and we hope you will give us the opportunity to make sure your leave happy. We appreciate your business and hope to see you for many years to come….
Don R. Tardif