Kennebunkport Travel Guide

USA  #3 in Best Places to Visit in Maine
Credit

Courtesy of Getty Images

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 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $$ | French, American, Seafood
    208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
    Read More »
  • #2
    Nunan's Lobster Hut
    #2 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 762 reviewsTripAdvisor (762)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    9 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5706
    Read More »
  • #3
    Rococo Ice Cream
    #3 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ | American
    6 Spring St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6006
    Read More »
  • #4
    The Boathouse Restaurant
    #4 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Bar
    21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6003
    Read More »
  • #5
    Earth
    #5 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 639 reviewsTripAdvisor (639)
    $$ | American, Healthy
    354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5302
    Read More »
  • #6
    Alisson's Restaurant & Pub
    #6 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2214 reviewsTripAdvisor (2214)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6012
    Read More »
  • #7
    Hurricane Restaurant
    #7 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1297 reviewsTripAdvisor (1297)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
    29 Dock Sq, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6012
    Read More »
  • #8
    95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort
    #8 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 320 reviewsTripAdvisor (320)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    95 Ocean Ave The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
    Read More »
  • #9
    Port Lobster Co.
    #9 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 146 reviewsTripAdvisor (146)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    122 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
    Read More »
  • #10
    The Ramp Bar and Grill
    #10 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 485 reviewsTripAdvisor (485)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
    77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6916
    Read More »
  • #11
    Pier 77 Restaurant
    #11 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 660 reviewsTripAdvisor (660)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6916
    Read More »
  • #12
    Mabel's Lobster Claw
    #12 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1718 reviewsTripAdvisor (1718)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    124 Ocean Ave Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
    Read More »
  • #13
    Tides Beach Club Hotel Restaurant
    #13 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $$ | American, Seafood, Contemporary, Bar, Pub
    254 Kings Hwy Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-7262
    Read More »
  • #1
    Cape Porpoise Chowder House
    #1 of 2 Places to Eat in Cape Porpoise
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 347 reviewsTripAdvisor (347)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    79 Pier Rd at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6916
    Read More »
  • #15
    Goose Rocks Dairy
    #15 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 96 reviewsTripAdvisor (96)
    $ | American
    278 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5309
    Read More »
  • #16
    Arundel Wharf Restaurant
    #16 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 828 reviewsTripAdvisor (828)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
    43 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6146
    Read More »
  • #17
    Dock Square Coffee House
    #17 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    $ | Cafe
    18 Dock Sq, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6011
    Read More »
  • #18
    The Colony Hotel
    #18 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | American
    140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6303
    Read More »
  • #19
    Roma Pizza
    #19 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    24 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6141
    Read More »
  • #20
    The Ocean Roll
    #20 of 40 Places to Eat in Kennebunkport
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 100 reviewsTripAdvisor (100)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Fast Food, American
    70 Portland Rd. US Rt. 1, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
    Read More »

Explore More of Kennebunkport

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation.

5 Travel-Themed Activities to Do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Use these suggestions to fill the travel void amid the pandemic.

Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you are rescheduling a vacation or booking a future trip, consider purchasing an insurance policy with the CFAR benefit.

The 21 Best Costa Rica Tours

Dive into this natural paradise on these exceptional excursions.

Social Distancing Outside: 8 Safe Places to Go and Things to Do

Here are some creative ways to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak.

14 Things to Do When Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed

Know your options when flight delays or cancellations threaten to ruin your vacation.

What Will Happen to My Elite Status and Points Because of the Coronavirus?

Limited travel due to the coronavirus prompts airline and hotel rewards programs to make policy changes.

Can You Cancel Your Flight Because of the Coronavirus?

Tips, info and more on cancellations due to the pandemic.

Virtual Tours: 35 Destinations, Museums and Attractions You Can Experience Online

Stuck at home amid the coronavirus outbreak? Enjoy museums, performances and nature from the comfort of your couch.

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico 2020

Reserve a room at one of these all-inclusive resorts for a fun, hassle-free vacation.