Kennebunkport Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Kennebunkport

Thanks to Kennebunkport's location along New England's Atlantic coast, the town's dining scene includes lots of seafood. You'll find oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, fish and more on menus around town. Many of the city's eateries are perched along the water, allowing for great waterfront views from patios and a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy a meal.

Hoping to sample a traditional Maine lobster roll? Visitors and locals favor Nunan's Lobster Hut and The Clam Shack, saying both spots offer some of the best lobster rolls in New England that are piled high with sweet meat. If you're in the mood for a meal with a view, head to Arundel Wharf, which overlooks the Kennebunk River and features a deck for visitors to enjoy small bites and cocktails and a menu of seafood and pasta. The casual Federal Jack's, the original home of Shipyard Brewing Company, also offers a deck with river views and tasty brewpub fare. Looking for more of a fine dining experience? The AAA Five Diamond-rated White Barn Inn Restaurant receives top marks for its upscale ambiance, decadent cuisine and varied tasting menu. Old Vines, in nearby Kennebunk, is a great spot to enjoy live music, an extensive wine-by-the-glass list and creative comfort dishes, like chicken meatballs, portobello Wellington and braised short ribs. Meanwhile, the restaurant at The Boathouse has a gorgeous waterfront location and what it calls a "classic" Maine menu, with a seafood bar featuring fresh oysters, crab and lobster tacos.

Find the Best Restaurants in Kennebunkport

  • #1
    Ocean Cape Arundel Inn
    #1 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 559 reviewsTripAdvisor (559)
    $$ | French, American, Seafood
    208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
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  • #2
    Rococo Ice Cream
    #2 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 756 reviewsTripAdvisor (756)
    $ | American
    6 Spring St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6006
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  • #3
    Bandaloop
    #3 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    $ - $$ | American, International, Contemporary
    Cross Street 2 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6011
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  • #4
    Nunan's Lobster Hut
    #4 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 729 reviewsTripAdvisor (729)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    9 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5706
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  • #5
    Earth
    #5 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 614 reviewsTripAdvisor (614)
    $$ | American, Seafood, Asian, Healthy
    354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5302
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  • #6
    Alisson's Restaurant & Pub
    #6 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2093 reviewsTripAdvisor (2093)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6012
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  • #7
    The Ramp Bar and Grill
    #7 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 464 reviewsTripAdvisor (464)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
    77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6916
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  • #8
    Port Lobster Co.
    #8 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 138 reviewsTripAdvisor (138)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    122 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
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  • #9
    95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort
    #9 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 303 reviewsTripAdvisor (303)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    95 Ocean Ave The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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  • #10
    Hurricane Restaurant
    #10 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1239 reviewsTripAdvisor (1239)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
    29 Dock Sq, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6012
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  • #11
    Pier 77 Restaurant
    #11 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 636 reviewsTripAdvisor (636)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6916
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  • #12
    Tides Beach Club Hotel Restaurant
    #12 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $$ | American, Seafood, Contemporary, Bar, Pub
    254 Kings Hwy Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-7262
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  • #13
    Mabel's Lobster Claw
    #13 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1651 reviewsTripAdvisor (1651)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    124 Ocean Ave Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
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  • #14
    Salt & Honey
    #14 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 287 reviewsTripAdvisor (287)
    $ - $$ | American, International, Gastropub
    24 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6141
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  • #1
    Cape Porpoise Chowder House
    #1 of 4 Places to Eat in Cape Porpoise
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    79 Pier Rd at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6916
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  • #16
    Goose Rocks Dairy
    #16 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $ | American
    278 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5309
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  • #17
    The Boathouse Restaurant
    #17 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Bar
    21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6003
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  • #18
    Arundel Wharf Restaurant
    #18 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 793 reviewsTripAdvisor (793)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    43 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6146
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  • #19
    Dock Square Coffee House
    #19 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 79 reviewsTripAdvisor (79)
    $ | Cafe, American
    18 Dock Sq, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6011
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  • #20
    Roma Pizza
    #20 of 61 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 111 reviewsTripAdvisor (111)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    24 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6141
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