Guide To The Top Kennebunkport Restaurants
Kennebunkport is a testament to tradition and maritime culture, and this is especially true of the town’s culinary offerings. With numerous establishments boasting decades in business, they begin to feel more like mom’s kitchen during a family feast - the kind of place where locals and visitors alike are welcomed with open arms, smiles, and the encouragement to indulge on flavors you simply can’t find anywhere else. Feast your eyes on the best restaurants of Kennebunkport - from lobster shacks and lively pubs to unparalleled upscale cuisine on the waterfront - and prepare your palate for some of the finest in coastal Maine delights!
95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort
$$ American - Seafood
95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Creative comfort foods and the freshest Maine seafood derived from locally-sourced produce and proteins, as well as herbs and vegetables grown on-site. Enjoy waterfront farm-to-table dining with nightly live entertainment and impeccable class. open seasonally.
$$ Seafood - Pub
11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Casual local tavern in the center of Dock Square. Serving New England-style seafood, pub grub and drinks for lunch and dinner year-round. Home of award-winning chowder and lobster rolls, legendary scallops and Maine craft beers. A family-owned tradition since 1973.
Arundel Wharf Restaurant
$$ Seafood - Wine Bar
43 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Famous Maine lobster and other coastal fare served in a landmark wharf space on Ocean Avenue. Casual dining on the waterfront featuring outdoor seating wharfside and an indoor dining room situated around a fireplace. Open seasonally since 1974.
The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant
21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Waterfront dining on the Kennebunk River. Classic Maine menu focused on fresh seafood with Asian inspiration, lobster bar and craft cocktails. Serving lunch and dinner daily in a chic space with nautical influences overlooking working marinas.
The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn
$$ New American
1 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Weekend brunch, happy hour and dinner Thursday-Sunday with an extensive wine list, signature craft cocktails and outdoor dining overlooking the Kennebunk River. Live music on the weekends and local culinary artists showcased weekly.
Cape Pier Chowder House
79 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Seasonal eatery at Cape Porpoise offering an oversized deck overlooking the water. Serves traditional New England seafood dishes. Casual atmosphere alongside the coastline on the pier, with indoor and outdoor seating options. Open seasonally.
Earth at Hidden Pond
$$$$ New American
354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Farm-to-table, seasonal, rustic eatery serving high-end New American food amid striking natural decor. On-site organic gardens feature fresh herbs, heirloom vegetables and edible flowers. Global wine selection, hand-made pastas, vegan options, and wood-fired pizzas are among the menu highlights.
$$$ Seafood - American
29 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Seasonal seaside eatery with upmarket American fare, from rack of lamb to stuffed lobsters. A highly-acclaimed establishment with traditional signature dishes and tapas on brunch, lunch, dinner, and small plates/bar menus. Every Sunday night is Buck-a-Shuck Night at Hurricane Restaurant!
The Lost Fire Patagonian Grill & Bar
62 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Argentinian steakhouse with open kitchen and an industrial-modern motif. Serving up an authentic Patagonian barbecue experience featuring wood-fire meats and seafood by Chef Germán Lucarelli.
Mabel’s Lobster Claw
$$ Seafood - American
124 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Lobster dinners and blueberry pie served up in a seasonal, casual setting since 1953. Mabel's Lobster Shack is the outdoor extension, offering fresh seafood dishes for takeout, in addition to a selection of ice cream.
2 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Casual breakfast, brunch, and dinner cafe with a food truck extension. Fresh ingredients for healthy cuisine in a local, family-friendly environment. Musette prides itself on friendly experiences and the "best espresso in town".
Nunan's Lobster Hut
9 Mills Rd #5706, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Unassuming seafood shack focused on a lobster-centric menu - from lobster rolls to lobster stew, with clam chowder and non-seafood alternatives. No-frills favorite eatery since 1953, open seasonally with nightly specials!
Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn
$$$$ French -Wine Bar
208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Glass-walled, waterfront, fine dining with locally-sourced ingredients and a view of the Bush compound. Seasonally-inspired menus from southern France and the Mediterranean paired with an international selection of wines. Offering tapas, cocktails, dinner and desserts.
Pier 77 Restaurant
$$$ Seafood - New American
77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Upscale, lively eatery offering traditional yet creative American cuisine complemented by an unrivaled view. Visit The Ramp Bar & Grill, directly below Pier 77 for an equally impressive, more casual social and dining experience. Stunning views of Cape Porpoise Harbor and the working lobster boats moored there.
Port Lobster Co Inc
$$ Seafood Market
122 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Located where the river meets the ocean, for direct-from-fishermen fresh seafood. Homemade baked goods available daily, as well as specialty salads and cooked-to-order takeout. Grab-and-go lobster roll lunch boxes are perfect fuel for your outdoor excursion!
Rococo Ice Cream
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$$ Ice Cream
6 Spring St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Legendary handmade, creative concept ice cream in an array of zany artisan flavors. Scooping 14 flavors of our handcrafted, globally inspired ice creams.
5 Union St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
A taste of Rome in Kennebunkport! Locally–run pizzeria featuring hand-tossed thin–crust pies and subs in a cozy ambiance.
Stripers Waterside Restaurant
133 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Upscale seafood restaurant and lounge serving breakfast, brunch and dinner menus chock full of locally-sourced favorites with a twist. Scenic locale with a large deck and expansive lawn overlooking the waters of the Kennebunk River.